Sam and Sam

This is Sam, our newest snake. It is a baby black rat snake. S/he only weighs 11 grams. (Put two nickles in your hand and that’s about how much this snake weighs). Black rat snakes start life with this blotched pattern seen, but once they reach 18 inches or so they exhibit the more typical black-on-top, white-on-bottom pattern that people recognize for this species of snake. This snake is named after a former volunteer of ours who passed away rightRead more

Thanks for the Help

While we’ve been short staffed we’ve enlisted the help of any other Museum staffers who volunteered to lend a hand. Maureen, from our Human Resources department, has helped out scooping in the bear yard as well as prepping diets in the Kitchen. I can only assume (or hope) that working with the animal department is WAY more exciting than sitting at her desk doing “human resource” things!  I haven’t convinced her yet to act as a bear as her predecessorRead more