How to tell the difference between EMERALD TREE BOA AND GREEN TREE PYTHON !!!
when you look up emerald tree boa, like 30% of the photos are mislabeled green tree pythons
if u look up corallus caninus, the latin name for ETB, it’s better, but still some are green tree pythons, omg how confusing for the world of google
TWO EASIEST WAYS TO TELL:
1. The heat pits: ETB have a long line of heat pits above their mouth that starts from the front of their snout and continues all the way back to the back of their mouth. GTP only have six distinct triangular-shaped heat pits above their lip in the very front, like other morelia species.
2. Scale count: ETB have some distinctive large, flat scales on their snout. GTP have a much higher scale count on their snout- small and round and all over the place.
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, ONLY TWO EASY WAYS, NOW YOU BRAG THAT YOU CAN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN ETB AND GTP, SUCH A SNAKE EXPERT!!!
I am just -terrified- of insects & arachnids. Full on meltdown phobia! People can’t understand how I can be scared of a tiny bug, but babytalk a snake. Clearly its a number of legs problem ;)
I guess I can understand that many people have a fear of snakes. Recently I saw the latest episode of the “new” Fear Factor, where people had to lay in containers while ball pythons and boas were placed on top of them. I couldn’t help but feel pure jealousy. Sometimes the camera would focus in on a ball python with the intention of you (the program viewer) thinking it was some “dangerous creature”, but all I saw was an adorable puppy in that moment.
heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles –> buy here as stickers or w/e you want!! also if you wanna use it on your blog feel free but pls credit me thank u \m/
Now that I’m confident he’s settling in nicely, I can finally share my newest pickup! This is Truffle, a captive-hatched Calabar burrowing boa. He’s only just a month old, but he’s already shed for me and is eating FT pinks (four at a whack, these guys have an intense appetite)! He’s very sweet, and much more relaxed than I expected a fossorial species to be.