Saturday, October 18, 2008

Getting Acquainted

video

It's that time of year again! Each day, I check the breeding cages for newborn eyelash vipers. The first litter of the season was born this morning with mom here giving birth to even more after Darlene shot this video. As you can see, this vividly banded baby took the opportunity to hitch a ride on it's mother's head.

6 comments:

Derek said...

WOW, that is too cool!!! I'm glad you caught that on camera and shared it. I've never seen mom and babies interact like that.

Darlene said...

It is amazing!! This morning the mom was coiled with babies next to her.

Jim said...

The babies interaction with their mother is amazing. I just tried to snap a photo of 2 babies drinking water from her back. They are little buzz saws though and my slightest movement sent them into a striking frenzy!

Angela R. Campbell said...

Awwww, I love it! Congratulations on the new viperlings!! :) Hope you get some Halloween babies.

Jungle Pete said...

nice - I almost want to cuddle up with one.

Georgia said...

OMG this is awesome!!! they are so sweet and i didn't realize the mother was so maternal.