Crotalus vegrandis

Crotalus vegrandis

Postby BB Gabonica » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:45 pm

3rd November 2007, about 08:00.
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These little chaps were born and bred at a little reptile park in Edenvale. I was looking after the parents, and had been for about a year, when they bred. The female dropped 28 babies.
And now:
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The male pictured holds a special place in my heart.
He was very small when he was born and could barely make it out of his sac. In the process of trying to break free, he swallowed a lot of fluid. I cut him out of the sac but he was more dead than alive and was gasping for air. I grabbed him by the tail and ran my finger down his body. Loads of fluid came out his mouth but he still was'nt moving much. I raised the middle of his body hoping that more fluid would drain out. About 2 hours later he started moving around.
End result: He was the first to shed, first to eat and grew a hell of a lot faster than his brothers and sisters.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Wolf777 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Beautifull snakes. Gotta love the little fighters!
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Copperbob » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:56 pm

I remember this, good job and although Im not the biggest fan of rattlesnakes, these are just beautiful and come with a very good temperament.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby mgiddings » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:13 pm

Don't you just want to reach in and grab a little rattler! :) although its not a great idea :)
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Copperbob » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:16 pm

Not really mgiddings :)
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Matt Robinson » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:32 pm

Ya these guys have nice potent venom :) Really scary stuff.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby JPWittstock » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:20 pm

Those are awesome photos BB Gabonica and Uracoans have to be amongst the best looking rattlers you can find.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby BB Gabonica » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:00 am

Thanks everyone.
JPWittstock wrote:Uracoans have to be amongst the best looking rattlers you can find.

Definitely agree with you there JP.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Rishaad » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:14 am

Very nice. Don't laugh but what comes to my mind when I see these is those vanilla ice cream cones with sprinkled crushed nuts on it and no I am not on acid.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby BB Gabonica » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:44 am

LOL @ Rishaad.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Cerberus » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:16 pm

Uracoans... definitely a rep that will join my collection when I start one day collecting venomous snakes.... one day in the unforeseeable future
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Wvipera » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:01 pm

Wow i remember that day BB! it was really awesome to watch those little critters being born and taking their first breaths. I love this species - maybe i should get a pair again. hope your female drops some this year. . . .
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Wvipera » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:16 pm

i went into my archives and found a couple of pics i took with my budget cellphone camera...
Please excuse the terrible quality
Here is mommy giving birth to yours BB or one of yours' siblings

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and here it a baby taking its first breathe

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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Wolf777 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:33 am

Wow that must be quite something to witness.
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Re: Crotalus vegrandis

Postby Wvipera » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:20 pm

It's absolutely amazing!!
I'm sure you agree BB Gabonica
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