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RalphMills
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PostSubject: Newest black rat snake morph   Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:59 am

These are Moonshine rat snakes.  The original male was found in Horry County, SC by my friend Jim Godfrey.  It is a tyrasinase positive albino (T+ albino).  He also captured a female normal colored about 100 yds from where he found the Moonshine male.  This is about as locale specific as it gets!  And it is a locale specific morph to boot!!  These come from the integrade region where black rat snakes and yellow rat snake range overlap producing the greenish rat snake.  The name Moonshine rat snake was coined because the pattern on the original male's head reminded Jim of the craters you see when looking at the moon.  The sire to my hatchlings was the original wild caught Moonshine male and the dam is an F2 visual from the wild caught female.  These are the very first visual to visual breeding hatchlings.  When they mature the take on a very bright yellow coloring that is much brighter than the yellow rat snakes.



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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:25 am

As with all Rat Snakes I'm sure the adults look much better. Interesting little hatchling.
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:17 pm

Wow Ralph that is a nice looking animal!
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:17 pm

Here is an adult
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:22 pm

That is pretty awesome Ralph. I figured as much they would be great looking adults that is a pretty big color change love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:57 pm

Very frickin' cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:16 pm

That's an awesome snake!
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PostSubject: Re: Newest black rat snake morph   Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Gorgeous!
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