Both Soleil and Gaia came from very sad and neglectful previous homes. Little Soleil was a barely grown month-old baby, already separated from her family and given away when the snake wouldn’t eat her. Gaia was the extremely young mother and protector of a small liter of babies which she valiantly tried to raise in a jar set at the bottom of an otherwise empty cage. Gaia too, was meant to be snake food, but was too large to be eaten. These two extremely lucky girls who survived extraordinary circumstances met each other and immediately became bonded. They now live happily at the Rescue along with Rhea & Kali.