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Old 06-03-03, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Find a friend or someone locally who has experience with snakes. Hook up with them & hopefully they can help you with everything. A Rat snake, no matter what kind has the same basic care as any Corn, Milk or king snake so any basic husbandry info. you find on N.American snakes pretty much applies. Depending on the type & temperment of the snake it may or may not be very friendly, especially if it is in shed. Chances are it has some attitude if they were eager to get rid of it & warned you it may bite. There is a possibilty it may be wild caught (?) & it may need some treatments for possibly both internal & external parasites. Use sites/books etc. to try & identify it properly & try the previous owner for more info. Not all Rat Snakes are easily handled, especially if it's mean & you are not experienced. Good Luck Mark
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