Baby snake enjoys sandbox


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My day is better for having read the words “baby Shai-Hulud”

… and for having watched him playing.


A snake hiding inside a turtle…

I had a pet garter snake (genus Thamnophis, I think) who enjoyed curling up in his water dish. I added guppies to the water to feed him. Fish in a barrel, really.


I don’t think this is what Frank Zappa was talking about when he sang “baby snakes.”


The cute must flow.


Almost the right pattern to be inspiration for the Beetlejuice sandworm.


Pink and wet, they make the best kinda pet


ok, did not expect that adorable end. i was thinking i want to see an x-ray or something to see how she’s all wound up in there.


So cute! At least at this size. The sand moving around reminds me of the 1960’s Outer Limits episodes, “Invisible Enemy,” with Adam West of Batman fame (oh boy). I’d provide a link to youtube, but it’s pretty bad. You’re on your own.


I know she means for this to improve snake-human relations, but all I’m taking away from this is that any tiny little patch of sand may contain a hidden snake.


“Awwwww, yissssssssssssssssssssssssss.”

-Snake, probably



I thought this video she posted today about what she’s doing was pretty cool.


Bless the tiny Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His cuteness cleanse the world.
May He keep the sandbox for His people.


Not just cuddly sand boas either; Cerastes vipers specialise in burying themselves (using an unusual wiggling motion) with just their eyes exposed, the better to surprise their prey:


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