pet snake makes a brief appearance in the story when Xavier finds her in the
kitchen draped over the refrigerator. Asphodel is a female albino Burmese
Python. She is about 17 feet long, which is more than 3 times Jezebel’s height.
This giant snake also outweighs her owner.
women such as Jez have become synonymous with owning small dogs which are
carried around everywhere they go. I thought it would be interesting to
showcase how Jez stands out by giving her a pet which considers such cute
little animals to be prey. Though the Burmese Python is generally docile, it
can quickly become vicious and deadly if provoked. The same can be said of
acquired Asphodel from Caleb as part of an animal rescue. She is better
equipped to deal with the snake’s heating needs than most New Yorkers. Asphodel
has her own tropical room with a swimming area but sometimes sneaks out to
explore the apartment.
A few important notes:
The law which would prohibit Jez from keeping this pet
appears to have been passed after the storyline of book one.
Just because Jez has one does not mean that you should! Most
people are not equipped to deal with owning a large snake. There are several
articles on the Internet which discuss this topic, for example:
More information on the Burmese Python can be found here: