Snakes: No Ears, Eyelids, or Legs
Python bivittatus (12 feet long)
My name is “Qwerty” the first six letters of the keyboard. My relatives have caused quite the disturbance in Florida. Let our Party Safari staff explain why. I am a beautiful snake for any event. One huge snake (> 8 feet) per event requested please.
Colombian Red-Tail Boa
Boa constrictor imperator (8 feet long)
My name is “Fuerte” because I am the strongest animal at Party Safari. I am in the Boa Family, which means I am very different from members of the Python Family, though we are often confused. Let our Party Safari staff explain how you can differentiate between us every time. One huge snake (> 8 feet) per event requested please.
Morelia sp. (5 feet long)
My name is “Aussie” because my relatives are from Australia. I am long, though not nearly as thick as the two individuals above me. I love to be in the branches of trees, and our Party Safari staff will show you how to make me feel comfortable.
Hogg Island Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor constrictor (4.5 feet long)
My name was “Grumpy” because I use to enjoy showing my defensive behavior (loud hissing and striking). However, since I’ve been handled so much, I got accustomed to Randy and his students (I just try and get away from him now). He still teaches kids how to use their eyes and ears to avoid potentially upsetting situations with snakes, but I’m looking for a new name. I like “Gator Roll”.
Green Tree Python
Morelia viridis (4 feet long)
My name is “Skittle Kiss” because I have these beautiful blue and yellow spots on my body. Sometimes I use my tail to lure prey into my arboreal hiding spots by wiggling it back and forth. Then they get the Skittle Kiss as I squeeze and swallow them whole! My relatives are from Papua New Guinea, the islands around New Guinea, and parts of Australia. I am like “Aussie,” I also love to be in the branches of trees, and our Party Safari staff will show you how to make me feel comfortable.
Ball Pythons (albino and fire morphs)
Python regius (3 feet long)
My name is “Butter Ball” and I am new to the Party Safari family. I am a member of the smallest python species in the world, and as you can see, humans have bred us to be quite stunning. I’m albino, which means I do not make the dark black pigments common to our wild African relatives (that’s why I’m yellow and white.) My eyes are red because you are actually seeing the blood capillaries in them. I’m posed next to an old favorite of Party Safari, “Belle”. He is named after Belle from Beauty and the Beast because his fire morph is so pretty. By the way, Randy is the Beast.
Corn Snake (red and carmel morphs)
Pantherophis guttatus (3 feet long)
My name is “Sally Raider” and my relative is “Carmel”. We are both female corn snakes, but humans have bread us to look quite different (just like dogs; which are really wolves). We are popular in the pet trade because we have really calm demeanors. Our wild ancestors would live in the southeastern United States.
Pituophis catenifer (3 feet long)
My name is “Confusion” because people often confuse my species with rattlesnakes. Let our Party Safari staff teach you how to differentiate between venomous and non-venomous snakes, and how to react when you do find a rattlesnake in your vicinity. (Don’t worry, through education you can really limit a potentially upsetting situation.)
Ball Pythons (pastel morphs)
Python regius (2 feet long)
My name is “TJ” and this is “Mellow Yellow” on the right. We are new additions to the Party Safari family, and as you can see, we are not quite used to the fan fare. (Ball pythons get their name because they coil up in balls when they are nervous.) It’s a good adaptation, us hiding our heads so we don’t get bit where it matters! After a few seconds, we will peak our heads out to see if everything is safe. Then we’ll sit quietly in your hands while you admire our beautiful pastel patterning.
Corn Snake (banded morph)
Pantherophis guttatus (2 feet long)
I’m another new addition to Party Safari. I look like a mad scientist chopped up and then re-sewed a mixed up version of Sally Raider and Carmel (the corn snakes above), so how about you call me “Frankenstein.” I have really neat genetics which make me look so unique.
Education through experience! Face your fears!
Thank you Haley Martin for your photos!