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    Catching wild snakes?

    What do you guys think about catching wild garters? Will they tame down pretty quick? Do they adjust well to captivity?

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    Re: Catching wild snakes?

    In my experience yes. I bred easterns and butlers for years. They're usually incredibly snappy at first but after a few times handling they seem to calm right down.

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    Re: Catching wild snakes?

    I personally think you shouldn't get a wildcaught snake, obviously we started from wildcaught, but it causes a lot of stress (not to mention the possible diseases and what-not, plus aggression) and seeing as there's plenty of captive bred snakes out there (including garters) I see no reason for it.

    That being said, I've captured garters (and a couple water snakes) and kept them for brief amounts of time and then set them free, they adjusted well for me and I had fed them worms. (I was young and not very smart, okay, and I was hiding them from parents. Oops.) I was never bit.

    Going out and catching them and immediately setting them free has always been a fun time for me.

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