Monthly Archives: November 2011

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Pack 1070, the Cub Scout Pack that Ethan and Garrett are a part of (and for which I am Assistant Cubmaster) held a U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony last night. We properly and ceremoniously burned five U.S. Flags and did it … Continue reading

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Jambalaya….!

I can still see / hear Newman say that on Seinfeld. Here’s a pic of my CB 2006 Bushmaster male Jayapura Green Tree Python from this morning.  

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Some updates from the snake room.

This female Jungle Carpet Python is looking huge. She is so large that I cannot palpate eggs. I literally can’t get my hand around her. She is still on feed and ate a couple of small rats about a week … Continue reading

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Never fails…

I conducted a snake show at Catoctin Creek Nature Center yesterday. By “conducted a snake show” I mean nothing more than I presented a power point slide show describing snakes while I showed off my collection. The first thing I … Continue reading

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Scouting for Food

The single biggest community service event on our Scouting calendar is “Scouting for Food”. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collect food in their communities for local food banks. Pack 1070 / Troop 1070 collected 21,000 pounds of food today for … Continue reading

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Some Green Tree Python picture upates.

I started cycling the rest of my Chondros on Tuesday evening. The past three mornings in the snake room have been perfect: 68F, 68F, and 67F when I checked at 6:30 AM. Here’s a pic of that female Aru from … Continue reading

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Playing with Cooper and Luke on Saturday night.

The best kind of Saturday night.

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Mexican red-knee Tarantula molt

I bought two of these this past summer for my second son, Garrett. They were the size of q-tips when we got them. I broke two of the legs off this one when we first got them because, small as … Continue reading

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Crushed. No words needed except: 23 slugs.

At least she appears OK. Back to the drawing board. Sigh.

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The Countdown Begins

Today is day 14 from the Aru Green Tree Python female’s last shed. I received the new thermometer last night and wow am I glad I did that. I am still adjusting temps – the egg box in the incubator … Continue reading

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