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I havent posted in a while, but recently went to an expo and picked up a little bundle of keel scaled, unibrowed cuteness I thought you guys might like to check out! Meet Rufus the bullsnake..


seems a little shy right?



erm yea, not really. This guy is pretty confident for being a worm!


Still hungry, I misjudged prey item size apparently


Samurai Harvey is unimpressed

Thanks for checking us out!
 

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Looks like you picked up a great little snake. My first ever snake was a bull, and I don't regret selling anything more than I regret selling him. Might have to pick one up once I've dug out the old faunarium in my parent's house :)
 
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Thanks guys! I know, I'd like to see some fancy morphs, even a fraction of how many varieties the more popular species get. But at the same time I find their natural paint job stunning as well :flrt:
 

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Can't beat a natural bull. : victory:
There is more than enough locality variation to have half a dozen different looking "normals" without resorting to messing around with genetics! :notworthy:
 

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That pic is beyond cute!!:flrt: dont think i have seen a little one, usually all adult and looking mean, even if they are sweethearts!
I know what you mean about the adults! The scales above their eyes slant and jut out ever so much that you get that "I'm angry" vibe. When they're little they have big puppy dog eyes:)
 

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Bulls are lovely snakes. I have had a few pits over the years, and found them all to be gentle, friendly, and very inquisitive.
I am hoping to get a very rarely bred subspecies of gopher in the not too distant future.
 

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The only reason I've never had a bullsnake is I've heard people say they need a lot of feeding and hence cleaning out, which I haven't got time for. Anyway, Rufus looks lovely! Good luck with him.
 

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The only reason I've never had a bullsnake is I've heard people say they need a lot of feeding and hence cleaning out, which I haven't got time for. Anyway, Rufus looks lovely! Good luck with him.
Not true John. All the pits (certainly the ones I've had - gopher, pine and bull, one of each) have great appetites, and almost never refuse food, but they don't need feeding or crap any more than any other N. American colubrid.
They have even lost the undeserved "nasty" reputation that came with wild caught adults from years gone by.
Active, diurnal, generally mild mannered, usually confident and bomb proof. Do it. : victory:
 

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Not true John. All the pits (certainly the ones I've had - gopher, pine and bull, one of each) have great appetites, and almost never refuse food, but they don't need feeding or crap any more than any other N. American colubrid.
They have even lost the undeserved "nasty" reputation that came with wild caught adults from years gone by.
Active, diurnal, generally mild mannered, usually confident and bomb proof. Do it. : victory:
I agree, they're just bigger than the more common colubrid pet species so they will need larger prey and obviously have larger bowel movements :lol2: Frequency remains the same. Agree about temperment too, hissing and striking are usually a bluff and strikes are usually closed mouthed, if it even happens.
 

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I always wanted a bull snake, but didn't have the space for an adult if I ended up with a big 7 footer! So I got a gopher snake instead, and I am certainly not disappointed! Never shown any agression, and is so much fun and so inquisitive! I love pits, I think they're so pretty and underrated, congrats! :)

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