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Old 09-09-17, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Stimson's Python

I picked up a female Stimson's python, which seem to be hard to find in the US. I'm not sure why because they are awesome. Unlike other members of the genus Antaresia they hold onto their baby colors and patterns. They are also reputed to be the mellowest of the lot. She certainly is not bitey at all. Now I have to find more!

She is a tiny thing, roughly the size of a hatchling corn snake and is eating small pinky mice. It's hard to believe just how little she is after being accustomed to woma and ball pythons. She should max out at around 3 feet as an adult. She also has a subtle iridescent sheen. She's got a reddish ground color like the Stimson's pythons found in Pilbara, though I'm not sure of her exact provenance.

Her name is Clover due to the pattern on her head that resembles a lucky 4 leafed clover. And she really IS lucky. She made it out of the shop in coastal Florida in the last pickup before the carrier shut down service in anticipation of hurricane Irma. That box was an escape pod.

First image courtesy of The Jungle Florida. Next two I took.



I have small hands and she still looks little in them. That's one tiny python!



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Congratulations on your new pick
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Very nice. Anteresia sp are all awesome snakes. They have some childreni in my local store at the moment which are tempting me
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Hide your women, children, and snakes!! Danny's got that look in his eyes again!!

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Very nice. Anteresia sp are all awesome snakes. They have some childreni in my local store at the moment which are tempting me
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Congratulations on your girl a little beauty.
I have two of them.

Just think they grow wild here.
I have save a few from being killed, taken them out bush and let them go.
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I envy you for the bounty of Stimson's pythons. I do not envy you for the taipans and brown snakes.
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I envy you for the bounty of Stimson's pythons. I do not envy you for the taipans and brown snakes.
They are there but not as common as the media here makes out
Biggest one in my yard was about 4' or so.
It was hiding under my beer fridge, I told the missus about it and went to work,
She was worried about our dogs, tried ringing the rangers and snake catcher, they didn't answer their phones,
So she rung the cops, and they came and killed it, not happy.

I told her afterwards it had proberly been living in the yard for years, eat our green tree frogs.
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