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PostSubject: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:56 pm

Well the Expo website said the show starts today, but it doesn't. It starts tomorrow. So, we went to the Marine Science Center and the Reptile Discovery Center. Both are very good trips. We watched a Loggerhead Turtle get operated on. It was hit by a propeller. At the Reptile center, I got to play with an Eastern Indigo and watch venom extraction from a coral snake, cotton mouth, copperhead and a monicaled cobra.

I'd post pics, but can't figure out how to post photos to photobucket on my iPad. Maybe when I get back.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:16 pm

Wish I was there.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:19 pm

Found the ap for that! Here I am with the Eastern Indigo



The turtle being worked on in the OR



The Cobra



My wife with a gator


Venom extraction from a cottonmouth.

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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:03 pm

So jealous right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:23 pm

Looks as if you're both having a great time. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:00 pm

please take tons of pics!! and post them!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:13 pm

SOOOO awesome!! Glad you got to hold one of your Indigos!! haha

I wish I could afford to go to Daytona! Please take tons of pictures!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:33 pm

Sounds like a blast!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:34 pm

WOW! This place was amazing. I spent my entire budget before even getting half way through the show! I'm now invested in clowns. Got a pastel clown female, a pastel het clown female and a het clown female from Carl Gilmore. Here is the pic of the pastel clown


Also saw this cool albino alligator
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Oh and my other pickup was a female Pastel Ivory. I'll get a pic of her up later. We are headed out for lunch.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Kittiekat149 wrote:
So jealous right now.

I agree!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:42 pm

Congrats on your pick ups cheers

Awesome looking alligator too!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:47 pm

OK. Too excited. Here is a pic of our pastel Ivory

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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:56 pm

Can someone pretty please buy this for me. I'm out of money and would be most thankful. I promise I'll take very good care of it. Pretty please.


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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:22 pm

Wow! Who was selling the banana pin? Mike Wilbanks was selling a fm banana pin last year for 19K I believe
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:09 pm

Vary nice pick ups, Congrats. I would have to sell a grandkid or two to get you that banana.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:01 pm

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Vary nice pick ups, Congrats. I would have to sell a grandkid or two to get you that banana.

And the problem with that is.........? Yea, I'm OK with that Steve. You gonna PM me that credit card number?
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Our room with a view

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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:43 pm

One more pic of our p/u - pastel ivory female

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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:52 pm

I've never been to away shows. Are the hotels ok with you having reptiles in the rooms?
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:58 pm

Three of our pickups were with Carl Gilmore and we have done lots of deals. So, he is holding them until we leave. The others are discretely in containers with a towel over them. I've found a great warm spot in the room on top of the mini fridge. No one knows or sees them.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:24 pm

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:37 pm

The interesting part is going to be sneaking them on the train to come home!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Good to know for when I go on vacation. Good luck with the train do they do luggage/person scans?
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Vary nice view form your room. Carl Gilmore has always had great looking animals. Even the ones we get from him for the store look good. Oh yah that card numbers on its way .... Very Happy just let me tell the wife...
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:42 pm

Mannn I'm so jealous!!! I'd kill for some Clown money!!! Very Happy Congratulations on your new pickups!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:20 am

congrats Don! so glad you are having a blast!! I love the big out of town shows!! Sounds like you are having a great time/mini vacation!!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:25 am

Congrats Don! I've been eyeballing Jeremy's pastel ivory for a while. Glad to see it go to a good home!
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:35 pm

Baby albino alligators were hatching this morning. Price tag was $17,500 each

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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Now thats vary cool. So cute.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:30 pm

Don wrote:
Baby albino alligators were hatching this morning. Price tag was $17,500 each

I remember the first albino gators had a $200,000 price tag.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:36 pm

Glad you had fun in Daytona! I will eventually be able to afford to make that trip...
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:27 am

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Baby albino alligators were hatching this morning. Price tag was $17,500 each


can you bring me one home on the train?? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:21 am

Are those baby gators Shawn Heflick's?
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:44 pm

I'm not sure who the gators belonged to. They were really cool.

We are home now and unpacked. It was a great trip and there were no issues or security checks on the train. Babies are now nice and warm in their rack. I'll take some pics of hem next weekend. Daytona was a great show. I even talked for several minutes with Brian of SnakeBytesTV.

I've been told that Tinley is even better.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Glad you guys had a safe trip and a good time! Sounds awesome! I really hope to make it to a Daytona show soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:00 pm

<~going to Tinley... will try to take pics for you Don.. but I have been to Tinley before and Daytona seemed to look nicer...

I always say I am going to take pictures, but I get too carried away and it is so crowded there is no elbow room... hope to have a new phone by then that takes good pictures.

Your pick ups look great Don! So glad it all worked out with no security checks !!

when we went tot Tinley... we went in the back door of the hotel with our key and up the stairs to our room when we brought all our snakes with us Wink and took them out that way too. and left the "do not disturb" sign on the door.
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PostSubject: Re: Daytona   Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:32 pm

smb2585 wrote:
<~going to Tinley... will try to take pics for you Don.. but I have been to Tinley before and Daytona seemed to look nicer...

I'm jealous! I'd love to go to either Smile I hope you have fun!
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