Posts Tagged ‘water snake’

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.

Chinese New Year: Year of the Water Snake

February 11th, 2013

Happy belated Chinese New Year. Yesterday began the year of the water snake

We have a Water Snake at the Museum that lives in Carolina Wildlife. This snake has been with us for about 5 years. This snake lives with our mud turtle. The Keepers shot a video of the snake catching a fish- click here to see it.

 You can go to numerous websites to learn about Chinese New Year, but below are two to start with.

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/02/10/happy-chinese-new-year-year-of-water-snake/  

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

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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.

QuikPost: Headshot

March 13th, 2011

I walked by Mudsy and Water snake’s tank the other day and saw them both at the same time, easily. I thought I would share my photo. See a video of the water snake eating - Marilyn shared it with you in February.

water snake and Mudsy.

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  1. Are those Venus fly-traps in there as well?

    Posted by Wendy
  2. Director Comment :

    They are, and they aren’t Wendy. (plastic venus fly traps).

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  3. Glad to see those two are still living the good life!

    Posted by LarrvB

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by , Keeper
I started volunteering at the museum when I was 13 (I'm 22, and they pay me now, which is nice). Favorite work activities include, but are not limited to: bathing our steer, talking about bears, playing guitar (sometimes for the animals) and riding my bike around grounds. And blogging, of course.
I work Tues-Sat and can be tweeched @ernbrn.

Watersnake Goes Fishing

August 21st, 2009

A while back I posted a video of the snake eating mice and also one of the box turtle eating some salad. I guess I just really enjoy watching animals eat, because I have another sort-of-cool-but-kinda-gross-but-mostly-cool video for you. This one is of our Banded Water snake eating a fish. This is back when he lived off of exhibit, he’s since been moved to the exhibit tank with Mudsy our Mud Turtle. This video impresses me because the fish alllllllllllllllllmost got away but the water snake grabs him at the last minute! Also, even though I was absolutely expecting him to grab the fish, it still startled me. If you look closely you can see me jump right as he strikes at the fish. The music for Jaws is copyrighted, so I can’t put it in the video, but the video is best watched with the soundtrack playing in your head. Bu-bum! Bu-bum! Hope you enjoy!

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  1. That one would be good in slo-mo! I had to speed up the Jaws soundtrack in my head to match the motion!

    Posted by julier

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