Juvenile male. VR Strain, Leonis phase. In life the red saddles are more of a bright vermilion shade. The orange on the lower third of the body will eventually engulf the entire snake with as ti matures. If you have been on the fence about obtaining a VR Strain thayeri from the source you might want to take action. VR Strain thayeri will not be available for at least 2 years or possibly more.