One of a kind. This male was found last fall as a baby. He lives here now.
Found in the wild?
So cool. Glad to see it has scutes.
Have there been documented cases were scaleless snakes have no scutes? Are they mobile?
Wow, so I did some research myself. I was surprised at how many wild caught scaleless snakes have been reported. As far back as 1942. Snakes ranging from juvenile through adult…and thriving. Even found a few scientific studies showing heat and moisture loss ratio compared to to normals. Still haven’t found anything on lacking ventral scales. Interesting to say the least.
All scaleless colubrids ever so far have had ventral scales, as does this one. This is the only scaleless I have ever seen make it to captivity, if you google ‘Scaleless Water snake’ you will find pics of 2 US subspecies of water snake as scaleless (and most of those pics are this snake I just posted) as well as a few pics of a scaleless asian water snake that was recently discovered. This snake was found in the wild last year, I tried to get it then but failed. But now have him and a normal female.