Clifford arrived at the Wildlife Center in December 2016. He was discovered in a Bedford home several months after his former owner died. At first, Clifford exhibited neurologic symptoms, but with several months of care and proper nutrition, as well as a series of diagnostic tests, Clifford began acting normally and was declared healthy. In June 2017, Clifford officially joined the Wildlife Center ambassador team. He is named after noted American herpetologist Clifford Hillhouse Pope, who is known for saying, "snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors."
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