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Black Milksnake for Fateamber...

J_Daniels
05-26-2004, 12:59 PM
Hey! Here's the pic's you wanted to see. Sorry it took so long! Let me know what you think!

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6640/vader.JPG

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/900/vader2.JPG

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/628/vader3.JPG

JCD

fateamber
05-26-2004, 01:47 PM
So black, so pretty, so KEWL! Wow, and I LOVE his blue belly! How old/ big is he?

:D

J_Daniels
05-26-2004, 01:51 PM
Glad you like him! He's not even a year old yet, and I'd give him about 14 inches long.

My favorite things about these snakes are their bellies, and how darn shiny they are.

His belly is amazing to me. It's actually not blue, it's black, but it has this... irradescance to it, it's awesome. In different lights it reflects so much color!

fateamber
05-26-2004, 02:14 PM
Kewl! Are you sure he isn't a kingsnake? Black milksnakes are usually still not black when they are that young aren't they? Whatever he is, he is soo pretty :D

J_Daniels
05-26-2004, 02:30 PM
Yeah, it's kinda hard to see because of how shiny he is, but if you look in the second photo, right under his mouth, you can see some of the white that's still there.

He doesn't have much left, it looks kinda like a cew whit fangs, and then a white goatee...

ChaosCat
05-26-2004, 03:12 PM
That looks like a mexican black kingsnake to me. Mine still has white under her chin, and she's almost two years old. Also, never seen a black milk with a blue belly-let me know if I'm wrong, but the few I've seen all had black or dark grey bellies.

-cat

fateamber
05-26-2004, 03:18 PM
Sorry, I would of hated him to be a kingsnake, they are so much more common :P

I can't believe how black he is!

Amanda E
05-26-2004, 07:53 PM
I've been thinking of getting a black milksnake for a few years now and I've never seen one that black before they were about 3 feet long.

Also, considering black milks are usually sold for a lot ($125-175), I figure it's a black king if it was sold for anything under $100.

Simon
05-26-2004, 08:06 PM
Darn~

wish that they would have that kind of black in corn snakes~~

kenster
05-26-2004, 08:30 PM
I'm going to agree with everyone else and say that is a black king and not a milk. To be that small and that black it can only be a king. Is there any way you could get in touch with who ever you got it from and see what it truly is?

fateamber
05-28-2004, 02:53 PM
Has it always been black?

Black milksnakes look like those striped milksnakes (can't remember the name!) when they are little aren't they? So if it wasn't striped its a kingsnake, if it was, its a milksnake!

Either way, he is still one of the prettiest snakes I have seen!

vanderkm
05-28-2004, 03:04 PM
Very typical of a mexian black kingsnake in color and head type. Not typical of a black milksnake.

Black milksnakes are tri-color banded (like a tricolored Honduran milksnake) with gradual black infusion of the white and red bands that starts when they are about the size of this one. They have a deeper, broader head - again very much like a Honduran, where the mexican kingsnakes have a head and eye shape that is closer to the variable kingsnakes or mex mex - like this one does.

Very pretty snake regardless and mexican kingsnakes are great snakes - such wonderful irridescence. They often keep a few white scales on the chin or sides.

mary v.

sumguy
05-29-2004, 09:53 AM
this guy is from Don Hamper and was born in the fall of 2003. he's probably around 14" long. beautiful snake you have, nice pictures.

http://members.buckeye-express.com/bhatfield/graphics/DSCN0411.JPG