Just looking at that thing creeps me out.
Thank you! Yeah, I suspect it's his eyes that tend to creep everyone out the most. At least initially. The weird frog eyed trait isn't highly desired amongst breeders and enthusiasts. It makes them look pop eyed and I have found it handicaps their field of vision slightly (wider forward facing blind spot). Not that snakes really rely on eyesight much, though.Wow! Your white snake is one of the creepiest yet most striking snakes I've ever seen. Beautiful creature!
Thank you so much. I personally prefer to feed pre-killed rodents to my snakes. I couldn't handle a live feeding either, plus it actually increases the chances of the snake getting injured if the particular rat or mouse has some fight in them. Those teeth can do some damage.Beautiful snakes, Tyrant! I've kept several myself over the years, but now that I rescue rats from shelters and labs, I can't handle the cognitive dissonance of feeding. Plus, as you can imagine, rats aren't keen on the smell. Still love to see them. Your rat snake is particularly striking. I'd heard of the frog-eyed morph but hadn't seen one before.