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    Question How to go herping?

    My baby garter snake got loose recently, so I am deciding to ease the sorrow by catching another snake! I live in Toronto and there is a ravine near where I live. I was wondering if you guys had any tips for finding snakes. For something named "common garter snake", they don't seem to be very common at all. I know there's a pile of rocks where brown snakes like to bask, but I haven't had any luck finding a garter. Should I turn over rocks and logs? Is looking at the grass effective at all? Thanksss~~~
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    Re: How to go herping?

    First, have you fixed the cause of the escape?
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    Re: How to go herping?

    I left the lid of her enclosure open. The height of her enclosure is around 50 cm, and she's less than a foot long. It didn't seem physically possible for her to escape, but I will always keep the lid on from now on.

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    Re: How to go herping?

    Sorry to hear that. Sometimes the really little ones can stick to the glass if they're wet.
    Large, flat objects like sheet metal and plywood that you can flip are good places to look. Other than that there's not really much I can offer, most of the snakes I find in the wild that aren't in my yard I happen upon by chance.

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    Re: How to go herping?

    Buy captive bred. Theyre the ones that need homes not the ones in the wild.

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    Re: How to go herping?

    Born free, live free. Too many captive bred animals with healthier backgrounds. Just my opinion.
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    Re: How to go herping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Clark View Post
    Born free, live free. Too many captive bred animals with healthier backgrounds. Just my opinion.
    I must concur with Dr. Clark.
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    Re: How to go herping?

    I have an extra common garter snake if you want it. I live near the brickworks.

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    Re: How to go herping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peterra View Post
    I have an extra common garter snake if you want it. I live near the brickworks.

    Extra common garter snake. How can a snake be extra common, wouldn't that make it unique, hence not being common?
    Just messing with you.
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    Re: How to go herping?

    I'm just south of Toronto, they are very common if you know where to look, I have seen 486 this year alone. However it is late now and you will have trouble finding any farther than a few metres from their hibernation sites which are relatively hard to find.
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