One thing I did not realize at first was how much care a snake requires. They have very strict heat and humidity requirements to keep them healthy. It took a little while to get her home ready for her, but once we did, I was really excited to meet her!
So, here she is. Introducing Miss Chemical Warfare! (I know crazy name, but Lou informed me that when he was a kid he always wanted to name his pet Chemical Warfare, and since you don't call your snake, it finally worked out!)
Here she is investigating Chris' face
One of her favorite things to do is try to climb into the back of the couch. She's quick too, if you're not paying attention she will be gone!
Lou, Mark Sr., and Chris spent a lot of time working on what I like to refer to as the "Snake Palace" for her. They built a 4'x2' house for her that takes up a whole wall of the living room. They did a great job and it's really cool to be able to watch her move around in there.
Andi brought Rhyan and Taylor over to meet her a few weeks ago. Rhyan wanted nothing to do with her. She was fine watching her in her cage, but she had no intentions of touching her. Taylor on the other hand, this child isn't scared of anything! She was a little nervous at first since she didn't know how to hold her, but once Lou showed her what to do, she was a pro!
And I took this picture today for the Foto Friday at Scrapfreak to show animals OTHER than the everyday pets. I like to call this one "Fat Girl in a Little Hide". When I was buying supplies for her cage, I hadn't met her yet. I had no idea how big she was and Lou underestimated her size when he was telling me about her. Needless to say, her hide was a tight fit to begin with, and she has already grown since we got her! Everytime I watch her slither back under her hide I think of the movie Tommy Boy!
So, that is the newest addition to our home. Hopefully the next time I blog about a new addition I will be telling you that I finally had this baby!