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Bloods and short tailed pythons invade Morelia Python Radio

by Eric Burke on 07/27/14

Recently, I had the chance to go to and check out a nice collection of blood and short tailed pythons. I was immediately hooked and I had to learn more about them. They give you a big python feel in a smaller python package and the colors on these snakes is truly amazing. 
I started researching and I was led to Nick Bottini from Cold Blooded Earth. His collection of these pythons was impressive. So in the next episode of  MPR we are joined by Nick Bottini from Cold Blooded Earth. Nick is a herpetologist at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC. 
We will be discussing everything you need to know about keeping and breeding these fantastic pythons. Nick will be discussing all of the cool projects that he is working on. If you have thought about getting into bloods and short tails then this is an episode you won't want to miss.
Also, in a new segment of The Reptile Insider, Robyn Markland will be joing us to discuss the pros and cons of Reptile auctions, other segments of the market, classifieds, Craigslist, local shows, national shows, swap meets.
Check out Nick's website

Here is the link to the show.
If you have any questions for Nick please email them to

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North West Carpet fest

by Eric Burke on 07/22/14

 This Saturday, 07/26 the west coast is going to try to out do the east coast at the 2nd annual North west carpet fest. If your in the area this is your chance to hang out some of the coolest carpet breeders in the US.

Be sure to check out the auction that is going on. Proceeds go 50/50 to Rico Walder and USARK (unless otherwise noted). 

ALERT! Your immediate action is needed!

by Eric Burke on 07/22/14

All comments must be submitted by 07/24/14. Let your voice be heard.
All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 
Please go to USARK and make submit your comments.

Axanthic granite jag!

by Eric Burke on 07/21/14

This season has brought us some really cool worlds first designer carpet pythons but the Axanthic granite jag is one of the coolest. I believe it takes carpet pythons to another level. We would like to congratulate Oli from Precision Reptiles for producing such a beautiful snake.

This morph is a cross of Morelia spilota mcdowelli and Morelia spilota harrisoni. The granite and axanthic are recessive genes and the jag is a co-dominant gene.
We look forward to seeing how this one progresses. Be sure to give Precision Reptiles' Facebook page a like so you can follow all of the cool carpet pythons they're hatching out. 

All photos by Precision Reptiles
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