On this eleventh day of snakes,
I bring to thee,
Several shades of grrrr... een, yes, green.
I don't keep many species of colubrids, but there are a few I have found a passion for. One of those is Rhino Rat Snakes (Rhynchophis boulengeri), and they were actually the first colubrid I bred back in 2012. I currently keep 3.3 of them, including two of them that I produced here.
Up first is Sabina, my holdback from that first breeding in 2012, and who produced a couple babies this past year.
Next up is my holdback male from 2013:
In spring of 2014, there were some Rhino Ratsnakes imported into the country and I chose to aquire two females in order to add diversity to my breeding group. They are now of breeding size, so I will be pairing them this season.
This is the 1st of those girls:
And the other one:
Next is Tanto, who has sired three clutches for me over the years.
This past year he rubbed a few scales off by his nose during the breeding season, but they look to be coming back fine.
And the last of my adult males is Tachi:
I know I said that it would be shades of green, but I can't help but include some shades of gray, too.
Here are a few pics of a little one that is dreaming of the day s/he will turn green, too. This is one of Sabina and Tanto's kids.