Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Scaley Boy

I know it is difficult to get an accurate idea of just how big Mikey is from looking at photos of him with scarves and socks and things. I took a few photos of him recently for Mike's friend, Ed. Ed is Polly's husband, and is Mike's biggest fan. Ed doesn't remember my name, so when Polly is talking about me or I call and leave a message for Polly, we have learned to identify me as "Mikey's mom". Hey! whatever works, eh? Anyway, I took the following photos for Ed, so he can gaze upon the boy's countenance whenever he wants during the day.

Without further ado, here are some photos of Mikey, with a library book, and with my cordless phone. As of the last measuring and weighing, Mike is:

21 inches (53.34 cm) snout-vent length (SVL)
50 inches (127 cm) snout-tail length (STL)
23 inches (58.4 cm) girth (around widest part of body)

21.4 pounds (9.7 kg)

You can click on these and other photos in my blogs to see larger versions of the photos.

Here's a couple of Mike with the phone handset:

Here's Mike next to a "standard" hardcover book:

And just a nice head shot of Mikey. Note the whitening of the skin around his "lips" as he gets ready to shed that area:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one nice iggy! Count me in as one of Mike's fans.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! Mike is a handsome boy! Hugs and kisses from another fan!

7:34 AM  

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