Well, I have a ton of animals and haven't introduced most of them to you. So, I'm gonna start. Buttons (I still might change his name) is a beautiful juvenile white-sided black rat snake that I obtained from Ben Siegel reptiles in Florida in August 2010.
When I first went to Ben's shop, I saw a 5 ft adult white-sided rat snake (the one in the photo on my blog) and fell in love. It was so gentle and would just let you hold it for as long as you want. However, that one had already been spoken for so I had to choose another. All they had in stock for this type was a baby, but a beautiful one at that. So - they sent them to me up here in NJ because there's no way to really take a snake home with you on the plane.
Here are some pictures of when he first got home. I fed him immediately and let me tell you, he is an aggressive eater. He still is a year later:
Here are some more recent pics taken about a month ago. He is growing quite well.
This snake is so sweet and friendly. Although, when you reach into the tank he occasionally has days where he freaks out and nips until you get him in your hands. I think he is going to be a beautiful adult.