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Old 07-17-18, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

Hello!
Recently I started watching snake videos on youtube and I like them.
I would like to catch indigo snake and a king snake and keep them.
Which Florida non-poisonous snakes would you suggest beside indigo and king?
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Old 07-17-18, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

Indigo snakes are a threatened species and Federally protected. Best to check your State and local laws about catching/keeping those. Otherwise, there are plenty of king and rat snake species around.
Actually though, it's better to go to a reptile show and buy a captive bred baby. It won't be full of internal parasites, or need to be acclimated to a life in captivity after living free.
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Re: I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

You'll spend more money on vet visits with a wild snake than you would purchasing a snake. If you don't bring a wild snake to the vet then there is a good chance that the snake will slowly decline and die. Obviously the snake's death would be bad, but losing a pet, especially a first pet of a particular species, is likely to make a person lose interest in snake keeping all-together.

That said, there's no reason you can't buy a snake hook and go hunting for snake's with a camera. Finding and photographing wild snakes is quite enjoyable.
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Re: I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

car5car... with respect, I can't even begin to tell you how much you should not even attempt a captive animal, and to keep researching BEFORE you decide to try to keep a snake captive. The fact you are inquiring about a wild indigo makes me think you haven't done any research at all. Please take the time to learn all you can, and do not make any impulse purchases or try to keep a wild animal yet. You're not ready.
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Re: I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

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Indigo snakes are a threatened species and Federally protected. Best to check your State and local laws about catching/keeping those. Otherwise, there are plenty of king and rat snake species around.
Actually though, it's better to go to a reptile show and buy a captive bred baby. It won't be full of internal parasites, or need to be acclimated to a life in captivity after living free.
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You'll spend more money on vet visits with a wild snake than you would purchasing a snake. If you don't bring a wild snake to the vet then there is a good chance that the snake will slowly decline and die. Obviously the snake's death would be bad, but losing a pet, especially a first pet of a particular species, is likely to make a person lose interest in snake keeping all-together.

That said, there's no reason you can't buy a snake hook and go hunting for snake's with a camera. Finding and photographing wild snakes is quite enjoyable.
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car5car... with respect, I can't even begin to tell you how much you should not even attempt a captive animal, and to keep researching BEFORE you decide to try to keep a snake captive. The fact you are inquiring about a wild indigo makes me think you haven't done any research at all. Please take the time to learn all you can, and do not make any impulse purchases or try to keep a wild animal yet. You're not ready.
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Old 07-22-18, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: I want to catch a snake on my back yard and keep it.

Check advertisement in your city. Must be notes from ppl who have snake but want to get rid of it for some reason. So you can have snake and viv for free.
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