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dylank
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whats your favorite snake

Post by dylank » June 22nd, 2011, 2:28 pm

whats your favorite snake.Mine are yellow rat snakes.I keep them,breed them,and love em.I have always had one since i think 4 years old

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Paul White » June 23rd, 2011, 6:47 am

Mine's usually whatever I just found in the field...I guess i'm a herp whore?

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by dylank » June 23rd, 2011, 3:34 pm

Paul White wrote:Mine's usually whatever I just found in the field...I guess i'm a herp whore?
haha thats nice

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Paul White » June 25th, 2011, 7:37 pm

It's actually a complicated answer; some of my favorite snakes to find in the field I really don't want to keep. Night snakes are cool but I doubt I'll ever work with them. Same with ground snakes (which I dearly love finding). On the converse, while I like garters they're by no means my favorite to keep--yet they're a fanastic find in the field around here.


Some I like both--like kings. Or great plains rats (though I don't keep 'em now, haven't for some years).

Others, well, it don't apply cause I'm never field herping in Thailand I don't think. Or Africa. Or Oz.

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Mike Waters » July 2nd, 2011, 6:33 pm

My favorite is ol one eye :shock: Sorry saw this and couldnt resist. :lol:

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Grass709 » July 3rd, 2011, 12:30 am

^LOL

And i would have to say kingsnakes, especially Californias, it was my first pet and ive always loved em. Still keep one.

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Post by kentoid » July 3rd, 2011, 1:24 am

Drymarchon

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Post by Ecto Hunter » July 6th, 2011, 1:36 pm

Crotalus, Heterodon, Lampropeltis, Nerodia

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Ross Padilla » July 8th, 2011, 11:49 am

No secret about what mine are. California kingsnakes all the way. Its amazing how many different types there are in the wild. The morphs are especially nice to find because a lot of them are hard to find. Finding all the different types of morphs out there has been really motivating these past several years.

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by lepidus61 » July 10th, 2011, 3:37 pm

C. L. Lepidus

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Ted » July 11th, 2011, 6:25 am

hmmmmm.... not sure which species is my favorite, but it's definitely some kind of python. :thumb:

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by jimoo742 » July 11th, 2011, 11:40 am

Candoia carinata carinata

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Re: whats your favorite snake

Post by Aaron » July 23rd, 2011, 4:32 pm

I'd say gray banded kingsnake. I like to find them and I like keeping them. They have so much variability and they're so colorful. In the field they are hard enough to find that each one is an event to remember but not so hard that you feel hopeless looking for them. Then there is the suprize factor of if you find one, "what will it look like?"
As pets they are a bit more difficult than I would like, fertility and hatch rates are often suboptimal and babies frequently want lizards. They are doable though, with a little effort. Once you get them feeding, regular maintanance is usually easy and they get a nice size, big enough to eat mice but not so big that it hurts your pocketbook. Plus it's legal to collect, keep and breed them and you can sell or trade the babies.

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