Here are a bunch of pictures of our Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus guttatus) that we have had since early 2002.
We adopted the corn snake (we call him* Little Head – yeah, I know, we’re not that creative) from a local reptile zoo / reptile rescue called Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo through a friend of ours who used to work at Little Ray’s. Our corn snake was part of a clutch that hatched in the zoo from a rescued female that turned out to be gravid (had eggs).
Now almost 6 feet long, it’s hard to remember when the snake would cling around your wrist like a little bracelet.
* Yeah so we never had the snake sexed so we don’t know if it’s a male or female. We used to think it was a female because of the way the tail tapered but it’s never produced eggs. Now we just refer to it as him or her interchangeably. Usually it’s just “the snake”.
Well, I finally got my USB data cable for my Audiovox 8910 cellphone. I had ordered it a while back through eBay. $10USD shipped. That’s a lot better than the $99.99CAD+tax that the Bell Store wanted for it.
Anyhoo, of course what’s the first thing I want to do? DOWNLOAD PICTURES! hehe. What else?
I tried at first to just connect it to my iBook but that didn’t seem to get me anywhere. I managed to find the BitPim application that has executables for Windows, Linux and OS X! I did get a little worried though when I saw they don’t support the Audiovox 8910. Oh No!
Now I had problems getting it to work on the iBook. I gave up and went to the XP box and had even more trouble. Finally I managed to find MAU108’s (& blu3ad3pt1’s) site which had a link to a newer version of the Curitel drivers. Once I started using those on the XP box everything started to work!
I got curious then and went back to the iBook. For some reason now it just worked. I’m not sure if this is because I was originally doing everything wrong or if it had something to do with getting it to work on the WinXP box. I had installed some ProlificUSBtoSerial driver I found on thephonemall.net and that might have been what allowed it all to work. I’m not sure because I deleted that driver and it still works. Maybe there’s something left over on the iBook from that driver install.
Anyhoo,it’s all good now! I can download all the stupid pictures I take with my camera phone now.
Well, I’ve now had “Little Head” for almost a year. She’s definitely grown a lot since I first saw her.
Now you can watch Corn Snake TV! hehehe. This has to be the stupidest idea yet, but I want to be able to see my little corn snake while at work. I just discovered that the webcam software I’m using allows you to setup for motion detecting. Cool. I hope it works for capturing the snake motion because it’s pretty small in that huge terrarium.