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Re: Just got my black rat snake, question


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Posted by tigress on April 17, 2003 at 00:20:27:

In Reply to: Re: Just got my black rat snake, question posted by hotshot on April 16, 2003 at 16:13:42:

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:Tigress
: Black rat snakes are pretty variable when it comes to coloration, and it is very hard to judge the color of one as a hatchling/yearling.

That's good to know, that was what I was curious about. Is it even possible?
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:Most black rats will retain some pattern, with the exception of the snakes from the eastern states or from southeastern Missouri where I grew up.

Hrm, well, I got it from a breeder, it was CB, and she said hers went black with a few white specks so hopefully she speaks the truth.

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:The coloration can be from dark grey to an olive coloration to solid black. Mine even has some dark golden coloration to him!! That is why I like the black rats so well, is the coloration of these beauties and their personalities are usually pretty chill.

Well, I kinda am prefrential to black snakes :) and the black rat wast he original one I wanted (illegal in the state I lived at the time).

:Post some pics of yours

I will when I get some. Right now he's not been in his cage a day and he's still kinda freaked out by all that goes around him.

Alice





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