my face when people not in the reptile hobby try to viciously apply cat/dog knowledge to snakes and applying general vet care standards to the precarious jenga tower that is reptile medical care
i’m gonna go back to moving
Here is a picture of my step-dad after I caught a cornsnake near his house.
I brought it inside so get a box so I could take it to the woods. He reached his hands out and said “Oh cornsnakes, I love those, let me hold him!”
Sometimes I forget just how much of who I am I owe to him, he has been nothing but caring and supportive of me and my weird animal adventures. He was the first person to take me into the woods and show me how to catch snakes, to fish, handle snapping turtles, stalk boar and just bring me close to nature. I owe a lot to this man, he has a great love for the natural world and for that I have always admired him.
My snake, stetched out alongside the wall so he can size up the door to eat it.
But no, seriously— snakes look so weird when they’re stretched out.
I’m going to be harpooned for this, but this snake is obese.
It’s a blood python. They literally look like sausages with tiny little heads. If a blood python doesn’t look like a giant snake turd, then it’s probably underweight.
Plus, he’s probably got some poop stored up so that makes him look even fatter.
Accurate. He does have some poop in there that’s making his ass end fatter— and I’ll also point out that he just ate the other day, and I was taking him out for some exercise.
theexoticvet calling obesity on an animal that would be harmed by this advice if in a doctor/patient relationship due to lack of the most basic of knowledge on the species in question? shocking.
Getting some handling time in with Anni. She’s pretty wary of me so far, but the longer I have her out, the more curious she becomes and drops her guard more and more. Baby steps!
So this guy was chillin on the kitchen window just now. Huge gray ratsnake! That window is on the second story but with a little creativity I got him down. I released him down behind the barn so he can catch mice and other critters. I took a video of him too that I’ll post in just a second!