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So why did we create a sanctuary for snakes?
Snakes are just one of God's many beautiful creations.
As long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with snakes. I used to always catch little ground snakes when I was a kid. My parents hated me keeping those in a cage outside. I remember seeing my first speckled king snake when I flipped over a piece of board in a lot behind our house. Then I remember my dad killing one in our backyard that same summer. I kept the body of the one my dad killed in a jar for a few days. I was just mesmerized. Then, when my parents moved into their new house (sort of in the country), I saw my first copperhead. It bit my dog on the nose, and of course my dad killed that one too. I also saw my first Texas Rat Snake in the shed in the back of that house. Throughout all of those years, my interest and love for snakes continued to grow.
Several years after I got married, I bought my first “real, pet” snake, a baby corn snake. All of a sudden, it seemed like my enthusiasm exploded. Although my parents still didn’t like the idea, my wife was very supportive, and now she and my kids love snakes too. Snakes are actually our best pets.
My hobby has now turned into a passion, and my pastime has turned into a pursuit. What was once a recreation has now become very relevant. Throughout the years, since our pet snake collection has grown, we have also seen how ruthless people can be toward snakes. Every summer, we constantly see dead snakes in the road and hear horror stories of people killing them in their homes and outside.
That’s how Steve’s Snaketuary was born. It’s not just about our wonderful and beautiful collection of snakes. We have become a “sanctuary” for snakes. We also offer safe removal, relocation, and rehoming of snakes. And, we are here to help educate you on the importance of snakes. We are here to show you how beautiful a snake can be and also how helpful snakes can be.
If you have any questions or want further information about snakes, please contact us. Also, if you or someone you knows has a "problem" with snakes at home or a business, or have a pet snake that you can no longer take care of, please feel free to send us an email. We will gladly help you!
We are also available to do educational presentations for schools, libraries, etc. Please feel free to contact us.