My hate of heat rocks was reaffirmed today. A family came in with a ball python. I had talked to one of them last night and he described what sounded like a burn injury. The poor baby had a half dollar size burn. It was blistering already and streaked with blood. They were just given this snake from a family that had him for six years...with a heat rock. I just told the guy to trash it which he plans to and directed him to a vet. Unfortunately the only 24hr vet open was an hour away but the guy was so worried about the baby that he was more than willing to drive over there.