It’s that time of the year again when Alice’s focus is on reproduction and not when’s my next rat. Her activity levels had been high recently, which is typical during this season. She refused the last meal, even though she initially showed interest. Waiting to see what happens with this feeding.
Alice looking straight up at me from her holding tub. She had been relaxing in there while I was cleaning her habitat.
Alice is into her shed cycle again. She only has one or two a year at her age. Hopefully she will complete the cycle and be ready for a nice plate of ratatouille next week.
We just received the news yesterday that the event was going to be postponed for 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are hopeful that by the following year a plan and procedure can be followed that will allow the event to safely resume. In the meantime, we are starting work on video segments that will air on the Scalebrations Facebook page that will occasionally feature Alice (some of those will likely be aired here as well).
We have been torn in so many different directions recently and have not posted anything. We will be at the event again this year with Alice and her friends. She wanted to assist in the announcement so I am letting her add her 2 cents.
“Ssssssss ssss ssssss ss ssssssss ssss sss sssssss sss ss sssss”
Could not have said it better myself.
During the Outdoor Adventure event on October 14th, one of the staff came by and snapped a picture of Alice to post on their instagram account.
Alice and her friends will be at Outdoor Adventure at The Rock Ranch this coming Saturday, Oct. 14. We have snake shows at 1pm and 3pm. The event is open from 10am to 8pm. Weather should be great. Check it out!
Outdoor Adventure 2017
Elachee Nature Center had a record number of exhibitors this year and around 1,200 visitors came out to learn about snakes and our other native reptiles. Alice was a big hit again and garnered a couple of pictures in our local newspaper. We also had our American Alligators, Nip and Tuck, Eastern Ratsnakes, Pete and Repete and Autumn, our Eastern Copperhead. I did not have time to look around, however I did spot some really cool animals as the other exhibitors were setting their displays up. Alice and the rest of us will be back again next year. Alice is happy to know she gets a few weeks break before her next big outing.
Gainesville Times article covering Snake Day