**Stay Tuned, The Day is Young!**
It’s an exciting week here at Prehistoric Pets/ The Reptile Zoo and we just can’t hold it in anymore! First, we welcomed the arrival of our FIRST captive bred Leachianus Gecko in The Reptile Zoo! Born from our two adult Leachies, Bubbles and Squishy, our little newborn has been quite the talk of the shop. No bigger than a pinky finger, this lil’ leachie has the honor of sharing birthdays with our dear friend and colleague, Tim O, giving him his new name, Little Timmy!
Little Timmy's first photos <3
To send this exciting week into OVERDRIVE, might we inform you its TIM O’REILLY’S BIRTHDAY?!? There’s not enough space in the cybernet world to begin to blog or post all the Thanks and kudos earned and deserved by our dear friend. Most of you know Tim; others have only seen him transporting giant Retics from room to room or assisting Jay in a clutch pull video. Either way, we are dedicating all our posts and blogs to this important asset of the Prehistoric Pets team. Although deserving of much more, hopefully we can shed some light on the “Man in the Back”.
Starting with Prehistoric Pets in 2002, Tim was hired onboard and placed straight into breeding responsibilities. Unlike most associates who went thru counter and register experience to floor then to office duties, Tim was immediately placed right where he worked best. Even though he was given breeding duties, Tim still assisted the counter, sales floor, birthday parties, office duties and MORE. Working side by side at the time with our main breeder Todd Dyer, Tim reinvented breeding Retics, Ball Pythons and Burmese Pythons. Heck, back then that’s what it was all about. But not for long; later Tim would assist in the evolution of Retic breeding, changing the focus from Burms and Balls to Reticulated Reticulated Reticulated. Now, Tim leads our Reticulated Python breeding as Breeding Manager.
Tim isn’t just appreciated and respected for his breeding knowledge, but for his incredible work ethic. Working an average of 6 days since he STARTED and hardly letting illness keep him away from work, Tim has been a perfect example of a model associate and colleague. Maybe you’ve seen Tim work our booth at The OC Fair? He took over fair responsibilities for 3 summers until Juliette was able to run the crew and Tim could return to wrangling some of the most beautiful, big and even rare breeds of snake. There have even been times when Tim has unselfishly given his time and worked 14 days straight to help out completion of random projects! He really gives a new meaning to the phrase "Jack of all Trades". =P
Despite what you may think, when Tim isn’t pulling clutches, measuring Retics, shedding and cleaning our animals, he actually enjoys spending his leisure time fishing! Just today Tim stopped in, pulled his Birthday clutch and headed out to sea for some Lobster fishin! All of us here at Prehistoric Pets wish Tim the happiest of Birthdays! Drop your trap, kick up your feet and enjoy the crisp ocean breeze on YOUR more than deserved special day.
Tim and Jay pull Tim's Birthday Clutch!
Happy Birthday Tim!
.............We're not done with you yet! While Tim was out Lobster fishing and Jay took over his duties, guess what we found?! The Reptile Zoo's FIRST ever Jaguar Het Albino X Irian Jaya! This all being made possible with the help of Tim himself and Michael Jim, and of course Jay pokinghis nose in. We are really looking forward to see what the Carpet Het Jaguar Albino's come out like. Tell us what you think...
Looks like a promising clutch!
Not to mention we're seeing some of the coolest eggs and hatchlings come around!