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Posts tagged rainbow boa

Pon farr for snakes

Pon farr for snakes

Marty’s photo of the day #2807: When I acquired Adam and Eve, back in 2001, I selected a male and a female, because rainbow boas were supposedly difficult to breed in captivity. Needless to say, Adam and Eve didn’t read the same snake books that I did, and put that rumor to shame. This is […]

Snake Art

Snake Art

Marty’s photo of the day #2649: Snake Art! When I got my first photo program, many years ago, I experimented with this photo I took of Eve, my rainbow boa. Changing the colors produced some stunning, though obviously unnatural, results.

Snake education

Snake education

Marty’s photo of the day #2583: I was flipping through my photo files this morning, trying to decide what to post, when I came across this shot. Several years ago, I helped with an after school program at the Stevensville, Montana library. The kids are holding Eve, my seven-foot-long rainbow boa. Most were touching a […]

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 […]

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