These boa constrictors get their own post. Seeing these guys in the wild was a huge highlight for both of us. There were two of them, assuming a male and a female who had just gotten done carrying on some important business. They were slowly emerging from a hole in the ground. The bigger one (most likely the female) was pushing 7.5 feet, the 'smaller' one about 7 feet. Wow! Totally awesome sighting! I could hardly contain myself. (They don't even fit in the frame in the shot below)
The male and female had significant color variations around their tails. Check out the macro shots of their skin and how different the skin is. They both had a really pretty blue sheen at certain angles. So gorgeous.
We watched them for about 30 minutes and I straightened them out so we could attempt to measure them - they're so smooth, I love the way snakes feel. (and did you know that snakes kind of smell good? Weird, but true). I've never had much of a fear of snakes - much to my parent's dismay when I picked up a copperhead at a young age- which is good, because having no fear means better photos! I used three different lenses for the pictures, including the macro.
They were extremely low key. Beautiful snakes.
Eventually, the female slowly snuck away into the forest, but the male took his time. Such a cool experience!