||Two years seven months old|
||Haarlem, The Netherlands|
is the first snake I ever owned after having contact with a lot of
animals in my life (dogs, cats, rabbits, pigeons, chicken, gerbils). I always
was surrounded by animals since I was small, but sadly got allergic to fur,
especially that of cats and dogs as well as small animals, so I needed to
give up my precious gerbils.
As I felt a huge hole appearing in my heart, I wanted some animal to close
that. It was meant to be an animal that also didn't cause too much noise and
fuzz, so after nine months of careful thinking, I chose to pick a snake. I had
contact with Kiba's Breeder for almost eight months and when he hatched I knew it
must be him. He is a Corn Snake Anery het Amel Motley 66% poss het Hypo, Caramel.
Ever since I got him, he immediately took over hearts of friends and family
who objected my choice of picking a snake as my pet by his natural instinct
to carefully explore, but also being reckless at the same time (as he proved
when escaping from his temporary box for 24 hours and relaxing on the floor
heating in the kitchen where we found him). He survived a move from Germany
to The Netherlands and even my other two moves in The Netherlands in especially
cold winter in early Feb 2011 with -10 C.
Still he manages to surprise me with sudden aggressive behavior toward the
shadow of my hand near the terrarium when food time is near, but directly
after being out on my hand/arm, he's calm and behaves as he would never could
get aggressive to me really ever!
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