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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
12:41 am
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
10:02 pm
Here is another photo of my new lighter norm' female BP next to her clutch mate for color comparison:

Still no names on either of these guys XD

Monday, July 20th, 2009
10:42 pm
new baby

So i actually took some photos of my brand new little baby ball python today...
...i have had her for about a week now, she is my third ball python so far.
But she is the first female i have ever owned. And god is she ever a cutie! 

She is a "normal" i think? 
But she has some really nice bright yellow/gold coloring.

I would like to ask anyone in this community though if they think she would be
considered just a pretty normal or something else? Perhaps kinda pastel - like? 

She is about a month and a half old.


I still have my adult male, he is A LOT darker colored then she is.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
6:03 pm
Water Moccasin
My father-in-law found what I believe to be a young water moccasin. We live in Mississippi, so it definitely isn't an unusual snake. But being someone who adores snakes, I just can't bear to have him kill this little guy.

I myself am not experienced with hot's and I think it would be irresponsible for me and my husband to try and keep this snake. But I was wondering if there is anyone I can give him to (an organization or even private person) who can handle it. My husband was bit by a rattler as a child and is very interested in giving him to an organization that develops anti-venom. As common as this snake is, I understand that may not be possible... but that's at the top of our list.

If nothing else, we'll find a very secluded location to release it. We're just concerned about that because of the number of domestic animals and people all around this area.

Thank you for any ideas!

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
8:56 am
Looking for some help
This probably isn't your typical "I need help" herp post. I'm a photography student and while I don't currently own any herps I have a long history with them and feel very passionately about them... snakes in particular. So, my current photography project is about portraits... including a self portrait. I'd like to take pictures of people indulging their passions. So, here's where I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm really hoping that someone in the South Bend, IN area would be willing to let me borrow their snake to model with. I can come to you and you will be present for the entire shoot. I do know how to handle snakes and I would really love to capture that passion of mine on film but since I don't currently home any snakes I'm stuck. Most of my friends don't even like snakes... let alone own one. Anyone willing to at least talk to me about this can comment here or e-mail me at msbclem@gmail.com.


Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
12:26 pm
USFW Proposed Ban on Eunectes, Boa, and Python
This is important people. The United States Fish and Wildlife service is trying to ban importation and sale/trade of the above species. I am including two links. One with more information about this ban and the second to a thread with a lot of great info and suggestions on how and what to do. This is IMPORTANT people!



Sunday, February 4th, 2007
8:28 pm
This is my wonderful little BRB. Freshly shed and ready to explore.

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Sorry for the picture quality. It's hard to get a really good picture of his gorgeous skin in a dark boaphile cage. I need to get some pictures of him in the sunlight. Stunning!

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
8:12 am
Vote for a snake!
My friend's snake is up for pet of the month. Her snake was in the lead but it's now in second place. Here's the link for anyone so inclined to help get snakes a little free publicity (and good publicity rather than bad).

Monday, November 13th, 2006
6:18 am
First time snake mom intro. :D

I just got my first serpent at the Ga Reptile Expo. An African House Snake.

She's about a year old and het for the albino phase apparently.

and her name is Nagini... cause I’m a geek.

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I'm so excited! I have wanted a snake for years, and finally got my mother to agree (I’m a college student living at home in the basement) that I could get one if I don’t tell her it's in here. Hopefully, no one will come charging in one day.

I originally wanted a Ball Python, but changed my mind after looking into several breeds. The House snakes were so pretty to me, and well recommended for first timers. when I got to the expo, the guy had two adult females out and her. I decided on the little one because that would give me more change to get acquainted with how she acts.

I do have one or two questions

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
11:50 pm
Good news and bad news!
The bad news is that I had my heart set on going to the F.I.R.E.xpo in Orlando last weekend and we couldn't make it. D:
The good news is that I may be getting a pair of albino kingsnakes! I've never owned a kindsnake, so hoping someone with experience can give advice (I need any and all). Thanks!
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
6:43 pm
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
8:03 pm
New mommy with questions and pics
I finally found the right reptile baby for me. He's a rescue, he owners didn't want him cuz he was too twitchy and musked all over and wouldn't eat. He's a banana king snake, and so far has been very sweet and even gives neck massages. He even ate from my boyfreinds hand (a live hopper) while buried in my hair--the very first day we got him!

