A year ago this month, my rescue sister and I helped rescued 11 Reptiles that were pulled out of a burning house. A beardie, 3 monitors, and 7 snakes. In addition to being covered with smoke and ash, all the reptiles were very underweight and in poor health. They had obviously been seriously neglected before the fire. . . . . . 2 of the snakes were 10 feet long albino Burmese pythons; Scorch, the male, was only 18 pounds; Kindle, the female, was barely 15 pounds. They were both kept in a wooden box (with a red tail boa) that caught on fire. Scorch pushed out of the burning box to escape. The other two snakes followed. Scorch had burns on his face and back along with massive oozing sores in his mouth and a respiratory infection. Scorch had a hard recovery and was on antibiotics for months, and, earlier this year, almost died after choking on mucus coming up his epiglottis (his owner did mouth to mouth for 45 mins to get him breathing). . . . . . . The top pic was taken the day I took him to the vet; the bottom pic was taken earlier this week. Scorch now is almost 15 feet long and over 30 pounds. He is as tame as a service dog and goes to the park with his owner weekly in warm months. Scorch is such a success story! Sadly, Kindle, the female, ultimately choked on the same sort of mucus in her epiglottis that Scorch had and died. 😔 Her owner cried for days. #reptilerescue#burmesepythonsofinstagram#burmesepythons
*Relationship Update* So after weeks of striking, having piss sprayed at me and nibbled on a few times, Boris and I have finally turned over a new leaf 🙌🏾 this is the first time I’ve taken him out of his viv without him going apeshit, slowly but surely we’re building that trust ❤️
As always, I'm happy to represent @newenglandherp as secretary but I'm here to remind you this holiday season to donate to your local herpetological society or herp focused charity. With your donations you can help conservation efforts, defeat unfair animal rights bills and provide foster care for surrendered animals.
I am so proud of my husband. Today, he was voted onto the board of directors for @newenglandherp . He is very much a part of the reason I am so involved with reptiles today and has given nothing but continuous support for the big dreams I have. I love you Nick 💚