Waffle the Tiny Boa Loves His New Sandbox
Snakes are really starting to have their internet moment, if you haven’t noticed. Any video of a snake (or “snek” as the kids say these days) doing something cute has a good chance of going viral and getting some decent Tumblr GIF sets.
This one’s a pretty good contender: Waffle the black-and-white Kenyan sand boa, presented with a miniature version of one of those green frog plastic sandboxes. Waffle immediately slides off owner Jenny Gaines’ palm and burrows almost completely into the sand, popping his little head and flicking tongue to the surface a moment later. The video has more than 2 million views after just one day.
Don’t miss the adorable follow-up where Gaines boops his nose. Who knew slithering reptiles could be this cute?
Gaines has been answering questions about Waffle on Reddit, where he’s getting very popular. “Thanks everyone, I never expected this to be popular!” she says. “I’m glad everyone seems to like Waffle. If you’re interested in Kenyan sand boas PLEASE read up on snake care and think before you buy. Make sure you can provide a healthy and happy, stress-free home for a snake.”