Some years back, at the seventh annual NE CarpetFest, eldest got to get some hands on time with some scrub pythons, S. amethistina
She was enraptured and I told her that if the opportunity ever arrived I would support her getting one, although I would be lying if I said I was not extremely nervous about her with an animal that has the potential to break 3m in length.
Flash forward to last week when buddy of mine needed to rehome this beautiful Tanimbar scrub, S. nauta. As this species has all the personality and intelligence of an amethistina but in a much smaller, more manageable package, I went forward with acquiring it for her.
Nothing like seeing someone get their hands on one of their “grail” species
Absolutely stunning! L🥰
Love seeing someone with an animal they’ve always wanted, and what a great one to go for too!
(My 6 year old has been hounding us for a couple years now for a Basilisk since first seeing one) I said when she’s older (much older) I will happily get her one, she helps out now with all the reptiles so I know she’s going to be great with one when she’s older!
Has she named him/her yet?
No name yet. I keep calling him ‘Death in a Cupcake’ but that just gets me the ‘teenage death stare’
Wow congratulations to her! That is like me getting a female dwarf retic. That is one super pretty snake.
That’s so awesome, I’ve never seen one of those before! (scrub pythons - not children)
When I was 6 or 7 I desperately wanted an anaconda after seeing one at Clyd Peeling’s reptile land and my mom wouldn’t let me get one. It seemed unfair at the time but in hindsight was pretty good parenting
Beautifull snake and great compromise. Still a scrub python but than a manageable one. Hope she will enjoy it for many more years to come.
She doesn’t look at it like you would look at “death in a cupcake” bet she will choose a sweeter name
“Death in a Cupcake” is just one of my go-to smart alekc answers that I know gets a rise out of eldest. So when my wife asked what she was going to name it I answered with that. Eldest rolled her eyes and I got my laugh for the day.
Currently doing the same with my daughter.
This warms my heart
What is her dream animal? Just curious