Manny Granados spoke to a standing room only
crowd at the July meeting. He gave a very colorful description of
he and his wife, Yvonne's, passion for their animals and a glimpse
into how they house and take care of them. His photos ranged from
very serious (cleaning and taking care of the animals) to the humorous
(playing with the kids).
The Granados live on a fairly large tract
of land in northern St. John's county. They are building their business
(called MyExotix), in which they breed a variety of herps including
red tegus, unusual morphs of black rat snakes and speckled kingsnakes,
several species of turtles and tortoises, and other miscellaneous
herps. One of their favorite current projects is the white-sided
black rat snake.
Manny and Yvonne are VERY active with the
JHS and frequent many of the regional herp expos, including the
upcoming National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona the weekend of
For more photos of what they are all about,
visit their website for MyExotix.