Black Headed Python madness

Black Headed Python madness

Postby Derek Roddy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello everyone...my name is Derek Roddy and I'm a BlackHeaded Python knucklehead from the US.
I was just visiting South Africa last week (I'm a professional musician...whatever that means! haha) and got wind of this site by a local member and mod here.
Just wanted to say hello and show off some of the BHPs in the collection.

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And a baby Woma for good measure.
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Sorry dial up.....this will keep you busy for awhile.

Let's see some others.I'm curious to see what SA has in way of BHPs.

Cheers Yaw!
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Derek Roddy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:55 pm

Few more....
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some Axanthics and babies from this year....
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A Black Back...
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Axanthics...
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Some "High Contrast"...
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Cheers everyone.
Derek Roddy.


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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Serpy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:03 pm

I'm speechless!! Fantastic animals, absolutely awesome!!
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Mamba no 5 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:07 pm

How many do you have!!!!
Incredible!!!!!!!!
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Mamba no 5 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:08 pm

I'd like to see how long it would take to load all the pics with a dial up connection.
lol.
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby mgiddings » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:09 pm

Derek Roddy? world famous drummer?

Dude you are like my hero!
An honour to talk to you!

Guys this guy is world famous and rated one of the best at drums in the world.

Strange, I love drums and snakes, so do you!
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Derek Roddy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Mamba no 5 wrote:How many do you have!!!!
Incredible!!!!!!!!


I think I lost count at around 75. Haha.
I most likely have around 90 or so at the present time. Most of them I've bred myself.
I don't really sell a lot of them....I like to hang onto them...watch em' grow, etc....
There's no other snake like em'....IMO.

Cheers,
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Derek Roddy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:16 pm

mgiddings wrote:Derek Roddy? world famous drummer?

Dude you are like my hero!
An honour to talk to you!

Guys this guy is world famous and rated one of the best at drums in the world.

Strange, I love drums and snakes, so do you!


Haha...yeah, that would be me.
I was just in Joberg...performing a drum clinic at the BassLine...downtown. I then... went to Cape Town for the same.
So Beautiful over there.
I'll be coming back....for sure. I had a GREAT time...and met some wonderful people.

Cheers,
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby mgiddings » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:19 pm

Wow, yes I heard about the clinic and should be attending, I can't actually believe i'm talking to the derek roddy. It's mind blowing, your speed around the kit and on the double pedal is unmatched. And you love snakes? I'm only 13 and love them as well as my drums:) my too best things in life.

Amazing!
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Mitton » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:50 pm

Welcome Derek, that is a super cool collection you have there.
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby MikeW » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:24 pm

I reckon you have probably got as many BHP's in your collection as there are in the whole of South Africa.. I'm green. But hey congrats on them and on breeding them, the more people there are breeding them the sooner I can buy one in SA without having to sell my grandaughter to slavery.. great snakes man.
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:31 pm

Very nice! Please don't lose contact when you get back home. There are a few BHPs here, but not many. In fact, I think this may be the first year they are being bred here.
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby Derek Roddy » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:50 pm

Yeah, I was wondering how many were floating around over there.
What would be to going rate for them?

Over here...they are coming down but, they aren't a very consistent breeder....from year to year. This keeps them up in price and low in numbers.
The pairs I do sell....are 3500US..... But, you can find average animals for less. Just depends on what you want to look at in your collection.

I sure do love em' and would keep em' even if they were 20 bucks. They have THE best personality of ANY Python or Boa (IMO). More like a monitor.
Just GREAT snakes to keep.

I'll post some more shots later....need to go clean... from being over there for a week! Haha.

Cheers,
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby mgiddings » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:33 pm

Agree with S4A try not too lose contact i'm sure you could be a great help to anyone intrested or keeping these amazing pythons.
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Re: Black Headed Python madness

Postby 10gbooj » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:53 pm

Wow, I really cannot understand that one person would have more than twice the amount of snakes in his own collection than what's in our whole country... Very very nice collection you have there, sir!!! Haha any albinos? :)
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