According to wikipedia: 'Python regius is a nonvenomous python species found in Africa. This is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade, largely due to its typically docile temperament. It is also known as royal python or ball python. The name "ball python" refers to the animal's tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. The name "royal python" (from the Latin regius) is based in part on the story that Cleopatra supposedly wore the snake around her wrist.'
The following series of images have been extracted from this Ball Python breeder's website.
A variety of curiously fluid, squirming, dappled, repeated, dotted, geometric, flecked, mosaics / patterns of motley, patchy, pied, spotty, striped, amazing snake skins.