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Looking for a True Snow Boa

Discussion in 'Boas *General*' started by Count75, Aug 3, 2009.

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  1. Count75

    Count75 Member

    Hi I am new here to this site but have had several diff species of snakes in the past. I currently have a female 5' red tail boa named fred. I know funny name for a female but that was her name when I adopted her. Any how I am really wanting to find a True snow boa ever since I saw a picture of one. It was all snow white with no visible markings of any kind on it at all and had the darkest black eyes that I had ever seen. I have yet to find any info online about a rare snake like this one at all. I only seem to find nothing but either albinos or morphs. Can any one help me out here???
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to HC!
    Tell them its short for "Frederica!
    I am not sure that I understand your question. A "snow" boa is a morph. Many of the photos are taken with too much flash leading people to think that they have no markings. In reality they have a silvery lavenderish white color markings.
    The true snows are available, but be prepared for your heart to stop when you see the price!
     
  3. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    Like merlin said, they are out there. You just have to be sitting down when you look at the price.
     
  4. Count75

    Count75 Member

    Yea I saw alot of morph boas out there but it is very hard to describe the picture of the one that I saw when trying to get the correct name of it as I have never seen one in the snow before. any ideas?
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Are you saying that the snake was laying in real snow? As in frozen water?
     
  6. Count75

    Count75 Member

    Yes well it was in a tree but the back ground was real snow. Which is what really threw me for a loop as I didn't think that snakes could live in cold areas like that. I will have to see if I can locate the pic and post it up for you to see.
     
  7. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Snakes... well, they can live in areas like that, but in the winter, they estivate. They would not be active, or climbing, up in trees. They would be in a den or burrow underground, essentially sleeping the winter away.

    Chances are, the snake was draped over a tree branch for a quick picture.
     
  8. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    or even in the tricky art of photography, the snow wasn't real snow.
     
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    It was bogus! People in the herp community have joked for years about arctic pythons and snow boas. Usually accompanied by a picture of a snake made of snow, ala snowman.
    There is no such thing and any boa that was exposed to the temperatures at which snow is present would be in very bad shape very quickly.
     
  10. Count75

    Count75 Member

    ok that is cool thanks for the info. I didn't think that snakes could really live in any place cold like that but wasn't sure but I have seen pictures of snake like that one that I saw but they were just partially all white like that and then had some color to the rest of there body. I wasn't sure if they were actually bred like that or not. I still think that they are awesome to look like that though being pretty much solid white with the black eyes and all. having been on this site and having seen the moonglows they are kinda close to them and are pretty awesome looking in my opinion.
     
  11. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

  12. chadhar

    chadhar Member

    yea ive seen the trick photos before the snake I seen was blue hypo hog not a little blue really blue found out it was a fake pic man was I mad
    and humiliated lol oh well
     
  13. Dragonscalestudios

    Dragonscalestudios Elite Member

    Someone in the Los Angeles California Craigslist page is selling a snow boa for $1300. *shrug*
     
  14. Count75

    Count75 Member

    Cool thanks for the info this is really helpful.
     
  15. Orca

    Orca Elite Member

    Welcome :)
    Good luck finding your snow snake!
     
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