Since we're approaching Halloween, and my corn snake has the color of candy corn, I present a departure from my usual photos with a spontaneous silly selfie session with Spike. We brought him home 5.5 years ago when he was about a foot long and had the thickness of a pencil. He's now over 4 feet long (a snake is almost never fully extended in length, so you have to measure the skins they molt). What I know about corn snakes since caring for one:
1. Corn snakes are the way to go for a pet snake as they are very docile and slow to bite.* Ask any herpetologist.
*Number 7 notwithstanding
2. They eat mice; Spike eats one live mouse about every week. Sometimes he'll eat two (I am conflicted about this because mice are cute).
3. The sex organs are inside the cloaca, and as I have no intention of venturing into the cloaca, I have no idea what gender Spike is. We refer to him as "he" because the sales person at the pet store said he thought he was a male.He probably just said that.
4. Spike makes no sound unless he gets spooked after eating in his feeding box, then he vibrates his little tail tip and it makes a whirring sound.
5. It looks really cool when snakes drink. They suck the water into their mouths, and the sides of the throat expand with each draught.
6. Snakes are uncooperative when it comes to taking photos, especially couplies (selfie +1).
7. They have a lot of razor-sharp teeth. I only know this because Spike bit Husband once when he was startled by the sudden appearance of a finger at his face. "It felt like a thousand needles and bled like a mofo." Husband no longer picks up Spike. Even a docile snake will defend itself if it feels threatened, and Husband was careless. I guess not everyone can be a snake whisperer.
Not sure why it’s two videos but watch both. This gorgeous specimen is hunting mice around our house during this crazy cold wind and possible rain. Ain’t no mice gonna be around here with this California King Snake around. Total sweetheart too. Very mellow and docile, let me video it right up close. Snakes are cool as shit when you know they can’t like....kill you. #nonvenomous#snek#cakingsnake#huge#nature#countryshit
1.Today I was stalking this snake to get a closeup shot.
2.Sandy came out of nowhere and stood in between.
3.They started starring at each other and almost started a fight.
I kept shouting at Sandy to come back. Yet she stood still and kept her eyes locked on the snake. Only when I started leaving she left the snake and followed me.
Moral: Cats may not act as caring and loyal as dogs do. But they sure do care and never leave you when in trouble or when they assume you are in trouble. ❤
At least it wasn't a rattlesnake this time. This is just a harmless bullsnake taking a break in the shade by our backyard porch. Took a push broom to guide him out of the yard and into the desert. Good luck out there! 🐍
60 out of 270 snakes in India are venomous, although I encountered with four of them also known "Big Four" (Indian Cobra, Russell viper, saw-scaled viper and Common Krait). This is my first time handling a snake without any experience.
I don't know the name of this snake species but I got some images of this beautiful cold-blooded animal.
#snakes#snake#indian#green#instaindia#animal#nature#cold -blooded #nonvenomous#strik