Posted by mmfrankford on December 02, 2002 at 15:55:19:
Hi,I live in Ohio and this is a two part question.I know of an area near my families home that has wild melanistic eastern garters.As kids we thought they were poisonous.LOL The same creek also has a good population of water snakes. My questions involve whether I should collect a couple of these snakes and maybe attempt a breeding project. I breed corn snakes right now. Question 1: Are melanistic garters an interest in the hobby and, well is it worth it?( This is'nt for money gain,I just enjoy snakes :) ) Question 2: Is a colony of melanistics uncommon in the wild? Thanks for reading and any responses.