March 2024: Steele Wheels Motor Museum, Halifax

We had an unbelievable time at the Steele Wheels Motor Museum on Saturday and this photo-flood is just a fraction of the amazing memories we made with so many families. I wish I could describe how it feels to see people fall in love with the animals I’ve adored for so long… it’s just… WOW! Make sure you plan a visit to the museum! As you can see, it’s an absolutely unbelievable space with something for all ages and the family-friendly atmosphere made everyone feel right at home. Trust me, you’re going to LOVE it!

Huge thanks to courageous gang from 89.9 The Wave FM who were spreading the snake-love live on the air! While I certainly appreciated the hype, I should mention that I’m not really a “world-famous snake trainer,” or a biologist, and I wouldn’t claim to be an expert. I’m just a passionate teacher & snake-lover in the Annapolis Valley with a network of experts around me to help me introduce you to these amazing animals!

There really are no magic tricks or “snake-whispering” powers involved. Snakes are simply nothing like their reputation, and much of what we think we know about them is wrong. With such alien creatures that live secretive lives, myths & misinformation prevail but they’re ultimately just shy, solitary animals, desperate to avoid larger animals like us. It’s actually quite simple to teach a snake that humans won’t hurt them… you just don’t hurt them. Week after week, with a few gentle techniques and patience, a snake will soon come to understand that we’re not a threat. Without any fear of us, we’re just something interesting to hug, climb & explore!


Huge thanks to everyone who came our to visit! You were all so considerate and gentle with my babies, and watching your anxiety melt away with joy is my favourite part of my job! I hope the lessons you taught yourselves helps you face other challenges too! It was wonderful to put faces to some names, and we even had another visit from viral painting sensation, Paintaholics Anonymous, and we helped her courageous Mom overcome her anxieties. We saw so much inspiring courage throughout our visit and I couldn’t be more proud of all of you! I’m incredibly proud of my entire community for being so welcoming and open-minded and I hope the entire natural world becomes endlessly fascinating to you, forever!


None of my work would be possible without my incredible team of volunteers. Ally, Dinah-Mite Pythons, Emma, Kate-Lynn, Sara & Sarah and, of course, my beloved Marsha (who took all these photos)… without them, I’d still be snakeposting in obscurity. YOU’RE THE BEST, LADIES!! ❤


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