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Archived updates for Friday, April 28, 2006

TGIF for Taking Your Snake for a Walk

"Collar Apparatus Enabling Secure Handling of a Snake by Tether"
Donald Robert Martin Boys of Bella Vista, California
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 30 years ago, when I was a teenager working at the Tulsa Zoo, one of the regular duties was taking the constrictors for their walks after dinner. It helped their digestion. So, I would walk into the back of the Big Snake exhibit, which most of the big constrictors were in, pick one to start with, gently pick him or her up, pile them up on my shoulders, and they weighed a chunk, take them outside, carefully set them down, because if you scared or spooked them they’d torque up to hold on, and that would HURT, get them on the ground, attach the collar, and proceed to start to drag them around a little grassy section we had out there. After dragging them a few feet they’d kick in and start crawling behind you. Two laps, that was it, then take ‘em back and get the next one. Fuuuuuunnnnn.

Really enjoy the weekly update, the best, period. Keep up the good work.

May 01, 2006 10:07 AM  

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