Honduran Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
Snuggles has been around before Animal Wonders existed! She came to live with us in January 2005, has grown up together with Varick and seemingly loves to "go to work" to meet everyone. Her docile nature has helped many in the Kansas City area overcome their fear of snakes. This subspecies is found in Central America and is a nonvenomous snake. Her coloration and pattern is very similar to the venomous Coral Snake also found in the range of the milsknake. This form mimicry helps to confuse predators and keeps them safe.
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.