Ripley is america’s next top model

Ripley is america’s next top model

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

youtaggedthatsnakewrong:

bbman4:

Met a venomous friend in Great Falls.

No, meet a non-venomous Northern Water Snake. ((Nerodia sipedon))

I honestly do not think you should be handling wild snakes when you can not tell the difference between venomous vs non venomous. You are going to end up being bitten one day. Educate yourself before you go out and do this. for the sake of your safety and the snake’s.

Now that’s what I call stupid. Reckless behavior going after “venomous” snakes with no protection, clearly with an audience since you’re looking in another direction and someone else took the picture, holding it up like you’re some cool guy who knows what he’s doing. Meet a “venomous” snake friend. Who are you trying to impress?Nice work.You’re as irresponsible as it gets, and people like you only add to the misconceptions and fears that people have for these HARMLESS, NONVENOMOUS snakes.For the sake of the wildlife, stay the hell out of the woods and read a few books instead. It’s better for your safety and for the animal’s. God forbid you actually pick up a venomous snake one day and get your ass bitten.

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

youtaggedthatsnakewrong:

bbman4:

Met a venomous friend in Great Falls.

No, meet a non-venomous Northern Water Snake. ((Nerodia sipedon))

I honestly do not think you should be handling wild snakes when you can not tell the difference between venomous vs non venomous. You are going to end up being bitten one day. Educate yourself before you go out and do this. for the sake of your safety and the snake’s.

Now that’s what I call stupid. Reckless behavior going after “venomous” snakes with no protection, clearly with an audience since you’re looking in another direction and someone else took the picture, holding it up like you’re some cool guy who knows what he’s doing. Meet a “venomous” snake friend. Who are you trying to impress?

Nice work.

You’re as irresponsible as it gets, and people like you only add to the misconceptions and fears that people have for these HARMLESS, NONVENOMOUS snakes.

For the sake of the wildlife, stay the hell out of the woods and read a few books instead. It’s better for your safety and for the animal’s. God forbid you actually pick up a venomous snake one day and get your ass bitten.

Yeah, all done with animal purchases for the time being. I think my collection is at a good stopping place. I’ve got all the morphs I was hankering after (except for one or two that are still too expensive for me).

Right now I’ll just focus on consolidating my rack space. I’d like to save up for a couple of larger racks instead of having several small ones placed around my apartment.

Anonymous said: so what happened with that one snake you said you bought but hadn't recovered yet?

That was my baron’s racer that I got on Tuesday.

I’m gonna name her Scylla :D

I’m gonna name her Scylla :D

thishaileysays:

applepythons:

So I got a neat little pick up today - she’s a baron’s racer from a breeder a couple of hours away from me. I’m not sure if she’s just a minty green phase or a grassy blue phase, lol, but she’s super cool.

Why does it look like she has a really dark dorsal stripe in the first picture but a really faded one in the second?

That second one mostly shows the lower part of her body, where it does fade a lot. You can see what I mean here:

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So I got a neat little pick up today - she’s a baron’s racer from a breeder a couple of hours away from me. I’m not sure if she’s just a minty green phase or a grassy blue phase, lol, but she’s super cool.

Anonymous said: Hi, im getting a baby ball python soon but i dont know how to take care of them so i was wondering if you could tell me what i need to do?

You want to do as much research as you can BEFORE you get your new snake. This blog has a great write-up with lots of resources, and you should definitely read through everything linked there so you have an idea how to care for a BP.

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Remaining normal babies. Top two are boys, bottom two are girls.

I was never too fond of lemonblasts, but I do like how the hypo gene cleans them up. This guy is going to be a cornerstone of my hypo projects.

I was never too fond of lemonblasts, but I do like how the hypo gene cleans them up. This guy is going to be a cornerstone of my hypo projects.

fimbry-talks:

Another example of weird scalation on ball pythons. This is another reason why I don’t like using scalation alone to ID a (captive) snake. It should be used in conjunction with other methods.

Both of the snakes in the pics are ball pythons, but check out how many scales around the eye the banana has compared to the cinnamon combo. When breeding for morphs, scalation can get a little funky!

Snakes with scales like the banana are not at all rare. I see them pretty frequently.

I also really wish I had pics saved of ball pythons with extra supra-labial heat pits. They were easy to find with a google image search a couple years ago, but I am having a heck of a time now. They exist, I just wish I had the photos saved!

Nym’s got an extra heat pit on each side of her face:

(via crispysnakes)

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Well, unfortunately it looks like one of my new kids has an RI. I noticed Esk making a wheezing and popping noise the other day but when I checked on her later she seemed fine, and she ate last night with no hesitation. Today I took her out for some photos and noticed the bubbles just as I snapped this pic. I’ll be raising the temps for her this weekend and making an appointment to see a vet on Monday. Poor baby :(

Well, unfortunately it looks like one of my new kids has an RI. I noticed Esk making a wheezing and popping noise the other day but when I checked on her later she seemed fine, and she ate last night with no hesitation. Today I took her out for some photos and noticed the bubbles just as I snapped this pic. I’ll be raising the temps for her this weekend and making an appointment to see a vet on Monday. Poor baby :(

Little update

Sorry it’s been quiet around here - I’ll have more photos up this weekend.

I have to say, I’m really entertained by Cheza, my little albino kingsnake. I fed her a mouse pinkie tonight and she snatched it, then rattled her tail at me until I fucked off. Silly butt, I want 10 more of them.

Everyone else is doing well. Nym is just shy of 1500 grams right now and feeding well so I will probably begin pairing her with Pluto in late November or early December. Nova is about 900 after like a year of spotty feeding - but since my pied boy is still a baby, she’s got plenty of time. Fudge is over 1000g and eating like a pig, so I may have to think about who I’ll pair her with too. I almost want to give my Angolan boy a chance at her, but idk if I want to venture into the world of hybrids.

Angolans are doing super well btw, though the male is a little pissbaby (literally, he hisses and pees all over every time I pick him up). The female is about 500 grams and pretty chill, and feeding well. She’s always perking up when she smells dinner thawing ;)

Angua, my black pastel mojave het hypo, is an awesome feeder. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to pair with my hypo lemonblast boy. I just want to make these and these hnnnnggggg

Everyone else is boring and healthy :)

ifill-tower said: Finding this blog made me unbelievably happy :333

Aww, I’m glad to hear that! :D

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