Friday, September 29, 2006


Biting my nails...

is becoming a new (old) bad habit again. I'm sneaking peeks through the incubator window every day now, least twice.

When the party is over for other colubrid breeders, the "freaks" (suboc breeders) come out to claim their spoils.

Trans-Pecos hatchings usually coincide with the time of the harvest in North America, when leaves are falling and when people are making jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies, all of which bode of a winter soon-to-come; allowing snake enthusiasts one last "fling" to enjoy their very own brand of harvest just before the long days of hibernation are here.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


A typical morning in the Suboc Room...

usually starts with this guy out basking atop his rocky ledge under a daylight bulb for about half an hour with the window open. He's a nearly two year old golden-orange or Oro del Rio (River Gold) phase from Panther Canyon/Closed Canyon parents.
Although most of my snakes are in rack units, I keep a few of them in aquaria so that I can enjoy little day-in-the-life-of-a-reptilian moments like these when I'm just walking by and want to glance in the snakeroom.

Monday, September 04, 2006


May our Heavenly Father Forever Bless His Memory

Today the world has suffered such a loss. God bless dear Steve and his wife and children. This is a such a great loss to the world. When I lived in Chile for a couple of years doing missionary work, Steve was just as famous there as he his here in the U.S.A., and he had a burning passion for life that no other will probably ever exude to such a great extent. My heart goes out to all who loved him, because I feel their deep sense of loss and pain. May our prayers and thoughts be turned towards Terri, Bindi and Bob.

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