Publication:

Animal Scene - 2021-09-01

Data:

A TASTE FOR CARAMEL

SCALY SPECIAL

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.

Images:

© PressReader. All rights reserved.