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Old 05-06-2012, 01:06 PM
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Not a snake lover, and not a snake hater........nor am I afraid of snakes. Come 'round where you don't belong and it's on, prepare for death. Perhaps it's too many years spent in the Arizona desert, but that's how I feel on the subject. Same went for coyotes, spiders, scorpions, or any other 'hazardous' pests.

Those who don't agree with you Mia are welcome to let critters live in harmony around them............just don't expect ME to do it too, LOL
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:10 PM
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Yeah, Missouri just has 3 poisonous snakes - copperhead, cottonmouth and timber rattler. I've seen cottonmouths and copperheads but, knock on wood, haven't seen a rattler on our property. Our original group of barn cats used to tell us if there was a snake in the vicinity - if we saw 3 or more cats sitting in a circle, we knew there was a snake in the middle. A couple of times, they were venomous and we did kill them.

I'm not a fan of snakes, they give me the heebie-jeebies but I know the non-venomous ones are beneficial, it's just the OMG! Snake! reaction when we surprise each other.
According the to MO Dept of Conservation, we actually have 6

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The venomous snakes found in Missouri include: the Osage and southern copperhead, cottonmouth, western pygmy rattlesnake, massasauga rattlesnake and timber rattlesnake.
I do like non-venomous snakes, but yes, they can cause me to jump for sure! When my son was really little I was out walking him around in a carrier trying to get him to sleep at my moms. I almost stepped on a huge black snake that was out sunning. My mom still laughs to this day about how high I jumped and fast I ran away lol
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:01 PM
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See? Boring.

Hey now, that is also gorgeous.

Last year at Moxiecollies' place she lifted a board to show me her garter hoard. There were all kinds of color morphs. Several were hypomelanistic terrestrials, but they had a really beautiful metallic copper sheen. I'm going to try and get pictures this summer.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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I envy ANYONE who has snakes, whenever I see one I'm so excited.

While we're talking about garter snake morphs, I REALLY wish I had these:

http://www.californiaherps.com/snake...trataenia.html
(San Fransisco Garter Snake)

But they're all lovely
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I envy ANYONE who has snakes, whenever I see one I'm so excited.

While we're talking about garter snake morphs, I REALLY wish I had these:

http://www.californiaherps.com/snake...trataenia.html
(San Fransisco Garter Snake)

But they're all lovely
Haha if my husband read this he would tell you that you can have mine. He is NOT a fan of me owning snakes at all.
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I love my pet snake. He's "just" a normal, but morphs in ball pythons also often come with health/neuro problems as well as hefty price tags.

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:36 PM
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lol aww come on Josh, they're so low key and slithery, what's not to like?

I'd settle for some wild snakes where I live, but no luck.

And Sizzle your python is lovely. For some reason I like corn snake morphs, but boas and balls au natural (natural morphs OK).
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Haha he thinks they are boring and a waste of money. They cost next to nothing to feed though.... Super low maitenance.
Here are two pics of my slithery friends since we are posting pics.

Aneira- 3-4 year old snow female corn




Serkan- 2011 Bloodred male hatchling


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Heebie jeebies! Heebie jeebies!

Okay, carry on with the slithery pics...
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:10 AM
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I love my pet snake. He's "just" a normal, but morphs in ball pythons also often come with health/neuro problems as well as hefty price tags.

We prefer the term "wild type" around here. I definitely prefer the wild markings on BPs. I hate piebald anything in reptiles. They tend to look like they've got a skin condition to me. The only exception I've seen are pied-sided bloodreds but those aren't really pied, just have bellies that extend up the sides a bit.

Yours looks like his markings were batiked on. So awesome.

I used to have one of these guys as a buddy. He was an oregon red spotted garter. They are hands down, one of my favorite garters EVER. Also, I think of all snakes garters are my absolute favorites. People overlook them as companions, but they're diurnal so you actually get to see them during the day, and mine were usually pretty social (as far as snakes go).


Some day when I'm a home owner, I'd really love to put together a nice little colony of garters again.
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