Beautiful snakes with wide brownish black and light golden-tan stripes. Very clean striping for a high contrast look. These are perhaps our favorite rosy, they really stand out. Like all Rosy Boas, they are gentle, easy to handle, feed readily, and make great pets for beginning snake keepers. Most females mature at just over two feet, with males slightly smaller.
Strongly defined mahogany stripes on a medium gray background. These guys come from the Bahia De Los Angeles region of Baja, Mexico. Like other L. t. saslowi, they mature at about two feet and are very gentle. The specimen pictured is actually fairly light for this form - most are darker in the stripes.
One of the rarer rosy boas in captive collections, this locality represents one of the only U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearly solid light brown with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Hails from rocky hillsides near Barrett Lake on Highway 94. Adult females mature at about thirty inches, males are slightly smaller.
Not too far from the Barrett Lake locality is Otay Lake. This is another of the rare U.S. populations of 'unicolored' snakes. Adults are nearly solid brown, suffused with blackish blue spotting and with a rosy-gray venter, hence the name 'roseofusca'. Fully grown adults look exactly like the dark granite outcroppings in which they reside.
This locality represents the orange extreme of the California coastal type rosy boas. Neonates posses rather plain brownish stripes, which fade into lovely oranges as adults, becoming one of the prettiest of the Rosy Boas in our opinion. From stocks originating in the San Gabriel Mountains off Highway 39, Los Angeles County, California.
Anza Borrego State Park in the Ysidro Mountains of California contains some remarkable Rosy Boas. Snakes within the park are protected, yet dedicated collectors have located a few just outside the borders. Showing characteristics of both coastal and desert forms, they are attractively marked with bright orange, burnt orange, or brown thin jagged stripes and speckles on very pale grays, silver to whitish background.
These appeared as a surprise in a litter parented by two pretty normal looking specimens of unknown origin. Somewhat variable, the palest Hypo specimens at birth are very light in color with thin bright orange jagged stripes, almost appearing albino. Others are a bit darker and may even grow to appear almost normal as adults.
'Limburg' Rosy Boa (Charina [Lichanura] trivirgata myriolepis)
Breeder Randy Limburg acquired a unique albino specimen originating from the vicinity of Vail Lake in the southern Temecula Valley, Riverside County, California. This specimen was bred to specimens hailing from nearby Winchester to create what are now known as the 'Limburg Strain Coastal Rosy Boas'. Boas from this area are among the largest of any Rosy Boa population, sometimes attaining four feet in length!
Possessing pure red eyes, and a complete lack of all dark pigments, these snakes are simply stunning. Bright orange stripes that almost glow against a creamy pink background. Brilliant colors combined with large size make these extraordinary display animals!
Corn Springs is located in the Chuckwalla Mountains, Riverside County, California. Rock outcroppings along the dirt road leading to the springs are the source of this hard-to-find form. Like many California desert localities, they are strikingly marked with bright orange stripes on a creamy-gray background.
A rather unique looking locality from the road leading to the top of Black Mountain in Imperial County, California. Still rather uncommon in captive collections, they are one of our favorites. Adults are clad in fairly straight stripes of burnt orange on a tannish gray background. In juveniles, they appear darker on the sides than the top and are one of our favorites.
One of the rarer localities in captive collections, these are from the talus slopes in Box Canyon, Orocopia Mtns of California. Supposedly very hard to find in the wild, they are marked with nice orangish stripes on a tan background.
Found on the dirt Pipe Line Road that parallels Interstate 10 through the Dome Rock Mountain range of Arizona. Very variable in color and pattern. Clean orange to root beer jagged stripes on a tannish-slate background.