Happy Holidays From Our Favorite SOLE Reptiles!

During this special time of year, our office snakes wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday! It is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book, bake some cookies, or take a snowy walk in the woods. Don’t worry, our snakes are finding plenty of time to relax as well!

We’re sure that many of you have had a chance to meet our favorite reptilian office mates but if you have not, we would like to officially introduce Horace and Neville.

Horace and Neville have been a part of the SOLE program for about 2 years and are an important part of our in-person and virtual education programs. Horace and Neville were donated to the SOLE program from partner organizations who were already keeping them as pets but no longer needed them for educational programming.

This year, as you may have guessed, they haven’t been able to meet as many of our students as they would have liked… they miss you! Our SOLE staff is lucky to have such great companions in the office but we wanted to share some of their cuteness with you too! Here's a bit about each of our snakes.



Species Common Name: Bull Snake or Gopher Snake

Species Scientific Name: Pituophis catenifer

Age: 9 years

Sex: Male

Length: 6 feet

Last Shed: November 13th, 2020

Favorite Foods: Frozen mice

Hobbies: Somersaulting and playing I-Spy

Celebrity Role-Model: Martha Stewart

New Year’s Resolution: Master the art of sharing your screen on Zoom


Species Common Name: Western Hognose

Species Scientific Name: Heterodon nasicus

Age: 8 years

Sex: Male

Length: 17 inches

Weight: 3.7 ounces

Last Shed: May 7th, 2020

Favorite Food: You guessed it... frozen mice

Hobbies: Stargazing and stamp collecting

Celebrity Role-Model: Smokey the Bear

New Year’s Resolution: Reduce my use of single-use plastics!


Wishing our SOLE community a happy, healthy, and restful holiday season!!

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