Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introducing Rojo

My older daughter has a new pet: an albino Nelson's milk snake, which we purchased here at Tucson's Reptile Specialists. She has named him Rojo, the Spanish word for red--the color of his eyes as well as the (diminishing) stripes along its otherwise white-and-yellow body. The snake is about 10 months old, probably 18 inches long, and should grow to about three or four feet and live for 15 or more years. That's a commitment!

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jd stein said...

Hey Simmons. Beautiful snake. We visited Tucson a few weekends ago. Your Civano community is beautiful. My wife was ready to buy a home. It is very well done. Sorry we didn't track you down while we were there.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

I can't believe you were in my neighborhood and didn't look me up! Ah well, hopefully we'll share an iced tea some time!