No politics. You're right, this isn't the place.
Anyway, I won't intervene next time...if there is a next time and there probably will be.
SerpentLust: I have fond memories of a pet rat I had as a youngster. It was a rat my wild-caught gopher snake refused to eat. The rat was so tiny, she still needed milk, so I fed her from an eye dropper. She lived the usual three years, but when she died, I cried buckets. I would cry if something happened to one of the snakes in my care, too.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot