Unique Names of Our Cast

 

  • Our bale of turtles may include:
  • Box turtles: Jack-in-the-Box, a three-toed box turtle
  • Red-footed tortoise:  Jilliana from Guyana
  •  Leopard tortoise: Tatanka (meaning Bison in Native American) 
  • Image of leopard tortoise eating a treat, daily summer diet consists of grazing on grasses and weeds.

 

  • Our army of frogs may include:
  •  White's tree frogs: Squirt & Yoda
  • Horned frog: Puddles (also called Pac Man frogs in reptile stores since they eat anything that moves.)

 

  • Our group of lizards may include: 
  • Australian bearded dragon: Puff (the magic bearded dragon)
  • Asian water dragon: Wasabi
  • Blue-tongued skink: Stinky Slinky Skinky (shown)
  • What the image doesn't reveal, is that the skink will smell you with his blue tongue on your fist, cheek, nose, ear, or occasionally toes. The choice is yours to partake or not.
  •      Our pit of snakes may include:
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  • Pueblan Milksnake:  Speedy Gonzales, a good example of a tricolored non-venomous snake easily identified as such by the order of his banded colors.
  • Corn snake(s): Snowflake and/or Corn Flake
  • Western Hognose: My second favorite snake...too cute! He can broaden his neck as a cobra, hiss and shake his tail to sound as a rattlesnake, or he can roll over and stick his tongue out to play dead.
  • Ball python:  Julius Squeezer
  • Our grand finale: Lemon Meringue Python, an 11' albino Burmese python, shown on the Home page 
  • This photo is a good example of how our animal pets bring us closer together.