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Metallic Rat Snake
 
Metallic Rat Snakes have a color scheme that defies easy description. These animals have to be examined, turned this way and that way, contemplated, and then revisited on a regular basis to make sure what you’ve seen wasn’t all in your imagination. Their color scheme is complicated, subtle and takes a little time to fully appreciate. And when you add in the great variability that occurs between individuals, the situation becomes a bit mind boggling. Pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, purples, white—all overlaid with a metallic sheen resembling brushed aluminum. What did Nature have in mind when she created a snake of such sophisticated, subtle beauty?

Vivid Reptile’s Metallic Rat Snakes are descended from locality specific individuals of the far eastern race of bairdi. Fortuitously, Vivid Reptiles is located in the very heart of this range. The locality from which these animals originate produces specimens with a far greater breadth of both color and pattern variation than seen in the western or Mexican populations. The environment that produced the Metallics is disappearing at an alarming rate due to habitat destruction and lack of intelligent range management. Wild individuals are increasingly harder to come across—often years will go by without seeing a wild snake. It’s taken many years of hard work to be able to offer the extraordinary Metallic Rat Snake lines at Vivid Reptiles. If their beauty weren’t enough, our Metallic Ra Snakes are the most relaxed of rat snakes and make superior captives.


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