Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Giant Snake in Tree, Raptor, Pet Snake or Squawky?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Lions and Tigers and Emus!  Oh my!  It’s the zoo event in Springfield and of course a new event means all new content, and of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Returning Giant Snake in Tree, Raptor, Pet Snake or Squawky to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

Leaves stores August 14th

Item: Giant Snake in a Tree
Cost: 10 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
Earns: 0.25% Bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
 Just a decoration
My Opinion On It Now: 
Meh, not worth it.  Bonus % is lousy, I wouldn’t spend 10 donuts on it

Leaves stores August 14th

Item: Raptor
Cost: 40 Donuts
What Does It Do: Not a whole not, NPC.  Animated when tapped. 
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh.  If you want a dinosaur go for it, but he adds no value to Springfield other than how he looks.

Leaves stores August 14th

Item: Pet Snake
Cost: 25 Donuts
What Does It Do: Another NPC for Springfield.  Animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now:
25 donuts isn’t awful to pay for an NPC, but at the end of the day it is just an NPC.  No real value to Springfield.  So if you like it, get it.  Otherwise pass.

Leaves stores August 14th

Item: Squawky
Cost: 30 Donuts
What Does It Do: Yet another Springfield NPC.  Animated when tapped. (image above)
My Opinion On It Now: 
Same opinion as with all other NPCs, no value to Springfield but if you like it get it.

What are your thoughts on the returning items?  Will you be spending donuts to bring any of these throwbacks to your Springfield?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

28 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Giant Snake in Tree, Raptor, Pet Snake or Squawky?

  1. 3 NPC’S + 1 Decor with tiny Bonus % ….. ok, EA, I’m just going to lol and wait for Sarah Wiggum (we technically only have one pet as a Character who earns with Tasks and that’s Mister Tiny, although the Yeti is a playable Character – just not a pet – and neither of these have been offered for noobs). 😅

  2. Once again, I’m disappointed that Lumpy didn’t come back. Why only release one snake from the Whacking Day group and not all three?

    buy them all 😊

    I’m looking forward to getting some new ones for my town…

  4. Looking forward to knifey spoony. I’m hoping he’s a full character and not an npc and also at a good price.

  5. I couldn’t even if I wanted to. Still waiting to get credited donuts I purchased on 8/1/2018. I contacted them again today for the third time. Any suggestions?

    • Contact the better business bureau to get your money back and directly buy from Android/Apple store maybe. Sounds like they are doing this to do many people.

    • I called EA 4 times starting Aug-01, and they finally gave me the donuts Aug-08. Make sure you create a Case Number and attach screenshots of your receipts to the Case.

    • @Ghoul, I didn’t know I could buy directly from the Android store. I’ll keep that in mind *if* I ever buy anything for games again.
      @jc3000, I have “only” called twice since August 1st. The reps make it sound like there were a lot of purchases and that many folks still are waiting for their donuts, including Kristine and me. :^( I have attached two difference images of payments to my case file in order for some “expert” or person to apply any donuts manually to my game.
      @Kristine, I’m in the same boat as you and from speaking to the EA reps many others. Suggestions: See Ghoul’s and jc3000’s replies.
      So, Google Play pay can’t be trusted? They are not transferring the funds paid to EA? What gives?

      • Once you have a Case created and if EA doesn’t resolve it in a day or two, you can click the RESUME button (on the EA My Cases site) and request a call from a rep. It took 4 tries but the 4th rep added the donuts during the call. Good luck!

      • I finally got my donuts! I hope you did too. 😊

  6. Douglas Bowers

    The snake in the tree does not have a bonus. I checked my bonus before and after buying it, and there was no increase. Plus, if you hit the info button, it does not say there is a bonus. I doubt anyone would get it just for the bonus, but though you all should know.

    • It had one last time it was available 🤷‍♀️

      • Douglas Bowers

        That sounds familiar. Oddly enough, I thought for sure I got it last time around, but couldn’t find it anywhere in my Springfield or inventory. Still, I like it for some reason and thought it needed to be in my zoo, so I grabbed it (again, maybe).

      • Weirdly mine has 0.25% bonus. I’ve had mine since they were first released so……. I don’t know what’s going on with the person who doesn’t have a bonus with his.

        • EA is known to release 2 versions of the same decoration.

          • Yea but that’s usually when one is available for free, and it’s coded as such. (like the snowmen were coded maggie snowman craft and had no bonus %) This one isn’t coded differently

          • Yeah I guess the ones I got from the time traveling was the premuim and this version and the one for the superhero event had no XP attached to them. I went to Wiki and it said “Only the premium version has bonus $ and XP.” still so weird. You’re spending donuts on a decoration so it should have some kind of bonus with it.

      • It was originally released without a bonus. Then they briefly brought it back with a bonus. Now it is available again, for the third time, with no bonus.

    • I bought it and I definitely didn’t get a bonus. It is possible that I have more than one in my town from past events. Perhaps, the bonus only applies to the first time you get it?

  7. AndThereGoesSwifty

    Passing on all of them. I don’t know why EA doesn’t give NPCs any contributing features. I can’t ever see myself spending donuts on something that doesn’t offer any bonus % or income

  8. How long have these been available. I had no idea they were there. After reading this SIB I realize that my brain must know that I don’t care about any of them so it just didn’t see that they were available. As always, thanks for the SIB. You put a lot of work into this.

  9. Meh… I’ll pass on these. Maybe in the future, especially the raptor xD

  10. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Not ‘me’, ‘em.
    Rotten auto correct

  11. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘me”
    Spend ‘em if you want to. And complete a Character Category

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