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    The boy hit 10 years old

    Sniper hit the decade mark today.

    This boa has been fantastic. He was produced by Gus Rentfro (Rio Bravo Reptiles) and sold to me by Legacy Reptiles.

    Sniper is a locality, Barranquilla, Colombian Boa.

    Happy Birthday big fella, you are lean and mean like a boa should be.







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    You've raised a very fine boa! Even starting with great genes, much credit goes to you.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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    Re: The boy hit 10 years old

    Yeah, I agree with Bogertophis. Great job with him!

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Daski, he ate an XL rat today without a lump. I typically feed him monthly, but as you can see he's pretty lean and he actually was striking the glass the last two days so I knew he was ready for a feed.



    I have fed him jumbo rats on two occasions and those were a challenge for him somewhat. I don't like the fat content of captive bred rat prey, so I prefer rabbits of equal size when I offer something bigger.

    Sniper is close to 7 feet. Maybe under or just over, I haven't measured in ages. He's probably 9-10 pounds.



    This XL rat was gone in an instant.


    I am privileged to own this animal. He's beautiful and very predictable. Boas really are a fantastic option if you want an impressive snake but not a complete giant.

    I'm hoping for another 20 years with Sniper.

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    Re: The boy hit 10 years old

    Happy 10th Birthday Big Boy!! Sniper is an excellent example of what a healthy boa should be Gio!! All your critters are extremely well cared for and it shows! I wish yall decades more of great health and great times brother!!
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    Re: The boy hit 10 years old

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Happy 10th Birthday Big Boy!! Sniper is an excellent example of what a healthy boa should be Gio!! All your critters are extremely well cared for and it shows! I wish yall decades more of great health and great times brother!!
    Thanks brother.

    You also have an excellent, well cared for collection.

    One of the best actually.

    Im glad we can share here.

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    Re: The boy hit 10 years old

    Happy birthday sniper,
    He really is looking fantastic Gio


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    Congrats on a decade with such a beautiful boa! He looks amazing.
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