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My Pattern is Reticulated by LuckisGONE
My Pattern is Reticulated
Showing off her silver and orange sides.  This girl is as inquisitive and aware of everything as the garters are, which is unusual after having Bud, Cloud, and Sanji, who barely react to their surroundings.  I had her out one night and she was watching me from the corner of her eye, and when I grabbed my phone to take a picture she immediately started crawling towards it (a good 2ft away, farther than the other 3 would have bothered with) and plopped her head on it for a few seconds before deciding it wasn't worth her time.
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Pumpkin Eye by LuckisGONE
Pumpkin Eye
It was very warm yesterday, so I took Riverrun out for a bit.  Her belly was looking a bit pink and she's hanging out in her humid hide, so maybe she's going into shed.  I'll look for a darkening of her colors over the next couple of days.
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Demigod in the Light by LuckisGONE
Demigod in the Light
This is the little eastern garter given to me by :iconarachnowolf:  He arrived safe and sound!
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Demigod Arrives! by LuckisGONE
Demigod Arrives!
Well, I braved the worst hand-chewing from this terrible scary monster to get a few photos of him in the sun.  The poor brave warrior didn't even scratch my skin.  After a few chews he figured out it wasn't working and went to crawling around manically. haha  Took me like 5 minutes to get him to stay still long enough to snap a few photos, and when I put him back into his temporary enclosure he went immediately to exploring every inch.  I'll give him a few hours to decompress and see if he'll eat, otherwise I'll offer again next week.
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Yesterday was the local expo, which I've wanted to go to one since I got Cloud, and I was finally able to go!  Mostly because it was in-town. haha  It was a very small expo, but there was a good variety, which was awesome.  There were two vendors selling retics, of which one had like 10 retics on display, which is where I got my little girl.  They had some really nice-looking boa constrictors and retics on display.  They had a young Hog Island on display that was already looking like a really nice Hog, in really good shape, too.  I really wish I would have remembered to take pictures at their booth, but I was so busy ogling all the awesome snakes. :/  They were my favorite booth by far, though.  The guy also had a nice conservative feeding schedule mentality, which I can get behind.

As far as what was there, there was a lot of retics, boa constrictors, and ball pythons.  As far as snakes go, I also saw a Calabar ground boa, a couple of Amazon tree boas, green tree pythons, emerald tree boas, blood pythons, house snakes, an extremely defensive paradise tree snake, ratsnakes, kingsnakes, milksnakes, a couple hognoses, and a couple of corn snakes.  There were some monitors, tegus, albino bullfrogs, uromastyx, crested geckos, gargoyle geckos, leopard geckos, hedgehogs, pigs, rabbits, degus, finches, and a bunch of others.  My mom saw the axolotls there, and now she's dead-set on getting some to breed. *rolls eyes*

I know I said I'd wait to get one but....I went ahead and got a reticulated python.  She's a female poss het purple albino reticulated python, born somewhere around October, so she's about 6 months old, or 2 months younger than Sanji.  The breeder wasn't there, but one of the vendors there on behalf of them said that she thought she was hatched thereabouts.  She's about 3'-3.5' and weighs 150 grams.  She was easily the best looking retic at the show, if not the best-looking snake.  I'm thinking about naming her Riverrun, but name suggestions are still welcomed. :)

She's got a slight bit of nose rub and some dry scales, but it looks very minor so I think it's just from the ride to the expo.  Hopefully with some humidity and plenty of room she'll clear right up.  There's no sign of mites or illness to her, so that's good.

I had her out during the expo because she didn't seem to like being in the plastic container (I don't blame her!), and she spent most of her time sleeping on my arm or crawling on top of my head.  She was very laid back and didn't seem stressed out at all about the whole situation, which is good, hopefully she'll stay that way. :P  She's in Draco's tank temporarily while I have some heat tape shipped in, so that she will have some heat as it will take about 5-7 days for the tape to get here.  Then, when I get the heat tape I've got a nice 61 qt tub to set up for her, and I'll give Cloud's Herpstat 2 to her and Sanji to run their heat tapes.  I'll eventually get two more Herpstat 2's to run the set of RHP's and CHE's in the enclosures, as I plan on putting Bud back into his 6' enclosure until Riverrun gets some size on her.

She's spending most of her time basking under the heat lamp, but she's also been cruising around exploring and I saw her take a sip from the water dish.  She saw me come and look at her, and immediately zeroed in on me and started crawling towards me, tongue a-flicking.  She seems just as aware of her surroundings as Draco is, and even followed my finger a bit.  Having my first poop painting from her is going to be fun, though!  Looking forward to that. lol  She's still laid back, and didn't protest at all when I took her out real quick to show her to my brother and clean up the little bit of urates she left.  Now to force myself to leave her alone for the next week or so. D:
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Cassandra Cooper
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I'm 20 and I mostly do photography, since I can't get motivated to draw. I especially love animal and nature photography. I prefer photos that show the true animal, or get as close as you can to the true animal. I usually don't like black/white or photoshopped photos, but a slight touch to the photo that still looks realistic can still be beautiful.

At the moment I own four snakes: Cloud Strife the boa constrictor, Bud the ball/royal python, Draco the albino checkered garter snake, and Sanji the Brazilian rainbow boa.

Although I rarely ever get on anymore, send me a note if you use duelingnetwork, and we can have a duel! :D I used to be pretty good, but I haven't played in months, and I wouldn't mind some practice. :P My username is IFiredMyParents.

I am currently in college, majoring in Biology, and I hope to eventually specialize in Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). Snakes are my main interest, and talking about/researching/blabbing about my own little guys take up a lot of my time, and has been since I got my boa constrictor 3 years ago (although I've had the ball python 8 years, he did not do much to spark my interest in snakes). :P

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AkaSling Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the fave! :) 
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LuckisGONE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi!!
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Have a nice day! :D
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LuckisGONE Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, and thanks for the faves as well. :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist
;) welcome
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danktat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for faving the pocket watch tattoo sitting....Still another to go so keep watch. I will post the finished results when we get to doing it. :D
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LuckisGONE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds good. Cutie Thumbs Up 
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Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the fav :hug:
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LuckisGONE Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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burdenofimpurity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thank you so much for the fave Hug 
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