Alligator Alley is an animal sanctuary near Mobile, Alabama. The animals were rescued from poor living conditions and placed in the sanctuary.
As the name applies, there are a lot of alligators; however, they also have snakes, lizards, and turtles.
This is a fun place to visit. You can feed the alligators, touch some of the animals, and learn a lot about reptiles in general.
I was wondering what it would be like to hold a snake. I went to Animal Trax in Madison, Alabama, because they specialize in reptiles.
I talked with the store clerk about why someone would want to have a pet snake. They don’t interact with their owners much and they just seem to hang out in their cages all day. The clerk gave me a list of reasons, but I still don’t see the attraction.
She let me hold an adult Ball Python, because they tend to be docile. The first thing I noticed was the skin felt smooth and soft. The snake is also strong and muscular. I could feel the muscles contracting and relaxing as the snake wrapped around my hand and started to slide up my arm.
I thanked the store clerk, bought some dog treats, and headed home. It was an interesting experience.
Last year, I was in Mississippi and rode an airboat through the swamps. It was a ton of fun, even though I got drenched.
I spotted some alligators, but I wasn’t able to get any really good photos. This is the best one I have from that day, so I decided to share it with you guys.
The snake skin was found in front of my church. I’m pretty sure it’s from a copperhead, which is a poisonous snake.
I bagged the skin, but I haven’t decided what I want to do with it. Any ideas?