Below is a complete list of all the snakes we have at Rogue Reptiles that are involved in our breeding business. Click on the links to read about each species and view pictures to see them full size. Browse away, kids!
Coastal Carpet Pythons
(Morelia spilota mcdowelli)
Coastal carpet python is one of the largest members of the Morelia genus, it can grow up to 9-10ft in length. The normal however is close to 6ft. Named for the colors that reminded early visitors to Australia of oriental rugs. Coastal Carpet pythons are found through out the mainland not just the coast.
Coastals do have a wide verity of different mutations; Jags, Tiger, Axanthic, Stripe, Caramel, Red and many more coming. They also come in many different colors form yellow (not to be confused with the yellow and black jungle carpets) to brown in some cases. Only being about the size of a pencil when they hatch many are able to feed on rat pinkies or mouse hoppers right out of the egg. They have a bad reputation for being a nasty snake that will bit you as soon as look at you, this might be true when they are very young but I find most carpets mellow out as they grow and can be easily handled of course there is always the exception to the rule.
Jungle Carpet Pythons
(Morelia spilota cheynei)
Jungle carpets are the "middle of the road" carpet bigger then IJs but not as large as coastals. Captive bred jungles look almost nothing like their wild counter parts as a result of long term captivity of the breed and selective breeding jungles have now been known for dark black and bright yellow colors with various patterns. Jungles some morphs that originated with them (zebra) but the have been bred into jaguar as well as diamond crosses.
Irian Jaya Carpet Python
(Morelia spilota harrisoni)
The third species of carpet python that is being bred here at Rogue is the Irian Jaya carpet python. Smaller then our coastals and jungles the IJs have proven to be a very fun python. A lot less flighty and nippy then some of the other species here, very laid back little pythons. Currently we are working with only one morph of IJ, that would be the granite phase, we currently have one visual male (Mason) and one 100% het female (Willow) we are making plans to involve jags into the project to produce granite jags as soon as we can.
Darwin Carpet Python
(Morelia spilota variegata)
The fourth carpet sub species we have a Rogue, also known as the northwestern carpet python the Darwins resemble the Irian jayas in size but have their own district color and patterns that set them apart from the other carpets. They are still some what rare in many US hero collections, despite being the subspecies where the albino morph originated. The Darwins first made their appearance in the USA a few years after the first albino carpet pythons were produced by Chris Proctor. The first albinos in the country were IJ Darwin crosses, and started the albino morph projects prior to the two pure Darwin lines arrival. Darwins are an amazing subspecies and we are very glad to have them, as well as the gorgeous albinos that come with the addition of these animals here.
(Morelia spilota spilota)
Found in coastal areas and adjacent ranges of south-eastern Australia. They are the most southerly occurring python in the world and are found at higher altitudes than any other species of Australian python. That being said diamonds can withstand a wide range of temperatures and unlike most of morelia prefer to live in temps on the colder side. They are quite variable in color and pattern, typically being predominantly dark olive to black in color with most dorsal scales having a yellow (or white) spot in the center of each scale (hence spilota, meaning spotted). Along the body and tail are numerous clusters of yellow (or white) scales that form 'rosettes' that look a bit like diamonds. The average adult size of this subspecies is usually about 6.6 ft in total length, although they are known to reach maximum total lengths of about 9.8 ft or longer. Diamonds have one co dominate morph which is the reduced pattern (stardust) diamond. These animals have little to no pattern on their sides and bellies and have a very reduced look to their heads.
Bredli "Centralian" Python
Named after its founder Josef Bredl father of Robert Harold Bredi, This hardy species of carpet python is classified by the rust color red background color that changes to black near the tail with cream colored bands down their body. Unlike other species of carpet bredli need to experience a deeper cooler winter in order to breed. They have few morphs in the reptile world including bands, stripes, and hypo. They have also been crossed into the coastal carpets to make bredli jags. They are a very laid back species and we are very excited to have our adult pair of bredlis.
Rough Scaled Pythons
Rough Scaled Pythons (or Roughies) are arguably one of the rarest pythons in the world. The are found in northwestern Australia, in rocky valleys of the Kimberley region in the lower sections of the Mitchell and Hunter rivers, just inland from the coast. They are excellent climbers and like carpets and green tree pythons able to to live in trees and on the ground with ease. Roughies are set apart from other pythons species by a few attributes, first and foremost being distinct keeled dorsal scales down the length of their body. Roughies also have large grey blue eyes that contrast their dark brown bodies for a very scary look in some lights. The next thing that sets Rough scaled pythons aside from all other pythons if their threat display, when threatened a Roughie will open its low jaw open and spread it out as far as it can displaying their fish hook like teeth synonymous with arboreal pythons. They are more closely related to Green Tree Pythons then any other snake in the Morelia complex, although a case can be made for them to be apart of Simalia or on their own as well. The care for these animals is very similar to Green Tree Pythons, these have been a species that Rogue Owner Owen McIntyre has wanted since he saw them in a book depicting rare pythons on the world in college. Rogue is over joyed to add these amazing animals to our growing collection and look forward to the day we hatch out these amazing animals ourselves.
