The blood python (Python brongersmai) comes from southwest Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, eastern Sumatra and some of the surrounding islands. It appears in a spectrum of colors from dark brown to light yellow, and is the only species of the three short-tailed pythons with a red color phase, which has led to this snake’s common name. There are also several stunning color mutations of blood pythons.
Prior to adulthood, blood pythons may go through a gradual, yet significant, color change. The most brilliant red bloods can take two to three years to develop their peak coloration, starting out as hatchlings exhibiting a somewhat boring, ruddy brown or tan color. We enjoy photographing our blood pythons regularly, to record their color changes over the years.