All of our Terciopelos are from Costa Rica. We have 3 different localities:
1) Manzanillo, Limon Province: Our female is over 7' in length, and (pictured below) weighs 4.7kg (10 1/4 lbs). This snake was produced by Dean Ripa.
2) Siquirres, Limon Province: Our adult breeding male is 1.3m in length and was imported as a 2 year old in 2002. He and the mellower smaller female produced a litter of 42 babies in 2003. They bred on 1/26/03 and the female produced the litter on 8/26/03.
3) Siquirres, Limon Province. Captive born female bred in 2004 in Costa Rica.
4) Pacific Coast (Locale unknown), Costa Rica. We received a large female from Costa Rica in February 2006. She maintains a much lighter background color with a block pattern in contrast to the darker, regular butterfly pattern of the Carribean animals.
This female gave birth to 18 live babies, and 6 dead(though they may have been born alive) on May 30, 2006 while I was away in Costa Rica.
Our 1.2 venezuelensis are from parents collected near Henri Pittier National Park and Mt. Avila,Venezuela. The females are shown below.
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Captive born female, 2004 from Institute Butantan lineage.
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