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    Introducing Reese Slitherspoon

    by The secret to coming up with a good snake name, at least if you like snakes, is to sit down and make two lists of words. The first should be a list of things that snakes are and do: long, slinky, slither, hiss, etc. The second is a list that sounds like each of those words, rhyming words, homonyms, and so on, and see were those take you. Other things you can add to that second list are characters associated with snakes in your media of choice. Insert your favorite Harry Potter reference, and you have one, here. Don’t forget mythology. If there had been a classical Greek Naga…

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    This is Sonic

    by This is Sonic. You might have noticed that he’s a snake. He was the second reptile to come live with us, but he has not been the last. More on all those another time. Sonic came to live with us just after my oldest daughter’s ninth birthday – somehow, the ninth birthday has become when you get your first non-fish personal pet in our family. A teeny tiny noodle at the time, eight or nine months old, he was only managing a very small prey. He’s a little longer these days, but still not terribly big around. He’s a Sunglow (or Sunkissed) corn snake, a colour morph, and he’s…