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Posted by sasheena on April 06, 2003 at 14:56:21:
In Reply to: Re: Appalachicola ~ Newest snake posted by Snakemother on April 06, 2003 at 10:08:01:
To be truthful I don't know too much about these snakes. We bought the first one last year, saw a picture of her in the Kingsnake classifieds and fell in love with her, so even though we weren't all that keen on having a snake shipped to us, we did it anyway. Then we were able to purchase this wonderful adult male apalachiocola snake just yesterday. :)
Now the below is what I understand to be true.... Don't quote me, and I'm sure someone else more knowledgeable here in the forum will respond to correct any/all the things I say that are wrong. :) But my current understanding follows.
From what I understand, snakes from the Apalachicola region in florida are like these. Similar to the ones in the southern parts and also similar to the Eastern Chain king... some believe them to be a natural integrade between the two species. They *used to?* have their own subspecies name L. G. Goini, but now they have done away with that subspecies name. I think they are also called Blotched Kings.
All the conjecture aside, they are very beautiful and vigorous snakes. I like my California Kings, and my Arizona Mountain King, but I may eventually come to like the Apalachicola kings best of all. The new one is absolutely stunning, and i was very glad to be able to add him to our tiny little collection. :)
:Thanks for posting these pics! You have me here - I LOVE the look of these snakes! :) Are they a form of desert kings? Can you tell me more about them? I can tell how proud you are of him in the pic - loved that, too! LOL! :)