Unique Names of Our Cast

 

  • Our bale of chelonians may include:
  • Box turtle: Jack-in-the-Box, a three-toed box turtle
  • Female three-toed box turtle: Daffodil
  •  Leopard tortoise: Tatanka (meaning Bison in Native American)
  • Younger leopard tortoise
  • Pancake tortoise: Grandpa Waffle 
  • 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: Pickle & Spinach 
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  • Our group of lizards may include: 
  • Australian bearded dragon: Puff (the magic bearded dragon)
  • Asian water dragon: Wasabi, female or Godzilla, male
  • Blue-tongued skink: Stinky Slinky Skinky (shown, not her full name)
  • What the image doesn't reveal, is that the skink will smell you with her 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) : Candy Corn.
  • 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.