kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Jan. 25 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Norfolk - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Jan. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Jan. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jacksonville - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fayetteville - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Austin (Taylor) - Feb. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  East Coast Reptile Super Expo - Feb. 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

How to catch a Texas coral?


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Elapidae Forum ]

Posted by Sepultura4Ever on October 16, 2002 at 18:49:41:

I just found this area that I think would be great for Texas Coral Snakes. My question is what would be the best way to catch them? I have only seen one in the wild and observed someone else catching it by pinning it with a pinning stick and catching it using the 2 finger method with the thumb and index finger on either side of its head. I have also been told by very reputable sources that tailing them is the best and most efficient way to catch them. Is it the safest though and can they go up their entire body length to get you? I have experience with vipers and catch cottonmouths and copperheads on a regular basis by using the the 3 finger hold, but i get kind of nervous when thinking about catching elapids. Any help would be much appreciated?


Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Elapidae Forum ]