|An unusual view of Rio from underneath showing his randomly chequered belly, the picture taken
through a sheet of glass. The large single scales going across his belly are called 'scutes' and
it is having these scales on the belly, rather than normal small ones, that is one of the
distinguishing features between snakes and legless lizards like the common Slow worm.
picture taken in April 2003 shortly after another shedding and Rio already measures 37 inches
long - being hatched in July 2002, he is still less than a year old in this picture... He
is going to be a big corn snake !!!
Picture taken: April 2003