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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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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.
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
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?
Wow, he's a big boy! Beautiful blizzard.
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!
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
Jorgi-HTID Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, i have just purchased a Juvenile Blizzard corn absolutely gawjus :) xx
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??
Hellayna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
gorgeous creature and stargate FTW
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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