Found a snake, what is it?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kanchii, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I swear this was meant to be...

    I've been looking up breeders of garter snakes for a while because I'd like a new snake and I kid you not, in the middle of looking at pics of them my dad yells "hey madison get down here!" so I run down stairs into the garage and he points at the freaking cutest little snakey ever! I caught him no prob he just wiggled a bit and musked me but didnt even strike, and I set up a large critter keeper for him and he's already exploring it! Can you guys tell me what it is? I'm guessing a type of garter snake?

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    Secondly... What/how do I feed it! lol I'm guess he'll eat worms and maybe the small feeder guppies we sell where I work?

    P.S. Don't be jealous of my awesome nail polish color! xD
     
  2. skooterbumm

    skooterbumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive got no clue what kind. Here in Texas maybe a King Snake. I will eat bugs though small ones and maybe a guppie or two. It is kinda cute
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing a harmless water or gardener snake........My kids catch the little buggers all the time.
     
  4. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's some sort of ring necked snake. If you go to www.californiaherps.com there's a photo index of adults with their common and latin names. You can probably find out which type it is there. Cool find - good luck with it!
     
  5. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    it's a little ringneck. you might try medium crickets.......in my experience, it's a little tricky to get them to eat in captivity.

    good luck!
     
  6. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus): This species is restricted to moist environments. It occurs in pine or deciduous forests with heavy ground litter. It is a highly secretive species. These snakes grow to lengths of slightly more than 1 foot. The dorsal color is slate gray with a yellow ring around the neck; the belly is yellow to orange with a row of dark spots. Ringneck snakes feed on earthworms, and small salamanders and frogs. They are eaten by many other types of snakes including coral snakes. They don't bite humans.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Yup, one of the ringneck snakes (IIRC there are several spp in California). They are wonderful little snakes but not the best pets as they are secretive and not always easy to keep eating. I'd recommend releasing it in plausible good habitat.

    Congrats on the nice find (and, nice pic! [​IMG]),

    Pat
     
  8. Blueroo63

    Blueroo63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    little garden snake I think that ones called the ribbon snake and yes they are bug eaters and thats about as big as they get,and
    you probly want be able to get him to eat ,but good luck he's a cutie.and I like the nail color [​IMG]

    [​IMG] real Snake
     
  9. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys! I've read that they can survive on worms so I'm going to buy some tomorrow and if he doesn't eat within a week I'll let the little bugger go! What a cutie
     
  10. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frist off what color is the nail polish.. I ve gotta get some! Also I just read from this web site it was a pretty good one. Thought I would shre it with you.
    www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/diapun.htm
    If you where closer to Platina the little gal next door is trying to rehome her little snakes on Craigslist...
    Well I wish you luck on your little find, sounds like it would be a neat snake if it works out.
     

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