Albino Ball Python

What is an Albino Snake?

If you have seen a ghostly white snake with red eyes in a recent zoo exhibit, you may have just seen a snake born with albinism. Albinism is a genetic anomaly which causes animals to be unable to produce normal amounts of melanin. Without melanin, you can’t have normal skin pigmentation, or any at all. You can have an albino snake in almost any species – snakes, alligators, humans, and sparrows have all been recorded to have it.