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Old 09-13-17, 10:04 PM   #47 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2017
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Re: What's the deal with scaleless snakes?

There's a pet shop owner in Tokyo with a four-eyed snake! Well, it's actually a wild-caught two-headed four-lined rat snake (how's that for a mouthful of adjectives). It seems perfectly healthy and both heads feed. He also has a normal of the opposite sex, so I suppose he intends to breed them to see if he can reproduce the two-headed trait. Seeing as it's a wild-caught snake, there's a good chance that it would have reproduced naturally, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

I haven't visited his shop, but it looks like it's more of a collection of unusual animals (yes, he has a scaleless corn snake!) and snakes that aren't commonly kept in Japan like a Gaboon viper and a Rhinocerous viper. I don't know what permit he has, as even with a dangerous animal permit it's practically impossible to buy venomous snakes here. is offline