Around the World in 27 Photos

Howdy!

Here’s an introduction of me :yawning_face: but with photos of herps! :smile:
I grew up in Wyoming.
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After university I spent a couple years backpacking the world. Only after I had returned and gotten more involved in the global herping scene did I learn about the world-class herping hot-spots that I passed right by without knowing it. However, I still managed to see some amazing things.

I worked at a crocodile farm in Queensland. This was 12 years ago now, and it’s still the best job I’ve ever had.

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I spent nine months in Southeast Asia where I visited Komodo and Rinca Island and saw Komodo Dragons (phenomenal!) I visited the infamous Viper Temple in Malaysia and the ridiculous snake shows in Thailand.

When I got home I needed more. I wanted a true-blue tropical herping experience. So I joined a research program in the Peruvian Amazon.

Black Caiman
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Chironius multiventris

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Yellow Tailed Cribo

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Amazon Tree Boa
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Rhinobothryum lentiginosum


This trip changed my life and I really wanted to see what a job working with snakes would be like. So that spring, I was an intern at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo.



From there I moved to South Carolina :palm_tree:
Yellow Ratsnake

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For my 30th birthday :cake: I went to Northern Sulawesi for a diving/herping trip.

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And now, I live in Texas :cowboy_hat_face:

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

I have been successful breeding a few species, of the ones I still work with are Rhino Ratsnakes, Annulated Tree Boas and Stimson’s Pythons.


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Lately, I’ve been dedicating more space to Boiga species. I find them beautiful and fascinating and hope to learn to reproduce them in captivity. Here are a few I am keeping.
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Hope you enjoyed this journey with me. I am happy to share any information I have about the animals I keep. And if you have experience with Boiga spp. I would love to learn from you!

Sincerely,

Terry

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:open_mouth: Looks like you’ve had a lot of fun so far!

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Just getting started! :wink:

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@tbsnakes Welcome aboard Terry!

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What a life! We are in Texas, too. :slight_smile:

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Love all the photos and the traveling! Hello from a fellow Texan :slight_smile:

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