Got ahold of some stinky male mouse bedding and scented some rats for Ylla and ED-E. Huzzah! The hunger strike is over!

Just noticed Het Sunsets on Kingsnake hnnnnng.

*puts on nostalgia goggles* This will be amazing, maybe. Now if only they could bring back Ecto Cooler.

Feeding night is always interesting with my hoard. Ylla and ED-E now both seem to prefer smaller prey so I’m trying to see if I can switch them from mice to smaller rats and gradually back up to what they were eating a few months ago. Dracarys completely missed his strike and decided to turn around and snap at his own body before finally grabbing his food. Balerion has always had a habit of flailing around as soon as he gets a hold of his mouse and somehow got under his water dish and poured water all over his newly cleaned tub; my fault for not waiting to put it back in after he was finished. Kyril…oh Kyril, I have to draw this today. Kyril got a good hold of his rat and then proceeded to drag it around the tub in his lower coils while trying to scent for where is food had gone and eventually nosing at the front of the tub for me to drop it in…After 20 minutes of this I poked at the rat and he finally turned around and grabbed it. My special babs, I think I’ll have to record the next feeding.

Ijada wins because she gets everything on the first strike.

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I did not realize how much I needed to see this.

I have a herp/fish will somewhere on my computer lol. I should update it.

Haha, glad I’m not the only one who thinks of that. I suppose I should finally get around to joining my local herp society.

Gotta love having a late night existential crisis when the question of “who will get all my snakes if I get hit by a bus tomorrow?” comes out of all that nonsense.

I don’t have local herp friends, so this is an interesting if dark question. :P I suppose I should write up some kind of herp will along with my house sitting care instructions, ahaha.

animal-obsession:

wildwesjames:

Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.

       "Because people want to save, the things that they love."

             We all miss you mate. 

Always reblog Steve Irwin.

Yep, I still tear up about it.

(via dakonic)

Ylla FINALLY took food, but the only thing that interested her was an adult mouse…I may have to scent some rats so this doesn’t become a thing with her.

No snake update pics, but have some recent Woodland Park zoo trip photos.The aruba rattlesnake is one of my favorite snakes in the day exhibit along with the king cobra and the gaboon viper.