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    Talking Jack the Russian Rat Snake/elaphe schrenckii (progression)

    Officially the tiniest snake I have ever owned or held. I finally got my russian rat snake! Born 7/17/17 from Zerkle, and his name is Jack! I wanted one for quite awhile, so I jumped on the chance. He's a wild type elaphe schrenckii. I've been trying to call them Manchurian Black Water Snake, as I think this name makes more sense.

    Not many pics yet as I want him to settle. And he is SO small, soft, and fragile! Amazing. I feel like if I breathe too hard, he would blow away. LOL






    And his current setup, just a 15qt sterilite. I'm afraid of putting him in anything larger, as you can see he is SO TINY in this tiny tub! I even lose track of where he is in here. I believe he would be able to live in this size for at least another 6 months. He's currently eating large mouse pinks.

    He moves in this twitchy way and I already saw him come out to drink water and hang out near the bowl for awhile. That tiny water bowl is like a pond to him.



    I'm super excited to watch him grow up, though it will take a couple years!
    Last edited by redshepherd; 10-19-2017 at 07:55 PM.

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    Re: Jack the Russian Rat Snake/elaphe schrenckii (progression)

    Ahhh! What a little little noodle! I've been waiting anxiously for this lol I can't wait to watch him grow!

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    my feelings right now:

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    That it! I WANT ONE! Seriously, I was ing about Russian rat snakes for an hour yesterday, and now seeing your new baby has put me over the edge!!!!

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    Precious boy!!!
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    Re: Jack the Russian Rat Snake/elaphe schrenckii (progression)

    i'm excited to watch his progress. congrats!!! i've always been jealous of your collection.
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    That is one adorable tiny noodle! I agree...don't breath too hard on it! Heehee

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    GASP! I love him! Now I'm totally regretting not giving them my address.

    I CANNOT WAIT to get one of my very own. Congratulations on your precious, tiny, Jack. I'm going to love watching him grow!

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    Re: Jack the Russian Rat Snake/elaphe schrenckii (progression)

    Quote Originally Posted by Starscream View Post
    my feelings right now:

    OMG this is great LOL!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla78 View Post
    That it! I WANT ONE! Seriously, I was ing about Russian rat snakes for an hour yesterday, and now seeing your new baby has put me over the edge!!!!
    Seriously, better jump on it if you want one!! Apparently they will have more next spring and summer though.

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    i'm excited to watch his progress. congrats!!! i've always been jealous of your collection.
    Thanks taylor!! I love my various dudes!

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    Re: Jack the Russian Rat Snake/elaphe schrenckii (progression)

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    Seriously, better jump on it if you want one!! Apparently they will have more next spring and summer though.
    I know a dude that breeds colubrids, he owns about 90 snakes. I will see if he can help me obtain one of these gems.

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