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    My trip to NERD!

    Hello friends! It’s been ages since I’ve popped in but miss everybody and hope you all are healthy and safe in this time of covid. <3

    Since we’re all sequestered in our homes, I thought it would be fun to share snapshots of my recent trip to NERD. My precious hubby asked me what I wanted for my anniversary and I said what any woman would say – a trip to Plaistow NH to hold a Boelen’s Python.

    So off we went!





    Monitors:











    Caimans:











    Retics:









    Leusistic King Cobra:







    Beaded Lizard:







    Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa:








    Mangrove:

    <- this one tagged our host, Jake. He handled it like a pro.










    The pièce de résistance – Boelens Python:













    We had a spectacular time. The animals were incredible. The monitors were friendly and so well socialized. If any of you are in the monitor market, I highly recommend NERD’s as they work with them a ton. Gorgeous retics. But it was hard to beat the Amazon Basin ETBs and the Boelens. They really take your breath away!
    Last edited by hilabeans; 03-20-2020 at 12:07 PM.

    1.0 Lesser Mojave Ball Python "Neptune"; 1.0 Western Hognose "Murray"

    Fur Pets:

    1.0 Doberman Pinscher "Bulleit"; 1.0 Siamese Cat "Boudreaux"; 1.0 British Shorthair Cat "Oliver”

    Lizards:
    1.0 Bearded Dragon "Nigel"

    Tarantulas:
    0.1 Grammostola Rosea "Charlotte"; 0.1 Brachypelma Albopilosum "Matilda"; 0.1 Caribena Versicolor "Bijou"; 1.0 Brachypelma Boehmei "name TBD"

    Inverts:
    1.0 Emperor Scorpion "Boba"; 1.0 Spiny Flower Mantis "Hana-Louie"

    (Gone but never forgotten)

    1.0 Russian Rat Snake "Bonsai Ramen" R.I.P.
    0.1 Doberman Pinscher "Remy" R.I.P



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    Awesome photos and what a cool experience! Thanks for sharing, your hubby gets major kudos too. Congratulations for your anniversary
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    Looks like you had QUITE the day! Thanks for sharing it!
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    Re: My trip to NERD!

    Cool pics! Thanks for sharing!

    Did they happen to show you the unusually large ball python nick-named 'Mega-Beast' that Kevin got in a trade a while back? I didn't see him last time I was there.
    *.* TNTC

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    Re: My trip to NERD!

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    Awesome photos and what a cool experience! Thanks for sharing, your hubby gets major kudos too. Congratulations for your anniversary
    He's a keeper for sure, and thank you!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    Cool pics! Thanks for sharing!

    Did they happen to show you the unusually large ball python nick-named 'Mega-Beast' that Kevin got in a trade a while back? I didn't see him last time I was there.
    Nope, no BPs of any kind on my tour. I was in it for the more exotic of his collection.

    1.0 Lesser Mojave Ball Python "Neptune"; 1.0 Western Hognose "Murray"

    Fur Pets:

    1.0 Doberman Pinscher "Bulleit"; 1.0 Siamese Cat "Boudreaux"; 1.0 British Shorthair Cat "Oliver”

    Lizards:
    1.0 Bearded Dragon "Nigel"

    Tarantulas:
    0.1 Grammostola Rosea "Charlotte"; 0.1 Brachypelma Albopilosum "Matilda"; 0.1 Caribena Versicolor "Bijou"; 1.0 Brachypelma Boehmei "name TBD"

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    1.0 Emperor Scorpion "Boba"; 1.0 Spiny Flower Mantis "Hana-Louie"

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    1.0 Russian Rat Snake "Bonsai Ramen" R.I.P.
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    That's pretty sweet. Were the people nice? I've seen a couple videos and I'm not sure what to think about them. Their animals are awesome (and expensive!) though.
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    0.1.0 Merauke Scrub Python "Victoria"
    0.1.0 Titanium Reticulated Python "Alice"
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    0.0.1 Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman "Caroline"
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    Re: My trip to NERD!

    Im so jealous! They have such awesome animals!

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    Re: My trip to NERD!

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    That's pretty sweet. Were the people nice? I've seen a couple videos and I'm not sure what to think about them. Their animals are awesome (and expensive!) though.
    Hmm, how to answer. . . the folks I dealt with were professional. Jake, our host, was adorable and very sweet. I did not meet Kevin, I heard him in the hallway but didn't pursue. I did not meet any of the YouTubers.

    You're from Texas, I'm from Texas, they probably score a 5 on the southern hospitality friendly meter, but a 7 on the northeasterner friendly meter, if that makes sense.

    1.0 Lesser Mojave Ball Python "Neptune"; 1.0 Western Hognose "Murray"

    Fur Pets:

    1.0 Doberman Pinscher "Bulleit"; 1.0 Siamese Cat "Boudreaux"; 1.0 British Shorthair Cat "Oliver”

    Lizards:
    1.0 Bearded Dragon "Nigel"

    Tarantulas:
    0.1 Grammostola Rosea "Charlotte"; 0.1 Brachypelma Albopilosum "Matilda"; 0.1 Caribena Versicolor "Bijou"; 1.0 Brachypelma Boehmei "name TBD"

    Inverts:
    1.0 Emperor Scorpion "Boba"; 1.0 Spiny Flower Mantis "Hana-Louie"

    (Gone but never forgotten)

    1.0 Russian Rat Snake "Bonsai Ramen" R.I.P.
    0.1 Doberman Pinscher "Remy" R.I.P



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    Looks like a fun visit! I really enjoyed the pics.

    Having made many trips to Yankeeland in the past, I totally understand what you mean on the friendly meter. Good folks, just a little different from the South.
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

    1.2 Coastal Carpet Pythons
    Mack The Knife, 2013
    Lizzy, 2010
    Etta, 2013
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    Esmarelda , 2014
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    Great seeing you around, hila!!!!

    Happy Anniversary!!! I told my fiance that a NERD tour is a strong contender for my wedding gift from her
    Apparently, great minds DO think alike, hahahaha.

    I'm glad you had a great time, thanks for sharing!!
    And good seeing your smiling face on the forum, not enough smiles in the world these days...
    ...life is beautiful...

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