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Jonel M. Lopez / Herpetoculturist       Gilroy, CA USA       408.655.5118 PST       tuklawjon795@hotmail.com

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Bull Snakes

(Pituophis catenifer sayi)

NATURAL FORM

          Bull Snakes are found in the western, southern and southeastern United States usually around sandy soils in fields, brush lands and grasslands. They are usually overall beige to light brown with dark brown or black blotches with yellowish with black spots on their belly. These animals are the most variable of all of the members in the Pituophis group and certain colors and pattern variability can be found in certain localities and through out their range. They can also vary in their temperaments from being docile to the point of being very defensive to anything that moves around it. When agitated they usually hiss loudly or even posture themselves in an S-shaped curve to deter potential threats. Because of this menacing bluff/treat display, they are often mistaken with the rattlesnakes. Most wild Pituophis and hatchlings will act this way but with consistent and gentle handling they usually tame down, remain calm and become trusting adults. These heavy bodied snakes that can range from 4' to around 8' in length. There have been a few color and pattern variants that have been established in herpetoculture in the past few years which includes amelanism, anerythrism, axanthism, 2 forms of hypomelanism (both are represented in my collection), white-sided, patternless variants.

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          I am currently working with animals that show and/or carry recessive genes for almost all the different genetic color morphs in Bull Snakes. Most of my breeders show and/or carry 3 and up to 5 different genetic color morphs so there are multitude of possible combinations that they can produce each single season. I will update this section as new color combinations show up in each clutch of eggs. The animals below are examples of some of the color combinations that my animals have produced in the past.
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SINGLE MORPHS
AMELANISTIC
ANERYTHRISTIC
WHITE-SIDED
PATTERNLESS
NOT PICTURED:
HYPOMELANISTIC
(non-locality)
AXANTHIC

DOUBLE MORPH COMBINATION
AMELANISTIC & ANERYTHRISTIC
AMELANISTIC & HYPOMELANISTIC
AMELANISTIC & PATTERNLESS
AMELANISTIC & WHITE-SIDED
HYPOMELANISTIC & PATTERNLESS

PATTERNLESS & WHITESIDED

TRIPLE MORPH COMBINATION
AXANTHIC, WHITE-SIDED, & PATTERNLESS
AMELANISTIC, ANERYTHRISTIC, & PATTERNLESS

Care Sheets:
Melissa Kaplan Herp Care Collection
http://www.anapsid.org/gopher.html
The Pitouphis Page Care Sheets
http://www.kingsnake.com/pituophis/care.html




Variable King Snakes

A.K.A. Thayeri King Snakes and Nuevo Leon King Snakes
(Lampropeltis leonis)
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           Known for its variability and its endless variety of exquisite color and patten morphs. This subspecies of the mexicana group is only found on the eastern slopes of the Mexican Plateau in the Maquihauna area of Tampaulipas, Mexico. Variable King Snakes are docile medium-sized snakes that will usually breed in its second year, and produce two clutches of eggs a year. Adult sizes are around 2.5 - 3.5 feet in length. Because of its genetic variability, Variable King Snakes are able to produce leonis and milk snake phase offspring with yellow, orange, or red saddles/bands on a buckskin, white/cream, gray, yellow, peach, tan, or orange backgrounds with various variations of blotched and banded patterns. They also have a form melanism to boot. Careful and selective breeding have greatly improved and even added to the possible extreme color and pattern variability that this animal possess. I've been selectively breeding and currently working on for more than a decade some extreme and bright colored animals with unique aberrant patterns.

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Care Sheets:
Melissa Kaplan Herp Care Collection
http://www.anapsid.org/king.html
Captive Care of Kingsnakes and Milksnakes by Petra Spiess
http://www.kingsnake.com/rockymountain/RMHPages/RMHkingsand.htm



Tarahumaran Mt. King Snake
(Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblochi)
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          The largest, most desirable and sought after of the montane kingsnakes. It's popularity is due to its variablity and exotic appearance. The color and pattern variations that knoblochiexhibit includes, clean bright orange to red color patterns of 50 - 80 triads. These triads may have reduced black to distict black borders. The red/orange bands are usually complete dorsaly and the white bands join on the sides forming a zig-zag side pattern. This side pattern may have high white lateral interspaces with red and black blotching which gives it a very ornate appearance, or it may have low white lateral white stripes. Red markings may also be present on top of the head with some individuals having a full red cap. These placid and hardy mountain kinsnakes occur in the Mojarachic region of Northern Mexico. Adults are around 42 - 52 inches in length and can reach sexual maturity in 18 months. Knoblochi are more predictable in its habits than most other sub-species of pyromelana. Hatchlings are more likely to accept mice as their first meal than their more northern relatives. I've been carefully and selectively breeding for more than a decade animals with high band-counts, high and busy side patterns, animals that have extremely red head patterns, as well as 2 lines of hypomelanistics recently produced.

Care Sheets:
Melissa Kaplan Herp Care Collection
http://www.anapsid.org/king.html
Captive Care of Kingsnakes and Milksnakes by Petra Spiess
http://www.kingsnake.com/rockymountain/RMHPages/RMHkingsand.htm



Mandarin Rat Snakes
(Euprepiophis mandarinus)
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Baron's Racers
(
Philodryas baroni)


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Ball Pythons
(Python reguis)


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