(intense music) – Got it. – Try grabbing a wet one. – Okay, those teeth are chomping. Oh my gosh, get back! Come on now! (intense hip hop music) – Hey, good morning everybody
and welcome to the vlog. I, of course, am in Lucy’s cage and I am wishing you an
absolutely amazing day. You know we’re really excited. Lori and myself are heading to the Milan Reptile Show in Italy in just a little more than
a week and a half or so. But one of the things that I’m
a little bit concerned about is my girl, Lucy, here. Every other animal in the place can certainly be taken
care of by almost anybody, but Lucy is a little bit different. Of course, I’m the only
one that messes with her. So, what happens if
she messes the cage up, or she needs to be taken out, or something like that when I’m in Italy? Because we’re gonna be
gone for about eight days, or something like that. So, Lucy, are you gonna behave yourself? I figure maybe I’ll get Noah and Erik and kinda give them a dry run, just in case they have to
get Lucy out of the cage and service her cage for some reason. I don’t know how it’s gonna go. But I’ll go ahead and get them
and let’s see what happens. So I have the guys together. And actually, Noah has that dope tattoo that is healing up. So I don’t want him to get
all muffled up with Lucy. So you’re just backup okay? – Okay. – [Brian] You’re gonna be backup. – I’ll take the hook. – He needs the hook.
– Dude, I need. – You need a bit of string, I need a hook. – You need both your hands. – So, listen, this is what the deal is. All I want you guys to do is, just in case something
happens where Lucy has to come out when Lori and
myself are over in Italy, I want you to just go in
there, be very careful. I don’t want anyone to get hurt, I don’t want Lucy to get stressed out. Just go in there, try to get her up, and just kinda bring her over
here and see how it goes. – [Noah] So this is just practice, then? – [Brian] This is just practice. I just want you guys to
be able to get her up. Just in case you have to bring her out. Once you get her out here,
it’s pretty much easy-peasy. So, let’s see what happens, alright? – Alright. – [Brian] You guys ready? – Yeah, sounds easy enough.
– Alright. Let’s go for it. I have faith in you guys. Alright, Erik, you’re up first. – [Noah] You take– – Yeah, let me just see it. Let me just take it. – Alright, you can hold it. – Hey there, little girl. Hey, little baby. So, with any Reticulated Python, I’m sure you just want
to get this one moving. Oh, yeah, look at her, though. She’s getting a little bit timid. Okay, she starting to
kinda move a little bit. But I don’t trust her yet. We’ll just kinda make sure, oh, now she’s turning. She’s ready to bird him. Hold on, let’s see here. Come here little mama. (intense music) Hey, I’m your friend down here big fella. – [Brian] Use your hands. – Yeah, that’s smart. Oh, I hate when they twitch. Just looks like they’re really stressing. But I just like to get
’em a little bit movin’ before I creep up in there. Just kinda watch out now
if I come flying back, I don’t elbow you in the face there. She just likes to hold her ground. She’s not really one of those, I’m gonna run away from you. She’s one of those, try
and mess with big mama. Well let’s see here. I’m just gonna kinda try and ease in. – I mean, that’s all you have to do. Once she’s running, she’s
usually pretty good. But once she stops, that’s
when you gotta watch her. – So I’m gonna keep her moving. Now watch yourself,
she’s coming back at me. But we can just kinda pull her over here. Watch yourself, there. I’m just gonna ease her
on over here, like so. – [Brian] Good job Erik. – I think we’re doing pretty good. I don’t wanna see that gap. We’re not out of the water. (intense music) – [Brian] Now you’re
tryin’ to get her out, you got her movin’ around. Now, you have to be a little careful. – [Erik] I’m being very careful. (intense music) ‘Cause she, this animal can spin around and get you before you even knew it. – [Brian] She’s alright though,
right now she’s just rubbing but, you’ve got the back
now, that’s not gonna… – [Erik] That’s not gonna do it. – [Brian] You gotta be
careful in the back. – [Erik] Two minute
