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aaron_cg 12-17-16 05:01 PM

Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Ran up to Waco today with a buddy today to pick up a B. gabonica and a few enclosures and while up there he mentioned he just picked up an Atrox (Western Diamond Back) as a surrender. So, he asked if I wanted it and now I have it.

This little girl is fired up, and this pic defiantly shows her attitude.

http://i.imgur.com/1JlO65m.jpg

Bandit 12-17-16 10:43 PM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Very nice! Looking forward to seeing how your experience is.

MartinD 12-18-16 04:13 AM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Stunning snake, enjoy

Albert Clark 12-18-16 09:12 AM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Nice looking female ready to take on everything and everybody. Great posture.

Tsubaki 12-18-16 11:28 PM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Beautiful, loving the attitude :D

dave himself 12-19-16 02:33 AM

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She's beautiful and definitely not in the best of moods :D

aaron_cg 12-19-16 05:38 PM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Quick update, she is somewhat settled in. A 4 hour drive in a 5 gallon bucket tends to lead to a pissy snake.

Overall the age was estimated to be around a year or 2. Hard to tell, but she does seem healthy. Vet check up will be done Wednesday.

So far so good with her. She does OK on a hook, and if I can work with her some more on that she will be part of my program for the Boy Scouts in my area. First feed will be on the evening of the 25th, and hopefully we can skip the transition to F/t phase.

dave himself 12-20-16 08:03 AM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Good luck with her and hopefully she'll switch to F/T with no problems, keep us posted on how she's getting on please :)

daisymaisy 12-20-16 09:44 PM

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She looks ready to take on anything you put in the cage. Nice pickup!

aaron_cg 12-26-16 05:58 PM

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She took her first meal today, f/t rat pup. Struck, watched it for a bit and by the time I got back from the retics second feeding, rat was gone.

Hoping the sun will come out for a bit so I can get some play sand for her enclosure. All the bags at my local Home Depot were water logged today.

Tsubaki 12-27-16 02:12 AM

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Glad she ate :D

dave himself 12-27-16 02:22 AM

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Happy to here her switch to F/T went smoothly for you :)

aaron_cg 12-31-16 09:56 AM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
Finally had a few dry days and was able to pick up some play sand. Couple pics. Hoping to pick up some slate this week and make a natural hide for Mrs. Always Pissy.

http://i.imgur.com/mm0rNLc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LugXk9K.jpg

ThirteenRavens 12-31-16 03:52 PM

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Beautiful girl. I love hots, they are so stunning in their own way. I could never keep them personally as I am a mega clutz and the likelihood of something bad happening would be pretty significant lol. I just live vicariously through those who keep and show them off :)

aaron_cg 12-31-16 04:57 PM

Re: Unexpected Crotalus Atrox pickup
 
She is the exact reason why I discourage people from getting hots. Was given to me as a sweet calm guy (person thought it was male, it is actually female), but she is actually psycho.

The other reason I try to talk people out of it, is because if I can talk you out of getting a hot, then you definitely didn't need one.


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