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June 14, 2003

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Earl, the Pet of the Day
Name: Earl
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Kenyan Sand Boa
Home: Orlando, Florida, USA
   Earl was originally supposed to be baby-sat until her owner was able to take her back. I became attached to this wonderful being and to my advantage her owner allowed me to keep her, permanently. I was ecstatic. She got her name because we originally thought she was a male. By the time we found out she was a girl we were all so used to calling her Earl that we couldn't change her name. I call her "Earl, my baby girl". She is completely harmless and a huge sweetheart. We have even convinced my best friend to hold her. This was a big step because she has ophidiophobia - a fear of snakes. I think that Earl is unique because she is an escape artist but never leaves me, she just has little vacations. She got out for one month, during the dead of winter, with no heat in our house and survived with no food or heat. Oh, did I mention she managed to steer clear of three crazy cats during this time. I think she is a pretty cool character. She has a great personality and I am so lucky to have her as part of my animal family.

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