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malpolon monspessulanus

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  • It's great. It reminds me of the attitude my birds usually seem to have. :-)

    March 25, 2008

  • I just loved that sentence. It so completely answered the question of whether the pet was satisfactory--far more than a simple yes or no would've done.

    March 25, 2008

  • Serpents can snuggle? I never knew!

    March 25, 2008

  • 'There was a degree of recognition, and a certain tolerance: nothing more.'

    Gee, that pretty much sums up Boris's attitude too.

    On one of his better days, that is. Though when all the lights are out he's a snuggle-maniac.

    March 25, 2008

  • "... and the trace of a very considerable serpent, five to six feet long. 'I am almost certain that was a malpolon monspessulanus. I had one as a pet when I was a boy.'

    'Was it a satisfactory pet?'

    'There was a degree of recognition, and a certain tolerance: nothing more.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 184

    March 25, 2008