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Grandma's first Scout clutch

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Posted by: rpelaez at Sun Sep 11 19:47:31 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rpelaez ]  
   

Grandma is what I affectionately call a seventeen year old female alterna - Boy Scout Rd locale. She resided in the collection of Ric Blair and was acquired by Russ Cormack as Ric was blowing out his collection. Russ sent her to me to pair up my wc male. I immediately posted pics of her seeking lineage information because Ric didn’t have a clue how she ended up in his collection. All he knew is what the piece of tape said on her enclosure, “ Boy Scout Rd ”. A strong lead was provided by Norm Nunley, who claimed that Grandma was collected by Rainer Fesser sometime in the mid 90’s. I think I may have posted this information along with her pics looking for someone to corroborate it. In any event, Grandma laid her first clutch of five eggs for me this year. When I tried to list her along with another wc female for Boy Scout Rd that also laid five eggs, Joe said nope, not Grandma, she needed more documentation, so I began a panicked search for Rainer Fesser. I was able to contact Fesser with the aid of another European and a forum that Fesser frequented called Venomland.com. Anyway, Fesser talked about the canyon at the end of Boy Scout Rd like it was yesterday, but he did not collect that snake or any other alterna from Boy Scout Rd. The only other lead I received at the time (from Joe Forks) was Gerard Salmon, which I thought was weak because Norm sounded so sure of Fesser. Long story short, I was able to contact Gerry a few months ago, and he identified Grandma as one of his F1’s from a clutch in 1994. He had sold a pair from this clutch to Ric Blair that included Grandma. Gerry was able to provide me with all the necessary documentation of her wc parents. Here is the first clutch of her 2011 offspring, followed by pics of Grandma and my wc male.

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