my daughter loves Dirty Jobs (the TV show). we recently saw the snake farm episode and I mentioned it was not too far from us. after that slip I realized that it would be wrong to let summer elapse without a trip to the farm. we had planned to capture our koi and transport them this afternoon so we figured the snake farm would be a good warm up on animal handling.
I don't know what he said to this python, but it lurched away. I asked him to move away from the head.
I explained that his mother was gonna get upset if he was kissing snakes. he said "well, you better not show her that one". I had to tell him to not kiss the python again.
I spent some time chatting with this fellow. I think we came to see eye to eye. at least he threw nothing at me.
I sat in a shaded area to watch my son chase the chickens (more on that below). I heard something hit the chain link fence behind me. this gator had his mouth open and was hissing at me. he must've really hit that fence and injured himself. that is blood dripping from his chin.
back inside for more snake handling
here he is chasing chickens. he was yelling all the while, "COME, HERE, ROOSTER!!! I'VE, GOT, SOMETHING, TO, SAY, TO YOU! WE ALREADY KNOW IT'S MORNING. SO, STOP MAKING THAT SOUND!!!!" this went on for a good fifteen minutes.
here is the back yard of our other house. many a good times were spent in that area. the koi have stayed behind and I go back every three days to feed them. today was relocation day!
all I had was this tiny net that had a big hole. we drained most of the water to tip the scales in my favor.
here they are in their new austinmodhouse habitat. they now have MUCH more room to grow and a better filtration system.
we tried to include all the newest technology in our home. but maybe I haven't mentioned our anti-gravity device.