break, two minute break. (laughing) – We’ve just been going for one minute. – Don’t give yourself a heart attack. – That’s right. (laughing) She’s a lot stronger than she looks Noah. – Yeah I know we might
need to get T over here, he’s a little bit stronger than us. – Big T is a lot stronger. (laughing) He’s a hell of a man. – [Brian] She’s not showing game. – [Erik] She’s not really too aggressive. – [Brian] She’s not showing
any defensive nature at all, she’s just rolling. – Oh my gosh, it’s incredible strength. The strength and weight. – [Brian] Real quick I just
wanted to try get it like that. By you, right by you. (tense music) Okay hold on, back up. – I’ll slowly back up. (laughing) – She’s doing her S now,
now she’s in a position where she’s getting a little defensive. You always wanna exercise
caution when you’re doing this, if it starts to get into a
tough position just back up, you’re in no hurry, you can always reset. So basically what we wanna
do now is somehow get her to the point where she’s
back roaming again. What’s really important
when you’re walking up on a big snake is you never
wanna go face first. If you go towards her over
here, you’re gonna get bit. So you always wanna
circle back around okay? So what I would basically do
is get on this side of her and again just keep
prodding her the other way, I’m just gonna get her going. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Yep, give me that hook. And I’m in a bad spot over here. – [Erik] You are in a corner. Very bad spot, careful. – [Brian] Here we go
Lucy, you’re okay girl. You’re okay, you’re okay. – [Erik] Just watch man, ’cause she could really
come flying out of the tray. – So I’d say on a scale of
one to 10 we’re probably doing maybe a one right now,
we’re not doing good. – Yeah this is bad, this is not so good. – Y’know, what I wanna do,
and I’m just showing you guys so that you can do this if I’m not around. Just don’t ever put yourself
within the striking zone right. So right now I’m still outside the strike. So if you can see, she’s just
got that little S right there. And I’m gonna continue just
trying to get her to move. Come on girl. Come on girl. Come on, you’re okay. You’re okay sweetheart. If I can just get her
to move a little bit. Okay now she’s starting to turn
the way I want her to turn. – [Erik] Beautiful, beautiful – And now she’s moving again. – [Erik] Okay I’m just gonna step here. – [Brian] Whoa, whoa, whoa. – She likes to hold her ground okay. Usually they move when we touch them, this thing is like no way. I love snakes but isn’t it
nervewracking going to pick this snake up. – [Brian] You can probably
grab her right now, Yep, there you go, you’re good. You’re good, you’re good right now, now take her out. Now she’s in good shape. – Watch yourself. – Yep just keep that first
third, don’t let it get too far back, the further
back you’re gonna get, the harder it’s gonna get to get her. – [Noah] There we go Erik, pull. – Strong animal, it’s
like grabbing a wet rope. Oh my gosh. Come on now. – [Brian] Okay good now
that’s how you would do it. – That’s how you would do it. – [Brian] Now you would just go ahead, just get her out the door. – [Erik] Okay. She’ll come right out for us. – [Noah] Aw man. We can’t. – Now you would just have to get her into a holding cage, if
we had a holding cage which we don’t. So now what we have to do
is get her back in her cage. (laughing) I want you guys to like really
go through the whole process. – Sure. – [Brian] And again, you
wanna ger her up here. – [Noah] We have some visitors. (laughing) – [Erik] Bad timing. So what you’re saying you wanna
grab that first third half. – Yep, first third. That’s how you’re gonna control her. And then we’re just gonna slowly, we’re just gonna slowly
position her back into her cage or into the holding cage,
whichever we’re doing. She’s beautiful. – [Erik] Isn’t she something else. – And we’re just gonna
go ahead and let her go. – [Noah] Lookit, every time
we put her into her cage she runs straight to the top of the tree. – [Brian] So Erik, what’d you think? – Dude that was awesome. – You did pretty good. Noah, you did good, so now
you saw, you didn’t wanna mess her tank to up. But listen if you two together,
that’s what you have to do. Play it safe and I feel a
little bit more confident that if something happens
when we’re over in Italy, these guys can handle it. – And plus we have
