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Apophis, blizzard corn snake by DancingMadKefka Apophis, blizzard corn snake by DancingMadKefka
This is soon to be my newest brother - Apophis, a blizzard (i.e. completely white) corn snake.

Right now he lives at the Nature Center at Jones Beach; as soon as I have enough money for a tank to house the five foot long beauty, he'll be coming home with me.

One of the fellows who works at the NC is friends with a guy who works in pest removal. Apparently, this guy got a call one day from someone panicking over a snake in their shed - when he went to take care of the problem critter, he found a five foot long white snake. Chris, the guy from the Nature Center, specializes in herpatology (reptiles and lizards), so he ended up taking the snake into the NC.

They don't have the space for him (he's five feet long, and needs a tank at least that big), so they offered him to me - there was no way I could say no, as I've been thinking about getting another snake for awhile now, and I LOVE albinos (I have one snake already, an albino king snake - pink with yellow bands and red eyes- , named Xero.).

Apophis's only real problem is that he's almost completely blind - his eyes are a gorgeous blue color, but littered with cataracts. That doesn't stop him, however; he's very active, very curious, and has a voracious appetite. For rats. (No worries, I only feed my snakes pre-killed critters. I like rodents too much.)

That dark spot on his nose is a scab - since he can't see well, the old mesh top on his tank kept confusing him and he'd try to bust his way out, leaving a nasty cut in his nose... thankfully the scab is ready to come off and there's some nicely healed skin under it.

"Apophis", or "Apep", was the snake demon in Egyptian mythology, who continaully attempted to foil Ra's daily Sun-bearing journey down the Nile. He was also a thorn in the side of the members of SG-1 (for you Stargate fans), which is actually where I got the name from ;)
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ShiraiTheWhiteFox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, god. He's gorgeous!
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AnimeFreakKatie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
That's a very beautiful snake.  But I'm pretty sure that's not a corn snake.  You can tell by his size, head shape, and eye color.  A Blizzard corn would have red eyes.  It'd say that's either a rat snake or king snake.   Still, that is one gorgeous snake and I would love to have it.
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Haru01 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Omg it looks so beautiful XD I just got a king snake as a birthday present and he's a tiny compared to that corn. but very pretty with black and red bands. Currently its shedding and turning a bluish grey color. Omg that is a beauty XD
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Bioshutt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
well snakes don't really need to see because of it's other senses but he is a beauty. I used to have an albino ball python which was white and Yellow found a lot of fresh mice around the area of my house and when he got out he was easy to find and I always think that when any snake has a rodent in it's mouth with only the tail sticking out of it's mouth that it looks like a gangster.
why only dead prey?
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Wow, he's a big boy! Beautiful blizzard.
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crystalsoraauthor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is he still confused about the mesh, or has he figured it out yet? I don't want that poor little guy messin up his pretty face anymore. He needs his modeling career!
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RoboticGirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I have a corn snake too and expect hatchings in the nearest days :la:
I actually tried to find a blizzard but there is no breed on that where I live but I managed to get my hands on a silverqueen :heart:

Good luck with your gorgeous snake in the future :D
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Jorgi-HTID Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, i have just purchased a Juvenile Blizzard corn absolutely gawjus :) xx
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muddyputty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
dang hes huge!!!! i have a whittle baby corn snake and i can wait till hes that bit, do all conrs get that big??
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Hellayna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
gorgeous creature and stargate FTW
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Bokusenshi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
This corn seem to be...not a corn. The snout and the ventral scale indicate me that this snake is an Leucistic texas ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri). This one is absolutly beautiful with is pure white.
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ScFiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous Snake:)
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LadyAranea Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
And, of course, I send you kisses for your pet's name! I love ancient Egypt's mythology :D
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LadyAranea Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
So beautiful! And huge! I have an anerythristic corn snake and it's much smaller. I also have blood red one but it's still a little baby. Love the picture!
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laurelvamp Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
beautiful~! I have a young albino corn snake :) she's like my little sister
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Lotus-Sakura Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Wow! So beautiful! I have a yearling female blizzard named Kanna. She's still pinkish though! Was yours pinkish when it was young?
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kitsune-wolf222 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Wow. I've always found snakes to be beautiful creatures, but this is just gorgeous.
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Silvac Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
What a beautiful critter. :)
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tomasfourhorns Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's gorgeous!
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SlowerThanZero Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! What a gorgeous snake!
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skittles52 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! He's a huge corn snake! Freaking awesome looking though!
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HRLSS-GeckoTea Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
he's lovely! :heart: >w< he's as big as my boyfriends albino corn called Chimo 8D do you have a pic of your albino king snake? >w<
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Emissery Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist
I got my third snake last saterday and it is a blizzard snake =P I find them fascinating, always have been fascinated by Blizzards
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Tristana-Gray Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
are u sure he's a corn snake seems really big one...
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SaphireShadows Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! What a ginormous snake! I also have a corn snake, but he's no where near that size (at least his head isn't. He's maybe four to 4 1/2 feet) How old is he? He looks gorgeous.
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CrimsonInHumanBlood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
what a big boy
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Mossy-Spyke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
He looks like he was made out of pearls! A real Beauty for sure :D
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foreverthebotch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
youve got a nice plump one :]
so adorablee.
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smacintyre Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes curse words are the only way to describe something.

