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 (normal and fire morphs)
Python regius (3 feet long)
My name is “Skell” and I am new to the Party Safari family. I’m a member of the smallest python species in the world, and as you can see, we are quite stunning. I’m a normal morph (something you would find in the wild in Africa), but Randy says my wife below looks like she’s got a little “fire” in her (snake nerds like to name our genetic mutations) so he calls her “Blaze”. We are both beautiful, and if you look closely, you can see tiny skulls in our patterning. Remember to ask Randy about our pelvic spurs if you choose one of us for a presentation. It’s always cool to see remnants from our ancestors’ back legs!
Corn Snake (red/orange morphs)
Pantherophis guttatus (3 feet long)
My name is “Maya Raider” and my husband below is “Luke”. We are both large corn snakes; popular in the pet trade because we have really calm demeanors. If you are a little nervous about snakes, one of us would be a great representative of how awesome snakes truly are. For example, our wild ancestors live in the southeastern United States but they do not eat corn, they eat the mice and rats that eat corn. See, snakes are good for humans!
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 and albino morphs)
Python regius (2 feet long)
My name is “TJ” and I am the most cautious snake at Party Safari. (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 most! After a few seconds, I will probably peak my head out to see if everything is safe. Then I will sit quietly in your hands while you admire my beautiful pastel patterning.
My name is “Lavendar” and I am new to the Party Safari family. Randy says I am the sweetest little snake at Party Safari, but I do enjoy wedging myself into tight places, and he has a hard time getting me out of my hides when he’s trying to teach kids. 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. Albinos don’t last long in the wild. Can you guess why?
Corn Snake (banded morph)
Pantherophis guttatus (2 feet long)
My name is “Chief” because my previous owner likes the Kansas City Chiefs. I know, not the best name, but if you look closely you can see some orange patches in-between my red and white bands. You see, I’m really a Bronco at heart! Let’s be honest though, Patrick Mahomes is pretty good.
Education through experience! Face your fears!
Thank you Haley Martin for your photos!