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herpseeker1978
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new garter snakes aquired

Post by herpseeker1978 » June 6th, 2013, 11:55 am

One of my customers gave me these garter snakes. I'm not sure what they are. What do you guys think? Center stripe is real prominent, side stripes are a greenish color. No idea where the snakes came from. He got them from his son-in-law. I didn't think to ask where he lived.
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Re: new garter snakes aquired

Post by ThomWild » June 6th, 2013, 7:35 pm

Josh you recieved some good looking ribbon snakes. I would guess they are T. s. sauritus but they could be the southern sub as well. Care is identicle to a garter and they usually switch to any convenient prey item with little trouble.

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Re: new garter snakes aquired

Post by justinm » June 7th, 2013, 4:58 am

They'll take small frogs, earthworms, mice, or even fish. Easy snakes to keep.

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Re: new garter snakes aquired

Post by herpseeker1978 » June 7th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Thanks everyone! I thought that's what they were. I actually have found these in the wilds of southeastern Texas. The first one I found was taking down a leopard frog! The snake:
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and its desired lunch:
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you can see where it had a hold of it on its back right leg. I saw the frog first, flopping around, then saw the snake. I caught the snake and then dug up the frog and then Matt Abernathy told me they like to eat frogs and then I noticed the bite mark!

Thanks again!
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