This guy spent 8 years making an emoji snake, and it was totally worth it

Posted at 9:29 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 12:29:47-05

You've never seen a snake quite like this one.

Justin Kobylka spent eight years breeding pythons until he was finally able to create this mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind white ball python with three orange-faced smiley emoji on its skin. The emoji patterns are caused by recessive mutations.

Kobylka says the snake's worth at least $4,500, but he has no plans to sell it. To put that in perspective, you could head to PetSmart and buy a normal ball python for $40.

If nothing else, Kobylka's emoji snake matches well with emoji PJs.

[H/T: Mashable]