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Need help! - Local snake sitter?
Hey everyone! I have a bit of an odd question..

skorzy and I might be going on an extended trip (or a series of smaller trips) in late September going until mid October and we need someone local (we're in Orange County) to take care of our snake.

She's pretty low maintenance, we just don't have anyone in the house who isn't afraid of snakes who can give her water. We'd feed her before we left (and allowed time for her to um...do her business so we don't knowingly leave our poor snake sitter with that duty!)

Emmy is a 7 foot Colombian boa constrictor, has her own 36"x22"x2foot terrarium (plastic, with heating element), and is a very docile and nice snake.

Is there anyone local with snake experience (or is just generally not afraid of snakes) who can take her for about 3 weeks during this time? We'd bring her to you, and pay you (negotiable! I'm honestly not sure what would be considered fair for snake sitting, I normally dog sit but dogs are more involved XD).

Just getting a feel for who might be available. :) (and also what you'd charge for doing this, like I said, I really have no idea.) Thanks in advance!
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pretty_omi From: pretty_omi Date: June 24th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I know we don't know each other that well, but I'm not afraid of snakes, and used to have them in the past. Plus I'm just over in Irvine.
Not sure what I'd ask as payment, since I don't think it would be much trouble. Whatever you felt like giving would be fine, I'd just be glad to help c:
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 24th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for offering! You rock hardcore. We're still not sure if we will be going away but its really nice to know of someone local who wouldn't mind XD Would you mind shooting me an email with your contact info please?

thornwolf227@gmail.com

I could also draw you something in exchange like a badge if you'd prefer that :P Either way is cool with me.
datalore From: datalore Date: June 24th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I so wish we were closer! It would be so cool to sit Emmy. :)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 24th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snakey loves for yoooou! <3 :D
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: June 24th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
If the words "take her" had not been there, I could do it. My parents would not let a snake in the house but I could drop by yours to feed a snake.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 24th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah there's the rub. I don't think Jeff's dad would appreciate people (esp. folks he doesn't know or doesn't know well) coming to the house when we're not here, especially since it would be when Jeff's sister and the baby are here. It wouldn't be fun for you either. We figure it would be better to just eliminate the issue entirely and send Emmy away for a snake-cation.
keesh From: keesh Date: June 24th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
If someone falls out and cannot snake sit, I am always at home/work and have ample room for a snake enclosure.

Oh! You need to visit sometime with Jeff too! If we all end up drinking and you two can't drive, you are more than welcome to stay in the deluxe truck tent suite. LOL!

Or I can set up the Blow up Bed in my place, I'm sure I can have friend's over to stay the night...not just a single woman. ;P
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 29th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the offer ;D
keesh From: keesh Date: June 29th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
No problemo.

And if a girl does go into my room, I just have to leave the door open. ;P LOL! JK of course.
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