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Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Don Becker » July 6th, 2012, 6:22 am

I may take this snake in from a local reptile rescue, but I figured I should find out exactly what it is first. It was left in a tank at the front door of the rescue. They have no background information.
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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Brandon D » July 6th, 2012, 7:15 am

My initial thought was ruthveni, could be a jalisco milk snake, I think ruthveni are a lot more common pets than arcifera though, I would start with those two untill you find factors that cancel them out.
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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Cole Grover » July 6th, 2012, 7:26 am

Any other photos? From that one shot, it looks like ruthveni. A lateral, ventral, and head shot would be helpful.

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Don Becker » July 6th, 2012, 7:55 am

Nope, that is the only shot the rescue has posted. I won't be able to get any others unless I take it.

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Cole Grover » July 6th, 2012, 7:56 am

It's a ruthveni. Take it.

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by justinm » July 6th, 2012, 8:04 am

Don,

I'll take it! When are you coming for rats and that baby king?

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Robert Hansen » July 6th, 2012, 12:22 pm

Most definitely ruthveni.

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Zach_Lim » July 6th, 2012, 5:55 pm

Hmm...I'd say ruthveni as well.

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Re: Lampropeltis ID?

Post by Jlassiter » July 8th, 2012, 1:09 am

Looks like a ruthveni to me.....Amealco locale too.

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