I have been keeping reticulated pythons since the late 1980's. I took a break from keeping them when I joined the Marines in 1992. I spent the next 13 years serving. I had a couple different military occupational specialties (MOS) while I was serving which were 0351, 0331, 8541, 0369. In 2006, I was honorably discharged under medical conditions. I had been blown up by 16 rounds of 155 mm artillery (of which I have on video but cant seem to watch it.) lol, and shot twice. Once I got back into keeping retics again, I realized how important these animals would become to me. I donate hatchlings to Disabled veterans in need of a companion animal. To help in the healing process. Like it did for me. I strive to produce the best quality retics anywhere.