How can I tell if a Palmetto is also Hypo or not? Is there any way to properly tell? The eyes don’t look typically Hypo on my latest example but the blue iris of a Palmetto always throws me off. Any help much appreciated.
It can be tough! The hypos usually look slightly brighter in the orange speckles. Can you post a picture?
It may be the lighting, but the second photo leads me to believe you’ve got just a regular Palmetto there.
Hmm. I’m leaning toward non-Hypo, too, but the lighting isn’t great. Could you get a pic in natural light? You don’t necessarily need to go outdoors. Light from standing near a window is usually good enough, preferably not full-on bright sunlight.
I’m also leaning non-hypo, but it is really hard to tell.
The more I compare my palmettos the more I agree: not hypo. I think it was the amount of spots playing with my mind. I mostly have much whiter palmetto stuff at this size, not used to the amount of heavy spotting on such a young snake.
Thank you all for the feedback.