As the Executive Director of the Center for Snake Conservation, I get a lot of questions about adopting snakes. I typically say that we do not adopt snakes but this is not entirely true. We do adopt snakes, actually we adopt a lot of snakes. We have to be careful though because we don't want every snake across the country being sent to us. For example, I was contacted by a young man in Georgia via my Kik account (one way to contact the CSC) asking if I would adopt his 14' long reticulated python. As much as I want to, I cannot adopt every snake that is available. I am, however, looking for someone in Georgia that can help this young man out. Contact me if you want to adopt a great python.
So, what snakes do we adopt? We adopt snakes that fit directly into our education programs or are in desperate need of quality care. Skinny is an example of a snake that needed quality care.
Introducing Skinny - A new Center for Snake Conservation Teacher from Snakes on Vimeo.
Skinny is a Ball Python. Ball Pythons are typically very short and FAT. Skinny came to us with dried skin on him as well as being extremely skinny. All of this can be fixed with a good soak in 80 degree water and a few good mouse/rat meals. So we adopted Skinny as he will be a great addition to our programs. Skinny will be used as a great teacher once we fatten him up to help people get over their fear of snakes and to TURN this fear directly into a GREAT appreciation for how amazing snakes are as well as the incredible benefit snakes provide humans.
We will follow Skinny during his transformation from a neglected snake into an amazing teacher - helping kids and adults overcome their fears of snakes. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on Skinny's progress.
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