Our new and wonderful snake-y girl arrived last evening! She’s longer than a pencil, but considerably thinner, and is not yet the color of Hekima, but has red markings outlined in black on a gray background. A very active and bouncy small person. She promptly attached herself to my wrist like a bracelet and then studied everything in range of her vision. Dean brought her father along, who is identical to Hekima, so we know what she’ll look like as she grows. He’s a pretty calm and quiet big guy, but like all corn snakes, is so curious. They have to know everything – what it feels like, what it smells like, what it tastes like, what it looks like. A good match for a double Gemini like me!
Grandson Patrick was here, and at one point was holding both Clyde and his daughter. As Patrick got into the car yesterday, when I picked him up from school, he said, “We can be like grandpa, and just not name her for a while.” Which was exactly where I had been heading. We have a name suggestion from Bill, who says the Hebrew word for serpent of wisdom is Nahash. And I have a request in to the Irish Gaelic Translation service for the pronunciations of 2 Irish words meaning wisdom.
So we’ll see… I’ll be reporting in when She – a she for sure this time – has been named!