I had a suspicion he was curled up somewhere and was keeping himself nice and snug whilst our house was a bit chilly. The past few days things have started to warm up though, and the sun has started to show a little more during the day. It has been so nice I had actually meant to jump into the loft and turn the heating off!
Maybe I was right too, cos on Tuesday Tash turned to walk up the stairs and stopped dead in her tracks. "Should there be a snake on the stairs!?" she called out!
And there was Sherlock, just sat there halfway up the staircase. Tash found an ice cream tub and we gathered him up so I could get his viv back up to temperature before he was reintroduced to home. I took the opportunity to grab some photos of him too, something I really wished I had done when we bought him. He had been missing almost exactly 2 months!
Once the viv was nice and warm I put him back in with just his warm hide, a bowl of water, and a furry. Snakes can go ages without food so I wasn't too worried about his hunger but water is more crucial for them. He went straight for the water bowl and proceeded to drink like a fish!
Happy that he was OK I left him alone for a while. I popped my head back in to check on him about an hour later when Alfie went to bed and I managed to catch him just finishing off the furry! Happy that he had eaten and drunk I reassembled his viv ... and made sure the new roof was 100% escape-proof!
I am so chuffed to have him back, it was the best way to start my birthday! I'm gonna leave him alone for a few weeks and let him settle back in. I imagine its been quite stressful for him. Then I'll start to get him used to being handled which I cannot wait for!