Pet Snake

The Pet Snake is a scary story about a woman who loves reptiles, so she buys a Python at the pet shop and keeps it in her house.

Pet Snake

There was a woman who bought a pet snake. It was a 12-foot long Burmese Python. She lived alone in a small house with her young son and kept the snake in a tank in the living room.

The pet snake had a habit of escaping from its tank. After a while, the woman began to feel guilty about keeping such a large reptile in such a small, confined space.

She would often take the snake out of its tank and allow it to roam freely about the house. Her little son loved the pet snake and often brought it out in the garden to play with it.

One morning, the woman noticed that the pet snake had stopped eating. Three days passed and the snake still hadn’t touched any of its food. The woman began to get worried that there was something wrong with the snake, so she picked up the phone and called the vet.

“Is it normal for a snake to suddenly stop eating?” she asked.

“It depends,” said the vet. “In the wild, snakes often have to survive for long periods without food. Sometimes, they starve themselves in preparation for a big meal. Pet snakes can also get bored with what you’re feeding them. They like a change of food now and then.”

The woman took the vet’s advice and bought a new type of food for her pet, but the snake still refused to eat anything.

Not long afterwards, the woman woke up in the middle of the night to find her pet snake lying in bed beside her. It was sleeping stretched out completely straight on the bed. Thinking this was a little strange, she picked it up and put it back in the tank.

A few days later, her son was playing with the snake in the garden. The woman was washing dishes in the kitchen when she happened to glance out the window. Her son was lying down on the grass. The snake was lying next to him, stretched out and stiff as a board.

The woman became convinced that the snake was dying. She immediately grabbed the phone to call the vet again.

“My pet snake still isn’t eating,” she said.

“I don’t think there’s anything to worry about,” replied the vet. “Just keep an eye on it and if it still isn’t eating by the end of the month, bring it in to my office.”

“There’s something else,” said the woman. “The other night, I found it lying in bed beside me. It was stretched out straight and totally rigid.”

“Oh no!” said the vet with alarm. “You’ll have to get rid of the snake as soon as possible. It will have to be put down.”

“Why? What’s wrong with it?” asked the woman.

“That’s what snakes do when they’re measuring you,” he said.

“Measuring me?” she asked.

“It was sizing you up in order to eat you,” he replied.

The horrified woman turned and looked out the window just in time to see her little son’s feet disappearing down the snake’s throat.


  1. Horrorlover0666 says

    I have 3 pythons they are amazing pets but they may or may not be responsible for my neighbors missing dog๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

  2. Beaver Cupcakes says

    1. Pythons strangle/suffocate their food, which takes hours to kill prey
    2. It takes snakes days, sometimes even weeks, to eat and digest large meals
    I just ruined the story.
    Your welcome.

  3. Ghostlove63 says

    Omg!!! How a snake can eat a little boy??? And his mother??? I still really like this story… Funny…

  4. zombie_pegasister says

    That is stupid letting a small child play with a python. I love snakes and other animals but I wouldn’t want a python.

  5. superkid says

    not scary storyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am angry @ scaryforki…… scary for kids:sorry! this is a good story you don’t have brain so you do like this! then i get angry and complain to police….ahahzahahahahahh6dfih8jn! i am a crazed person! joking!

  6. GhostGirl1607 says

    The snake sized her up then ate the boys feet? Who lets their child play with a snake? Thats kinda dumb. I know I wouldn’t.

  7. Blood Rose says

    Haha I have a pet snake! It’s a California king snake… He doesn’t bite you but he strikes, but as you know, his strikes are like, lighting fast when he’s frightened or hungry! So… Point in being, if you had a poisonous snake and they decide to bite you, you have no time to like, escape…. ๐Ÿ˜‰!

  8. Nini Noggin Head says

    Um I’m not really one to complain about wrong facts and this is a pretty good story but the first thing is snakes are scared of a lot of space so the tight space was better and the second thing is they usually only eat like once a week. lol

    Still it’s pretty creepy. I’m glad I own corn snakes.

  9. Monster_Cookiee says

    Some tiimes they starve themself to prepare for a big meal… Really? -__- This chick is clueless!
    And did the snake really have to measure the boy? and why would the boy lay down with it? Questions to be asked!

  10. I call myself demented says

    I knew quickly that the snake was gonna eat her son! Poor baby!!!

  11. imgianna says

    From the part “It was preparing for a big meal” thingy it was so obvious the snake’d eat her or her son. I’m such a good predictor :)

  12. essense says

    Can someone exPlain to me something

    I was in the tell me ur story and people keep goin Like this

    Jfkdbdkeij says: bla bla bla

  13. MacabreWolf says

    That happened to my friend’s sister’s college roommate. Only the snake got put down before she was eaten.

  14. VampireScreams says

    what wud you guys rather own?
    A basilisk?(from harry potter chamber of secrets)
    or Aragog? ( the giant spideralso fomr the chamber of secrets)

  15. sonickungfu says

    lol,if i was the snake,i would CRAAAAAVE that moment! im into vore and all that sorta stuff!

  16. GhostGirl666 says

    There is an important lesson here: a snake doesn’t like plain human meat. Add a bit of salt and ketchup so that you can become a divine taste sensation!

  17. Dead Girl XXx says

    I knew this would happen… and i hate snakes… so gross and scary…

  18. Really? Scary? Call me Rose! says

    I had a pet snake,but it died i kept feeding it CHEESE!!!!!!! LOLZZZZ

  19. Icyblu4211 says

    Not the best ending. Why didn’t the snake eat the woman when she was in her sleep? It had hours to measure her. And I don’t think it would take that short for the snake to measure up the boy and then eat him.

    Scaryforkids says: She was too big, so the snake moved on to her son… :)

  20. paranormalprincess18 says

    It’s sort of like that graphic animal show… Fatal Attractions. A man was keeping tigers in his house, and one day, two boys who were studying tigers came over when their mother let them. One male tiger attacked one of the boys, and now he can’t talk or hear.

  21. Dreymon says

    saw it coming, but a different story from many of the others. could you imagine if snakes tried to do that in the wild? snake- “I’ma measure this here jaguar bfore I oooowww!! OOhhh!!! its got my FACE! LOL.

  22. JoslynVicious says

    I knew the snake was gonna eat someone! but i didnt know it was “measuring”.

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