I bought my vine snake from The East Bay Vivarium last August. I did extensive research(or at least as much as I could garner) prior to my purchase. Please scroll down on this forum and look for the last message regarding whether or not someone should purchase a wild caught vine snake. I replied to the person who posted the message and I wrote a long reply about my experiences and the sources I found with information on the genus Ahaetulla. There should be plenty of helpful info. for you in that reply. Also, email me and I can answer any questions you have. Good luck!