|Pictured: Remic cunningly disguised as a laptop.|
That said, this is not entirely surprising, as Remic rarely gets the mouse first time and will try to eat everything else on offer before he gets to the mouse - hands, feeding tongs, and now himself. I did some research online to try to find some advice and the first thing I found confirmed everything I have always suspected about the beautiful idiot:
“Snakes aren’t very smart (and king snakes aren’t very smart even by snake standards).”
Apparently it really isn't uncommon for king snakes to get overexcited during feeding and I read numerous stories of people reporting their snakes accidentally biting themselves and trying to suffocate their own tails. Most advice tends to be along the lines of, "wipe off any blood and let them get on with life," so I guess we probably don't need to worry too much. I just keep thinking of all those muscles snakes have and how bad it would be if Remic had damaged something O_o That said, his striking-bite isn't very strong (according to Kyle; I've never been on the end of it myself), so fingers crossed he didn't actually penetrate his scales or anything.
I guess this just proves once again that Ket is the superior snake.
Until I remember that Ket once threw himself out his tank in his desperation to get a mouse I was offering him.