Huge thanks to VSH: Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

In addition to last week’s snow, we took four animal over to VSH in Durham. The Veterinary Specialty Hospital along with Dr. Cindy Godshalk of East Coast Veterinary Imaging donated their facility, services, and staff to ultrasound and radiograph four of our animals. AND, this isn’t the first time they’ve stepped up and helped out: The first time was 3.5 years ago when Cassandra needed an ultrasound. Last year we brought two snakes to VSH in Cary for ultrasounds withRead more

We have eggs!

No, not chicken eggs. We have snake eggs. Our pine snake breeding plan began back in January and on Sunday night the keepers found 10 eggs – 9 look viable. We’ll keep you posted, but we should have babies on July 19!      Read more

Pine Snake breeding

We’re going to be trying to breed Northern pine snakes this spring. We have males and Dan Nicholas ParkĀ in Salisbury NC has a female. I’m sure Mikey will write more about the process so look for that coming up. In the meantime, here’s a photo of the female that will be making her way to us in March. She’s about 6 feet long. She’s being held by Mike Lambert, one of her human caregivers.Read more

An outing to help wildlife

Keeper Marilyn and I traveled to the Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Festival for Wildlife this past Saturday, and took some of our education animals with us (and some other museum educators from our Science Education Resource Center). The festival was a fun fundraiser for PWC, who take in and rehab injured wildlife and get them back out into the wild. It’s nice to have a working relationship with a place like PWC; many of our animals here at the museum areRead more