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On the Eleventh Day of Snakes...

Posted by Sonja K. at 12/24/2016 11:30:02 PM

On this eleventh day of snakes,

I bring to thee,

Several shades of grrrr... een, yes, green. Smile

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. Wink

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.

 Comments: View Oldest First  

Jeff ,
Posted At: 12/25/2016 4:55:18 AM  

They're beautiful and so cute. I wanna boop them on the nose

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 12/25/2016 9:19:42 AM  


Posted At: 12/25/2016 9:33:50 AM  

seriously! so boopable! ^__^ The babies have upturned snoot. Does that goes away when they get older, or the adults also can do this? (i don't know the structure of the snoot-horn, is there muscles in there, or only scales?)

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 12/25/2016 9:49:00 AM  

Gorgeous kiddos & really neat to see the variation between them... and those funny pointy snoots! 

Sonja ,
Posted At: 12/25/2016 7:44:39 PM  
I love seeing the close ups of their beautiful scales.

Posted At: 12/26/2016 1:49:55 PM  

I can't even deal with how cute these little ones are!

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