Andrea too, she’s a pro. – Yeah, they’re gonna
throw Andrea in here. Good job. Alright guys, so good way to go alright. The big task today is hibernation. So you guys are capping, pulling my snakes out and
putting them in to the cold. – I’m sad man, look at that. – I know these are gonna be
empty, it’s gonna be so sad. You guys are taking my snakes away, but they’re just gonna be
next door in hibernation. You guys getting some
aerobic workout today right? – Oh yeah. – StairMaster 10 thousand. – [Brian] Alright good, good. – I could use it. – [Brian] I would expect you
to go at least 10 pounds today. – At least! – [Brian] Yeah jog up and down. Walk down with the snakes,
jog back up without ’em. – Aw man soccer practice is
what it sounds like to me. (laughing) – So we’re taking all
of these snakes here, going to hibernation here. Jessica actually is over here, you’re doing geckos today too right? – Yes I am. – Oh my gosh, so we’re
gonna do all the geckos, all the snakes. So the day has finally
come to see these animals go into hibernation. It’s gonna be sad over
here at BHB but it’s gonna be a good break so we can
dedicate ourselves to other things like the raise out
babies, raise out geckos and stuff like that, not to
mention all the other projects that we have this winter. (electronic music) Thankfully we actually have a
good crew who helping today, how you guys doing? How many steps of the
stairs you been doing? – I lost count after three. – [Brian] After three? What? – I just can’t, I don’t
need that negativity. – [Brian] Jake of course,
my nephew is helping out. We’ve got, thank you
for coming in today too. Bruce you doing alright? – Always, I’m likin’ it. – I hate to say it but
I’m super busy today so I’m not helping out so these guys have to do it all yourself. – Boo. – Alright, keep up the good work guys. Just a quick little
unboxing, couple of things that people sent us, no
idea but I think Lori said that one of them needed
to be refrigerated. First we have a thank
you from Polly and Zack. “Merry Christmas I wanna thank you for your constant positivity. It’s been a godsend in my life. I’ve had two back surgeries this year and at the age of 32 I still
wake up in chronic pain.” Sorry to hear that. “Watching you everyday truly
puts a smile on my face. I’m a frog lover, and I always
wanted to have an iguana, but my hubby says no.” So thank you so much, I
appreciate your support, and I really will be sending
positive vibes your way. Again, it’s a cute little box, let’s see what’s in here. Okay there’s a little package. Alright, you love Christmas stuff. It says “Merry Christmas
from Polly and Zack Lundberg” and this side has BHB and the Reptarium. This is our first BHB
and Reptarium ornament, oh my gosh. Thank you, we’ll definitely hang this up. We still have the trees up
so thank you both so much. You guys are absolutely wonderful. – Look at how cute. – Look at the box. – Has Cutes and BeeBee on there. And then lookit, Karma. – Karma, we got a snake over here, oh my gosh that’s so cute. I wonder what the mail people were thinking when they got the box. Says “Brian, Lori, Noah,
I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. I got you guys some locally
made candies from Marquette. Want to thank you both again
for the kind hospitality after Reptarium, tell
Noah I’m sorry I forgot to get him a gift.” That’s okay, he doesn’t need a gift. “I’ll have to bring it
next time when I visit, which hopefully will be soon. My stepfather and me are
talking about going in June.” So we hope you do come
back, thank you so much, you guys are absolutely amazing. And look at how cute this
is, that is absolutely cool. So what do we have? Salted caramels, I love salted caramels. – So good. – Oh my gosh. – You’re so annoying. Right here’s a present, this is heavy, this is the part that was heavy. – This is the part that was heavy. – Oh okay that fell out of here. – Oh okay, let’s see what’s in there. – Oh my goodness, hahaha,
I remember those as a kid. – {laughing} That’s awesome. Chocolate covered Oreos. – Oh wow, a fan favorite, caramels. – Caramels, salted caramels. – Assorted truffles. – Oh my God. – Kelly you’re killin’ me
