One of the biggest things people don’t understand about me is how I can like snakes. I used to never care for them either way, until I started seeing someone who was interested in them.
So many people are afraid of snakes, or they at least don’t like them for whatever reason. I’m assuming this fear and dislike is conditioned. In the media we always see snakes as hunters, mean, and venomous. A lot of people don’t realize how many different types of snakes there are and how some are completely tame. Take the ball python for example.
I have 4 of them. These snakes are good as pets because they are tame, quiet, clean, and basically easy to take care of. You can hold them and let them crawl around. The only time they might show any aggression is when they are eating, but other than that, they are pretty chill. You just have to keep an eye on them if they are out in the open because they tend to wander off pretty quickly. Not to mention the fact that they are just beautiful.
Those are from my calendar photoshoot. I thought it would be really cool to have the snake make it into a decent shot with me without it looking awkward. Surpisingly after only about 50 frames with her, we got a few pretty good ones.
I also have a gray banded king snake. He is smaller, but still very chill.
Maybe they aren’t the most exciting pet to have, but I think they deserve a little more credit.