Alice had a good checkup at her vets office today. I took in a stool sample for them and will have the results later this week. She is at 7.3lbs and just a little shy of 7 foot long.
Alice came off her wintertime fast today and ate a medium rat. The last time she had accepted food was December 8th. She basically repeated the same fasting schedule as last year.
Alice is still off feed from her winter fast. I noticed she has been scent marking her habitat, so it will be a week or more before she returns to her normal feeding schedule.
Alice is completely back to her normal routine after her Spring fast. As soon as I started to approach her habitat with the medium rat, she started towards me flicking her tongue. She snatched the rat out of my fingers at the edge of her habitat and pinned it down. Alice ended up partially falling out of her habitat and had to be lifted back into it. Never missing a beat, she started to swallow the rat as soon as I put her back down.
Used Alice again for another presentation at the Spring Expo put on by the Hall County Master Gardeners. She was a big hit as usual with several people wanting to hold or touch a snake for the first time.
She is doing well and is currently off feed like she has done every spring for the past several years.
Today was feeding day for Alice. She had been hunting the past few days and watching me when I was in the room, so I knew she was ready. I layed the medium rat beside her and she pounced on it before I could even let go of the tail. She is getting pretty close to 7′ long now. When I weighed her in February she came in at around 110oz. (6.875lbs). I am working on an article about feeding snakes and hope to get that posted in the near future.
This is the scene that Alice appears in on the 7th episode of Constantine. Near the end of the black arrow you will see Alice’s head. If you were watching the show, you could see her flick her tongue.
You could just barely see Alice in the NBC show Constantine that aired Friday night. At about the one minute mark when the Preacher places the box containing a snake on the floor, you can see some cages on the right side of the screen. Alice was in the large cage even with his head. You can see she is raised up watching. I will try to get a screen capture to post. She stayed in that same position throughout the filming.