but you definitely know the way to my heart in more caramels. – Oh my Gosh. And these look like the good ones. – Yes they are. – Oh my gosh, okay gonna
open this up real quick. – How in the world am I
gonna lose any weight. – And then we have some
other assorted candies. (laughing) So you guys definitely, we’re
gonna share this with the crew ’cause me and Lori don’t need
to eat all this by ourself. But thank you so much, you
guys are absolutely wonderful. As always I appreciate all
the letters you guys send us, the gifts, everything else, you
guys are absolutely amazing. I have the PO Box down in the description. So thank you guys, you guys are wonderful. – Thank you so much. I love it. (laughing) (electronic music) – [Brian] Erik how’s it comin’ man? – Goin’ really good. – [Brian] Maybe a halfway there? – Yeah I’d say we’re about halfway there, ’cause next we have the geckos, so yeah. – [Brian] Okay, I’m
gonna let you keep goin’. You doin’ alright? – We got ’em, we’re doin’ good man, burnin’ those extra calories
off that’s for sure. – [Brian] I’ll buy you some pizza. – No don’t do that. (laughing) – Last thing I have to
do over here at BHB is actually you can see Daisy,
kinda startin’ to shed, but as usual, for the
entire time I’ve had Daisy, she’s always had bad shed,
so she has a bunch of stuff. So we’re just gonna go
ahead her and get her in a little bit of soak. You can see that shed is
almost coming off no problem. ‘Bout a half an hour of soak
is probably gonna do her really well anyways, so she
looks absolutely gorgeous, look at this. But let’s go ahead
Dais’, let’s get in here, thankfully I have Bruce to help me out. Oh, come on girl. – Nice try Daisy. – There we go sweetheart. She doesn’t like water as much as Lucy. She does good in it. When I put Lucy in the water
she just goes right in. Sometime you have to fight
Daisy just a little bit. That soak is just gonna help really get all of that extra skin off. So again, we’ll probably
give her like a half an hour or something like that. She doesn’t need a lot. And that just gives us an
opportunity to clean her cage up anyways and then we’ll get her back in and then she should be
absolutely gorgeous. And then we’ll go ahead and
feed her in a couple days. As you can see all the colubrids
are now in hibernation, as well as all of the leopard geckos, so those guys really worked hard going up and down those stairs,
probably 100 or 200 times, so it was really good,
but thankfully the animals are finally in hibernation. To be totally honest with
you we should’ve had them down there about two
weeks ago, but it’s gonna be completely fine and
we’ll keep an eye on them over the next couple of months
before they come back up and we start breeding again. When it comes to leopard
geckos, it’s probably only gonna be about six weeks. Colubrids will probably be
between eight and 10 weeks. Something like that, we’ll see how they’re reacting down there. But that is one huge thing down. But it is kind of a bummer
because now it is empty over here at BHB. In all honesty, it’s
really not that empty. All of these racks are
filled up, plus rows and rows after that so we still
have plenty of animals, but it is kind of a bummer
that we won’t be able to look at the colubrids
except for in hibernation. Alright so I’m gonna go ahead
and get out of the Reptarium. As well as wrap up here at
BHB and go ahead and head home and call it a night if you don’t mind. So I will end the vlog
here and wish you guys an amazing day, evening, whenever
you happen to be watching. As always your support
means the world to me and I truly love you so much. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to get in with Lucy and give
it a go like Erik and Noah did. I mean they didn’t do great but at least it was good practice. Hopefully no one will
have to get in with her and pull her out when we’re in Italy, ’cause usually you can
spot clean around her, but hey, I do have to
prepare just in case. And really Jessica and Virg
are really good at it as well so I think we’re gonna be completely fine. With that said, your support is amazing and I truly love you guys so much. Can you do me a couple favors
before we get out of here? Can you smash that like button? Turn those post notifications on. Remember to be kind to
someone, and I promise, I will see you guys tomorrow. (electronic music)


