Well...Worm's not home yet, she can't be shipped until the weather is a little cooler on both ends. BUT I didn't want to wait a few more weeks to show her off. She's so pretty!
My good friend Bob from Mountain Folk Serpents http://mtnfolkserpents.zxq.net/ mentioned that a teeny runty snake had hatched from a cluch he had. He posted a picture of the teeny little snake, and I was smitten. I asked if she was spoken for, and he said no, as long as she eats I could claim her. Some baby snakes take a long time to start eating, but Worm has not had that problem! Despite being unusually small, she has no trouble with her meals! Now to wait for a cool spell that happens both here and in KY so she can come home safely. Bob has been generously taking pictures for me so I don't go crazy waiting, LoL!
Here's miss Worm still glistening, fresh from her egg!
Here is the image I fell in love with originally. I love that her pattern is so regular and evenly spaced, and her colors are so rich even before she's had her first shed.
After her first shed. See how much brighter she is? She should just get brighter and brighter every shed for a year or more!
I love this picture. Her daddy is a "redcoat" corn snake, which is a gene that's not fully understood, but it should mean that her background color will have a bright pink/red wash to it, and you can see the pink coming in here.
To see Worm's dad, click Bob's site, go to the males, and scroll to the second-to-last photo, Ochre. He's so bright! Mom is Gracie, 4th snake down on the females page.
Here is a picture of Worm's parents together.
Here's one last picture, of Gracie laying her eggs, February 26. One of those eggs has my Worm in it! (obviously, all of the pics in this thread belong to Bob, not me!)
Anyways, thanks for listening to me ramble. I've got Worm's home all set up and waiting, but alas, my weather-controlling abilities are failing me.