The Emoji Snake

After eight years of careful and selective breeding, Justin Kobylka has finished his masterpiece: the emoji snake.

A python breeder by trade, Justin is a veteran in breeding snakes with unique patterns to sell. By selectively breeding for recessive mutations, he’s able to shape the design of the patterns expressed by the snakes’ genes.

The above Lavender albino piebald python has three happy faces along its body. They’re even yellow.

Known for their non-aggressive personalities, ball pythons have become popular pets. While Justin’s train of slithering smileys could fetch him well over $4,500, he says he’s going to keep this one for himself.


“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.