Sssssnakes

Posted by: John Rougeux

Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 05:54 PM

Wanted to share some photos of my chondros. Took these today. I'm surprised not many people that I know of keep them. They are a lot easier and calmer than what you think.

This is "Judith". She's a fairly large girl that I acquired last year. She's over 1200 grams and as gentle as you can get. Awesome snake!



This is "one eye" or "popeye". He was hatched this way..one eye and slightly deformed jaw. I got her from a breeder in Maryland who basically gave him to me. Had this male been normal, he would have sold for $4K. He eats just fine!



This is a possible female that I got from the breeder in Colorado. I got it cheaper because it had a skin fold. It's still undetermined how skin folds happen..could be too large perches when young, larger food items when young, genetic (but doubtful), or whatever. Anyway, you can't see it now and it doesn't affect it at all.



This is a Cyclops locality type. Since exact local collection point is unknown, it's based on what have been seen in the wild. This was CBB by a guy in California. It's in shed.



And i have 2 caged together for breeding purposes..pics later.

Here are my other snakes in my collection

Male Amazon Basin Emerald tree boa


Female Basin


Sand boa produced by guy 2 streets over


Corn snake produced by me


Christmas mountain alterna grey banded king. This guy is very cool.


Female Blairs grey banded king. She's a nice snake too.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 05:54 PM

100% het for albino western hognose, female. Man, these girls get big quick! Awesome snakes...one of my favorites! She's a little hisser and hood spreader!


100% het for albino western hognose male. Same age as the female, but from different breeders.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 08:09 PM

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Yikes! I am definitely not a snake person. As long as I will never have to see these anywhere but in this forum, I'll be okay. Some really are pretty, I must admit. smile


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Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 08:15 PM

The PICTURES are beautiful John.
Let's keep it that way! wink
Posted by: MrB

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 08:40 PM

As always, you have some awesome images of some beautiful snakes. I'm truly impressed

Dave
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 09:13 PM

How many of those guys do you have??
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/11/13 10:53 PM


That's a new one on me...
"...beautiful plumage."
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/12/13 05:16 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
How many of those guys do you have??


All those plus 2 more green tree pythons.

I had more but sold them when I got laid off.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/12/13 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Celandine

That's a new one on me...
"...beautiful plumage."


Unless you have been to Texas and the immediate area, you won't see them out in the wild. And they are just now coming down in price so that they are becoming more popular. Still, a nice looking pair can run you $500
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/12/13 05:23 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
As always, you have some awesome images of some beautiful snakes. I'm truly impressed

Dave


Thanks Dave, though really I'm unimpressed with these, especially after seeing some photos by other guys, like this one:



I sold my expensive camera stuff a few years ago and now all I have is the Nikon D5000 and 18-55mm lens. I did get to play with the D800 and 24mm f/1.4 lens..wow!
Posted by: DLC

Re: Sssssnakes - 07/12/13 10:18 AM

John you make them, look SO beautiful. I don't mind snakes - like spiders - just part of nature.
Each plays a critical part.

Saw a guy on TV the other night kissing a cobra !! THAT was hard to watch !!
(no French kissing !) laugh