Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
I had several cornsnakes when I was younger that we lost and found on a regular basis.
First there was Brownie who escaped when Smokey (then a young kitten) chewed/clawed through the wire top on the snake cage for... whatever reason. :/
Then about a year later we bought a new red cornsnake, April. We had her several years, and then she escaped while my cousin was holding her -- he got startled when she 'licked' him, dropped her near the couch, and she disappeared.
We found her again that Christmas, curled under the Christmas tree. XD
Then she escaped... again. Through a not-so-well closed cage top.
About another year later, we were adding a sunroom to the house and a snake fell out of the rafters onto the contractor -- a brown cornsnake. (Dad's convinced that it was Brownie, but I still think it was too small.) This one never really got named before it escaped -- this time when I took it to school as part of a project I was doing on reptiles. The cage was duct taped shut, and while I and the teacher were out of the room, someone opened the cage and the unnamed snake was gone when we returned.
Then... we found April again. XD I don't remember how we found her that time, but she died a few months later.
Yeah, that's my best lost/found pet(s) story.