Category Archives: Snakes

A sensible young man

Yesterday there was a young man in the store looking for a pet. I say “a pet” because it seemed to me he didn’t really know what he wanted. He asked about chinchillas. He asked about corn snakes. He asked … Continue reading

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Who started this?

The other day I was engaged in a discussion of “venomous” and “poisonous” on my word-nerd forum when one of the members posted this: “Have I ever told you the story, related to me as true (!) of the young … Continue reading

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There it is again…

I was checking on the toxicity of clownfish (a friend of mine believed they were poisonous, and I didn’t think they were) when I ran across this question on Answer.com. “Is there any way to make a poisonous snake non-poisonous?” … Continue reading

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Size ten, please…

Those are the size shoes I wear now. I didn’t always wear size tens. For some years I wore eights. Long before that, I wore size two women’s shoes, and once upon a time my feet were so small and … Continue reading

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Hot Flash!

In the years I spent talking to people in the pet store about reptiles, there were two things I had to repeat and repeat. I’ll deal with the second one in a later post. The first one was that what … Continue reading

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How’d a nice girl like me…

…get so involved with reptiles? It wasn’t hard, really. I’ve always had a fondness for snakes. When I was a child,we called the garter snake in the garden “Sam”. Sam eventually had a bunch of babies (we called them “green … Continue reading

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