F*ck thats a beautiful snake. I have never seen a corn so thick.

Do you Think he could be a Rat snake? That's where corns came from if I recall right.
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Kikhuana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Aww! I want one. ;-;
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Dominant-Virus Featured By Owner May 7, 2008   Photographer
Wow he is big. =D I love blizzards... I have an adult anerythristic myself. He is about 4 and a half feet but not that thick. :D
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luvmegabyte Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
that is one of the most beautiful snakes I've ever seen!
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LeonaWindrider Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Haha it's amazing how many people I run into with snakes named after Goa'uld. He is gorgeous!
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DarkPhoenixBC Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
That is a helluva gorgeous reptile you have there. Almost poetic; a blind white snake.
I love 'em when they're all one colour.
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Avalanche-Design Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, look how THICK he is! I mean, I have a corn and she's about five feet but she's not that thick. The head on this guy is just huge! Any idea how old he is? My girl is only 3 years, so she has a lot more growing to do.

Man, he is so pretty <3 And the white just tops the cake. Especially on his underside... he shines like a pearl.
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Avalanche-Design Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, look how THICK he is! I mean, I have a corn and she's about five feet but she's not that thick. The head on this guy is just huge! Any idea how old he is? My girl is only 3 years, so she has a lot more growing to do.

Man, he is so pretty <3 And the white just tops the cake. Especially on his underside... he shines like a pearl.
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Yamuna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
He's so big o.o
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Sneaky-Snake-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i love leucistic snakes, just gorgeous , ... I have a 12 yr old northern pine who is developing cataracts as well, he's the sweetest guy in the world though, i love him <3
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manolya89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've never seen such a beatiful sneak o_O
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DemonFreeze Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
That's takin albino to a whole new level! O_O I'm sure that lil guy was expensive D8 ! Awww, but it's so cute ^^ . Like the Egyptian referrence btw ;P
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SonicGladiator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
A real beauty, and it's nice to finally see a picture of about how big corns can get. I have a corn of my own, about 3 feet long, and I've never seen a picture showing their full size, I doubt that even this is the actual FULL size. Thank you for proving to me that he's gonna get bigger. I've also had to raise a completley blind Western Hognose Snake in school. He was an absolute sweet heart though, would never strike at anything, except for the mice we hung over him, and extremley active whenever we picked him up. Lol, you wouldn't think that it could figure out what is human and what is mice, that just goes to show you how amazing snakes really are, along with all the other animals in the world. Well, I've probably already talked way too long, have fun with Apophis! (P. S.- I love SG-1!!!).
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phantomphanatic2910 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
That is a very beautiful snake. It seems simple, being only white, but in fact it makes it even more rare and gorgeous a pure white. I have a butter corn snake (The albino version of the caramel corn) and she has a lot of white on her, with pale yellow blotches. Do you think this was a previously owned snake that had escaped or perhaps the offspring of an escaped captive?
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mourningXglory Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
What a beautiful specimen.....
I'm going to have to wait a while until my '07 gets that big.
Good luck to the both of you!
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Clear-skye Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
that is one heck of a nice kingsnake youve got there!!! *steals*
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Donaruie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
oh what a beautifull baby, but yeah I didn't think he was a corn snake, he's a bit bulky.
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HippieJuice Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Photographer
Wow, amazing! Hes really cute and shiney, I like shiney things :P
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Hebi-R Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
I am feeling such envy! He is so incredibly beautiful, and that is an excellent shot.
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optical-illusion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Thats a nice blizzard you're soon to have there...
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rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
What a beautiful colour, so sleek and eye-catching! He looks like a sweetie. The iridencance in his scales is awesome.

Also glad to hear you feed only frozen ratties. I work in a pet store and far too many baby rats become snake food. *sighs*
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cho-momma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
amazing- cant wait until my little '06 gets to be a nice chunker.

very stunning snake! so sad he's blind, are you sure he's a blizzard corn and not a leucistic rat snake? my blizzard has red eyes (and comes from Kathy Love) & that guy, his head is unbelievably HUGE for a corn.
:D still very very beautiful

awesome sites: ball-pythons.net (has a corn section) and kingsnake.com (oh, and for some momma-drama, faunaclassifieds.com)
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