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Reptile Breeder Spends 8 Years Creating Unique Emoji Pattern Snake

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6:58
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Original article on OddityCentral.com – a blog on oddities and wacky news http://www.odditycentral.com/

Justin Kobylka, a selective reptile breeder from Georgia, claims that he spent eight years trying to create a snake specimen with detailed smiling emoji patterns. He finally did it, and the result looks as unreal as you can imagine.

As a selective breeder, Kobylka specializes in taking relatively common reptile species and creating specimens with striking physical features which he then sells for a much higher price. He has created a number of visually-impressive over the years, but none as stunning as the Emoji Ball Python, a Lavender Albino Piebald Ball Python with three orange smiley emojis on its skin.

The unique pattern is caused by recessive mutations, and while these occur naturally, the chances of them occurring in the wild are “astronomical”, according to Kobylka. He claims his Piebald Ball Python is the world’s first to have three detailed smiley face emojis on its slithering body.



Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/reptile-breeder-spends-8-years-creating-unique-emoji-pattern-snake.html

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