Snakes on a Steve


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Hard to believe – this isn’t the first interview I’ve done with a snake wound around me. Dr. Laurie Hess, author “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love),” says that people can bond with snakes as pets.

We talk about Boa Constrictor and snake care in general, what they need regarding temperature, the space they require and what they eat.

Hess says a corn snake, rainbow boa, and ball pythons are examples of smaller and generally docile snakes because a full grown boa constrictor may be too much snake for many.

Hess talks about kids and reptiles, and why washing hands is really very important.