This video project is the culmination of decades of passion chasing the obscure reptiles that are not mainstream. When what you crave is not being offered, sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and go get it for yourself. Welcome to my Reptile Reality.
I have been working with Producer Derek at Pet World Productions for a couple of years now. He is one of the key people behind the Thailand web-series and wanted to come and highlight some of my personal animals so it provides a good look at some of my collection.
Scrub Pythons (Morelia amethistina) Over the years I have worked with many of the amethystine complex but the “Bar-necks” are my favorite. I have hatched a few clutches of these. Typically adults are cage aggressive but are fine once removed with a hook. These snakes can get quite large. They command respect and should only […]
Western “Mandarin” Madagascar Tree Boas (Sanzinia madagascariensis volontony) This is a very unique arboreal that seems to be very easy to care for. Personally, I like to see these on display rather than hidden away in a tub or rack somewhere. They are very docile and can be handled. They are not like some of […]
Tiger Rat Snakes (Spilotes pullatus pullatus) This project began in 1999 when I was chatting with Rich Ihle at a local reptile show. Somehow Spilotes came up in conversation and he mentioned he had a nice pair but not with him. I purchased them completely sight unseen and it all started from there. They were […]
I was invited to return to Jakarta, Indonesia and participate as a judge in the big reptile competition this show puts on during the last two days of the expo. There is always a lot to see and chances are you will come across something you have never seen before.
We spent a few days at my supplier’s farm in Bogor, Indonesia. If you are a customer of mine and have purchased Indonesia stock from me, this is where your animals came from. I wanted to shed a little light on what most industry people keep very secretive.
This is the last episode not including the wrap-up interview. That is due to be released February 19th and will provide some background and behind the scenes information. We will post that here as well.