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New Project – Rein Snake (Gonyosoma frenatum)

By September 25, 2017No Comments

The┬áRein Snake (Gonyosoma frenatum) is a project I’ve been interested in for some time now. I’ve been wanting to publish a new page on the site for some time how however it’s been a challenge to do-so. Needless to say, I’ve been having difficulty capturing the real beauty of these awesome little rat snakes simply because; they don’t sit still long enough to capture a good photo. ­čÖé

I’ve been working with this animal for several months now and it has been a real pleasure working with something new. I’ve primarily worked with Boidae snakes (boas, pythons) over the years, with a mix of monitors and lizards. Colubrid snakes are something largely new to me as I’ve carded for them in the past but never managed many in my collection.

This medium sized colubrid has a long and slender body that is laterally compresses. The head is slightly triangular, with pointed snout, and has a prehensile tail. Female Gonyosoma frenatum can attain slightly longer lengths and are slightly heavier bodied than males.

These beautiful rat snakes have been of interest to me for some time, however┬á they’re not readily available. In fact, relatively few Rein Snakes are available in Canada, with most of North American animals being produced in the US.

The Rein Snake (Gonyosoma frenatum)

Check out the new site information here….