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    Grendel!!

    I spent an hour yesterday scrubbing Grendel's cage, and replacing the cypress mulch I had been keeping him on with aspen. It was too hard to see poop in the cypress, and though I spot-clean frequently, it still tended to get really stinky in there because I would miss spots. Hopefully the aspen will fix that.

    Once his cage was all clean, I did not feel like putting him away...he is freshly shed and feels like silk in my hands, and he is looking just exceptional right now...so we took a walk down a local trail where there is a nice spot for photos. I got a ton of gorgeous photos, and I got to chat with some nice people walking by, who were all fascinated by him. We go there regularly for pictures, and I have surprisingly never gotten a negative comment about him there...I think he is just so gorgeous that even non-snake people are impressed. ^_^

    Here is his nice clean cage...not a very good shot, but it is hard to get the whole thing in the frame.



















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    What a handsome boy! We are glad he got an outside adventure today, and got to meet new people!
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    Thanks Karen!

    Something kind of neat occurred to me today after I posted these....it was about ten years ago that I went to the Sacramento reptile expo and got to hold an Indigo snake...which started my obsession. This year, I am bringing Grendel to the expo to show him off (NOT to sell him!!), and maybe I'll pass that obsession along to someone new!!

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    Wow, beautiful snake! Never seen one like that before

    Zeke, Clover, Loki and Shadow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sowa View Post
    Wow, beautiful snake! Never seen one like that before
    Thank you!!

    Most people haven't, they're pretty unusual, which is one reason I like to show him off!

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    Beautiful colors. How do you get him outside? Carrier? he doesn't feel inclined to slither off?
    Anne
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    Beautiful colors. How do you get him outside? Carrier? he doesn't feel inclined to slither off?
    Grendel travels in a pillowcase with a knot at the top. It's a way to move him safely without causing a traffic accident! He does fidget and try to poke his head out, but not to *leave*, just to see what's going on.

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    Hard to believe it was already 4 years ago when he was Pet of the Day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    Grendel travels in a pillowcase with a knot at the top. It's a way to move him safely without causing a traffic accident! He does fidget and try to poke his head out, but not to *leave*, just to see what's going on.
    And when you let him out, he just enjoys the view and doesn't slither off? Wow. I so wish I could get my cats to do that.
    Anne
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    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!



    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    And when you let him out, he just enjoys the view and doesn't slither off? Wow. I so wish I could get my cats to do that.
    Yep, he is quite lazy! I had several people ask me if he was a toy, because he seemed to have fallen asleep on the fence...no tongue-flicking or anything!

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