Tanimbar Scrub Python
Like all other scrubs Tanimbars have the classic look of an arrow shaped head with a triangular long thin body. Tans are on the small size of the scrub complex with adults reaching sizes of 4-6ft in length. They are large eyes and closely resemble our Aru scrubs then our other the barnecks and that isn't the noticeable difference. Tanimbars come in a few different colors and patterns that set them apart from the amethistina and clastolepis. Tan's colors can be sliver, grey, brown, brown-gold combind with patterned or patternless animals. Another difference is that nauta is known for have a calm demeanor and unlike other scrubs can be handled with out over stressing the animal or unwanted bloodletting of the keeper. They are also the one scrub that have reproduced more in captivity then the others. At Rogue we have 2.3 Tanimbar scrubs we acquired from Buddy Buscemi. They are a mix of CBB Dave Prada produced animals and Indo farm raised babies imported into the US. We are fortunate enough to have many the different combos of patterns and colors represented in the collection. Male silver patterned, Female brown patterned, Male patternless brown, Female patternless grey, Female patternless brown-gold.
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Barneck Scrub Python
Barneck scrub pythons are native to the northern half of the island of New Guinea, and can reach sizes of 16ft, with some specimens approaching 20ft. They get their name from a horizontal black bar in their pattern behind their head. In the wild they have been reported to take down wallaby and other small roos. Barnecks and other scrub pythons hold a very intimidating reputation with highly aggressive tendencies which can be dangerous due to their size. While this can be true, we are here to partially disprove the myth of these monsters. You will soon find that with 5 Barneck Scrubs, 3 of which being recently acquired adults; they can be easily worked with as long as there is some common sense involved. 3 of our Barnecks are form the well known breeder and scrub python expert, David Means. We also have specimens of similar names such as Dave Prada and Dan Mulleary.
Olive Pythons are the largest species in the genus Liasis and can reach lengths of 12+ feet. They are known as the gentle giants of the python world. Unlike the other giant species of python, olives keep a relatively thin and sleek body style. There are only two morphs in olive pythons, green and albino. Albino olive pythons are still relatively new to the United States but should be produced by more breeders in the next few years. Our pair of Olives are from breeder Tom Keogan and are still young but are growing fast and making us very excited for this future project.
Water Pythons are another species of Liasis with two separate localities one can be found in Australia and the other can be found in Papua New Guinea. The waters at Rogue are all of the New Guinea Local, they are built like the other Liasis species with large snouts and eyes set to the side, with the closest resemblance to the Olive python. Unlike the large Olive, waters normally only get 6ft in length with a max out of 9ft in length (only in rare cases). They also resemble the olives in pattern, water have a uniform brown color with amazing iridescent along with a bright orange belly with varying degrees of brightness and black tipping on the under belly. Rogue is glad that we have restarted our water python project and are looking forward to reproducing this awesome species....even with all the bad attitudes our Water pythons seem to have.
Macklots pythons are a member of the Liasis family along with water pythons and olive pythons. They aren't kept widely among reptile keepers. Rogue is very happy to have this pair of unrelated macks to bring a new species to our collection. The species have a reputation for being irritable snakes, which we have found to be not true here. The male in our collection is very calm and easy to handle and the female isn't all that bad either. We are prepared for the eventual 7-8 feet these pythons will get with great excitement and are very happy to have them as part of Rogue's expansion into other python species.
(Liasis mackloti savuensis)
Savu Pythons are a sub species of the Macklot's python that can be found on the Sawu island of Indonesia (called Savu while under dutch control). They are a favorite species among many reptile keepers due to their small size, with females maxing out at 4ft and males at 3ft, and friendly attitude. These animals undergo one of the most amazing color changes from hatchling to adult out of all the pythons species. Babies hatch with an orange-brown color with with brown eyes, as adults Savus are a brown-black with orange flecks and white eyes. At Rogue we have a pair of Savu that were produced by Khara Geders in 2014. We are confident that our Savu project will be a successful and very popular.
