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Fresh shed, shiny scales...tiny python...
Serafina by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And even tinier boa.
Reynard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Reynard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Reynard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Also, I got lucky enough to find a male Chapala garter to pair with Maya, the female. He's got more noticeable stripes, not quite as blue but still very blue...and needs to take a chill pill lesson from the girl
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Recent herping trips have uncovered some interesting creatures:
Pituophis catenifer sayi by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Though I have to say, this species has been the most exciting!
Crotalus viridis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
I've actually made videos featuring this guy, another more recent rattler found, and other animals; to see them go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Wg6rOWsfqIzLiLMN1_dxg?view_as=subscriber
Crotalus viridis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Another snake that features in film
Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And then, of course, the home crew
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Me and the big girl
Callie and Me by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Callie and Me by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And also, perhaps most exciting news: I has babies!
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
5 of 6 have already started eating too, so they're just about ready for new homes
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cape house snake neonate by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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She's my "cheap indigo," just as dark as the all-black ones almost but didn't cost me a grand. Still has the aspect of "needs a permit to take her out of state when I move" which will cost a little more when that time comes, but as she could push between 5-7 feet long she won't be too much smaller than an indigo.
 
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Tsela's actually the calmest of the three gophers I have; I've heard claims that the black pines tend to have slightly more bullheaded attitudes than other species, but it's certainly not the case with her. She's puffed up and bluffed only once in the time I've had her, and the San Diego gopher and bullsnake are much more prone to bolt, San Diego much more so. Only one bite from any of them though, and that was Rebel who for some reason went into feeding mode on my knuckle one day; not defensive, but hungry.
 

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When I was living in CA gopher snakes were one that I would just pick up when I saw them and rarely saw any defensive attitudes, though they generally did try to crawl away. I do love to hear them hiss, tho'.
 
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Still working on getting this guy used to me, getting close to comfort with him
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Snakey lizard who doesn't like interaction at all
Piberius by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And Leah's colors slowly coming in more
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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So tiny at birth...and as this was the last to hatch, I've got 10 now that need new homes (well, 5 that have actually eaten, 5 that we're still working on convincing that miceare actually food...)
Cape house hatchling by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cape house hatchling by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The male, at least, of the spotted python pair has finally stopped trying to eat my fingers every time I touch his belly
Namer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Namer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Carmen looking pretty, and less jumpy (though still loves to run when she can)
Carmen by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Carmen by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Mother of the baby at the start
Carmel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And she's oh so curious
Carmel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And I've finally figured out how to get Spitfire to eat regularly again, so he's growing proper and losing his baby patterns
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Ruby by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Ruby by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Callie is way too big for her current tub now...I really need the new cage I ordered to come in sooner than their current estimate suggests...
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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If he ain't already, Rebel will soon be the 2nd largest snake in the house
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The Queen will always reign supreme in size though
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And she's so much bigger than the photos suggest
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
One kingsnake still being naughty...
Tsefan being a pain by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsefan being a pain by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Oh, the horror...
Aftermath of Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Think I'll survive? This is after a quick wash
Aftermath of Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
At least this black snake never bites
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Noodle bowl anyone?
Ruby by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Ruby by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Ruby by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And, because it turned out my previous "Cymus" was misgendered, I had to do a trade a while back...so now we have Cymus 2.0!
Cymus 2.0 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And he's been busy with Maya too. Unfortunately that means he's also not eaten at all since getting here since he has other things on his mind...
Cymus 2.0 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cymus 2.0 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Cymus 2.0 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Chunky sausage snake is chunky...
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And if people who don't like snakes will call her cute, you know she's cute..
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Another cutie who, like many of my snakes...seems to really like my hair...
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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So gloriously black...
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And the ghost of pattern here near her tail are all that's left
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And I was trying to get some good shots of Rebel's color, since he's gotten huge...but this was all I got before for some inexplicable reason my mother walking by got him all riled up, bluff-striking and hissing away until well after I'd put him back. First time he's ever been that way...and he also hasn't acted like that since.
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Among other headaches: it's nice that Namer is handleable right now, but for some reason he's also decided not to eat. Apparently this is a fairly common thing among boas and pythons in winter though. His future girlfriend is still a bottomless pit though.
Namer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Namer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara's also become more frustrating to feed...though 10 minutes of teasing still manages to get her going if I try very late at night.
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Her color really can only be appreciated in person though
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The juvenile, Reynard, is still a bottomless pit too though
Reynard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Reynard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Halailah has also stopped eating...but she's also a bit chunky and could use some slimming down. Like Namer, it's also nice that she's stopped trying to eat my fingers
Halailah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Halailah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsefan, on the other hand...
Tsefan and the sweater by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
He didn't like his picture so he tried to eat the phone too
Tsefan and the phone by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And there are 9 baby house snakes still here...with no concept of personal space
House snake antics by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
House snake antics by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
They fit nicely into small spaces though
House snake hatchling by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
This one...does not. The castle is the only thing I have right now to try representing her real size (she's double its height at least and it's 4 1/2 feet tall) but it's still something also only appreciated in person
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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The derpiest thing with glowing eyes you'll ever see...
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Derpier, but without glowing eyes
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The corn snake with the mystery genetics continues to grow stranger looking
Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dreamer by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Living knuckle brace
Hobbes by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Hobbes by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And the strange case of Jacob, the stunted ratsnake...
Jacob by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Compared to Leah, who is as big as Jacob should be right now
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
She do an upside down...
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And lastly... "Can has food?!"
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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He's so adorable...
Lux by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Carmen just woke up from hibernation, and her appetite didn't change a bit
Carmen by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Carmen by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Serafina's gotten a little more handleable..
Serafina by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
But she still likes hands. And Namer has gotten his appetite back this week, and seems to have started looking at my fingers in worrying ways again. Oy.
Serafina by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Can't properly capture Leah's colors no matter the angle
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
In blue, still the only "safe" time for him to be held...
Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The not-snake being unhappy as usual abut being picked up
Piberius by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gideon by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gubler by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
So shiny...
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sleeve snake..
Sleeve Snake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sleeve Snake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And another not-snake, Pickle the Mighty
Pickle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Pickle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Pickle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
He judges from On High
Pickle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And seeks the crawly noms
Pickle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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As much as I try to find something beautiful for myself in reptiles, unfortunately, it does not work. How different we all are, and that's great:adoration:
 
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Glorious black girl is nearly 4 feet long now. Can't believe how fast she's grown
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Of course, never going to beat Callie in size. She's definitely pushing 10 feet now
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Hungry little monster that will take fingers just as willingly as mice...she's only safe while she's on clothing. The moment she touches skin, it's feeding time to her...
Serafina by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And the pic quality is terrible, but Leah was being too cute to get rid of these...
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
"Are you ticklish?"
Leah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
I'm her viewing post, she's my headwear...
Carmen headwear by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The Baja king tying herself in knots looking for nonexistent food (because she smelled herself on me...)
Halailah by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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