June 4, 2013
There are only ten days left until our new exhibit, Nature Lab, opens. Last week, I introduced you to some babies that are moving in, and this week I want to introduce you to rescued contraband!
This is Obsidian, our new Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus helleri.
Obsidian chilling with his morning paper!
Snakes, particularly rattlesnakes, are often maligned and misunderstood. But hold on a minute, any creature that is cultured enough to enjoy the Los Angeles Times should be given a second chance – surely.
Let me give you the back story first; Obsidian is a rescued pet from a drug bust that took place in Riverside....
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