Boss gave me a nice Christmas bonus, and told me "Go buy yourself another reptile." How could I not? I mean, he is my boss... Mangrove Snake - Boiga dendrophila Been wanting one of these for years, but was reluctant to ship one. This guy popped up at the local reptile show - something I did not expect, so I didn't hesitate, and he followed me home. The vendor had 3 of them, I picked out a male, but was sorely tempted to get a female too, just to breed them. They breed in captivity, but there is little demand for them, and few people doing it. Right now, he is in quarantine, because his origins are almost certainly wild caught (Most snakes of this species available are) As a result, he has some rub, already on the way to healing, and a nipped tail. he was a sweetheart when I handled him at the show, but he was cold right then, too. I keep handling to daytime only, and so far, his temperament seems fairly stable, even now that he has good heat and environment. QT is in a sterilite container with paper towels sprayed with miticide. He will be moving into an arboreal cage, similar to the setup for my JCP, with a radiant heat panel up top, and a vertical heat gradient, high-hides, etc. Because he is rear-fanged, and mildly venomous, the cage will be built so that it can be maintained without having to touch the snake - this is to accommodate the people who have to care for him in my absence. A removable partition will trap him in one half of the cage, so the other half (the bottom, where water dish will exist, and poop will land) can be completely sectioned off trapping him up top for carefree and contact-free maintenance. now, Pics! Mangrove snake | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Mangrove snake | Flickr - Photo Sharing!