WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
living in a small town is wonderful
- are there a lot of modes of transportation? nope! you either drive or you’re out of luck basically
- are there a lot of job opportunities? no! of course not
- are there things to do? hang out at the grocery store or go to the only movie theater the town has!
- are the people nice? of course not! not at all!
- are you close to anything interesting? nope! everything interesting happens hours away and you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere
I also always worry that I don’t take good enough care of my animals. I think that’s something a beginning keeper worries about especially if they actually really care about the animal and didn’t impulse buy and really wanna take great care of their pet. I’ve kept leopard geckos for two years now and I’m finally relaxing about it because hey, my geckos are healthy and extremely tame and full of personality. I think that definitely counts for something.
tbh, this worry is one of the big reasons why I keep posting my animals here. I figure that, if I’m doing something wrong, someone will call me out on it and tell me how to correct it.
That and reptiles are gorgeous and I want to share them.
How people can be afraid of snakes amazes me, massive pythons or venomous pit vipers… Yeah, I could understand.
But little guys like this, baby garter snakes no bigger than 8 inches long, I’ll never know. Just look at those deep red eyes and that beautiful checkered pattern.
Anyway I just fed this little guy (not in his water bowl obviously) and he’s easily my best feeding snake, even better than my 6 foot carpet python Axl. He just grabs the mouse and eats it, no messing around, down in seconds. I couldn’t ask for better.
Ngarehu finally ate on his own today! He chomped down on three hornworms. c: Little pissbaby really was holding out for the expensive stuff.
Draco got one too. He engaged it in a long staring contest, determined it was not a raspberry, and lost interest. He only ate it due to sheer annoyance after it crawled near his face.
Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”3961
This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.