standard Brooklynites in Brief: Michael and Sheeba

Michael Pagan and his pet snake, Sheeba (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Michael Pagan and his pet snake, Sheeba (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Michael Pagan, 22, Prospect Heights

“I’m taking a walk with my snake.”

I see that! What’s her name?

“Sheeba. She’s five years old.”

Sheeba.

Sheeba. Photo by Matthew Taub.

How long have you had her?

“Only 2 days! But I’ve been dealing with snakes for several years.”

What got you into it?

“My girlfriend. We take pictures of them in the grass here, we take them to Coney Island. They get a lot of love there.”

Very cool. What kind of snake is it?

“Colombian rat tail Boa Constrictor.”

[Man with daughter on bike]: can we pet it?

“Sure!”

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Will it bite?

“Only if it’s hungry.”

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