  1. I am finally early enough
    Brian it was my birthday in December but I was never early enough to tell you if you could pin this it would be an amazing birthday gift

  2. You had a total of all sevens in the comment section before I came along. There's nothing little about that girl. She's got some splainin to do for giving him a hard time. I'd like to try handling a giant snake once just to say I did it. It's more forgiving if you get bit than it is if a venomous one bites you.
    Take care and God loves you.

  3. Brian, finally I think I have a chance to get a comment replied to 🙂 YAY! Finally caught up. Been binge watching your vlogs after my 11 yr old son got me onto them. I have said to him that when we get the money we will be coming across from Australia to see you and all your magnificent animals. I have started on the wish list of what to hold first. Love the Vlog and love meeting your animals. Tell them I'll see them soon 🙂

  4. I am watching today's video so late! (always love them!) But what day are you leaving!? Ive been planning on coming up this weekend! I am coming from smoky mtns and would love to meet you! I will be heart broken if I picked the one weekend your going to be gone! Can't wait to meet you and the animals! I love how you're always so positive! #bella #perdida

  5. The background music always builds my anxiety up and I’m thinking “oh god, oh god, don’t get bit” 😂🤣 most snake bites you film don’t look to bad, but I would never want to see Lucy bite someone. That would be scary!

  6. Hey Brian,when and if you see this do you have the information for your pocket knife. I like to collect certain knives. Power/spring assisted knives are my thing. Please and thank you

  7. I’ve sent emails and I’ve been trying to get in contact with you brain about some information on some snakes I’d like to know if you have or know anything about I’m planning a trip out there in May for my birthday and would love to pick up some snakes if you have the ones I’m looking for I can’t find them on your page so I want to know if you know about the morphs I’m looking for thank you for your amazing videos and important information on these wonder animals.

  8. Brian, I watch you every day, you are the most positive, likable person and those are rare qualities nowadays.

  9. I have recently found your channel and have a genuine question for you Brian, or anyone who knows more about snakes than I do.

    My friend had a ball python she called Mocha, Mocha died recently after my friend had to reluctantly give the snake momentarily to her mother (Who frequently stated she didn't like Mocha or any snake in general) as she was moving into a new apartment and had no one else who could watch Mocha. Once my friend was done moving she called her mother wanting to pick the snake up so she could move it into her new home and her mother said the snake had died a few days prior because the snake ate a sock…?

    My friend asked her mom how this could happen and her mother said she was cleaning the snakes cage, put the snake on the ground and when she was done turned around to find it eating said sock and she was too late to save it. Is it possible that the snake would mistake the sock for food?

    I feel this is unlikely, but I don't know too much about snakes.

  10. How does Jay at Prehistoric Pets make it look so easy? You should send Eric and Noah over to train with him for a few days! The cross channel vlogs would be awesome.  🙂

  11. Brian,

    I’m gonna start by saying that I’m absolutely TERRIFIED of snakes. I mean I will instantly start crying in fear and am usually on the verge of an anxiety attack when I see them. I came across your channel randomly, and for some reason, I decided to click on one of your videos. I was hooked. My boyfriend is shocked that I sit here and watch your videos because of how scared I am. I’m not sure if it’s your personality, the way you engage your viewers, or the way you educate others, but you have really helped with my intense fear. That being said, I will gladly keep my distance from any snake unless I am with a professional. I would love to some day visit the Reptarium. If I got the chance to meet you and if I had your help/supervision, I would love (I say that now) to possibly face my fear and hold a snake. Sorry for my rambling. I just wanted you to know the difference you make. Keep doing what you are doing! I love videos at the Reptarium and at BHB. A video that I would love to see (if not already done) is a time lapse kind of video of what happens from when a momma has her eggs, to incubation, to when you cut the eggs, to the baby snakes leaving their eggs and just the whole process! I’m not sure if you have a video on this either, but I’d love some education on venomous vs non-venomous and how to tell the difference.

    Thank you, and your crew, for all you do! It takes special people to care for these animals, too!

  12. I literally live down the street from Prehistoric Pets, learned to go when they have a bunch of kids so Jay is in, "ON," mode. It's nice to handle theirs, almost makes up for not having mine.

  13. talk about how feasible it is to handle all those animals. Like how much human interaction are they getting. Cause it sometimes just feels like they are just seen as a paycheck and each animal just goes through the motions and when they get to someones home they are being truly handled for the first time.

  14. Just started watching your channel yesterday and I enjoy watching your so passionate about your animals do you breed bearded dragons

  15. I would get in there with Lucy, but I don't think im strong enough to be of any help. She's so beautiful though. ❤

  16. hi brian can u share the milan reptile show details on the vlog or in personal .
    i stay in italy and would like come to see the reptile and meet you in the show…

  17. Lol xD when Eric was trying to practise he talked his way through it hilariously including well she acting like a big mama 😂

  18. What event are you headed to in Italy? I moved to Italy a year ago, a couple hours from Milan, and this is the closest I’ve ever been to one of the reptile expos. It’d be fun to check it out.

