Party Time!

Hello everyone! It's a bright beautiful day here at The Reptile Zoo, with another visit from a YMCA summer camp, "YMCA of the Foothills". They definitely went "Above and Beyond" (their current camp theme) with pound for pound of high energy, beaming smiles and quirky questions. On top of our summer camp visitors, there's a lot of loving team work among fellow herpers ensuring everyone gets a chance to have a hands on experience with so much hustle and bustle going throughout the store. We are so excited to see so many of you who have been awaiting the arrival of and visiting our new Alligator, Rattlesnake and Snapping Turtle displays! Soon the exhibit will be up and running and we will expect to see ALL of you in! Until then, Au revoir! First Time snake handlers! Bumblebee and YMCA of the Foothills Summer Camp Kids Checking Out our new American Alligators! Great team work and sharing kids! See You All Soon! ^O^....Priscilla
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Bumblebee is Godzilla

Hey guys!

Our very (my very) favorite sulfur monitor Bumblebee stars in his very own, 1st time ever, amazing video here at The Reptile Zoo!  He worked so very hard to hone his acting skills and he finally made to the big time!  Enjoy and please please let me know what you think!

much love




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BumbleBee's Backyard Adventure!

Hey guys!

I've missed you all very much!  I will admit I've missed my lizards and snakes more, but then again, I get to play with them all day and I only get to write to you all, but we are all still besties!   I like to try and keep you guys all up to date on the goings on around here and I havent been here for a few days but I hear there is video circulating within the store of a gigantic retic clutch that was pulled yesterday!  Of course there are no stills because I'm mostly the only still photographer left here, everyone else has joined the video movement, but I'm hoping the footage will surface sometime today so I can share it with you all!

In the meantime.......... here's what I've learned.

Bumblebee is my very favorite monitor in the shop, you probably already know that because he is in most of the photos I post and I use him for all of my Jurassic Parties.  Well it came to pass that the other day I decided to take him on an adventure outside in the bright California sun and into the bushes to let him play and do what monitors normally do in the wild, hunt, hide, stalk, you kow, the usual....  Little did I know how dangerous our adventure would become.  Within moments of his return to nature, his eyes started to look a little crazy and he started behaving strangely.  I thought at first he was playing with me but, well, you guys can probably guess where this story is going...  he started to hide from me at first, running faster than I have ever seen him move, and then when I stopped moving, he swelled up really big and started to hunt me!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He opened his mouth, showed me his teeth, whipped me with his tail several times and went absolutley crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I thought it was kinda cute at first until I tried to pick him up and that became a struggle and usually he just sits on my hip like any red-neck momma with her baby. 

I finally got him back into the shop and thought he had calmed down and I tried to give him a delicious chicken heart snack, out of the palm of my hand, aaaaaaaaaaaand he tried to bite my thumb off.  Soooooooo, that being said, BumbleBee is no longer allowed to play with the kiddies or any other humans except me for that matter until he readjusts to perfect Prehistoric Pets behavior.  I am working with him this morning and he seems fine but he still has that odd crazy look in his eyes and he doesnt quite walk with the same lackadaisical swagger he had before.  Lets all pray fro BumbleBee to get his swagger back, and soon!

I miss him and so do the kids, it will take work but I know we can do it!

Much Love




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Parallel Thinking (between me & my monitor)

Here’s what I think in the morning when I get to work versus what Bumble Bee (our very precious sulphur monitor) thinks in the morning when I get to work, an inner dialogue so to speak…. 


Me—Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, I get to see, my sulphur monitor this morning!  I missed him sooooooooooooo.

Him—OMG!  Not the loud thing, please not the loud thing.

Me—Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey Bumblebee, who’s a good boy???

Him—It’s the loud thing, maybe she brought a food.

Me—Come give me a big hug!

Him—Hmmmmmm, I don’t smell a food, better investigate!

Me—Awwwwww, he loves me! 

Him—Well, I’m close enough now, and I still don’t smell food, curses, foiled again!

Me—Come here baby!  Let’s go play!

Him—Geeeeeez, I knew I got too close, now she’s picking me up like she does every day, and she squeezes me, and I have to wriggle around and try to climb up her head until she puts me down, and then she will give me a food.

Me—Are you hungry good boy?

Him—Of course.





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