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
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
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!