Saturday, October 20, 2012


I took the Gum Zombie to Repticon today.  We (okay, I) had zero-to-minimal plans of getting anything.

Of course we came home with something.

Meet Slither, the four-month-old anerythristic Kenyan sand boa.  Thankfully the little fellow (all 14.999 grams of him) eats frozen mice.

See subject line.  Yup, that'd be me.


Leigh C. said...

Ohhhhhhh, You are a brave woman! I would not let that live in my house:)

Norma said...

Awwww! We feed the piranha frozen mice. :)

Amanda said...

Leigh, they're really tiny and cute! Plus they're burrowing snakes, so it's not as if they're going to be crawling up the bed or hiding in the cabinets or anything. Also a plus: they're not escape artists, unlike the king snakes I was also considering.

Norma, you have a piranha? Awesome! I never thought I was going to have to dedicate a container to thawing rodents, but life can take us some strange places ;)

Norma said...

Yes, I feel the same way about defrosting rodents! We have a Peruvian black piranha who lives in a 90-gallon tank that Josh built into the wall in our bedroom; it's quite fantastic. The piranha is not like you see on TV; he is actually rather docile and boring. We do feed him live fish sometimes, but he takes forever to kill them. I suppose in the wild where he'd (I assume he is a boy -- his name is Sashimi) have competition, he'd be more aggressive. But as he is hand-fed, so to speak, he doesn't need to binge. ;) The freezer door shelf full of frozen "fuzzies" is something, though.