Saturday, June 07, 2008


The Patternless male...

has got his dancin' shoes on! He's been biting and courting with the ladies for the past two days, though no confirmed copulations yet. Timing is a bit off this year, since I received him mid-winter.

Things are getting pretty crazy; tops are coming off (off of humidity/nesting boxes) and aspen bedding is pushed around and ending up in water bowls. Every time I walk in the snake room, I'm butting in on a loving couple in the throws of passion! :-)

This project is SO exciting! It's the first pattern morph of Trans-Pecos Ratsnake to breed in captivity since the first Blondes bred for Earl Turner over 35 years ago!

We're putting him with this beautiful Silver girl, an Albino, and a Peach/Pink phase this season.

Thank you, Richard Trant, for sending this handsome bloke our way!

*By the way, the Gray phase Pandale Paved subocs have been pairing up too!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Recent Happenings and Pairings at's snake room is quickly becoming quite the amorous setting.

The Triple Hets have been breeding lately. Fingers crossed for a Snow, Snow Blonde, or Albino Blonde, from that pairing. There are only two Snows from the Hwy. 277 line - none exist from any other Albino line so far - and they're both youngsters, owned by the same person. There's only one Albino Blonde from that line too.

Also, the one-of-a-kind *Patternless* male started courting two suboc females yesterday. He was pursuing and passionately biting an Albino (Loma Alta/Hwy. 277) and a huge Axanthic Blonde, though they've both been coy and resisting his advances. Can you just imagine what a Patternless Axanthic Trans-Pecos Ratsnake would look like?! That animal should be ELECTRIC! To say nothing of the Patternless Orange, Patternless Albino, or Patternless Snow...

More soon!

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