All Tail No Legs: Snake Blog

A little blog about my derpscales. Occasional cat photobomb.

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lyssaslyzards:

the-smart-eddboy:

Neighbors found this guy in the back yard and decapitated it …Is it a bad snake or good? I swear I’d be the first one to die when it comes to identify a snake. ;3;

there is no such thing as a “good snake” or a “bad snake” when it comes to species.
however, this is a deadly coral snake, but they’re very shy and don’t go out of their way to hurt people. they have no reason to. what an asshole to decapitate a creature that had no intention of hurting him. if he was scared that it would hurt him or his family, he could have called animal control and they could have safely relocated it.
fucking pigs. if you want to have a way to remember which ones are deadly and which ones are not, remember this rhyme: “red touch yellow could kill a fellow, red touch black won’t hurt jack”

I will make a note about the ‘deadly’ part.
 ” Only two documented fatalities were attributed to this species in the 1950s, and only one has been reported since Wyeth antivenin became available for it in the 1960s. The most recent fatality attributed to the eastern coral snake occurred in 2006 (confirmed in 2009 report).[7] The victim failed to seek proper medical attention and died several hours after being bitten, becoming the first fatality caused by M. fulvius in over 40 years.” [x]
I’ll let those numbers sink in with everyone.

lyssaslyzards:

the-smart-eddboy:

Neighbors found this guy in the back yard and decapitated it …Is it a bad snake or good? I swear I’d be the first one to die when it comes to identify a snake. ;3;

there is no such thing as a “good snake” or a “bad snake” when it comes to species.

however, this is a deadly coral snake, but they’re very shy and don’t go out of their way to hurt people. they have no reason to. what an asshole to decapitate a creature that had no intention of hurting him. if he was scared that it would hurt him or his family, he could have called animal control and they could have safely relocated it.

fucking pigs. if you want to have a way to remember which ones are deadly and which ones are not, remember this rhyme: “red touch yellow could kill a fellow, red touch black won’t hurt jack”

I will make a note about the ‘deadly’ part.

” Only two documented fatalities were attributed to this species in the 1950s, and only one has been reported since Wyeth antivenin became available for it in the 1960s. The most recent fatality attributed to the eastern coral snake occurred in 2006 (confirmed in 2009 report).[7] The victim failed to seek proper medical attention and died several hours after being bitten, becoming the first fatality caused by M. fulvius in over 40 years.” [x]

I’ll let those numbers sink in with everyone.

Filed under death animal death animal cruelty

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alouncara asked: How are your efforts to breed your gonyos going? Is Freight Freitas still in business with producing CBB red tailed green rat snakes?

Last year I gave it a shot, but Anders isn’t producing eggs for me. I haven’t tried with Justice yet because no breeding is happening this summer since I’ll be doing a major move.

Freitas hasn’t been breeding and sold all his gonyos (almost entirely to the UK) years ago. Justice and Crispy’s Quicksilver are Freitas stock.

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crispysnakes:

boscthebeardedwonder:

crispysnakes:

I forgot to bring my camera to the herp meeting… d’oh!
Ryan Parker of Parker Pythons brought in some examples for his reticulated python presentation.  He brought with him a sunfire albino combo, a tiger, a first in the world morph he literally just hatched out a week back (I think it was a 4 gene combo), and his gorgeous sweet lady 16’ 100+lb goldenchild.  I was so happy to see her again!  
Crystel snapped this shot with her phone while I had a coil over my leg.
If any of my local folks want to see & talk more retics let me know and I’ll ping Ryan and ask if we swing by and get a snake tour.  They’re certainly worth seeing!   

I’m super curious to see that new one. Genetics are my big obsession so I’d love to see that.

It was an ultra ivory sunfire tiger (photos taken by Parker Pythons):




So sad I couldn’t make it, these photos are awesome!
and omg that baby stahp grabby hands don’t you cannot has

crispysnakes:

boscthebeardedwonder:

crispysnakes:

I forgot to bring my camera to the herp meeting… d’oh!

Ryan Parker of Parker Pythons brought in some examples for his reticulated python presentation.  He brought with him a sunfire albino combo, a tiger, a first in the world morph he literally just hatched out a week back (I think it was a 4 gene combo), and his gorgeous sweet lady 16’ 100+lb goldenchild.  I was so happy to see her again!  

Crystel snapped this shot with her phone while I had a coil over my leg.

If any of my local folks want to see & talk more retics let me know and I’ll ping Ryan and ask if we swing by and get a snake tour.  They’re certainly worth seeing!   

I’m super curious to see that new one. Genetics are my big obsession so I’d love to see that.

It was an ultra ivory sunfire tiger (photos taken by Parker Pythons):

So sad I couldn’t make it, these photos are awesome!

and omg that baby stahp grabby hands don’t you cannot has