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The King Is Back
The king snake from the front yard seems to have found the pickings better in back

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Current Location: 85704

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duccio From: duccio Date: July 31st, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Is that king snake a regular at your house? Do you feed it? It's a beauty.

My cousin Johnny and I used to have a Boa. When we got it it was about 20 inches long. We named it Bay Bridge. We made an arena for it out of leaded glass which we would use during feeding. We went up to the museum above the Castro and bought lab rats to feed it. My cousin drove back to Indiana with Bay. It got pretty big - like about 6 feet. Johnny started to care for his mother at her house as she was getting chemo therapy. Bay got lost in his mother's house for a few months. One day Bay was sitting out in the hallway and freaked out Johnny's sister Peggy. She was pregnant at the time and called the neighbor who quickly came over and shot Bay Bridge with a pistol: Indiana gun nut freak - he probably wore a hood, but I don't know that for sure. Probably some loathing of San Francisco fueled his heroism too. Well, that was that.

Watch out for those 3 escaped murderers I have been reading about. They escaped from AZ, but were probably from IN.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 1st, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's a sad tale.

This is actually the king snake that Kim once had to extract from our laundry room. He has subsequently been seen in the front yard on several occasions, but never in the back, hence the subject of this entry. He's now three feet or so, so he must be getting enough lizards, birds and pack rats to keep him happy.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: August 1st, 2010 05:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow, I was just this evening talking about the differences between the Florida black banded water snake and the water moccasin, two very different black snakes. That king looks healthy.
alsoname From: alsoname Date: August 1st, 2010 06:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've never seen a snake here in Arizona (except at the Desert Museum).
abendstille From: abendstille Date: August 1st, 2010 08:10 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
.....and so beautiful! thanks for sharing
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