I miss SA, but if i lived there, i couldnt have one of these

I miss SA, but if i lived there, i couldnt have one of these

Postby horridus » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:52 am

I have loved these since i first saw them in that killer exhibit at Tvl snake park. I saw some at daytona show and was hooked again.... well bit the bullet and got one, and i have another pair on order to arrive at the end of the week,



holy grail of african pythons, who needs ball python morphs when you have....



pictures are a bit crappy cos i was shakey...

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Postby Bushviper » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:15 am

Yip you have a point there. Rub it in now why dont you!

For those of you who do not know what this is, it is a an Angolan Dwarf Python which was possibly the rarest python in captivity in the world. It is not that rare at the moment and the rareity staus has been overtaken by snakes such as Boelens pythons and Oenpelleni pythons for example.

These Dwarf pythons are now bred routinely and are not too expensive. (Couple of thousand dolars).

This is one species which was never exported legally to private individuals and all the seed stock was either smuggled or came from zoos. The one zoo took 18 years to breed them the first time and then bred them regularly after that.

I have had the priviledge of holding 4 captive born babies in my hands at one time here in Pretoria.

The only institution that still has this species is Monte Casino Bird Gardens who have the Transvaal Snake Park specimens.
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Postby Kouthia » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:21 am

Very very nice indeed horridus. When it comes to pythons that is one sweet animal. Screw the millions of ball morphs - they just dont do it for me.
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Postby horridus » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:01 am

yes, they are around 4k a pair or so

the guy i got these from had over 50 babies this year!!!

getting a pair for myself then a few for sale!!


adios

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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:10 am

Awesome!

Are those animals Casey Lazik bloodline?
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Postby Mongoose » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:42 am

LOVELY!!!!
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Postby feri » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:44 am

damn, dey b sweet
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Postby Gabi » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:46 am

Really really stunning!!! :D
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Postby gaboon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:18 am

AWESOME!!! Dont they get a bit bigger than ball pythons?
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:50 am

They get a tiny bit bigger than Ball pythons and I have seen some of just on 2 metres. They average size is almost the same though.
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Postby Brendan E » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:07 pm

Thats hot
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Postby arcadies » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:46 pm

really really lucky. treat them well
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Postby RoyalCrazy » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:51 pm

yes, they are around 4k a pair or so

the guy i got these from had over 50 babies this year!!!

getting a pair for myself then a few for sale!!


adios


Where u live?
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Postby horridus » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:49 pm

San Diego
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Postby RoyalCrazy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:17 pm

Sweet.
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