You might remember Bronx Zoo Cobra from a couple of Prairie Dog interviews over the past — I dunno, year or two? — including this one Brotheridge did during the recent American election campaign (scroll down). Well, our favourite New Yorker (tied with Stephen Colbert) has written a sage column on love and dating. It’s great! You’ll learn about such things as the importance of a clean ophidiarium and the etiquette around licking potential mates.
Frankly, the whole thing’s a must read. Sample:
Now that you have established compatibility, spend some time together. In the snake kingdom, the female snake plays hard to get for a while. I highly recommend this. You don’t want to wind up with someone just interested in getting some tail. And we’re mostly tail. Nobody wants the snake who gives her venom for free. So, take your time and get to know each other. It’s not mating day; it’s mating season.
Nuggets of wisdom like that don’t grow on scales like mites, you know. So read the whole thing, especially if you find yourself single on Valentine’s Day.