Posts Tagged ‘pine snakes’

by , Keeper
I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

QuikPic: They’re growing up!

January 24th, 2013

Our baby pine snakes hatched in July, here are few posts about them- 3 more babies, and they’re out…, lucky ssssssssseven

Now 6 months old, these babies are growing up fast.

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  1. So pretty! Do you think their markings will change as they get older?

    Posted by Leslie
  2. They may lighten or darken overtime. But, we are pretty sure that just the proportioning might change, but not the markings.

    Posted by Jill

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

video of pine snakes hatching

August 9th, 2012

Finally, and sorry for the wait,  time-lapsed video of the pine snakes hatching.

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 They should start eating soon, and then we’ll bring them out for people to meet during the Reptile Feeding Program, Thursdays at 4 PM.

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

lucky ssssssseven

July 22nd, 2012

Seven pine snake babies are in their own space today, having made it out of their eggs entirely.

doing what pine snakes do best, but hissing is not as scary when you are only 15+ inches long

 

even hissy when not being handled.

 

longer than a foot- about 15 inches at hatching

 

can you count how many are in the pile?

 

Each snake gets its own container

We started with 10 eggs laid, but one was not viable. There is one more snake that keeps popping in and out of its egg. S/he should be out by the end of today. There is one remaining egg that Kent cut open this morning since it wasn’t a good sign that nothing had happened. Sadly, the snake did not make it.

The snakes will get water for now. Within about one week they should shed and then we will feed them. After that, we’ll bring one out for folks to meet at the 4 PM reptile feeding on Thursdays. Come by and meet them!

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  1. Awww!! Pics #2 and 3 are cute, they think they are so big and bad.. Haha

    Posted by Colet

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

and they’re out…

July 21st, 2012

I got a good head shot this morning, but we’ve finally got a visual on the rest of a snake. My photos are poor, but we’ll have better ones tomorrow:

if you look closely, you'll see our snake egg box inside of another tub- there's a snake who made his/her way out! (on the right).

a blurry two!

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  1. Yay babies! Can’t wait to see them in person.

    Posted by Leslie

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

3 more babies…

July 21st, 2012

It’s Saturday morning and we have more pine snakes trying to make their way out of the eggs…

 

7 eggs so far...

 

 

 

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  1. Keep the updates coming! These guys are wonderfully cute. From their slow progress it must be exhausting for them.

    Posted by Joe

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by , Director
I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

WE HAVE MORE– 4!!

July 20th, 2012

As of 4:15 today we have four eggs actively hatching: (See our first photo). More photos below.

Here's out set up. You'll notice the camera in the center. We'll have video footage next week for you.the eggs on the left (this is where the first snake photo from earlier today is)

 

eggs on the right.

 

eggs on the left.

 

 

left side again- but notice the ruler (metric)

 

 

 

 

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  1. Director Comment :

    at 5:15 PM: one more on the way (on the right side).

    We’re up to 5…

    Posted by Sherry Samuels

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