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Western Mud Snake


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Posted by scottg on May 02, 2003 at 00:58:37:

In Reply to: Western Mud Snake posted by Mizar 21 on May 01, 2003 at 21:14:17:

They're close to Nerodia in that they are both found in or around the water ; ) But that's really where the similarities end. Mud Snakes are considered to be dietary specialists in that thier main prey is aquatic salamander(Sirens and Amphibuma). Some will eat frogs,tadpoles, and fish but they're the exception and not the rule. That's the main reason they are not considered approriate for most keepers. Unlike Nerodia, Mud Snakes are extremely docile and will not attempt to bite even when first captured. They do get quite large with the record being over 6 ft. They're also the subject of an interesting bit of snake lore.
Readup on the "Hoop snake", it's quite amusing ; )

:Cool snake ! Are they close to Nerodia ? What do they eat ? How big they become ? I'm curious ;)

:Mizar





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