THE VPI DIARY

06/17/12 MY FAVORITE DAVE BARKER PHOTO

Of course I'm a little one sided on my favorite photographer, that being Dave!

He has taken a lot of awesome photos in the past, but during his photo session of VPI Midnight Gin, I think did my all time favorite.

The snake and photo are both a living work and a photographer's work of art.

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06/02/12 VPI IVORY RED BLOOD PYTHON ON EGGS 2012

The Ivory Red Blood Python is an amazing morph that has a great variety of looks. The amount of pattern is highly variable and even the color can surprise you with some animals showing pink and red coloration around the neck area. We have noticed that this may become more pronounced in adult animals, in particular males during the breeding season (?!) Not sure if we just happen to notice it more in males than females and if it actually is statistically significant, so we will get on that project next year.

06/01/12 VPI MATRIX HET ALBINO X MATRIX HET ALBINO EGGS 2012

I really love Matrix, the "codom" of the Ivory Red Blood Python. This project is a work in progress combining the Ivory and Red Albino to make Albino Matrix and Albino Ivories. They are among my favorites. This may just look like another snake on eggs, but it is several generations in the making!

VPI Matrix het Albino x same 05/29/2012

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close-up of female VPI Matrix 100% het Red Albino on eggs. Hope to see Albino Matrix and Albino Ivories in 60 days!

05/21/12 A STORY ABOUT A BOA PART 2

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After the decision to buy the Black Boa was made, Jeff kindly offered to take photos of it and the parents, and a few of its siblings. Jeff had assured me that the Boa looked exactly the same as I remembered her. As promised, a week later an envelope showed up in our post box, and in it was a really nice card, and photos of the snakes. When I showed the photos to Dave he was blown away. He had not been at the Arlington show, so he was strictly relying on my assessment of the animal and the potential of the project.

05/20/12 BABY BOAS VPI PINK PANTHER CARAMEL ALBINOS WITH WIDOWS PEAKS

It is really awesome when you have any Boas born, but this VPI Pink Panther Caramel Albino litter this morning really was a great one!

It seems every baby was big, and they all have  great widows peak patterns. This litter was in a word: perfect!

Here are some pics! First here is mom, what an amazing snake! She was born here in 2004! Boa_CarAlb-PP_mother_96o.jpg

 

Here are pics as I opened the drawer, this is a sight you want to see!

05/18/12 A STORY ABOUT A BOA PART ONE

As you know I love stories. We are working on a book called “Behind the Snake” and this is part of that, so I decided to put this story out here to continue on with that project and specifically for a day that was memorable, the day that FB (that’s it’s sign) goes public!

A funny thing happened the weekend of September 19-20, 2009. I was set up at the NARBC Arlington, Texas show and of course as usual distracted by a million different things. Mainly I was excited because I had some new Blood pythons out for the first time and people got to see some of them and that was great!

05/02/12 VPI BLACK AXANTHICS FIRST SHED

Here are a few pics of the newly shed babies, they are like velvet!

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04/30/12 BURGUNDY ALBINO BABY PICS....

Well, this has been a ridiculous amount of time to answer a simple question! I'm writing a very short version of the story tonight because I want to put the pics up and put everyone out of their misery who has waited, and speculated, and also been quite devoted to this particular snake!

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