A TASTE FOR CARAMEL
By CLIFF SAWIT Photos by JEFFREY LIM
Caramel coloration among pythons is a form of albinism. In true albinos or T– animals, there is a total lack of black pigment. With caramels or T+ animals, some dark pigment can be produced, and they change drastically in color from hatchlings to adults. The babies start out with light brown or caramel blotches on a tan background. As they age, the colors get lighter and brighter. As adults, the whites become extremely bright. The blotches are a light color and usually outlined in purple hues. This issue’s seductive serpent is the Caramel Granite Burmese Python.