: a breed of python
that will curl up tightly when threatened. Commonly about 3 feet long.
I took care of a ball python named Original Sin
over winter break
my freshman year in college
. His owner told me that he would probably only eat once in that month, and ate live mice
. My sister
When it seemed the snake should be hungry
, we got 3 mice (feed mice) and put them in the tank. I named them Breakfast
, and Dinner
. My sister was horrified. She hit me.
Sin was not interested. Eventually, i left them in the tank as i went away for a couple of hours. When i came back, the mice
had started munch
ing on the snake
! I was horrified
Sin survived. Soon after i fed him a dead
Lunch, he got a little less timid
, and started to molt
. The sore
s on his back made it a little difficult for him.