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    Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    Sniper hit 12 years yesterday (June 27). This particular snake has been my pride and joy since the start.

    I had our deck rail redone 2 years ago and it is already trashed, apologies for the appearance. However, the snake is looking great and that's what this thread is about.



    The boy is long and very lean. He eats 1.5 - 2 pound rabbits, large quail and large rats. The variety in prey type and size is beneficial.


    The span of the rail from corner to corner is 8 feet. I think Sniper is 6.5 to 7 feet long. I have not measured him in years.


    A long lived, healthy animal has always been the goal here and I look forward to another 12 years. Happy Birthday buddy!




    Thanks for looking.

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    Looking good brother!

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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    I'd love to compliment you on the beautiful heathy animal, but I just can't get past the deck railing.
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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    What's special about Barranquilla boas?
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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Homebody View Post
    I'd love to compliment you on the beautiful heathy animal, but I just can't get past the deck railing.

    LOL!

    It faces west and takes all the weather but its the easiest photo prop option.

    2 years ago It was so nice.



    It drives me crazy, and I will find a good stain option after all the other crap wears off. Unfortunately when the house was repainted after storm damages, they painted the rails instead of using an oil based stain.

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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Homebody View Post
    What's special about Barranquilla boas?
    I can't explain it better than Gus Rentfro or Vin Russo however the Barranquilla locale, according to both of those boa experts is what a "natural cross" between a BCC and a BCI looks like. They have traits of both.

    The scale counts and some other characteristics make them unique.

    The boa is Colombian but anything from common.

    A lot of BCI (BI) are dull and washed out. The Barranquillas seem to hold their color pretty well. This guy did used to have a much brighter tail, but even the BCC darken a bit with age.

    The boas tend to be hardy and beautiful. They are easy to start and seem to avoid a lot of the early husbandry and regurgitation issues some of the BCC boas go through.

    THE COMPLETE BOA CONSTRICTOR and THE MORE COMPLETE BOA CONSTRICTOR (Vincent Russo) are two excellent references if you want to research more.

    I highly recommend both of those books.

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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    Snipers looking fantastic Gio

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    Re: Male Barranquilla Boa. 12yrs Old.

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Snipers looking fantastic Gio

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    Thanks Richard,

    and speaking of fantastic looking boas, you are one of the leaders in that department.

    Boas and Carpets are my favorites. Unfortunately I only have 1 boa.

    I am able to post pictures again without much effort so I may be around here a bit more.

    It might be time for a collection update for a number of us here that have been M I A for a bit.

    You had a pretty nice photo session not too long ago!
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