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    Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    Jewel, the coastal carpet python, made it out after a couple of good back to back feedings.

    She has some decent sized parents but Jewel isn't more than average sized. I wondered if she'd topped off. "Wondered" because she has been a nontypical carpet as far as feeding.

    She seems to be much more interested in food these days, and I measured her at just over 7 feet the other day, she seems larger today.

    This is a decent sized deck and Jewel's size forces me to back up more this year to get her fully in the pictures.

    I started out with this fun little exploration shot. She likes to check things out but is NEVER jumpy, twitchy or flighty. I have my retic for that behavior.


    This looks like the same as many of the "days gone by" pictures. I am happy to say it is brand new. She's bigger both in girth and length.


    This one makes her look pretty long. I know Reinz (member here) had a girl a while back that was over 7 feet. Jewel is just there now and seems to be making a surge toward the 8 foot mark.



    When is comes to stretching out on the rail, she's the easiest snake to work with. She never feels the need to wrap or ball up.

    A lot of her juvenile coloring is browning out, which I like as the more natural a snake looks, the more I like it,,,usually. One thing she seems to keep is her cool colors near the upper parts of her. The color isn't yellow, but it glows a bit even on a cloudy day.






    Stretched out and chilling.



    Every snake enthusiast deserves a good carpet python!

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    I want one! Gimme gimme gimme!

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    Re: Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    What a great looking carpet, must of had some circus training to balance like that on top, lol my boas would of coiled a tail round some part for anchor


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    Re: Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    What a great looking carpet, must of had some circus training to balance like that on top, lol my boas would of coiled a tail round some part for anchor


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    Thank you.

    You never know about boas. My big boy will stretch out and do OK on the rail, but he always feels there is a better place to be so I'm constantly adjusting his whereabouts. Usually he is the #2 best poser.

    I've had a decent amount of time to hang with the snakes this week so I'm enjoying it all now in case the summer gets away from me.

    Photos are great and I love looking at other's animals so give your boas a try.

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    Good stuff, Gio!!!! I always love your pics out on the deck.
    ...and ssshhhhhh, don't tell anyone, but you and the others (you know who you are, hahahha) as well as the expo this weekend have helped me come to a decision, I am 100% going carpet next!
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    Re: Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Good stuff, Gio!!!! I always love your pics out on the deck.
    ...and ssshhhhhh, don't tell anyone, but you and the others (you know who you are, hahahha) as well as the expo this weekend have helped me come to a decision, I am 100% going carpet next!
    Excellent choice!

    If I were only keeping two species here, carpets and boas pretty much cover the bases.

    I am thrilled with Jewel and recommend carpets to folks that like the semi arboreal traits. The size, the handling the colors and patterns are right up my alley.

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    Re: Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    Excellent choice!

    If I were only keeping two species here, carpets and boas pretty much cover the bases.

    I am thrilled with Jewel and recommend carpets to folks that like the semi arboreal traits. The size, the handling the colors and patterns are right up my alley.
    Yeah, I am super excited to pick up a carpet. I think I'll really enjoy them. I have always loved Kings and BPs and a carpet seems almost like the best of both worlds, but with the added bonus of more size.

    I'd love to add a boa eventually, but after pointing out a few adults to my girlfriend at the Expo I don't see it happening.
    She's just not comfortable with them and I gotta respect that. She's cool enough to let me keep snakes when she used to be afraid, so I'm more than happy to live within her comfort level. But, maybe someday. Once upon a time it was no snakes at all, so time will tell...

    At least now I know, so I can narrow my search. I've got my eyes on a few carpets...
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    Re: Annual Deck Rail Snaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Yeah, I am super excited to pick up a carpet. I think I'll really enjoy them. I have always loved Kings and BPs and a carpet seems almost like the best of both worlds, but with the added bonus of more size.

    I'd love to add a boa eventually, but after pointing out a few adults to my girlfriend at the Expo I don't see it happening.
    She's just not comfortable with them and I gotta respect that. She's cool enough to let me keep snakes when she used to be afraid, so I'm more than happy to live within her comfort level. But, maybe someday. Once upon a time it was no snakes at all, so time will tell...

    At least now I know, so I can narrow my search. I've got my eyes on a few carpets...
    Well said about your girl man. Very respectful. I like it👍😎

    Interesting that Kings were brought up. I was on the fence. I was looking at Eastern Chain Kings and carpets. The expo I hit that year had Jewel so I ended up on the carpet side.

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    Wow how beautiful, I love the color and her size is impressive. She really lives up to her name. You’re not kidding about how everyone could use one. Lol, truly a very nice looking snake.
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    Great job Gio, Jewel is stunning!
    I love the heads on the Carpets.
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