My wife and I started Pendleton Pythons in 2004. We acquired a total of 26 snakes mostly base morphs with a few hets mixed in. It wasn't long before that population doubled and even less time before it doubled again. Reptiles have always been a fascination of mine catching a glimpse of a snake or lizard outside as a child usually lead to an hour long chase. When I finally figured out how to catch them it was usually short lived, my parents would never let me keep them. That is probably the reason I have so many in my collection today. I love garter snakes, western fence lizards, newts and turtles. All of the animals I grew up finding locally but when I held my first ball python I was hooked and at that time purchasing an albino was the end all be all of my existence. I had no idea I was just scratching the surface of the infinite combinations available in the ball python community. Every snake that I hatch out is met with the same excitement as the first.