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New Viper Boa ~ Pics

Discussion in 'Boas *General*' started by missabrat, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Picked up this most handsome guy at the reptile expo yesterday in Reading PA
     

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  2. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Congrats on the new addition. Cant wait to see more pics :)
     
  3. Wayne930

    Wayne930 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations. He looks awesome.
     
  4. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Thank you,
    Haven't done much handling with him, he has eaten, but couldn't get him to take f/t we will be working on it! Here is a couple more pics of him and his first meal with me...still working on a name...any suggestions?
     

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  5. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    here are a few more that I found floating around on my camera
     

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  6. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    Great looking boas, their heads always strike me as somewhat strange.
     
  7. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    He is a really neat little guy, I had him out for a few minutes this evening before feeding him, he acts like a ball python, just rolls right up into a ball LOL here are feeding pics from just a few minutes ago... am still stuck on a name for him
     

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  8. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    Great pictures! you would be suprised how may snakes use the ball up like ball pythons, I've even seen it in young ATB's. It's odd to think they grow up to be so nippy, after seeing them hide in a ball.
     
  9. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Excellent photos as usual missabrat, I haven`t heard of this snake before, (viper boa), is it because of the patternation? A very pretty animal....
     
  10. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Thank you Stefan
    Candoia aspera The Viper Boa is so named because it often bears a striking resemblance to the Death Adder. Oddly, this species can vary in appearance from one individual to the next, which may account for its other common names, which include; Pacific Ground Boa, Papuan Ground Viper, New Guinea Boa, and Pacific Boa.

    The Viper Boa is a member of the genus Candoia. This genus is comprised of at least three different species, and perhaps as many as eight. Most of the members of the genus Candoia are collectively referred to as Pacific Boas. The Viper Boa is unique because it is the smallest and the fattest member of this genus.
     
  11. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Thanks for the info, I`ve worked with the common boa constrictors, but never with the ones you mention, the pattern on the dorsal surface is a little like the adder. Your collection grows and grows, (lucky lady)!
     
  12. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    The collection has stopped growing, for now LOL until I find someone else I "just cannot live without" or "but, he NEEDS me" LOL I might have to start looking for a new house, or kick one or both of the kids out to make more room for enclosures hehehe
     
  13. TheRoachRanch

    TheRoachRanch Elite Member

    I always liked these guys and you don't see enough of them in the trade. Great pick up!

    -Ian
     
  14. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    I didn't know about these guys until one came into the rescue where I volunteer,then the research began, there were actually 4 of them at the show, 2 didn't look healthy at all, one was extremely thin and ones head was deformed. When I mentioned it to my friend he said there was one at another table, when I saw him I had to have him.
     
  15. EaZyBaKe0vEn

    EaZyBaKe0vEn Elite Member

    I personally have yet to come across and handle a viper boa. How is her temperament? What does a viper Boa usually run a person? Awesome pictures by the way!!!
     

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