woma x ball python

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  1. Wookie

    Wookie Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, then they can sell me one ;P
     
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    Get a real dog :p
     
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    I see love hearts on it...
     
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    Bringing ball python is to aus is such an irresponsible act there is a reason they cant come in legally ( except a few cases). Because of people that have brought in animal with such little research we end up with populations such as can toads (yes they came to get the cane beetle i know) and other pest sp. that we cant control. who know corn snakes and ball python may take over many of Australia's ecosystems and screw up the whole system... just look at tasmaina its only been in the last 10 years that fox's have made it there, and now they are there for good eating our native mice and other sp.
     
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    i hate it when people compare dogs to snakes.
     
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    Not nice...LOL.
    He is a real dog!! Vicious too...will leap 10 feet and go straight for your throat on command. ;)
     
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    Keeping snakes in tanks is not natural, and just because you try your best to make it look natural, doesn't make it natural!

    and a snake is a snake no matter wether you can find it in the wild or not!

    but i understand each to there own, i'm not fussed about either.... i'm in this hobby because i love snakes in general!
     
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    why can the americans and all that have our snakes but we cant have theres?
     
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    i've sent BHB an email, better to hear straight from the horse's mouth so to speak. as my money is on a paintjob colour mutation not a cross to an aussie woma. once i get a reply i'll let you know
     
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    Obviously it is not a natural system or i would be feeding live etc ... but its a **** load more natural then some plain tank or a tub.
    and yer its still a snake but something i and i believe many other are not interested in as its not a naturally occurring sp. but something made by man, but like you said you keep snakes because you like "any snakes" each to there own.
     
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    nothing about keeping snakes in captivity is natural!
     
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    No no, they call it "conservation through propagation" :rolleyes:
    Anything to justify a snake freak show.
     
  14. Emilie

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    Quote from the page where this photo was taken from. I`m guessing it really is a cross then

    ERD had quite a few new and interesting things on display as always. My new favorite from them this year is the Pastel Lesser Platnum Woma Ball Python! The Wall (Woma Python x Ball Python) was pretty neat too!
     
  15. Dannyboi

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    Not really a cross breed. A cross breed is like with dogs but they are all the same species these are hybrids. A cross of two different species. Most of the time it takes a lot of coaxing to get a snake to hybridize and it takes a lot of time to get the setup right to keep them temps, humidity ect. The resulting young are generally infertile which means that they cannot breed and there is no actual point in keeping it as anything but a pet (Not that there is anything wrong with that) on top of this it means that finding the real deal non hybrid snakes will become difficult if hybridization becomes popular. And what do you put it on your permit as?
     
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    Here's the reply from Brian at BHB

    Hey,
    A woma ball is a mutation of a 100% pure ball python, but there is something called a "Wall" that is a woma python crossed to a ball python. I do not work with many hybrids, so all of mine are pure ball pythons :)
    Hope this helps! Talk soon, Brian


    So as i originally thought the woma ball is a pure ball with a colour mutation, not a hybrid. Though it is a shame some are trying it and tainting two great pythons in the attempt :(
     
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    Thanks for finding out Yommy, thought so too.

    A Wall python? Why didn't they call it a Boma? ;)
     
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    It has love hearts!!!!
     
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    That patterning is amazing. Stunning snake!
     
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    Pure Ball Python or Woma x Ball...... i love it!

    I wonder how many of the 'purists' would have said they like it from the start if they knew it was a pure ball, but said they didnt like it as it was thought it was a hybrid? lol
     
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