Not that common Eggeater

Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Bushviper » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:34 pm

Today I got called out to the house of a judge of the supreme court. Needless to say the snake they saw on TUESDAY was no longer there. The gardeners had chopped down some branches and had left a nest with 3 eggs lying on the ground. I annexed the nest and brought it home.

This guy thought that was a good idea.
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Swallowing straight away
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Broken the egg in his gullet
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Just about to regurgitate the egg shell.
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Some hornithologist (person who get very excited by birds) would be able to tell me what birds eggs these were. I felt sorry for the parents because it was a beautifully made nest and pretty eggs with purple spots on them.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby dazz » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:10 pm

Awesome stuff bv!i want!i want!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Serpy » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:33 pm

Such a gorgeous snake!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby froot » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:57 pm

Show off! No seriously, it's good to see the little guy doing so well. Nowhere else in the world will you see something like that, nice one!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Mitton » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:55 pm

Ah man, that is really a good looking snake.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby mgiddings » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:33 am

Wow, I want one!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Fooble » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:20 am

NICE!
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby 10gbooj » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:29 pm

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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Durban Keeper » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:08 am

Really is something else to behold. Is this the first time this boy has fed on his own? I remember you saying you had to tube the snake.
Love they yellow and blood red eyes. You are one hell of a lucky fellow to be working with this BV & I am extremely pleased that it all seems to be going well.

I don't feel sorry for the bird or her eggs. Not even one bit. It's the circle of life!
Thank you so much for the photographs. Kind of you to share it with us all.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Bushviper » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:48 am

DK he does not want to eat Quail eggs but I think the smell of the nest and the wild eggs got him going. I am going to keep the nest and put all the eggs in there every time.

He has three girlfriends this season so he needs the energy. I would hate to lose this genetic deviation.

The lavender between the scales is stunning. I did not want to switch the flash on and scare him off.

Froot yes it is crazy to think that you would not see this anywhere else in the world. Makes you feel priviledged.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Rishaad » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:33 am

Absolutely wonderful. Im glad to see things are going well with this fellow. Wish you all the luck with your future plans for him.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby froot » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:08 am

I'm glad you didn't use a flash, it tends to destroy the colouring and at least now I can see the lavender between the scales the you are talking about. All the best with this season BV.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby eyelash viper » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:39 am

Wow bv you have proven to us once again that you have some of the greatest animals in town ha ha . Seriously congrats . When my buddy laid eyes on this piece he went crazy . He loves egg easters . ha ha enjoy
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Westley Price » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:40 pm

I'm very impressed with this animal.... PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN!

I'd love to see this morph on the D. loveridgeii or whatever the Dasypeltis around here are called these days. I expect a lot more red than these.

Well done BV.
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Re: Not that common Eggeater

Postby Robain » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:43 pm

Anyone got a photo of the albino rinkals from the begining of this post? Looks like the link expired.
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