Besides getting straight nasty in the dirt 7 days a week I'm also into reptiles which this blog will cover both. I'm currently working on breeding ball pythons.
What a suck ass day. My thirteenth clutch was due today so I woke got the kids some cereal, made my coffee then headed to the snake room to check on things. I palpated this girl several time and I knew she had four eggs in her.
I also thought they felt a little hard and could possibly be slugs but lets face I’m really not that experienced so I figured I’d just have to wait and see.
This year my Butter male bred like a complete madman! He repeatedly bred ten females throughout the season. Guess what? All ten females didn’t take! Yea it sucks but I’m the only one to blame. I truly think the reason I didn’t have much luck getting many females gravid was temperature related. I didn’t cool my snakes down and I feel it was just too hot to stimulate good follicular growth. Next year will be different I hope their ready because a blizzard is coming through this snake room.
Anyway so I really wanted to hatch out a few butter females to keep and hold back so when I found females that where developing that were bred by another males I’d let the butter finish the job. I hoped that I could at least get a few females gravid from him this way.
The female that was due today was one of those females the butter started breeding after another male got her going and was also one of my only chances to get some eggs from my little male butter.
Back to checking on eggs, I get up to the snake room pop open the tub and she is right in the process of laying. Only thing is that first egg is a damn slug! Boo. "It happens I’ll come back and check on her later" I said to myself.
A couple hours pass and I check on her again. Well well what do you know three more slugs for a grand total of four. One slug wasn't even a good looking slug it was a freaking boob slug! Jeeezzzz. Bushleague breeding at it’s finest.
My only saving grace is this Punch cigar I hold in my hand.
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Oh well, this season can kiss my ass!