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Angry Baby Lucy by OtaniFumetsu Angry Baby Lucy by OtaniFumetsu
This is my new Leucistic Texas ratsnake, shipped fresh from BHB reptiles. He's a real firery little thing! I'm sure he will tame down eventually, but right now he's convinced that everything is out to eat him, especially my camera!

Lucy the ratsnake exhibits what is called leucism, which is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals and humans. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin. Which is how you end up with an all white snake and cute little blue eyes!

And yes, I am the most creative name-giver of all time. But I wanted a Beatles theme here. :P


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I first want to thank everyone for all the love they've given this picture. It means a whole lot. Sadly, little baby Lucy died of unknown causes. It was a very tragic night, and she will be missed.

Edit2:

I hate to slap a huge watermark on this pic, but sadly the one I had in the corner has been edited out numerous times and this photo has been stolen more times than I can count. I don't mind the memes. I think they're cute, and honestly I find it flattering to see Lucy on so many places around the internet. But when I see that other folks are stealing the artwork to sell for their own profit... well that kinda ruins it for me. So, I do apologize, but I'm adding the big 'ol unsightly watermark to this photo from now on.  :(
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:iconbuckshot64:
Buckshot64 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
" But first, let me take a selfie!"
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:iconxololupus:
Xololupus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  New Deviant
No matter how hard it tries to be intimidating, it still looks adorable.
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:iconillustr8m8:
illustr8m8 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Aw Lucy, what a cute name and a cute lil guy
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4dojo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
it died? that's really depressing
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:iconcontrastoptim:
Contrastoptim Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Lucy without Fur is no devil at all, 
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
RIP Lucy beautiful snake even though i'm not a fan of them this would make a great wallpaper Heart 
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chili19 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
So this is where the 'Angry noodle' meme is from. Never knew that.
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:iconperseidgalaxy:
PerseidGalaxy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like an albino snakie :v
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XxAsk-KlausxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I feel like Ratsnakes are the only species that stack themselves like this. I've never seen another kind of Snake do that particular pose before, and I've been handling and catching wild snakes well over ten years now.
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Freela6663 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's soo cute and lovely!!!!!:D
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:iconlunatwo:
lunatwo Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
it's pink
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
wwwwwaaaaaahhhWaaaah! 
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:iconkiprotich:
kiprotich Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful baby!
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:iconretronig:
retronig Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
That was one adorable lil snake. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. I hope you had good times with him.
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kittykittyluv Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
smile for the camera!
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:iconkit-kaboodie:
kit-kaboodie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bhb reptiles? I love them!
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sophitschku Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just saw your photograph on 9gag: 9gag.com/gag/amXxMnv?ref=fbp
I thought you'd like to know :-)
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ihamo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
omg Waaaah! that is amazing!
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MortishaNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Oh nooo. I came here because I had seen a picture of her elsewhere and was excited to hear more about her. Now I'm just sad. She was such a beautiful snake.
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your kind words. where did you see her elsewhere? lucy was a beautiful snake and unfortunately her time with us was brief!
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MortishaNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is the first time I saw her. :3
imgur.com/SXJvq7V
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Sadlillyfly Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i want a snake so much D:
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:iconkateboat:
kateboat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my, what a beautiful, opalescent little creature! She's so elegantly shaped and colored. <3
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jorgenial Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
amazing
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ArolinaK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
What a face! Amazing snake :3
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Asratheil Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Aww, such a shame that she died. She was a beautiful snake. That was also a lovely picture. :(
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
What is that a real snake?
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, he was very much a real snake. :) This a a texas rat snake, and the white is a result of a genetic trait know as leucisism. Leucistic animals lack all color pigments, but are not albino (albino is only the lack of melanin).
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
that's so cool. :)

you can only find them in Texas they are poisonics snakes. :O
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Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are only a small number of snakes in Texas that are venomous, and you're most likely to find the venomous snakes out in the middle of nowhere, where there aren't many residents. I think I've only seen one wild venomous snake (a baby viper) in Texas; all the others have been pretty much harmless. And most of those are types that burrow underground. 
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
okay, so venomous snake like the baby viper is exactly from in Texas on the ground or under the ground sweet and by the way I really don't like snakes and spiders too, but I just know they are trying to eat other living creatures that getting so close to them or like a fly getting trap in a spider's web and the spider is eating the fly.
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PKBitchGirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Uh, ratsnakes are not venomous
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
really? I thought they are poison-ness snakes in Texas? XD 
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LadFree Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks I used here :) [link]
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Belial-Volta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I'm so sorry Lucy passed away. :( But what a gorgeous thing she was, her fiery spirit will live on.
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty snake! And I hate snakes. No offense.
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no offense taken! It's nice you can find beauty even in something you hate. :)
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute, he was beautiful!
I love that face, he'd be perfect for a little LOL snake caption :D
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leodarking Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
haha died lol
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:iconmadmother88:
MadMother88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go somewhere else to dump your 'boy issues'
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a bit uncalled for. :(
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kuiwi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:| How is that funny?
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leodarking Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I laugh because I would want that bastard felt bad that she fed rodents
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PKBitchGirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Why would she feel bad about feeding dirty smelly mice to a snake?
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OtaniFumetsu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not sure what I've done to you, but what would you rather I feed my serpents?
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Silver-Wolf28 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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CharlieRenwick Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Aw, she's gorgeous! I'm sorry for your loss. :(
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CHIMEIA Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a beautiful colour!
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moonsongstudios Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, he's so insufferably cute!
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budhorse4 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Wow, BHB? That's where I got my first ball! Shame that she died though.
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