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Alas poor Igor ... I knew him well

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    Default Alas poor Igor ... I knew him well

    My sis just informed me that he died. He was a garter snake who had slithered into the school one day where had I worked & got caught. He was a decent sized guy -- about 1.5 feet when he got caught. I had him for several years then gave him to my sis who had him for a few more. Not sure why he died.





    For the curious, he had a separate tank for feeding.

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    Sorry, man.

    "...Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
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    So Sorry Pavel.
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    Sorry for your loss! Looks like he had a great life, great set up while he was with your family.

    I'm not an expert on the garter snakes...but am familiar with a biologist here that does some work with them, and I'm not sure they're that long lived...actually, even in captivity...so might have just been plain old age.

    Again...sorry.

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    Igor must have brought many wonderful times to you and your sister. So sorry for your loss, Pavel.

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    I'm thinking the same as Jenny - just a life expectancy thing. But what awesome skull shots to remember him with!

    Best to you, Igor, in the great beyond!

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    Sorry Pavel .. Gin

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    Thanks folks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Sorry, man.

    "...Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
    And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"

    BD
    Bruce, did you have to look up that line from Shakespear or did you know it by heart? I've never been great at remembering quotes though I have always liked several of Shakespear's works.

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    Igor must have brought many wonderful times to you and your sister. So sorry for your loss, Pavel.

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    Actually there were indeed some amusing times with Igor, Tami, now that you mention it [as much as I realize some folks would be baffled as to how]. Most amusing was the reaction(s) of students. Some were of course mortified but most were rather fascinated by him. And then too there was the ... some would say 'morbid' ... interest in him at feeding time. A lot of kids enjoyed watching him catch prey -- most entertaining was his fishing minnows out of a bowl of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Thanks folks!
    Bruce, did you have to look up that line from Shakespear or did you know it by heart? I've never been great at remembering quotes though I have always liked several of Shakespear's works.
    I teach Hamlet in my Intro to the Theatre course. I know most of the play by heart, but sometime paraphrase a bit. LOL. Your title line comes from the grave digger seen when Hamlet holds up Yorick's (the longs dead court Jester) skull and talks to Horatio about how he knew him so long ago. I just thought it appropriate to quote Horatio after Hamlet dies at the end of the story, back at ya.

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