A few Rattlesnakes

A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:48 pm

Most of my Rattlesnakes have shed recently, so I thought I'd post pics of them. At the moment I just have the 4 species, but I'm hoping to have 8 species by next year's SOS Expo.

Female Cascabel Rattlesnake - Crotalus durissus durissus
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Male Cascabel Rattlesnake - Crotalus durissus durissus
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(Suspected) female Uracoan Rattlesnake - Crotalus vegrandis
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After:
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Male Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox
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Male Banded Rock Rattlesnake - Crotalus lepidus klauberi
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And seeing as no-one replied to my ad, haha. I'm looking for:

C. adamanteus
C. oreganus helleri
C. enyo enyo
C. simus simus
C. cerastes
C. molossus molossus/nigriscens and C. cerberus (if there are any for sale locally).

Thanks! :-)
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby Bushviper » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:56 pm

Nice snakes but just please dont take chances with them. The venom is not to be sniffed at.

Rather pair up the single animals than try to expand the collection. Good luck in your quest.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 pm

Thanks Arno. I'm very careful with them ey, I have tons of respect for them.

Except for the Banded Rock Rattlesnake, they're all this years offspring, so I'm in no real rush to find partners just yet. I'm gonna try and focus more on that next year, especially with the more common species. If I find cerastes, molossus, cerberus and enyo I'll definitely look at buying pairs.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby imperial exotix » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:25 pm

Awesome collection Wade! A big jump from leopard geckos hay ;)

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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby Shaun P » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:42 am

Nice snakes there, love the klauberi. Hoping to get some bandeds this year myself. Going to breed my enyos next year, so if you don't come right drop me a pm next season. Unfortunately my adamanteus & simus pairs are still a far cry from been ready.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby TJ&ACP » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:34 pm

The Rock Rattler makes me jealous, nice collection you have there.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:13 pm

Thanks Aadil, haha :-) I missed snakes too much, but haven't lost my love for geckos.

Shaun, I think I'll wait for your C. enyos to breed then. Please message me as soon as you have babies available. I've just picked up a C. simus, so I can scratch that off my list for now.

Thanks TJ&ACP. He's from the pair that was advertised in the classifieds at R2000. The female is with a friend of mine. I'm surprised but glad they stayed available so long. There was some confusion as to whether they were the same sub-species, but Pythonodipsas cleared that up for me.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Here are a few pics of the simus:

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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby TJ&ACP » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm

There were a pair available at the expo as well and if I can recall correctly they were the same as what you paid. I am currently following BV advice and pairing up, before a start with a new specie. The C.simus look stunning.
As a general rule, the more we learn about snakes and their ways, the less fear we have of them. This is usually not so with the Mamba.
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For quickness, aggressiveness, and the deadly nature of his venom, he has no equal.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:59 pm

After wanting these for awhile, I finally got myself a pair. Their about 1.3-1.4m long.

Female:
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Male:
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Another new arrival. Male Western diamondback Rattlesnake. Bought him from Louis at the SOS expo in September. Feeds like an absolute champ.
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I also picked up a decent sized male Timber Rattlesnake recently so will try and post a few pics of him shortly. If anyone knows where I can get a female I'd really appreciate it.

P.S I apologise for the size of the pics.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby kfc223 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:14 pm

Wow man!

Your collection has grown quite nicely. When do you think you will be pairing the C.adamanteus pair, maybe next year?

I am really liking that new C.atrox, please do post pictures of the new timber. It would be awesome if you could post some updated shots of the rest of your collection too.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Thanks Justin. The previous owner had them together and the male showed interest in her but he didn't witness any copulation. They're together at the moment but I doubt I'm gonna get anything from them this year.

Here's an updated picture of the Uracoan Rattlesnake. She's been growing quite nicely.
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And here's a pic of the Timber Rattlesnake pre-shed.
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:28 pm

Apologies for the cell phone pic, but here's one of them feeding on an adult rat:

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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:13 am

I didnt even know we have Timbers in RSA.

Nice collection of Crotalus man. Nice number of species!
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Re: A few Rattlesnakes

Postby wadekilian » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:01 pm

Thanks Wes! I can never have enough Crotalus sp. haha. I know of a few people with Timbers, I'm just finding it very hard to source a spare female (which was expected). I may have to just get a neonate in the mean time and wait a few years to breed her.
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