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Something nice!

Postby Snakes4Africa » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:09 pm

Look what I've got!!

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Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia Red-lipped Herald

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Found on a farm in KZN, location: State Secret.
Snake is about 40cm long, bright yellow-green, no black with bright red lips and red eyes. Nice!!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby snakemanjayd » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:15 pm

OMG WTF!!!!
Where did you get it from?
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:16 pm

I have so many questions but i'm speechless! WOW!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby gaboon69 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:22 pm

Blown away to say the least...wil jy nou meer (Blimey).
We never expected to see this so soon.
Damn.
The body colour seems very cobra like.
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Groenslang » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:26 pm

I tilted my laptop screen in ten different directions, kept thinking that there was something wrong with it! That is incredible!

I smell a breeding challenge!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Snakes4Africa » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:30 pm

I will post some better pics when my normal camera decides to work
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Re: Something nice!

Postby mgiddings » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:32 pm

Just saw these on facebook and could not actually believe it! It's so different to any other albino! This one is like a florescent green?
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Re: Something nice!

Postby ClintonT » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:41 pm

Wow! Absolutely awesome.
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Re: Something nice!

Postby arcadies » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:59 pm

male or female? Very nice!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Mitton » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:03 pm

What a great find!
Do you find it yourself or someone else?
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:37 pm

the red lip makes it the most awesome albino morph I have ever seen. My word im so envious Im actually feeling naar! Hope it feeds and breeds for you B. Lucky fish!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:04 am

40 cm for a herald is a fair size, so this snake was doing well for it's self in the wild? It certainly looks very healthy!

Now I've seen pics of albino L. capensis, L. inornata, P. cana, C. rhombeatus, D. scabra & now this C. hotamboeia.
One can't help but think what else might be out there. Just imagine that feeling that must go through you when you find something like this!

I remember Devon posting pics of a hypo a while back, but this snake is smoking hot!
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Rob » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:48 am

Nice one Byron. Didn't Lionel Crow release a WC Herald after she dropped eggs only to have an albino hatch?
Possibly from the same line since you're in the same area.
Although the likelihood is that it was a fluke rather than the result of 2 wild hets.
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Re: Something nice!

Postby Snakes4Africa » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:12 am

I haven't heard that story of Lionels, but I have heard some other pearlers from him ;)
An albino can only be the result of 2 hets or albino to het. Or albino to albino. The odds of it happening though are alarmingly small. Definately not impossible though.
I also hatch all eggs I get from gravid wild-caught females in the hopes that one day I will get something different. So far, after thousands of eggs, nothing! But I have still been lucky enough to get a number of wierd morphs from call-outs and other people.
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Re: Something nice!

Postby rolandslf » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:20 am

Speechless .... Gobsmacked .... Awestruck.

Byron - Are you aware of my Herald Projects? Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink.
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