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Zot in a Knot by HeatherTelesca Zot in a Knot by HeatherTelesca
8-9-2012: Ok, so I know this photo is all over the interwebs by now, BUT if you do share it--which I have no problem with--please don't crop my name out of the photo. I would like people to be able to search for my name and find me if they like my art, which is why I put my name and website on everything I post here. I have absolutely no problem if you share it with a link to my site--feel free to do this as much as you want--just please don't take the artist out of the art!

1-13-06: I'm not sure what to put up in my gallery yet, so I thought I would start with a photo of one of my many reptiles. This was taken with a point and shoot digital fuji, so it isn't perfect by any means; the flash is a bit strong, even though I tried to diffuse it, and the depth of field could be better...but seriously, when my snake turns himself into a knot, do I want to be fiddling with my Canon SLR? Nope. Besides, that's my hand in the picture! :D

1-14-06: I've been getting a ton of traffic from this photo, so I'll add a bit more info. ^^; Zot is a red-phase western hognose snake. He is approximately the size of a pencil, and is about 4 months old. He's also the most photogenic snake I've ever had, and actually stays still enough for me to grab the camera and take his picture.

Western hognoses make great pets, as they have lots of personality, rarely bite, and don't get very big, but please make sure to do some research before buying one. :)

Thanks for visiting, and check my "scraps" for a few more silly Dot and Zot pics! :D

3-5-06: :O_o: A Daily Deviation????!! YEAH!!!!! Whewhoo! THANK YOU ALL!! :boogie:

I've gotten a lot of inquiries from people wanting a snake after seeing this photo. I think this is awesome, but PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST!!! DO NOT GO INTO A PET STORE A BUY A REPTILE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE GETTING IN TO! There are a lot of reptiles out there that make horrible pets--they grow too big, they are mean, venomous, etc. Also, make sure to buy captive breed animals--no need to deplete native populations with all the cool breeding programs going on.

With that said hognoses do make very good snake pets, but they can also be challenging for the unprepared. This is a care sheet that can answer some questions, but please do more reading than this before getting a hognose: [link] Thanks for looking!
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Afraid of snakes? After seeing Zot in a Knot by *Snakeskii, you'll realize that they can be cute and cuddly, too! ( Suggested by isabelucha and Featured by garrit )
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
So cute :>  They harmless venemous, or nasty?  I can't remember if hognoses are deadly venemous or not :>  I"ve often thought about getting a snake, just not sure what kind :>  And I've been bitten twice by snakes, both garter so mild venom, one while just handling, and other because I stepped on his lunch by accident :>  Was just talking to my dad and felt something on my leg, and look down to see a snake biting my leg, then trying to pull the slug I was standing on :>
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
They are mild venomous. Similar to the garter snake, but they have rear fangs. Most bites are food related--they think you are food and they latch on to a finger or something. I've been bitten twice. It hurts quite a bit initially, but once the hog is actually off your finger it's not too bad. In both cases my finger swelled up slightly for a day. So my conclusion is, it's like a bad insect bite.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Yeah, majority of snake venom is mild and just hemo toxin I think, if it bites you might bleed a bit longer and be sore, but about it.  but they are cool :>  Never been near a dangerous snake outside of zoo's and such, think only really seen garter snakes anyway.
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Tchustz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Does that bite?
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Anything that has a mouth can bite, but generally my cats bite me a lot more than my snakes ever do. ^^;;
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in #ArtHistoryProject's Thoughts about Photography article.
Have a nice day :dalove:
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sed Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:iconbatglompplz: Good job!!
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LavPanda Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loves your snake is cute with knot xD
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
such a cutiepie :)
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MarcosCalomeno Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Hey, congratulations!!
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Tessathedragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the eye! ^3^ :heart:
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just bought my very first Hognose this saturday and i'm completly sold on them now! they're sooo gorgoues!
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b00b00kittyfuck Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eeehehehehe!! so precious.. :) xox
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carnival Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cute ^______^; and nice shot~ looks all cute and pretzely X'3
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Combo89 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awn, so cute the little snake! :3
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Raulboy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably one of my top favorite pictures on dA <3
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you! Crazy that a silly little snapshot has gotten so much attention over the years.
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TenseiCat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
what a cute little thing. i have an albino hognose best thing i got. i am glad i went with this species of snake. And i am dead set on research first before buy.
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Yay! Yeah they are awesome little snakes...so interactive...hssssss hsssssss
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw a youtube video of their threat display. I would venture to say that Ha hognose is safer to handle than my cat.
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Ha! Yes! Safer than mine for sure!
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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cardboardmemory Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have you ever over boiled the mouse....what happens when the snake gets it's hands on it is horrible.
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Ugh, no, I don't boil my mice. ><
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cardboardmemory Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why, scared of a little mouse guts XD.
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SavageRoses Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
OHMY GOD A HOGNOSE SNAKE AND ITS SO TINY!!! IT IS SO CUTE!
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:D
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SavageRoses Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Look at how tasty he is! It reminds me of my snake Cletus!
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pupchickxo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
he's so cute!! :D i wish i had a pet snake :(
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:D
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pupchickxo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
(:
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Barabi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waah, thatīs so beautiful :D and how itīs sitting! :D
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you!
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artist
...dare I say "HE'S SO CUTE!"

Honestly, that's the cutest snake I've ever seen. He's so tiny...
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Yeah, he's a cute little stinker ^^
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daiokaio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
very nice marco
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks!
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supashadow85 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I want a snake but mah parents dont want one.....
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whitneymusil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Photographer
How did you get him into that?
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
He did it one his own. It was really weird!
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whitneymusil Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Photographer
randomnes xD
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