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September 14, 2008

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Scarlett, the Pet of the Day
Name: Scarlett
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Key's Corn Snake
Home: York, Pennsylvania, USA
   Scarlett is an Elaphe guttata rosacea, also known as a Key's Corn Snake, or Rosy Rat Snake. She is the most docile, calm, explorative, and mischievous snakes I have ever had. She'll go anywhere and everywhere she is not supposed to go. She is also a very personable snake and loves to be out of her cage exploring. She is also a great mother and will do anything to protect her eggs.

    She is very independent and enjoys slithering around and going into the smallest holes, and cracks she can find. Once I had her out and looked away the next time I look back she is gone, and I start getting scared, then I saw her tail disappearing into my cabinet. Well, needless to say, I had to partially tear my cabinet apart to get her out safely. During the summer I take her out in the yard to get some real sunlight, and to explore, and she loves it. She is not very demanding snake, water and a thawed mouse every week or two, a fluorescent light, a heat lamp, "furniture" in her cage, and handling as much as possible and she is a very content snake.

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