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    Not a one hander.

    I posted a thread under my retic, Wallace's progression thread talking about how easy, usually, he is to handle. He's a 7 footer, maybe a tad more and will be two years old June 1st.

    The SD X Dwarf genetics keep him lean and agile. So much so that I can easily handle him with one hand.

    Here's the post in that thread.
    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ession!/page23


    Now by contrast here is Sniper, a shorter snake, but with Red Tail Boa girth!

    This guy is coming up on 6 years old and he's a big fella these days.



    This snake is in excellent shape and in very good health. He takes the winter off feed, like Gus Rentfro and Vin Russo recommend and not only grew, he grew again once feeding resumed this spring.



    When put next to most snakes of the same length, the boa constrictor will show the most power, dense physique and be the strongest pound for pound.


    While the retic didn't dwarf my hand, this guy's body is on par with the size of my lower arm.


    It's a good think there are no rules about picking favorites in a collection, and maybe there is a reason most of us have more than one snake. I would be hard pressed not to tell people, boa constrictors are one of the best pet snakes on the planet.



    I love this guy!



    Always entertaining too. Thanks for looking!
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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Holy smokes thatís a helluva snake Gio! Youíre not helping my attempts to resist getting another snake at the moment lol. This really makes me want a boa


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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Great pics,looks a really solid guy


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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Holy smokes thatís a helluva snake Gio! Youíre not helping my attempts to resist getting another snake at the moment lol. This really makes me want a boa


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    I can't do favorites, it's like flavor of the week, however, boa constrictors are probably the best all around snake for impressive, yet manageable size, docility and activity.

    They are kind of the "Jack Of All Trades" in many ways.

    There's something about the laterally compressed body, the spring, steel muscle and impressive size that makes them perfect.

    They are wonderful and if I were to grab another snake I'd get a Suriname, Guyana or Iquitos, Peruvian BCC.

    I love boas!

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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Sniper is one beautiful beastie but you're killin me Gio! After seeing Wallace's pics today, and few other giant python threads recently, I had pretty much decided on a SD retic. Now you go and throw a boa back in the mix . I LOVE the beefy physique of a boa and the length of the SD retic . Maybe one of each aye?! Problem solved!
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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    I can't do favorites, it's like flavor of the week, however, boa constrictors are probably the best all around snake for impressive, yet manageable size, docility and activity.

    They are kind of the "Jack Of All Trades" in many ways.

    There's something about the laterally compressed body, the spring, steel muscle and impressive size that makes them perfect.

    They are wonderful and if I were to grab another snake I'd get a Suriname, Guyana or Iquitos, Peruvian BCC.

    I love boas!
    Yep! Iíve been eyeing all of the above listed localities. Some day...


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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Sniper is one beautiful beastie but you're killin me Gio! After seeing Wallace's pics today, and few other giant python threads recently, I had pretty much decided on a SD retic. Now you go and throw a boa back in the mix . I LOVE the beefy physique of a boa and the length of the SD retic . Maybe one of each aye?! Problem solved!
    By golly I think heís found the answer!


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    Reminds me of Lolita, my Guyana bcc I used to have. She was nearly 13 ft and solid muscle... it's an interesting feeling holding a snake that could probably kill you if it wanted to, they are just so strong.

    Beautiful snake, I may have to get another one once I get moved in next month.

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    Re: Not a one hander.

    Oh man, he's BEAUTIFUL!

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    Thanks folks. Gus Rentfro made that boy😊👍

    And yes,,, might as well get one of each. 😎

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