So I have a 20 gal. long with triple secure top(they're supposed to be the hudinnis of snakes) with about 2 inches of repti-bark, an exo-terra heat wave under tank heater(medium), a zoo med daylight blue reptile bulb, full spectrum and heat radiating, a 5 inch diameter, 4 inch deep water bowl(he's already been soaking in it), a climby branch not to close to the light with fake(plasic) spanish moss weaved around it designed and sworn to be safe for herps, and an 8 inch long, 6 inch wide half log hidey place. The warm side is about 85+- 2 degrees in the day with the light and I leave the under tank heater on at night, though during the fall he prefers the cooler side. I have him on a one hopper every 5 days diet to fatten him up(he's on the thin side).

My questions to you herp lovers is, are the above accomadations and products enough, good quality, have any of you had any problems with any of these products? Anything superior to these products(especially the light)? Am I forgetting anything he may need to be happy and healthy? Any advice at all is appreciated.

I'm pretty sure he is a male and in a week or two I will take him to a herp vet to get a check-up and sex determination. He has exceptionally beautiful markings and grey eyes. I think in May I will get him a mate and make babies!

Enough rambling. Now pics.

Current Mood: Serpentine
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
10:15 pm

I know most won't care, but no one in my life shares my love of snakes and I need to let some excitement out.

I had the priveledge of meeting the 8ft reticulated python that I was trying to relocate today.

She is/was absoulely beautiful. Brown with a deep blue and reddish color running through her, ah! I swear if my mom would allow it I would've taken her home in a heartbeat!
While trying to get her into the bathtub for a soak, she was hissing/breathing loudy and eventually snapped at my boss (someting she's never done) and my boss got spooked. 
We all understood she was most likely just scared/stressed and forgave her, but didn't want to bother her anymore.
We abandon the idea of cleaning out the cage before giving her up and let her relax awhile before loading her up and heading off to her new home.

My boss also gave me a 20L tank and two heat lamps leftover from her son's other snakes. I'm SO excited and looking forward to find that cage a new inhabitant.

And on another note, while getting ready to feed my ball, Abby, she decided to be snippy as well and she bit me. Oh well, I'll let her relax and try again later.

Well, like I said just needed a place to share my excitement.

Monday, July 31st, 2006
9:26 am
recently it's been really hot and humid up here in michigan and i was wondering if it is possible for the humidity level to be TOO high for my ball python. its been averaging around 75-80%. and i haven't been turning her heat lamps on too avoid the extra heat. she's been acting relatively normal though and has a good appetite - she's been moving around more then usual.

so is it possible for humidity levels to be too high for her and if so, what can i do to bring them down in her tank. I dont have air conditioning in my house, although i wish i did!

Thursday, July 20th, 2006
4:11 pm
I found a home for the reticulated python.
The Michigan Reptile Resuce has agreed to take her.
Thank you all SO much for your help and offers!

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
3:22 pm
Want It?
My boss' son has a 7ft female Reticulated Python.
My boss has been trying to get rid of it for awhile now.
I know nothing about these snakes other than they're big.

Is anyone interested in purchasing/inheriting this snake?
If not, do you know of anyone who would be?

If so, let me know ASAP.

x-posted a lot

Monday, July 17th, 2006
6:02 pm
Meet Calypso!
Calypso arrived on July 13/2006. She's a baby ball python, for those who don't know. ;)

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
10:48 pm
My ball python Constantine has been a bitch to feed. I've had him 6 weeks, and he hadn't ate yet. I'd present him, and he'd strike it but in just a taste-testing way. No coiling, nothing. I was getting frustrated, even though I know it's common. :/

So today, I PM'd the fellow whom I got Constantine from, thinking maybe there was a trick to it, maybe Con had a quirk and would only eat a certain way.

Len (the guy I got him from) said that he didn't like his food wet. And that he would get the head nice and close to the light bulb and make a nice warm target for him to 'see'.

I did that, and no sooner did I put the rat over the side of his tub, did he strike and coil!! And now his belly is nice and full!

Silly bugger!

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
10:02 pm

Hognose snakes? Like them, hate them, why? :)
Saturday, July 8th, 2006
8:45 pm

*Note: I didn't see anything in the user info stating that promos weren't allowed, if they're not, please advise me, and I'll remove it.*
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