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Idaho rubber boas

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Posted by: schlange at Sat Sep 10 08:50:04 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by schlange ]  
   

All my life Iíve known about rubber boas but Iíve been waiting this whole time to actually find one myself. Two nights ago my girlfriend and I went up to Bogus Basin Mountain on yet another night drive and all the hard work finally paid off. There on the side of the road (about 5300 feet) was a 13 inch neonate rubber boa; I picked it up and it immediately entwined itself around my fingers- just like every account Iíve heard of.
Well, even better is that we kept driving since the conditions were obviously so optimal, and I spotted a 20 inch Charina 15 feet in front of us (we were at about 6300 feet now)!!! I got out, went up to it and gestured to my girlfriend in the car to ~watch this~ as I petted it on its back and it didn't even bat a muscle!?! Being the way I am I decided to push it a little further and pet the back of its head. I did the same again, reached out, petted the back of its head and still, it didn't MOVE A MUSCLE!
Nobody can name ONE animal anywhere in the world that you can walk up to it in the wild, pet the back of its head and it not flinch!! Absolutely crazy! Hopefully within three years Iíll have some breeding projects going, I just need a few more adults. Does anyone know if thereís any demand for c/b rubber boas?? Not like it even matters, I get enough out of just having them as pets. But yet again, Iíve found another switch inside my head thatís been flipped (thanks to James, kerncountyherp); now Iím in over my head, thereís no escaping. Iím so stokedÖ
**pictures to come**

Patrick



   

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