Sweet bb Tulip. She is a dream to handle and she’s getting big. She just has such a sweet face and such gorgeous coloration right now, I love showing her off.
Buddha x 2
SOURCE: This was Snakey, my 19 year old ball python. This picture was taken one sunny day a few years ago. Unfortunately Snakey passed away from old age earlier this month.
He was a one-of-a-kind animal - full of wisdom, knowledge, and strength. He touched the lives of everyone he met.
He was the kind of snake I felt comfortable leaving in the hands of strangers or kids. He had a remarkable way of connecting with even those who were afraid of him/snakes. He was magical.
I got him for a birthday present when I was very young. He was only 6 weeks old (and honestly should of never been sold at that early age).
Around age 3 a heat rock in his cage malfunctioned and burned him badly, VERY badly. With force feeding of Ensure Protein-like fluids, daily iodine baths, and multiple injections of antibiotics he survived. The only scar was a slightly sensitive tail tip.
He was an amazing animal and companion. His presence will be missed!
Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus). It was amazing how the blue scale coloration seemed to magically appear and disappear as the snake breathed! (For a video, go here.) Nghệ An Province, Vietnam.
©Zachary A. Cava
*Originally posted on the Field Herp Forum: Vietnam: Part 2