Thursday, September 22, 2011
Meet Mr. Copper
Age: 3 Years
Nicknames: Just Mr.Copper
Mr. Copper's Story: Mr. Copper came to us around a month after we got Mrs. Copper. After we found out Mrs. Copper had girly parts, we began searching for a suitable male counterpart. We soon found Mr. Copper on the Kingsnake classifieds, and got in contact with the man who was selling him.
We had Mr. Copper shipped, and when he arrived we were a bit shocked at how small he was. We were afraid to put him into the tank at first, even though Gopher Snakes aren't known for cannibalism. He grew very fast though. Mr. Copper is the polar opposite of Mrs. Copper, which makes him match the description of most Gopher Snakes. He has a bit of an attitude, and while it takes a lot for him to actually strike at you he rattles his tail like a rattlesnake any time he is disturbed. He also concerned us when we tried to feed him. We were used to Mrs. Copper, who was just fine and dandy with eating while our big human faces were staring at her. On the other hand, we soon discovered Mr. Copper would only eat in complete darkness, and it still took a good 30 minutes for him to eat. He is slowly beginning to lose his shy streak, though.
Posted by Cynthia Downer at 4:23 PM