Vivid Reptiles

Variable Kingsnake - Thayeri

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EarthTone Variable Kingsnake

Young adult. Though it may look like a poor choice of backgrounds on which to photograph this greenish EarthTone it was actually intentional. This EarthTone seems to merge with the naturally greenish-yellow slate. The greenish examples of the EarthTone Variable Kingsnakes can really seem to disappear amongst  lichen covered rocks. A curious thing to note on some EarthTones is the black pigment along the bases of the scales starting about mid-body. The black is prominently revealed when a loop turns away from the observer. This specimen has a great deal of dark stippling that looks as if it were applied as a fine mist.