Checkers & Chess
Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)
Checkers & Chess are sibling Corn Snakes that were placed with us in 2015. We were called to prevent them from being released into the wild, as they are not native to Missouri, captive-bred, they certainly would have either died or caused issues to native animals if released. They are still cage aggressive, but extremely gentle and fun when out on programs and have become a popular duo (they always travel together). The lesson with these two, NEVER release non-natives into the wild. Contact us, we will make sure it finds a home. These two found their forever homes with Animal Wonders and we are thankful to have them!
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.