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A Source of Pride!

Discussion in 'Carpet/Diamond Pythons' started by Og_, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Little Shag used to look like this:


    And like this:


    Back to the present. This is how he looks now:




    He's come a long way!
    He's one of my success stories!

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  2. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    Wow! he sure has beautiful markings!
  3. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    wow he is just fabulous!
  4. Orca

    Orca Elite Member

    Those markings are gorgeous! Very handsome snake :)
  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Aww, what's his story Og_?
  6. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    Very nice! :)
  7. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Well, not much of a story. They had him at the petstore for so long that the price got knocked down.
    Many people don't want this kind of snake because they are biters.
    I was only able to hold him in the newest pics because it was just 15 minutes since he fed.
    I can't put my hand in the enclosure prior to feeding without getting bitten. I wrap a flannell shirt over my hand and arm to get him out to feed in a separate container. Once he's full, he's docile for a short time.LOL Kind of like us! lol

    The "Bitey" snakes don't bother me much. I've been bitten by my snakes more times than I can possibly remember. I used to have a Blood Python that bit me every chance he got.
    I've even been bitten by ball pythons when I screw up by putting them in their feeding tub and then put my hands back in there thinking that I'm going to adjust their position. I did that once. lol
  8. MadDog

    MadDog Elite Member

    Very beautiful snake
  9. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    The only animals whose bites really bother me (so far) are parrots *shudder* Biting reptiles are a walk in the park - even young alligators.

    I have yet to come face to face with an emerald tree boa, and I have seen pics of their dentition! I may revise my opinion then.
  10. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    The only parrot to draw blood on me is a, "Hahn's mini macaw"!
    They can draw blood faster than a syringe!

    Believe me, A monitors bite is not a "Walk in the park"!!!

    As long as I stay alive, I would rather get chewed on by an australian salt water crocodile than a monitor ANY DAY!
  11. ShAn3

    ShAn3 Elite Member

    WOW nice, is he pure jungle?

    Haha even if you are limbless. You're still alive ;)
  12. Jacqui

    Jacqui Elite Member

    I think I'll take both of your words about the bites and join the group of "let's not get bitten at all" :p :D

    Back to the snake, always neat to see the baby pictures and then the present day ones. Very beautiful snake.
  13. Ace

    Ace Elite Member

    Great looking snake!
  14. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I have yet to be bit by the sav at work, but I have seen marks on the people who have been (which is everyone but me.)

    I'll take the alligator.

    I had a cockatoo break my fingernail right off, and I was gushing blood... That's still the most painful animal-wound I have received yet. The Cockatoo at work is named Tyson, and everybody has a 'tyson mark'
  15. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Og, that is one amazing snake. I love all snakes and wish I could have one or two or three etc, of each one, but common sense and my wife discourage this from happening.

    Jacqui, I hope you are able to remain in the "Let's not get bitten" group forever, but it has been said on here by a very wise man--Merlin, if I remember correctly- There are two types of snake keepers, those who have been bitten- and those who are going to get bitten. I am assuming (I know, a dangerous undertaking at best), that this will qualify for all reptile keepers also. But good luck just the same. :D
  16. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    No you wouldn`t!! (Unless you ask them nicely not to bite too hard!) ;) If you ever do, though, maybe you could get David to take a few pics.... You may need to repeat the action a few times, he`s not too fast on the finger when it comes to getting the "hit shot"! I know, believe me, I know... :p
  17. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Nag,nag,nag-LOL! Hey Stefan, it will be even longer now as our camera has mysteriously turned up broken. It will be some time now before we can replace it. Sorry for the disappointing news :(
  18. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    I'm mainly pointing to the fact that it is easier to survive the loss of a limb than to survive having your entire bloodstream flooded with killer bacteria! I had just watched something about the Komodo dragon when I said that. lol
  19. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Jacqui, do you have snakes?

    Or just torts? I have yet to be bitten by those (yet)
  20. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    How 'bout I just grab you by the neck and let them knaw on the both of us? LOL Believe me, If we are both in the same situation, You aren't going anywhere! Ha ha!

    'Course, you wouldn't be more than a drumstick!

    Just punch them in the nose!

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