Originally posted by Lisa
No, but for the same reason you wouldn't keep boa's and pythons together I wouldn't release a snake that has been in captivity for any period of time.
Not at all the same as mixing species. This snake is obviously not going to be thrown in to a setup with any other animals to be able to pick up any foreign bacteria. What if Matt never found the snake and it stayed for the winter, then found its way out again? Would it be unsuitableto live in the wild and contaminate anything... nope!