2020 G. boulengeri (Rhino rat snake)
Oh wow! I have never even heard of that snake- are they common in captivity? Do they have issues with hurting the scales on their ‘rhino horn’ in captivity?
They are pretty common, at least up here in MN they are. Kinda crazy actually, their rhino nose is actually soft instead of stiff. It’s pretty pliable and will bend without hurting the snake or scales on their nose.
Some people believe it’s to help the water break when they are swimming, but no one really knows what that particular evolutionary trait is for.
same with baroni too
Love the face these guys go green when older
It’s a crazy change they go through. Start out silver/gray with those really dark black lines and turn beautiful green as adults. Such a sweet species.
It’s taken me so long to getting one. I’ve wanted one for ages
They are really one heck of a snake. I’ve never owned one myself, my friend has one and it’s so sweet lol. Really docile and love how they like to explore.
I’ll hopefully be getting back into colubrids next year. Rhino Rat Snake is numero uno on that list. Then hopefully some Baird’s and Bulls after that.