Ballroom Pythons South

Michael Cole
Haines City, FL, USA United States of America flag
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Oct 31, 2015
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Name : Michael Cole

Office phone: 863-439-3015
Cell phone: 863-325-5208
I have been a reptile keeper and enthusiast since the age of 4 when I got my first North American Garter Snake as a pet.. I have had over the years in and out of our facility a collection of reptiles and amphibians that is more numerous and diverse than any zoo I am aware of in any country. That list consists of Venomous snakes , Crocodilians, Pythons, Boas, Colubrids, Chameleons , Monitor lizards, Skinks, Geckos, Tortoises, Turtles, Frogs ,Salamanders, and even Scorpions and Spiders.
I run our company, Ballroom Pythons South, with the help of my wife, Lisa, and 14 year old Amphibian Specialist and son, Bodie. Lizard Specialist ,Keeper and Breeder Clark Tucker Joined the Ballroom Pythons South family in 2017 to expand our breeding operation .At our facility we specialize in Ball Python and Monitor Lizard breeding and mutations as well as importation and breeding and export of specialized Indonesian reptiles. We also have numerous animals including Boa constrictors, Burmese Pythons and Reticulated Pythons both normal size color and pattern mutations and dwarf mutations that we own and have on breeding loan at other licensed facilities across the state and country.
I deliver, with the help of my son Bodie, Boy Scout and local school educational talks about reptiles and amphibians and their proper husbandry and habits.
I have worked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC) on adopting the Reptiles of Concern laws that they have in affect I am also working on the removal of non native species from state lands program and its permitting. I also work with local law enforcement and FWC when they have a reptile confiscation and no place to place it properly.
Our facility and our affiliates were actively involved in science based studies of the Dwarf Burmese Python to determine its variances and similarities to normal Burmese pythons as well as with a Reptile Veterinarian in identifying and treating of reptile ailments
I also on my spare time hobby like to restore Classic and Muscle cars.

Federal licenses held, U.S. Fish and wildlife service import/ export license
U.S. Fish and Wildlife service master File CITES permit

State Licenses, held: FWC License to exhibit and sell class 3 Wildlife
FWC license to possess Reptiles of Concern
FWC Special permit removal of Nonnative reptiles on state
FWC License to possess Class 2 reptiles
FWC license to possess for educational Purposes Native protected species license

1975 4 years old I got my first pet snake (northern garter snake) from my father, also a reptile enthusiast.
1981 first educational talk and show at my elementary school
1984 First successful snake breeding (black Rat snakes)
1985 First pet BOID , Boa Constrictor
1986 Rattlesnake and data retrieval permit for native P.A snakes
1989 first newspaper Feature article about snake ownership
2000 started a SC reptile rescue facility
2000-2001 Aided Hilton Head, SC law Enforcement and Critter management in the removal of native venomous and non venomous reptiles and Nuisance American Alligators from human inhabited areas.
2001 Involved in the planning of a public Alligator and Reptile park (funding never materialized)
2001- Present Reptiles as a Business and Hobby full time.
2001- Present importing rare Indonesian Reptiles
2002 Planning and set up of then the countries largest and most advance Panther Chameleon breeding facility, and its Cricket breeding operation
2005 Started our Current family owned and operated business, Ballroom Pythons South
2006 First production of a one of a kind genetic Ball Python Color Mutation
2008 First known legal commercial Export of an Albino American Alligator
2009 We are currently selling snakes and other reptiles to over 40 countries and expanding our operation with a move to a larger facility.
2010-2013 Host… National Geographic Wild TV Show Python Hunters
2013- present Continued breeding and expansion pf reptile breeding Facility Both in the US and Indonesia
2015- present . Establishing the Wildlife Exploration Foundation not for profit for further discovery education preservation of wild and Specifically new Species .

Store Policy
For a free shipping quote log onto click on "Get a free quote" put in dimensions 12 by 9 by 6 and 2 pounds for any ball python under 1.5 years old and use your zip code and mine 33844 to calculate shipping costs. Live animals can only be shipped overnight. You are always free to send us your own shipping label . We sell reptiles not shipping.
If your just window shopping I hope that you enjoy our snakes and the photos that we take of them and the information that we have provided about them .
If your not actually ready to make a purchase PLEASE refrain from sending us an email , messenger, text messages, voice mail messages ETC . I am getting hundreds of emails and messages per week.... My time and my family time is important to me as i am certain yours is to you . So Please ask your wife and or partner, girl or boyfriend , mom or dad, aunt, cousin and or best friend and check your bank account before you ask me for exact weights, feeding habits, additional photos , parents genes, grandparents genes, temperament , health . .. videos, about payment plans and to verify shipping quotes and other questions .All of which i will gladly do if possible and answer if you feel it necessary....:}
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When sending Paypal be sure to include in the Paypal notes the following
The Snake ID Number and morph name
Your name
Your address
Your telephone number
Your email address
You can also can give us a call with credit cards or debit cards for payment at 863-325-5208 .
The same inforamtion is needed in order to start a payment plan contract.
please contact us through email or text or telephone NOT FB messenger
All of our snakes are fed LIVE rats or mice.
Any animal pictured in an add is the exact animal listed on that add
babies are listed usually at +- 3 weeks old, when established as feeding , so you can use the first posted date to help to determine their birth week. We do not keep actual hatch dates only clutch laid dates .
We do not offer discounts for single snake purchases, Nor do we take deposits to hold animals unless they are on a payment plan contract ; However we will gladly work out a multiple animals price for you ..
We will do payment plans for animals in value of 300 usd or higher up to 1/3 down and 1/3 per 2 weeks
or animals with a value of 500.00 or higher 1/3 down and 1/3 per month . Shorter payment plans are welcomed; see above for information needed to start a payment plan
We do not hold animals without payment but will gladly hold an animals with payment until you are ready for us to ship .
All animals are sold on first come first served basis and will not be considered sold until payment is made .
Shipping days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday arrival . We do not ship for Friday nor Saturday arrival any more as its not safe for the animals as FedEx will not guarantee a package not delivered Friday will be re- delivered until Monday .
We aim to provide each customer with a spectacular animal . To that end we offer the following policies .
***24 hour 100% satisfaction guarantee *** If you are there to receive the package. We will Not ship until we have agreed on a delivery date and times. It is the purchasers responsibility to be there to receive the package on the first delivery attempt or our live delivery guarantee is void .
We will NOT Ship when temps drop below 32 degrees anywhere en route from us to you. note these ashipments happen over night so your looking at the night time low not the day time high temperatures . DONT ASK