Shoelace the snake is one year old today!
She is a black rat snake who hatched with hundreds of her brothers and sisters last year to be the only one who was mutated. She was half the size, had the wrong pattern, and was cute as can be. She is no doubt a black snake, but something happened with her development that she turned out the way she has.
She may be small and unusual looking, but she is a very healthy and happy snake, and I hope to take care of her for many more years to come.