Events and News

Sunshine Serpents Collaborates in Production of Award Winning Wildlife Documentary

The past year has been a busy one for Sunshine Serpents. We assisted with the filming of several wildlife documentaries including the BBC sponsored Passion Pictures production My Life as a Turkey.  We provided and handled animals for filming. We also helped with production assistant and technician duties. The film recently debuted on the BBC in England. It got great reviews.

The film was won the award for Best Writing (Joe Hutto and David Allen) at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. My Life as a Turkey opens the fall season of the Nature series on PBS on Wednesday, November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM.

Watch Season 30 on PBS. See more from Nature.


Sunshine Serpents Produces Rare Two-Headed Snake


Two-headed albino milk snake born in Central Florida:


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The highlight of our 2011 hatching season is this beautiful bicephalic (two-headed) albino Honduran milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis). In this clutch, we also got twins out of the same egg, so we actually got nine heads out of seven eggs! Gives Wildlife Tour Rave Review

Back in the Summer, we had an opportunity to get out in the field with Suzanna Mars of She did a nice write up on her experience on a Sunshine Serpents Wildlife Tour. On her facebook page she made this update:

"Writing about Daniel Parker of Sunshine Serpents! His wildlife tour was the best thing I have done in Florida. Cannot recommend highly enough."

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Florida Field Research and Conservation

We have also had the opportunity to help out on research and conservation projects including "Newtfest" and the Florida Herp Atlas Project. In "Newtfest," we sampled ponds for rare amphibians like the striped newt and gopher frog.

We have also collected numerous specimens and provided data to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Musuem of Natural History for the newly published Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida. View in online magazine version or download at the links below.

Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida-Online Magazine Version

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We will be working on a research project for University of Central Florida over the next couple of years to documents the impacts of vehicular traffic on wildlife on a busy Central Florida highway. We will be doing work with herps and other interesting animals like bears.


Look for Sunshine Serpents at an Event Near You

Sunshine Serpents has traveled all over the country for various reptile events including parts of the Repticon and NARBC shows circuits. We have had the pleasure of meeting many of you on the way. On the road we have had the opportunity to do lots of tromping around in the field and have amassed an impressive catalog of photographs.


May 19-20, 2012

Repticon Orlando

Central Fl. Fairgrounds
4603 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL



June 23-14, 2012

Repticon Tampa

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 N US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610



August 17-19, 2012

National Reptile Breeders Expo

101 North Atlantic Avenue  

Daytona Beach, FL 32118





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