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Old 03-18-17, 10:15 AM   #61 (permalink)
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What kind of snake do you have? I do enjoy being able to just sit around and watch him explore the cage and dig through the substrate, and for that reason he probably worked out to be the perfect kind of snake for me to have. However, there are trade-offs, being held seems to really stress him out, so I don't take him out all that often. That doesn't bother me too much though. However, one thing I would like to be able to do, is take him outside for either change of scenery or taking pictures like it seems like a lot of people on here are able to do. I'm pretty sure if I put him on the ground outside of his enclosure, I may never be able to catch him again. He is extremely fast.
I have a Pueblan Milk Snake. I originally planned on having him as a snake just to watch, but with the way he hid I started daily handling so I can observe him more. He is pretty chill with handling, he just musks on me alot.
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Old 03-18-17, 12:38 PM   #62 (permalink)
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he just musks on me alot.
I guess I'm not missing that, haha.
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Old 03-18-17, 02:56 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I definitely need to work at where you are working...
Lol! I know, right?
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Old 04-15-17, 10:29 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Dr. Coil is busy getting ready to shed again, so I get to update his photos. These are all since his last shed.











And last but not least, Dr. Coil and I getting ready for the NHL playoffs. Go Hawks!

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Old 04-15-17, 11:21 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Need an NHL sweater for the snake! OH NO!! No shoulders or waist to keep it in place! Damn evolution! It's the thought that counts I guess!

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Dr. Coil is busy getting ready to shed again, so I get to update his photos. These are all since his last shed.

And last but not least, Dr. Coil and I getting ready for the NHL playoffs. Go Hawks!
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Old 04-15-17, 12:44 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Need an NHL sweater for the snake! OH NO!! No shoulders or waist to keep it in place! Damn evolution! It's the thought that counts I guess!
Legs don't have shoulders or a waist, yet they can keep a sweater (sock) on...hmm, have to give it some thought. Regardless, I know where his loyalties lie.
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Old 04-15-17, 01:08 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Very nice snake. Very pretty.
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Old 04-15-17, 07:28 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Dr. Coil is busy getting ready to shed again, so I get to update his photos. These are all since his last shed.











And last but not least, Dr. Coil and I getting ready for the NHL playoffs. Go Hawks!

Beautiful snake! And very interesting. How big is he now?
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I'm going to have to do it. I'm going to get a pair and see what I can do. I may have already mentioned this - I'm getting old so I've started repeating my stories. But, one of, if not the first snake larger than ring necked snakes I kept as a kid was a black racer. He was probably five feet long. I kept him in a little tent outside for several days before he got out. I've loved them ever since.

Great photos. He's a looker.
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Old 04-16-17, 11:09 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Beautiful snake! And very interesting. How big is he now?
Thanks. He's 490 mm (~20 in) long SVL. Was 250 mm (10 in) when I got him, so doubled in length since Aug.

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I'm going to have to do it. I'm going to get a pair and see what I can do. I may have already mentioned this - I'm getting old so I've started repeating my stories. But, one of, if not the first snake larger than ring necked snakes I kept as a kid was a black racer. He was probably five feet long. I kept him in a little tent outside for several days before he got out. I've loved them ever since.
I hadn't heard that story, though I haven't been on here long. I do find the idea of keeping a 5 Ft racer in a tent amusing but also something I could easily have done as a kid. I will be watching your racer breeding project with interest. One of the addicting properties of this site is that it occasionally makes me think, "maybe I should find Dr. Coil a mate and try breeding them". But then my rationality takes over and I realize I don't have the space or experience to take something like that on. Racers are cool, beautiful snakes, I hope your project creates some interest in them.
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I'm in absolute awe of his blue coloration. Keep up the awesome work
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Old 05-04-17, 07:32 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Tried to edit together a bunch of old videos and put it to music. Had no idea how to do this initially and the whole process taught me that I do not have a career in video editing, haha. Try to enjoy anyway.

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Very cool, like a little indigo but more spastic. I have two southern racer eggs that are set to hatch the 25th.
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Old 05-05-17, 04:14 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Great vid! That snake's getting a lot of exercise trying to get out...I love the tail stands while reaching up the sides to the top. But I do wonder if you papered up the sides whether or not it would calm down some.
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Old 05-05-17, 07:17 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Very cool, like a little indigo but more spastic. I have two southern racer eggs that are set to hatch the 25th.
Thanks. Yeah, he can definitely be a spaz sometimes. Are you a breeder of racer's or did you get the eggs from somewhere else? The are definitely cool snakes, IMO.

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Great vid! That snake's getting a lot of exercise trying to get out...I love the tail stands while reaching up the sides to the top. But I do wonder if you papered up the sides whether or not it would calm down some.
Thanks. While I'll admit that he is an active snake, keep in mind that what you're seeing in the video is through the lens of the visionary director, Whistlepig. Haha. My thinking when making the video was to take a bunch of clips of him being crazy and set it to a quickly moving piece of music, which ended up being a very tedious process that I didn't enjoy. Most of the behaviors you're seeing aren't all that common, particularly the tail standing (which is probably what prompted me to grab the phone and start recording). Most of the time he spends active, it is just moving around the tank at a leisurely pace, digging through the substrate , or staring me down (none of which worked with the music, or so I thought).
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