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Posted by terryp on May 10, 2003 at 23:11:23:
In Reply to: baird's rat snake a long way from home posted by theMAC on May 09, 2003 at 20:12:47:
color on the scale edges. You need to start herping in that area and maybe find a mate from the same locale. Take your aunt if you need to. LOL. I would guess he's a captive escapee or turned loose outside the range that far. He could be an incidental find where there would need to be more recorded locale finds in that area in order to extend the range. What county was he found in? A swamp or near one would not be the preferred habitat for a bairds. They usually prefer rocky areas where they can inhabit the crevises. He is a very nice color.
:My aunt found this fellow in a field near a swap meet in North East Texas. She called and told me she had caught a ball python. :)
:It had a couple injuries and was in shed. I had to help with the shed, especially around the scab on the nose. Its been about 3 weeks and it eats small rats without a hesitation and is active and friendly. I have no clue whether its cb or wc but its took right to its cage (soak in water bowl, hide in hide box, eat frozen/thaw)and is very calm when handled. Its got some beautiful yellow under the chin too.
:Its got two more weeks in quarantine to stay healthy and mite free and then it can go in a nice cage in the snake room :)
:To be honest...I'm glad its NOT a ball python. ;)