Aww. So close to the record!! I agree that kids in a Chem class is more of a liability. So cool that a snake can live so long, I had no idea. Some people just have a knack with pets. My parents have pets that live freakishly long lives. 23 year old cat, 22 yr old cat ( got hit by a car, not old age). 11 yr old mini rabbit, 24 yr old dog.