As a little girl I spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors (my backyard basically). I was always interested in animals and for some reason...I fell in love with the kind most little girls are terrified of! When I was about 11 or so my, my mom finally allowed me to keep a little Rough Green Snake that I had caught. The first night I had it...it escaped. After that I wasn't allowed to have one in the house. Soooo once I moved out and had my own place...I decided to get myself one (with an escape proof terrarium)!
I have been keeping snakes for a few years now. I had quite a few at one time but had to find new homes for some of them when I moved back home a few years ago. I've given 2 to my boyfriend and until recently I was down to two. Oliver my ball python and Nayner my Banana Kingsnake. (I promise to post about them in the near future!)
Each year there's a big reptile show (like a craft fair...but with reptiles!) in Arlington: the NARBC. This year it fell on the weekend right before Valentine's Day. I haven't been in a couple of years and we just couldn't miss it this year. I had absolutely no intention of buying anything...but it is sooo difficult!!! I ended up coming out with a baby Kenyan Sand Boa and a baby Western Hognose Snake :) Neither of them grow to be more than 3 feet and they don't require any special lighting (which is great because that can get expensive).
This is Moo the Western Hognose Snake:
I decided to name her Moo after the little pig in Uptown Girl's. I thought it would be fitting :) Doesn't she look like she's smiling? I love that little upturned nose-it gives her character ;)
And this is Trouser the Kenyan Sand Boa:
I've always wanted to name a snake Trouser...get it? When someone new comes over I always have to introduce the pets...introducing Trouser should be a great ice breaker eh?