I gave myself some presents yesterday to celebrate absolutely nothing at all but me – and only me. Every once in a while you should be allowed to do so, and do so in your own unique way.
In my book that means the best thing I can do is buy snakes. This particular batch of snakes was very special to me. Four cornsnakes from a very high-quality genetic lineage that I’ve wanted for a decade but never could afford (pictured), and two Chinese beauty snakes (I’ll save those for another day, but they’re amazing too).
The cornsnakes are part of my future breeding plans, and complete my group of currently ten specimens that carry the genes to produce pied-sided cornsnakes in different color combinations. The beauty snakes – if I’m completely honest – were just an impulse from the same breeder that I couldn’t resist. This species was the first ratsnake I ever kept, now probably 20+ years ago. I got emotional and just added them to the shopping basket, so to speak…
Alright, the pictures don’t do these little ones much justice, but you get the idea. These will get prettier and prettier with every month of growth from now. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Sincere question to readers, and I would appreciate your opinion on this. I know some people don’t like snakes, but does anyone care at all about these snake posts? Should I perhaps dedicate a separate page on my website to them instead of including them here in my daily blog every now and then? Any opinion is appreciated. I really just don’t know!