maybe it is a king snake with the temperment of a corn and the colouring of a jungle carpet python?
Some things get lost in the translation, and i've seen snakes with more then one name. ie, ball pythons are also known as royal pythons. viper boas are known as new guinia ground boas. I might be a hybrid or intergrade or it could be a perfectly normal king. How many times have we described our snakes as having the temperment of a puppy (puppy tame)? does this mean they are half puppy?
sdoup: try and get a picture and or latin name, it could clear up everything.