I am falling asleep at my desk today still trying to recover from my work trip in North Dakota. In an attempt to activate my mind, I am going to randomly pick a photo from the photos I have on my computer to post. Hopefully it will be a photo that has a story behind it.
I am closing my eyes and clicking on the add photo button. Then I will click my way through the folders while at the same time spinning the scroll wheel on my mouse to find a photo. Here I go!
Wow! I couldn't have picked a better photo.
This photo is of the snake that turned me on to pythons and boas. Before this snake, I really didn't care for pythons. I thought they were generally ugly and really didn't play much of a role in changing human perceptions about snakes. People know what a python is so what else could I teach them about these "boring" snakes. Boy was I wrong.
This gentle carpet python was just over 7' long (I am 6' tall - see picture above) and was extremely gentle. She had an amazing personality that really came out when she was in a crowd. She quickly became one of my favorite snakes to use when giving a snake presentation because of her size and calm demeanor. Unfortunately, this gentle giant recently passed away from an unknown cause.
Here are a few more photos of her in action: