Beautifulsnakes with wide brownish black and light golden-tan stripes. Veryclean striping for a high contrast look. These are perhaps our favoriterosy, they really stand out. Like all Rosy Boas, they are gentle, easyto handle, feed readily, and make great pets for beginning snakekeepers. Most females mature at just over two feet, with males slightlysmaller.
Stronglydefined mahogany stripes on a medium gray background. These guys comefrom the Bahia De Los Angeles region of Baja, Mexico. Like other L. t. saslowi,they mature at about two feet and are very gentle. The specimenpictured is actually fairly light for this form - most are darker inthe stripes.
Oneof the rarer rosy boas in captive collections, this locality representsone of the only U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults arenearly solid light brown with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'.Hails from rocky hillsides near Barrett Lake on Highway 94. Adultfemales mature at about thirty inches, males are slightly smaller.
Nottoo far from the Barrett Lake locality is Otay Lake. This is another ofthe rare U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearlysolid brown, suffused with blackish blue spotting and with a rosy-grayventer, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Fully grown adults look exactly like the dark granite outcroppings in which they reside.
Another'unicolored' population, this time from near Highway 1 south ofEnsenada, Baja California Norte, Mexico. Still uncommon in captivecollections. May retain traces of juvenile patterning as adults, apossible influence from neighboring populations of 'coastal' typesnakes.
Thislocality represents the 'typical' rose and bluish-gray with irregularstriping of the various populations of 'coastal' Rosy Boas. Like many'coastals' they are one of the larger rosy boas. Adults may grow toover three feet in length.
Thislocality represents the orange extreme of the California coastal typerosy boas. Neonates posses rather plain brownish stripes, which fadeinto lovely oranges as adults, becoming one of the prettiest of theRosy Boas in our opinion. From stocks originating in the San GabrielMountains off Highway 39, Los Angeles County, California.
AnzaBorrego State Park in the Ysidro Mountains of California contains someremarkable Rosy Boas. Snakes within the park are protected, yetdedicated collectors have located a few just outside the borders.Showing characteristics of both coastal and desert forms, they areattractively marked with bright orange, burnt orange, or brown thinjagged stripes and speckles on very pale grays, silver to whitishbackground.
Theseappeared as a surprise in a litter parented by two pretty normallooking specimens of unknown origin. Somewhat variable, the palest Hypospecimens at birth are very light in color with thin bright orangejagged stripes, almost appearing albino. Others are a bit darker andmay even grow to appear almost normal as adults.
BreederRandy Limburg acquired a unique albino specimen originating from thevicinity of Vail Lake in the southern Temecula Valley, RiversideCounty, California. This specimen was bred to specimens hailing fromnearby Winchester to create what are now known as the 'Limburg StrainCoastal Rosy Boas'. Boas from this area are among the largest of anyRosy Boa population, sometimes attaining four feet in length!
Possessingpure red eyes, and a complete lack of all dark pigments, these snakesare simply stunning. Bright orange stripes that almost glow against acreamy pink background. Brilliant colors combined with large size makethese extraordinary display animals!
CornSprings is located in the Chuckwalla Mountains, Riverside County,California. Rock outcroppings along the dirt road leading to thesprings are the source of this hard-to-find form. Like many Californiadesert localities, they are strikingly marked with bright orangestripes on a creamy-gray background.
Thisis another of the beautifully orange-striped California desertlocalities, hailing from rock outcroppings along Pipes Canyon Road inthe San Bernardino Mountains, California. Like most boas from theseareas, they can approach thirty inches in length and always feedravenously!
Arather unique looking locality from the road leading to the top ofBlack Mountain in Imperial County, California. Still rather uncommon incaptive collections, they are one of our favorites. Adults are clad infairly straight stripes of burnt orange on a tannish gray background.In juveniles, they appear darker on the sides than the top and are oneof our favorites.
Oneof the rarer localities in captive collections, these are from thetalus slopes in Box Canyon, Orocopia Mtns of California. Supposedlyvery hard to find in the wild, they are marked with nice orangishstripes on a tan background.
LongCanyon is located NE of Palm Springs, CA in the Little San BernardinoMountains. Rosy Boas from this area are typical desert boas with brightorange striping on a plain gray background, but they exhibit dorsalstripes with irregular borders, a possible influence from nearbypopulations of coastal rosy boas.
Avery popular Arizona locality of Rosy Boa, and for good reason. Goodtemperament, attractive markings, easy feeders, these have it all!Somewhat variable in appearance, adults may have stripes of dark red tolight orange, with or without a brownish tone to the stripes. Stocksoriginated from the west side of the Kofa Mountains at fairly lowelevations.
Foundon the dirt Pipe Line Road that parallels Interstate 10 through theDome Rock Mountain range of Arizona. Very variable in color andpattern. Clean orange to root beer jagged stripes on a tannish-slatebackground.
Alsoknown as the 'Arizona Chocolate Rosy'. From the dirt road leading tothe Smithsonian Observatory on the peak of the mountain range. This isthe southernmost known population of Arizona "highland" boas, and oneof the most distinctive. Adults have prominent chocolate stripes on abeige ground color.