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Mother and child . . . rainbow boas

Mother and child . . . rainbow boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2378: I was going through my photos this morning and came across this “mother and child” photo from several years ago. These are my rainbow boas Eve and Miami Steve Van Snake. At the time, Eve was about seven-feet-long and Miami Steve was about two-feet-long. Now, Eve is perhaps an […]

Eve digests her deer

Eve digests her deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2205: On September 11, 2001, Eve arrived, via Federal Express, from a breeder in Ohio. All air traffic had been halted on that day, but somehow she made it through. She was so small, she fit into a fruit cup. Now at more than seven-feet-long, she is about a foot […]

The World’s Most Famous Rainbow Boa and 9/11

The World’s Most Famous Rainbow Boa and 9/11

Marty’s photo of the day #1906: This is Eve, the World’s Longest and World’s Most Famous rainbow boa. Okay, I have no proof that she is the world’s longest, but most reptile books list the maximum length for rainbow boas at six-feet, and Eve is seven feet-long. I also have no proof that she is […]

A snake jam

A snake jam

Marty’s photo of the day #1781: It’s Montana Week, featuring photos I took in the woods surrounding Deb’s and my house or within easy driving distance. Today’s photo is actually from inside my house. Eve, my seven-foot-long rainbow boa, lives in a large vivarium with her much smaller son, Little Snake. Within the vivarium is […]

Baby Rainbow Boas

Baby Rainbow Boas

Marty’s photo of the day #1746: From March 27th – March 31st, I’m going to feature photographs I’ve shot in Montana. Then, beginning on April 1, I will have a new theme that will take us through the entire month. Rainbow boas are native to South America. But since I took this photo at my […]

Who says girls are afraid of snakes?

Who says girls are afraid of snakes?

Marty’s photos of the day #1658: My granddaughter, Fiona, (age 12) and my oldest rainbow boa, Eve, (age 14) have grown up together. For years I have been photographing the two—half-seriously suggesting that eventually I get to photograph them together for Fiona’s official high school and college graduation pictures. So when Fiona and family visited […]

Snake Education

Snake Education

Marty’s photo of the day #1633: I was going through my photos this morning, trying to find something to post, when I came across this one. It just made me smile. Several years ago the Stevensville Library asked me to give a presentation to a student group on snakes. Because of my busy schedule, I […]

Rainbow Boa: Mother and Son

Rainbow Boa: Mother and Son

Marty’s photo of the day #1597: This is Little Snake, photographed next to his mother for comparison. Little Snake is a rainbow boa. He was part of Adam and Eve’s litter of 30 babies, born in April 2012. I promptly sold all the babies from that litter, except for Little Snake, who I couldn’t sell […]

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