Baby snake enjoys sandbox


#1

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#2

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

… and for having watched him playing.


#3

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.


#4

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


#5

The cute must flow.


#6

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


#7

Pink and wet, they make the best kinda pet


#8

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.


#9

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.


#10

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.


#11

“Awwwww, yissssssssssssssssssssssssss.”

-Snake, probably


#12

#13

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


#14

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.


#15

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:


#16

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