So when I used to still live in South Africa I had a very large exotic snake collection, but 3 years ago my work forced me to move to Namibia, which doesnt allow ANY exotic reptiles.
This was a blessing in disguise as I was forced to part with my snake collection and sent me into the world of invert, so I am eternally grateful.
Couple of months ago I decided to again try my hand at keeping some indigenous snakes so I decided to get a trio of Bitis caudalis. This is such an amazing variable species. All three my animals are from within 15km of my house, just to give you an idea of how much they differ in colour and pattern.
Dont mind the dirty cages, it is cleaning time.
Male. He has the biggest horns I have ever seen and I have seen HUNDREDS of these. Looks like a bloody Cerastes!
Female 1. She has a couple of blemishes so I cant wait for her to shed. She still feeds like a champ.
And lastly female 2, very atypical colour and pattern for this locality.
Thanx for looking.