the bud + scorpion hatchery reminds me of a time i was called upon as a 'sober person' by someone in need (i'd spent some time in rehab).
the apartment i ended up at had a soggy veteran who showed me his 2 large pythons and bazooka/RPG collection.
i'm a MAMMAL. i am not a 'snake person'. and the artillery just pushed things into the twilight zone.
i hope that dude got it sorted.