Amos is bad with kids… really bad. He’ll generally growl at small children and has once lunged at a two-year-old, barely grazing the girl’s hand. Soon after that incident, I bought him a muzzle and occasionally make him wear it at parks, so he doesn’t associate it with punishment. Usually, for at least ten minutes, he’s concentrated on trying to remove it. Sometimes he even gives up walking and just lays down, acting sad.
Today, 1 died around the age of 24. He had refused to eat for several months, and may have developed digestive problems. I had inherited two corn snakes a few years ago from a professor at Kent, De Szalay, who had reared them from eggs during his masters work.
1 is survived by his brother, 2, and his adopted family, including four turtles and two dogs.