Other Marketing names: Hypo Black Ratsnake
Eyes: Pink iris with deep red pupil
Appearance:Very similar in appearance to Rusty Black Ratsnakes but Hypomelanistic Black Ratsnakes have red pupils. The Hypomelanistic gene is responsible for a reduction in melanin. This gives the snake it's orange colouration and makes the saddles visible as there is no melanin wash to obscure them.
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John Schmitt, Suncoast Herpetological (1,5,6)