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lostonearth35
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07 May 2018, 4:34 pm

A few years ago I met an albino python named Butter, who was sort of the mascot of a park for reptiles. He must have been a *very* tame snake, because little kids were allowed to have their picture taken with him. I had my picture taken with him as well. It was so cool. They were selling t-shirts with the phrase "Squeezed by Butter". :lol:

Sadly, he died only a couple of years after that. :( I guess he helped a lot of people see that snakes can be lovable. I still have the photo.



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18 May 2018, 2:24 pm

I like snakes, but I also like Florida sand skinks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_sand_skink

The Florida sand skink is a lizard that has really itty-bitty legs that it rarely uses.

In other words, this animal is a living transitional form. It is in the process of evolving into a snakelike reptile.

The beauty of the natural world never ceases to amaze me.


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29 May 2018, 11:15 am

It’s a learned behavior.
You can always tell the reptile people when someone yells “snake”,we run to the snake to get a look instead of running the other way.


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30 May 2018, 6:59 am

Many animals are instinctively afraid of snakes, perhaps it's something that's present in human beings to some degree. I've always liked them. Growing up we had snakes living around our house so it's just something we knew was there and accepted. One of my friends keeps snakes and I love having a hold of them every chance I get.



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30 May 2018, 7:54 am

Yeah its instinct. The strangest thing is how some snakes don't seem to have an inherited fear of us, I don't know if this is the early process of domestication but most of my snakes are more tamed than my guinea pigs.