Thursday, March 15, 2007


Checkers, the corn snake (Elaphe guttata), is currently listed as A. W. O. L. (absent without leave)! After removing the skin that was shed, the lid to the cage was not secured. Sometime in the night, Checkers made a break for the freedom of the nature center. Unfortunately, Checkers picked the night before feeding day to escape and there is nothing of nutritional value for a snake in the center at Beidler Forest.

Authorities advise caution, so that Checkers (see image) is not stepped upon. However, Checkers is considered unarmed and not at all dangerous.

Update: 3/16/07 - Checkers surrendered at 10:00 a.m. without a struggle after being located in the back office.

1 comment:

chucker said...

ALL snakes are unarmed...and unlegged.