Northern D'Albert's Pythons (Gold White Lipped Pythons)
Found only in the northern parts of New Guinea and nearby islands, Gold Phase White-Lipped Pythons are the first phase of the White-Lipped Python) here at Rogue. The northern locality of these snakes have gold highlights on their sides and white scaled “lips” as well as a few white scales by their eyes. These beautiful animals have a wonderful iridescent quality to their black/brown scales. In captivity, they have a bad reputation for being flighty and very aggressive. We have found that to be over exaggerated; while some of ours are slightly cage aggressive, we don't have any that are dangerous
to handle. We are currently working on a high gold project by attempting to establish a line of white lips with more gold and overall brighter coloring than typical specimens. While Rogue prides itself in collecting and providing only the best quality CBB animals, it is sometimes necessary to acquire WC animals for the sake of new lineage or lack of US CBB stock. Therefore, you will notice all of our white lip pythons to be LTC animals, acquired with a very intent goal of producing US CBB animals.
Southern D'Albert's Pythons (Black White Lipped Pythons)
Found in the southern part of New Guinea this species is typically found to be a bit larger and calmer then their northern counter parts. They are a stunning species with black iridescent scales all over their body except for the white around their mouth and belly. Unlike the Northern Gold Phase, the Southern Black Phase have become very rare in the reptile world. This is due to the fact that the species was never breed to a large amount and that they live in such remote areas in the wild it isn't worth the time of the reptile collectors to go get them. This has made the Black Phase gain popularity as a rare species and only a few breeders are currently working with this species of python. As with the Gold Phase, we are obligated to working with WC animals, however; we are pleased to announce that we are currently working with one CBB animal!
Timor Python (Lesser Sudan Python)
Timor pythons are a fairly long (7 + feet) but relatively thin python species from the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Ironically, there are no known records of Timor Pythons from the Island of Timor. This probably stems from the misidentification of a Macklot's Python (Liasis mackloti) that is similar in appearance and does occur on that island. This is a very fast-moving, highly defensive snake that spends a great deal of time in the trees hunting for prey. Previously also considered a subspecies of the Indian python, P. molurus. A phylogenetic study suggests that P. timoriensis and P. reticulatus should be moved to their own genus, Broghammerus. Which they eventually were in Malayopython. Our first Timor Python Calypso was a gift from our friend K.J. Kluesener after he found out his pair was actually two girls. We'll certainly be adding a male to the collection some time very soon.
Also known as Ramsay's python, and sand python, womas are an average 4.5 feet in total length. The head is narrow and the eyes small. The body is broad and flattish in profile while the tail tapers to a thin point. Their dorsal scales are small and smooth, with 50-65 rows at mid-body. The color may be pale brown to nearly black. The pattern consists of a ground color that varies from medium brown and olive to lighter shades of orange, pink, and red, overlaid with darker striped or brindled markings. The belly is cream or light yellow with brown and pink blotches. The scales around the eyes are usually a darker color than the rest of the head. There have been a few known morphs of woma, all seem to appear later in life, the woma hatches appearing normal and changes as the animal ages. This species is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A species is listed as such when the best available evidence indicates that a population reduction of at least 50% has occurred over the last 10 years or three generations, whichever is the longer, based on a decline in area of occupancy, extent of occurrence and/or quality of habitat. It is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. We received our pair of womas form Ryan Buckley who had raised them from babies. They are a very interesting species and we look forward to producing them in the future.
Bloods were a python species that I never would have guessed would be here. I blame the friendships we have with Eric Burke (EB Morelia) and Matt Minatola (Philly Herp) for turning us on to this species of snake. In 2014 we were able to trade a few carpet pythons to receive our first blood python female Reeses. Adults grow to 5–6 feet in length and are heavily built. Much wider then any other snake species we have here at Rogue, which makes holding and handling something you have to get used to. The tail is extremely short relative to the overall length (hence the name short tails). They are a very "vocal" species pretty much every time you touch them they make some kind of hissing or puffing sound but show no aggression. The color pattern consists of a beige, tan or grayish-brown ground color overlaid with blotches that are brick to blood-red in color and they come in a wide array of other colors and morphs. We are pleased to have them here and look forward to what we might be able to build with this awesome python species.
Dominican Red Mountain Boa
(Epicrates striatus striatus)
The 2nd jump into boa is a pretty big one. Epicrates striates striates or Dominican Red Mountain Boa (DRMB). A bright red species native to the high elevation areas on the Dominican Republic. They aren't a huge species of boa normally staying close to 4-5ft in length with extreme cases of 6-7ft long. Like all boas they bare live young. Even though they are from half the world away the DRMB's prefer the same temps and environment conditions as our Indonesian and Australian species of snakes. They have the reputation of being picky feeders as babies and needing to be started on birds and lizards before being shifted to rodents. So we have that to look forward to. They come in many different patterns as shades of red, grey, black, calico and brown. Our females Ruby and Rose and our males Rusty and Ronin look very different from each other. With theses snakes still being some what rare in the reptile hobby we feel extremely blessed to be able to include them with our projects here at Rogue. They are truly a stunning animal to behold in person and we hope for success with these very special animals.