I went to the pet store to get frozen fuzzies for our three little snakes and hoppers for stubborn as a mule Spectre who still won't take adult mice. The guy helping me asked what I was feeding, and then asking me if I'd ever experienced a Dumeril's Boa. He took me to the back to let me hold the Dumeril's (which is $219...is that average?), and OH MY GOSH that was a wonderful snake. It's still a baby, really, although it's bigger than any of my little ones. Much smaller than Spectre though, who's half grown. This Dumeril's had some gorgeous blushy pink/peach in its coloring and its pattern was so striking! It was calm and so sweet! How do you resist it when you want another snake so badly, yet you know your spouse would chew you up and spit you out if you bought it because he only just tolerates the four snakes you already have? *sigh* He'd be especially mad about the expense...there's no way I can buy it, but boy, do I want it! Just expressing myself here has helped a little, but I can feel the desire burning, and I have a feeling it won't go away! AIEEEEE!