dakonic:

skullbird:

Several months ago I put a down payment on a jungle carpet python, and today the breeder called me up with info and photos.

Here’s the little guy I’ve picked out!

I didn’t think i’d end up with a zebra jungle carpet… but I really loved this guys patterning.

The breeder I’m getting him from, Nick Mutton, is as professional as they come. He’s talked to me multiple times over the phone, and his passion for these animals is practically tangible. He’ll show you the photographic family lineage for each snake, going back several generations, so you KNOW what you’re getting. Pure lines. Beautiful colors. 

I cannot wait to watch my little guy grow up. I plan on taking regular photos of him to document the color changes.

Your kiddo is a full sibling (different clutch) to my older boy, Dante!  ^_^

Oh! And a full sib to my Meraxes!

dicksp8jr:

oh this fanfiction has an interesting summary and it’s even complete let’s see wha

I got up”

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I rarely reblog stuff because I am lazy, but this spoke to my SOUL.

(via hornedfreak)

I still feel my childhood disappointment at finding out that the graboids didn’t look like this (just their tentacles). At least I no longer have the childhood fear of walking on bare earth.

I still feel my childhood disappointment at finding out that the graboids didn’t look like this (just their tentacles). At least I no longer have the childhood fear of walking on bare earth.

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

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

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)

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.

I’ve been so busy with packing and school that I haven’t had much time for my pet noodles and updates on them. Everyone has been doing great aside from Ylla and her several months of fasting, which would worry me more, but she passes normal waste, has shed twice and hasn’t lost weight. Tried braining and chicken stock to no avail. I’m going to try different prey sizes and putting her in a new enclosure (a suggestion by a local breeder) to see if she has any interest after that and take her in for a check up after PAX, just in case.

The next reptile expo is in October and if Nick Mutton still has those insane zebras that are up on his site right now, I miiiiiight have to nab a male. On the lookout for some clowns and possibly a banana/cg male as my next bp pickup. Also contacting Derek Roddy soon about maybe, pooossibly, getting a girlfriend for Dracarys and learning as much as I can about BHP breeding since it sounds tricky. That won’t be a project for some years, but I’m excited and nervous as hell about it. 

Ijada and ED-E are both three years old and are eating and gaining weight nicely. They’re over 1500g, but I think I’ll see where they are next year before considering breeding, I dunno. Ylla I won’t even consider until she’s eating consistently and I might just keep her at pet status. After seeing Cato, I might have to throw all my money at any lesser females he produces in the future because goddamn he’s gorgeous.

Someone spotted a 25-foot basking shark in Puget Sound and I got excited so I doodled some. Basking sharks are the best.

Meh, didn’t want to mess with it anymore, so I’m calling it good for now. I’ll probably start doodling more dragons for commission examples this week. I’m so dirt poor in this game because I keep buying random dragons :P.