Oh my gosh, I just rediscovered this picture of Figment when she was about six months old (I think). How was she ever this tiny?? I recently posted the second picture, but I think it’s cool to see just how much she has grown in three years.
Tortuga’s turn to wait while I clean.
The jungle jags were the last part of quarantine-space cleaning. Looks like Lemon Drop has finally decided to shed! It’s neat to see the yellow start to come in. Now if only I can get the camera to focus on their uber tiny faces…
None. She’s 6’ or so and has never bitten. Boas are pretty docile on the whole, babies start off a little nippy but they calm down as they grow. I’ve yet to take a direct hit from any of my adults, they’re more inclined to flee than fight. I’ve been grazed once or twice by startled or grumpy animals (my fault entirely in both situations), and in one instance taken a feeding bite from a subadult (again, my fault), but I think my worst bite to date was when my rat snake decided to chew on my thumb.
Peaches chillin’ while I clean her enclosure. The angle of the camera made her look all sorts of disproportionate here.
Tortuga is up next.
From Tim’s FB:
The new dates are set for next years Texas Rattlesnake Festival.
Speakers are being lined up and more professional organizations are asking to be involved.
Looking forward to spreading the the truth about rattlesnakes.
I am going next year!
I personally think it’s a horrible idea to bring your reptiles with you in the car. I don’t mean when you have to take them to the vet or move them and you have them in a secured carrier, I mean when you just let them roam in the car while you’re driving and you take ‘cute’ photos of them around the steering wheel, sitting on your dashboard, trying to get out a window, etc.
I think this is a horrible idea for several reasons and I don’t really understand the point of doing it at all? I mean, what are you or the animal really getting out of it?
If you get in an accident and they aren’t in a secured carrier, what do they have to hold onto? Nothing. They’re going flying right into that window or the back of the seat which is most likely going to be a fatal accident. Also, I don’t know about you guys but I would be pretty distracted driving with one of my snakes free roaming the car. I’d be constantly watching him/her and my focus wouldn’t 100% be on the road or my surroundings.
Vehicles are in no way a good environment for a reptile to be in and I personally think they should be left at home in their safe, climate controlled habitats…but that’s my opinion.
What do you think?
Just letting your snake just wander around in the car is a horrible idea.
A week or so ago, a coworker told me that her husband (who works at a car dealership) got a call from a lady who was bringing in her car to try to get a snake removed. Apparently one her kids and a friend were sitting in the car (just in the driveway, not moving) playing with the snake, and it managed to crawl into the dashboard.
The info was being relayed to me by non-snake folks, so I don’t know the species, size of the snake, etc. But the lady drove the car to the dealership, they did some work to take apart the dash, but couldn’t find the snake easily. The labor costs to pull out everything/put in back in was going to be mid-to-high hundreds of dollars, so the lady said forget it. So the snake is still in the car somewhere. No idea if it’s alive or dead at this point, sadly.
^ Agreeing with the sentiment here.
Snakes getting out in cars is why I bag and tub animals before trips/moving.
As it turns out, there was a hole in the new-ish snake bag I’d just washed and put Jas into on the way to her last vet trip and I never realized it until I looked over while driving and saw her roaming the tub. I was pretty glad for the extra precaution then!