Little Python fact:The snake Stripie meets is a spider-tailed viper, a species that uses the spider-like growth on its tail to attract its prey, which think the tail's a spider, come close, and get eaten.
Yes, the My Little Pythons are going to Repticon Memphis. Stop by the Coalition of Herp Enthusiasts of Tennessee Table to take home your very own Stripie Snakie, Tangerinei, Caramel Apple, Sweet Grapevine or all four in exchange for a donation to CHET! We hope to see you there!
You can be part of the My Little Python team and spread
#Pythonlove. Here are some ideas that we use to help increase tolerance of
snakes via the power of cute.
11)Take part in local reptile events. Petco stores
do several of these a year. If you have a friendly, calm reptile, bring it. It’s
hard to be scared of a snake when it’s being held by a kid. Don’t force your
snake on anyone, but just be there, showing them it’s OK.
22)Distribute My little pythons at events where kids
are, along with the blog URL for My Little Python and our social media links. If you have a local herp advocacy group or rescue, give their URL and contact information, too. Any snake is OK as long as
it’s cute and friendly looking, not scary. The ones we use the most are these Snake
Bendables . We have also found inexpensive colorful
snakes after Halloween, and Wiggle Snakes are a perennial favorite.
33)If you’re part of a group, host
reptile/amphibian themed events, where kids get a chance to do activities and
learn a little bit about reptiles and amphibians, especially snakes. If you
have a pet snake, this is a chance to show them that the snake isn’t scary, as
well as to increase understanding of the conservation issues involving snakes
and other reptiles and amphibians. From Save the Frogs! day in April to World
Snake Day in July, there are plenty of opportunities to teach and inform
44)Get involved with local reptile education groups
and rescues. They can always use more good herp ambassadors.
55)And, last but not least, share your friendly
snake art, song parodies, videos and other creations with us at My Little Python-you
can tweet them with @Mylittlepython, post them to our Facebook page or to the
My Little Python blog comments, or e-mail them to Alli_Draggy@comcast.net. We can always
use more Python fans and creations!
Remember, one kid, one comic, one plastic snake=a better
world for snakes everywhere!
Challenge: Help Sweet Grapevine find out how many valentines she has! Count her individual cards, and email your number to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment here, or do it on our Facebook or Twitter!
Hi. I mailed out some Little Python toys to kids around the United States in regularly-sized envelopes, and some of the snakes slithered out during the shipping process. Here is an example of what these snakes look like. If you see them, do not panic! Pick the snake up and take it home. It might be a bit stressed, because, how would you feel if you were stuffed in an envelope and mailed? However, with care, it can be a loving companion. Just a notice!
You might remember my post on My Little Python Valentine ideas, or the Facebook post of the cutest snake pit ever. With the Snake Bendables threaded through the Snake Valentines from Oriental Trading, I had My Little Python valentines! The bendables also had tags showing the blog URL and CHET, the herp organization I support. I gave them out at my homeschool group Valentine's party and the kids absolutely loved them! I saw just about 101 uses for the Little Pythons! Figure, we had chopsticks, sword fighting, biting, bending, scratching off cards, and more with the Little Python toys! Either way, the Little Pythons love getting love from kids, so it was a win for them.
Do you know what we crave in the winter? Well, yes, cuddles, peace on Earth, and hot chocolate, but also fan art. We would love it if any of you lovely people would get us some shiny drawings! All that's required is the URL of the image, how old you are, and who you drew. You can post it on the comments here, on our Facebook page, on our Twitter feed, or it can be emailed to our creator at Alli_Draggy@comcast.net.