  19. hey brian catch or get TITANOBOA biggest snake,you may like it,i meant catch or get small one either big one it best one i wanna to see how you handle it😁

  20. Excellent game plan I've taught all of my grown children how to approach and handle and feed all of my snakes and am still educating them about reading my snakes body language 🙂

  21. Watch most of your videos about your bredding the repterium everything Here in the Uk we Really dont have anything like this ! and it would be awsome if we Did If i ever Get the time and the Money you will be seeing me Brian ! Keep it up !!

  22. Hello Brian! 🙂

    I'm not sure where to contact you exactly, and I'm not even sure if this is the right place. But I'll try here anyway. I have a question about something.

    My mum has a snake, I think it's a Darwin python. She has had it a fair few years now, but in the last year or so, it's getting more difficult to feed. It's now at a point where 90% of the time it will spit out it's mouse, if it does manage to eat, other times it won't touch it. It moves around like it is hungry and searching for food, and does nice clean sheds. But it will go months between feeds now as it refuses to eat. I'm not sure on what we can do. Do you have any suggestions that we can try?

    I love watching and following your vlog. I wish I could have a leopard gecko, but we can't here in Australia.

    Hope you are doing well, and your family and friends.

  23. Hi Bryan, I'm a big fan from Brescia, near Milan, I'd really like to see you at Milan Reptile Meeting, can I ask you if any speach or presentation by you are planned???
    Thank you!

  24. I think every time y'all try to move Lucy, she is laughing at you the whole time. It is always so amusing watching y'all interact with her.

  25. I think it's a good move to get Eric and Noah used to handling Lucy. Maybe Noah just needs to wrap that tatoo until it's all healed so he can still work with the animals. One guy needs to get the front half and the other the back half. She's too big for one guy to control by himself.

    That's great that you got all those things to munch on! I bet your staff will really appreciate it. 🙂

    Is Bruce a new employee? I've only seen him in the last few vlogs. Seems good with the Retics. Maybe train him too on the biggest ones.

  26. What would you do if one of the big snakes get a hold of you or one of the crew? Like what’s the best thing to do and what is the Protocol?

  27. So, if you have almost 2 million subscribers how come your views are always between 100K and 200K for your videos…hmm…

  28. Can you sew peta? They kill 90 present of all of the animals there. Mostly snakes. They say there mean awful creatures that eats other animals and we eat animals so I just wanna tell yah

  29. Hey Brian! Huge fan here! Question, is it an issue if my snakes can see each other? I’ve got two balls( a normal and a spider) an albino corn snake and an adult male bearded dragon. I put up a visual blind between the dragon and my normal, because it was stressing the dragon out. He’s fine since. My balls 😂 seem to see each other when their lights go off. What’s your opinion? Appreciate any response. Also I do a podcast (not animal related) and would love to get you on to talk reptiles sometime.

  30. I have gotten a new ball python regular breed and my first snake ever. But when I brought it the pet place didn't know if it were a boy or girl and idk how to find out. So how can I possibly tell? I absolutely love snakes and love all of your videos

  31. Lol I don’t wanna sound mean but Eric sounded like he could be a child predator at 2:02 when he’s like “ hey there little girl “ 😂 but Eric is a cool guy he is one of my favorite people that work at the reptarium 😁

  32. I love your channel!! I love snakes too!! 🐍 🐍🐍🐍🐍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

  33. She's gotten bigger…..
    I really wanna meet her one day…

    I don't know why you always say lucys tough. She's always been so nice…

  34. I have watched 3 videos of Lucky and I have noticed is she just wants to hide from you guy's. I think she needs to be handled more. I watched snake discovery and they said the more you handle your snake's the more they will be nicer. I really like watching you and your crew. Thanks again for sharing your amazing animals.

  35. Brian, how are you, i hit the like button all the time you'r the best, question, will a ball python mate with any snake? thanks. Phil.

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