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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedJanuary 29, 2011
TakenJuly 23, 2010
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80 mm
ISO200
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This is my sweet snake Jackie. She is a ball python and is about 4 foot long now. I have had her for about 12 or 13 years. I rescued her from a pet dealer at a flea market. Her living conditions were horrible so I paid $40 for her and took her home. I also reported the man for cruelty to animals. He is now out of business but I am so glad I have my snake. She got caught up in her light kit trying to escape a few years ago and cut herself open. I found a vet that said they worked on reptiles and would take her on a Sunday. Three days later they said I could pick her up. The cut was even worse and I could see her little lungs breathing in and out. I took her to the pet store and he and I sewed her back up. I also had to give her antibiotic shots for several days. I reported the vet but he is still open. You can not win all the time.

Thanks so much for the spotlight Linda!!

87 responses

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Wow, that is terrible what happen, so glad your snake has you - This is not only a fantastic shot but most excellent for the theme!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Regenia, you are very special! Poor little thing.....even a small reptile deserves kindness. I hope she's OK, now.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 Jan 2011):

    She is great Nancy! This happened some years back. I spent a fortune on a better escape proof cage and she eats all the time. Thank you!!

  • ICU TWO

    ICU TWO (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Now..Regenia...I have to go and change the comment I put on my shot of a girl in the grass!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 Jan 2011):

    LOL!! I missed your comment my friend! I did not even notice the resemblance between the two shots. I have pretty thick skin anyway. Hugs.

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (29 Jan 2011):

    Great shot Regenia just too close for Me !!!!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    beautiful ball python

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Excellent shot and narrative! Jackie looks very healthy after all of your tender care and she has a lived a long life.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Powerful story Regenia powerful close up of the Ball Python !!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    A terrible experience Regenia. I'm glad she found someone to love her. It looks like she's smiling!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    You are so generous and giving, not only to humanity, but to the animal kingdom as well. It's so wonderful that you go the extra step and report abuse where you see it. This is a fantastic shot of your Jackie!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Awesome shot of Jackie (this means a lot because I am NOT a snake person...I get extreme willies)

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    Wow.....such an amazing rescue........Jackie is a pretty little thing (from a distance) LOL!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    What a sweet capture and a horrific story, how can people be so cruel?

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Jackie is beautiful, they hate cages and need to be in a natural enviroment...she looks good here..A, glad she is doing well now..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    You have a big heart Regenia,,this is a wonderful rescue,,also a great pic !

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    AWESOME!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Oh wow...I'am scared of snakes :) Wonderful shot Regenia. Excellent entry

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Great shot of one lucky snake!

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse said (30 Jan 2011):

    how long do they live? How big will it get? Got a plan for it down the road? I have to hold my kitty for the vet to give her shots.hard to believe the vets cant handle their patients isn't it?

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    What a nice story! I like little pythons and roos . . .

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    Nice shot!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Jackie has a great story with a happy ending! She found just the right "snake mommy". Kudos to you for being so kind.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Perfect ending to your wonderful story, thanks to your TLC. Super entry, my sweet friend.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (1 Feb 2011):

    Lovely photo and gripping tale.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   said (1 Feb 2011):

    How great is this one. Well done.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (1 Feb 2011):

    Seems to be made of stern stuff to overcome the adversities is this snake of yours Regenia. A nice shot of her. Mmmm too close for me too!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    Wicked cool entry.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    great photo!!like it

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    She is so beautiful! You remind me of my mother, who rescued snakes from kids with jacknifes. She's very lucky you found her!!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (4 Feb 2011):

    Lovely!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    Sweet!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Great shot, but I am more of a cat/dog person :-)

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Great love for animals!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (6 Feb 2011):

    I don't have any idea how long they live but I am keeping her forever. Thanks so much everyone!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Fantastic macro!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    Lovely shot Regenia, I love the grasses, my son Alex has three of these guys, they are sweet little guys..

  • Giuseppe Pignataro

    Giuseppe Pignataro gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    good macro

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    Great close up !!! Glad it was you taking the photo and not me...lol !

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    she's a beaut, I want a snake D:

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Voted! up close and personal with this Gal!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Cute! The shot, that is.... GMV.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (27 Jan 2012):

    BTV!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (28 Jan 2012):

    An outstanding macro and story! Got my vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Jackie is a pretty snake...Great shot and I am glad you rescued her ... Back to vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    This is a great shot and You loved this animal....lovely narration...Python is a nonpoisonous snake and the origin is Asian country... I know few traders are selling this animal for the sake of money. You have rescued this animal and taking care of jackie!!!You have made him healthy. Did you find out whether it is a male or female? Did you think of its breeding programme. Please findout a suitable pair for Jackie.Vote for your great shot and long live jackie!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 Jan 2012):

    Thank you so much everyone. She is a girl Saroj and I won't breed her. She had some serious damage from the light which required so many stiches and left a scar. I just feed her and take her out to explore when it is warm enough.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   said (29 Jan 2012):

    BTV~

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    voted, but I don't want to be the ant with this view :-)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    A real cutie. Hope she is doing well.....voted

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (29 Jan 2012):

    BTV!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful portrait here! Great timing. Got my vote.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Awesome shot.....BTV!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Super 'down and dirty' macro shot. Got my vote.

  • davidLawson

    davidLawson   gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    Nice shot! Perfect entry!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    Once again I am back to vote!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (2 Feb 2012):

    BTV:)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    I come back to vote!!

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Wonderful shot and narrative... you've made us look at snakes with a different eye with your moving story. God bless!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    I think you're the first person who has a snake as a friend, Regenia. Regarding the Vet, "What comes around, goes around!" Great image by the way ♥♥♥

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    Back to vote !!!

  • Steve Ember

    Steve Ember   said (3 Feb 2012):

    Awww...Jackie is one very lucky snake to have such a kind - and caring - human to look after her! Good on ya for rescuing her and giving her a loving home. She looks very happy, basking in the sun ;-) I genuinely enjoyed your narrative, Regenia. It immediately captures one's attention with the first sentence - especially the "sweet" part - and if you say she's sweet, I believe you.
    It's a very nice shot and I wish you luck in the competition.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Wow...Voted

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Perfect for the theme!!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Guess she's be equivalent to an 18-wheeler rolling by to an ant? :D Amazing shot.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Incredible portrait, Regenia. The clarity and detail are spot-on. "Yeah!" R

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (6 Feb 2012):

    Golden Kudos for helping this beautiful misunderstood creature..what a story...what a most excellent close up...VOTED..

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    Voted... :-)

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    great shot! I have know a few snakes in the grass!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Back to vote

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (19 Feb 2012):

    Definitely voting.

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Nice shot voted..!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Yipes! Very unusual & cool. my vote

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    My vote for Jackie! Excellent photo!

  • Amelia CAPPATO

    Amelia CAPPATO (Deleted) said (25 Feb 2012):

    Voted ! ;D

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione said (26 Feb 2012):

    Love this setting! Almost seems as though I could reach out and touch the beautiful creature! Voted!!!........good luck and God bless.................vince

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    Amazing!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    Nicely Done Regenia! Voted: "YEAH!"

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    Smashing photo!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (8 Mar 2012):

    Gorgeous closeup! What a horrific story. I'm not too fond of the pet industry or of veterinarians - they only seem to be in it for the money.

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa   gave props (10 Mar 2012):

    Egregious !!!! voted

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (10 Mar 2012):

    excellent. Yeah voted

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    Gorgeous closeup! my vote

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