Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)- San Mateo County, CA
The rubber boa’s scientific name Charina is derived from the Greek word for “graceful”.
Greek: charieis - “graceful, delightful”.
We need more people like this in the world.
some old pictures i took at the beach this summer
Everyone give a big welcome to Peridot, my new four year old Aru Green Tree Python!
It’s kind of funny because when the vendor was taking him out to bag him, they used a snake hook and were very ginger like they were afraid he’d bite but as far as I can tell, this snake ain’t got a mean bone in his body. Very inquisitive and doesn’t seem head shy in the least.
This is the clearest shot I could get of him right now but whatever, I’ll take more of him once he gets settled on a perch.
Oh man congrats on the great pickup, he looks amazing!