The weather is improving enough to allow for some outdoor photography, so here are some shots taken while cleaning out. Photos include Ecuador BC, Brazil and Brazil Belem, Sao Paulo Amarali, Venezuela BC and BI, El Salvador and Hypo Panama
Whenever anyone who owns a boa mentions to a non reptile owner that they keep boa constrictors, the listener always assumes that the owner has a huge and dangerous constrictor, threatening life and limb of the family, and within a few minutes the old story of the snake lying down next to its owner to size it up is trotted out.
Of course most boas are much smaller than popular imagination would have it, and some not much bigger than grass snakes or small adders.
We have a number of small constrictors in our collection, of which perhaps the tropidophis melanurus, or Cuban giant dwarf boa, is the smallest, reaching less than 3 foot in length.
These are a difficult snakes to get feeding when juvenile but are rewarding to keep.
We also have Chilabothrus Fordii, or Haitian Ground Boa. These achieve about 3 foot in adulthood. These are a very slender snake, and again difficult to get started on frozen food.
Showing the fantastic colours of one of our CB15 Honey Bs, a Peter’s Type B Colombian x Barranquilla Cross, produced by Buddy Young.
Our female CB15 Surinam, with interesting tail markings.
We have high hopes for our Venezuelan BCC. Our CB2013 Apure are developing nicely, and hopefully should be ready, able and willing to breed by 2018.
Pictured below is our male CB15 BCC from south of Caracas.
It’s too cold here in the UK to photograph outside, so we will be photographing indoors for the next few months. We much prefer outside shooting, but indoor photography of reptiles can still be rewarding.
Here is our Iquitos.