Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis). One of the most interesting things I saw this species do was upon being released it "galloped" or repeatedly leapt through the air as it bolted away, we all had to steer clear out of its way which was a nice bit of fun. These snakes really don't fuck around when you piss them off, however just like all snakes they would rather avoid confrontation with people and have nothing to do with us.
Since i get asked frequently if my snakes have fangs or if they're venom's intact or not... ask yourself this.. if i yanked out your teeth or removed your defenses.. would you still be docile around me? Or would you be filled with anger and would want to hurt me. Exactly. Plus i do post fang shots and feeding vids every now and then 😄 here's Tiny-King-Tim fresh out of shed! Should've waited a bit longer for a vid because his head got way brighter after an hour.
I wish i had a pic or vid of my 5 captive bred Macclelland's coral snakes eating... but they're just about the shyest snakes i've ever worked with 😅 so enjoy this short video of one sniffing a frozen thawed baby snake then seeing the other baby come up.. then spook said baby. (Yes they always eat when i leave or turn off the lights😭)
It's breeding season but i just have 2 huge females and 1 small female 😭these Malaysian kraits are also from different localities (see the difference in stripes) first female being from Krabi, second female being from Ratchaburi and third girl from Phrae. No one is sure on what the variety of patterns serve..
What an awesome day searching for some incredible snakes out in the bush today!
Found 5 gorgeous red bellied black snakes. These snakes are a local venomous elapid species that are distinctly known for their strikingly red belly and shiny black scales. They are amongst the top 25 of most venomous snakes in the World.
Long nails long nails long nails, c'mon guys it's getting old by now? Not exactly something that just popped up out of nowhere, get's a tad bit annoying.. I bet if world peace could be achieved if there were no nail comments on this post.. we'd still fail 😂anyways. Here's one of my Northern Thailand kings that just ate yesterday.
Tiny King Tim's underbelly and lack of bands, his winter colors have set in and he is duller than normal. Also for those who don't know, the white spot on his tail is because of missing scales. His first owner didn't keep the humidity right and his tail's shed never came off, had to remove it myself and it wasn't pretty, nor was there much i could do to fix it. Scales do not grow back and it will probably look like that for his entire life sadly. Can't stress enough how animals are not toys and just cause you want one, does not mean you should get one. Do research until you're absolutely sure you can properly care for/work with and afford one and all their needs.
Barnabus having a messy meal.. relax the prey item isn't alive. This pic is to hopefully give you an example of how small king cobra fangs are. They don't need huge retractable fangs like vipers, they prefer to chomp down with force and pump the venom in with each chew. King cobras have fixed fangs, meaning they cannot move them unlike vipers can.
One of the things i've always wanted to get on video but never could, a lot lot lot of people wonder how baby, fragile king cobras hunt and survive when they act so derpy, especially with me 😅Interestingly, what i have to show here is: one of my Northern Thailand kings taking down a white-spotted slug snake with a "death-roll" one of the coolest tactics some venomous snakes will do, usually they do this to break necks, spines or skulls of their prey snakes (for kings; others do it with other types of prey and methods vary) now this is also the craziest death-roll i've ever witnessed personally. They certainly are instinctual hunters and have no problem taking down prey almost as big as they are. Aim for the head. However this baby is not strong enough to break spines yet, he is indeed able to get in repeated bites, the prey's snake nervous system goes wild, it goes in shock then the body shuts off. King cobras eat other snakes, let's keep this educational and steer away from drama. Ps: keep in mind, baby king cobra venom is extremely potent, way stronger than the adults; it's at the same level of kraits. The feeder snake is going in shock and isn't even feeling any pain, the receptors have shut off. I know it doesn't seem it but that's how it works underneath.
Oracle's second meal after shed. Always love watching him aim for the head first. His venom shuts down the brain instantly, not only that but his bite force also completely smashes the skull. For those who do not like this, scroll past. If you also follow me, you'll know i post feeding vids like this every so often. 😅 let's not start drama and just observe him striking. Yes king cobras eat other snakes. The name Ophiophagus in Greek means: Snake-eater for reason :)
Oracle: what's on my head.
PS: no he wouldn't eat the other king nor try to kill it, i'm also holding it. There is such a thing as too small of a meal. Lol. Oracle just doesn't mind. He'd rather slither away. PSS: older photo, Oracle's in deep shed right now.
Aspire getting into his darker winter colors after the shed, here's a clearer view of him. I bet none of you could tell he's a rescue. Yes, roughly 2 years ago our team found him in very bad shape, closed down a bad snake show center that he and others were kept at and he came to me. 2 stuck sheds, very thin, wounds all over and now.. apart from a few missing scales, you can't tell the difference between him and a thriving captive bred king. He's roughly 4-5 years old now.
Very odd hypo Shaba monocled cobra my friend brought to show me. Seems to have other genes in it but nobody has found out what just yet. Huge girl and i wanted to keep her and name her Frappe or something lol
Got spat on 6 times while she was in her tank and she basically only calmed down after i took her out and onto my hand 😂 new snakes are weird.. was trying to make a sale but couldn't cause she kept spitting and the venom kept burning my skin so i had to go back and forth to the sink to wash it off 😂 so much venom from a small snake, none of the big spitters i've worked with have ever soaked my hand or arm in one shot.. ps more king spam tmr 😅😂 maybe. (This is a black siamese spitting cobra)
Only way i'd get to show her fully is with a video, since her underside and tail are gorgeous i had to find a way to show them 😅Female small spotted coral snake for my male. Gonna breed them i guess, why stop at the Macclelland's coral snake. Let's try..
Oracle, a 16 year old Southern Thailand king cobra next to one of my week-old baby Northern Thailand king cobras. Edit: Alrighty too many similar questions haha, king cobras live 20-30+ years in good care. Oracle won't eat the baby, he'd rather slither away. I'm also here watching them both.