The face of a ruthless killer - warning, mildly unsettling

So here we have Viper, a cold blooded (literally) killer.

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She's a 19 year old albino corn snake I got when she was just a few weeks old and the size of a pencil.

over the past few years I've fed her thawed once frozen mice as I understand she's getting to be a bit elderly. I noticed recently she's been on the hunt for food as she recently shed her skin but I was out. Headed to the store and they were out as well. So I grabbed a pair of frozen rat pinkies - about the size of a cocktail frank. I drop them in, she locates.. eats them sideways. Not head to tail, not tail to head... Nope, grabbed it by the back and ate it sideways. They were smaller than I thought so I went to a different shop today. All out of frozen. So I got her a live mouse instead. Old girl should still have some spunk in her, right?

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Dropped Stuart in the tank (I don't prefreeze or stun like they do with rats. IF FEEDING YOUR SNAKE A RAT YOU MUST STUN IT AND WATCH UNTIL IT IS SWALLED BECAUSE IF NOT IT CAN KILL YOUR SNAKE) anyways.. she comes out of her house, tongue flicking, heads the opposite direction. Oh dear. He runs by her, she follows, strikes, misses. He runs. She has a hollow log she slithers into and waits... Stuart makes his way back around and things get dark. She strikes, misses his body but grabs his face - like his nose is in her throat. She tries to coil but is in the corner of the tank. So she throws him back and forth - by his face. She finally coils. He goes to sleep. Damn Viper... you're hardcore. RIP Stuart.

Just thought I would share.

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this is her "you wanna buy some drugs?" face

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