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Stimson's Python locality identification
I was just wondering whether I would be able to get some help identifying the locality of my new Stimson's python. I have attatched some photos of her and as you can see, she is very light in colour. I was told by the reptile store that I purchased her from that the male from the breeding pair that she came from was part blonde which is why her colours were lighter and brighter than most Stimson's that I have seen. Although I have not seen any pictures of blonde or albino Stimson's I am sure it is possible but probably just very rare.
I was also told that she will reach about 5 foot (1.5m) which is a bit strange because I have only read that they reach 1-1.1m max online. But I was wondering whether her locality may have anything to do with this because I have heard that different locailities of Stimson's reach different lengths and sizes. Either way I am very happy with her colour and markings and don't mind how big she gets. She is great to handle and has a lovely temperment
- 15-Jul-12, 02:56 PM #2
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sorry i am unable to identify the locality of ur stimsons but i can say that the pet store has got it confused with the spotted python, as they are the only ones from that genus that can reach 5 foot, plus they come in blonde and albino
someone with more knowledge would be able to give u a more detailed answer
p.s- my avatar is a blonde spotted pythonWish list-1 Hypo Bredli, 1 RSP, 4 Albino Darwins, 1 88% jungle jag and maybe (hopefully) one day a Paradox Albino. 1 Sand monitor, 1 Heath monitor, 1 Mangrove monitor, 1 Lace monitor and 1 Perentie.
Hard to say really with out knowing the full details etc , but to me it looks like a SWQLD or Windorah stimmi ...
It will not reach 1.5m in length , more like 1m ...2 Week Herper .
- 15-Jul-12, 03:28 PM #4
I reckon you have suffered a running from Itellyoucrap tosellasnakeus......this species unfortunately quite common in petshops.
I all seriousness it looks like a Stimson, however as for a "pure" local I doubt it.
I have Windorah's mate, that second picture makes it look more like a spotted tho. If it is a windorah stimson you will be lucky if it grows to a meter! Still they are good snakes"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
2 X Windora Stimson's (1M&1F)(Turned 1-Jan 2012), 1 X Male Bredli (6years-2012)
Actually, the person who sold me the snake is a good family friend of my boyfriend (who was present at the time and owns many snakes himself.) So I don't believe that anything we were told was just to sell us the snake. We were given first choice out of the Stimson's that were not yet on display. Any information we were told was completely based on what the family friend had been told and he was definitly not simply trying to make a sale (as if that were the case, he would not have given us discounts on the snake and all products brought from that particular store haha ) If the information he gave us was wrong, it was not intentional.
Although I am sure that she is a Stimsons, it is possible that the reptile store confused the length it will reach with a spotted python. That still doesn't explain her very light colour and markings though as I haven't seen any pictures of Stimson's like her.
p.s. I looked at your spotted python, and she is lovely! Also realised that they share the same name, Cleo
Sorry, still trying to figure out how to work this site! Even though I click reply on each individual comment, they still all reply in one post at the bottom as you can see :S
Last edited by sanna; 15-Jul-12 at 03:49 PM.
I found what i thought was a spotted python that looked just like your in Townsville
- 15-Jul-12, 04:40 PM #8
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she definatly is a stimmi, im just unsure of locality. Do u have a closer pic of her pattern and colour? also have u seen the thread "Antaresia freaks"?, it has quite a few different stimmi locality pics and might help with identification. And haha yeh i had such a hard time naming her till i finally came up with that, every name i thought of just didnt suit.
also just noticed u were new to the site, welcome and have fun
Last edited by Albino93; 15-Jul-12 at 05:06 PM.Wish list-1 Hypo Bredli, 1 RSP, 4 Albino Darwins, 1 88% jungle jag and maybe (hopefully) one day a Paradox Albino. 1 Sand monitor, 1 Heath monitor, 1 Mangrove monitor, 1 Lace monitor and 1 Perentie.
It's impossible to tell the exact locality of a snake based purely on looks, the only way you would ever know where it was from is if you caught it yourself.
- 15-Jul-12, 06:19 PM #10
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No one can tell you a locality. Its parents could have both been different localities making it a mix, and even its parents could have been mixed too.
It is just a nice Stimson, no need to try and slap a locality name on it.Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend. - Bruce Lee.
Looks like australian mainland locality to me but hard to say for sure.11:55 PM [Tuatara] Grizz.. is a bear, isnt that a gay term?? I thought he might be with jay or something
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'm not trying to 'slap a locality name to it' though. I was simply curioush as to whether she could be identified as a particular one as I like to be an informed pet owner Howver, I am perfectly fine with her being a mix of several localities as some have suggested as her colours are lovely as they are and I am very happy with her. I don't have any close up pictures atm, but I will upload some when I do.
Thanks for suggesting the Antaresia freaks thread @Albino93, it is very interesting
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