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    Sonoran gopher arriving tomorrow

    Purchased her from a breeder in MA several weeks ago, but had to wait for the weather to cooperate.
    Biting my nails in anticipation.
    Unfortunately, the forty breeder with the sliding top that I ordered from PetSense didn't arrive on the truck to my local store. Grrr. I have another tank that will do for a week or so. Kind of a pain. She is young, so shouldn't be too cramped in a ten gallon.

    Haven't decided on a name.
    Thinking "Daniel" from the Elton John song.
    Wrong sex, but I like the song and the name.
    We'll see.

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    Well, I've never handled one before, so didn't know what to expect:

    They move differently. She reminds me of a sidewinder.
    Rougher scales.
    She is prettier than her picture.
    She has an alert look to her (yeah, I know she's a snake), but it's like she is paying attention, and actively observing. I don't get that so much from the corn, rosy, nor the king.

    I hate to admit to favourites, but...

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    Re: Sonoran gopher arriving tomorrow

    Hey D. I just saw this thread. I love pits! Where are the pics?
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    Re: Sonoran gopher arriving tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by distaff View Post
    Well, I've never handled one before, so didn't know what to expect:

    They move differently. She reminds me of a sidewinder.
    Rougher scales.
    She is prettier than her picture.
    She has an alert look to her (yeah, I know she's a snake), but it's like she is paying attention, and actively observing. I don't get that so much from the corn, rosy, nor the king.

    I hate to admit to favourites, but...
    Pits are wonderful critters! I second the picture request.

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    Thanks guys.

    I'll get some pics eventually. I need a different camera. BF's cell makes every image look like some grainy, spurious catch of Yeti or the Lockness monster. Doesn't do anyone justice!

    Fantastic gal. Couldn't be happier with her.

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    Re: Sonoran gopher arriving tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by distaff View Post
    She has an alert look to her (yeah, I know she's a snake), but it's like she is paying attention, and actively observing. I don't get that so much from the corn, rosy, nor the king.
    Makes sense to me. I don't have any Pits, but my blood python definitely watches me differently/more intently than our other snakes.


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