Age: 14 years old
Size: 48" long. (She will not grow much longer).
Food: A rat or gerbil once every three or four weeks
Family: Ball Python
Lifespan: About 20 Years
Adopted: January 2000
Why a pet snake?
When the library expanded, we wanted to have a library pet or mascot. Since many people have allergies to animal dander, we had to rule out more traditional pets like cats, dogs, and guinea pigs. When considering other animals, we wanted a low maintenance pet that didn't require daily care during weekends and an animal that people would enjoy seeing. A snake seemed like an ideal choice. Love them or fear them, most people are fascinated by snakes, especially children.
Since joining the library staff, Rocksssanne has become a favorite with the patrons. They usually come by and see her every time they come to the library. She has become a local celebrity making appearances at elementary schools and library programs. She has also been seen on Take Five, City Focus, and the Summer Reading Video that goes out to elementary schools in May each year.
Come by and see Rocksssanne at the library in her window of the children's office in the hallway leading to the meeting rooms.