by Terrell Zeigler
First and foremost, I would like to make mention of the image of Louise. If the picture looks familiar, that is because this image is what went on to be our logo. This was not a planned pose and it was almost a year later when I even noticed that the position she was in spelled anything out. Must have been fate haha.
Now on to the important stuff... We picked up Thelma and Louise through a Craigslist ad March 30th of 2014. There was only one picture of them both together sent to me and they were listed as Coastal Jungle crosses. At that particular time, I was new to Carpets and knowing any better about what to purchase and not to purchase. The man I bought them from did have information on who he got them from, but did not have a name so tracking down lineage information on them was going to be difficult. I'll get more into that later.
Fast forward to 2016 and you have two animals that are absolutely beautiful. If I had to pick a better looking one over the other, then my vote would be for Thelma. It was clear when they were younger and starting to color up that they were not going to be yellow snakes and you can see from the pictures below just what I mean. Thelma is a beautiful ivory color while Louise is a nice tan color. Both are beautiful and I love them both for what they are.
So the back story on these ladies is a bit convoluted and I have followed the trace back as far as I can, but not much info is there. After about 6 months of searching based on the information given to me, this pointed me toward Randy Wright. I called Mr. Wright on the phone and brought him up to speed on the information I knew about them. He told me that he did do a Coastal x Jungle pairing that matched the timeline of when these two would've hatched. He informed me that it was one of his very last Carpet pairings before he stopped working with them and that he had sold the parents shortly thereafter. This was unfortunate news for me because he could not provide any pictures of the parents or the clutch. He just sold all the babies off and everything he was telling me was matching what the seller had told me. So with no great certainty I can say that Randy may have produced these animals, but I will never know for sure so they will always remain unknowns as far as my records go.