Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Hey all

  1. #1
    Hi, I'm New Here!
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Crowthorne
    Posts
    5
    Country: United Kingdom

    Hey all

    Thought I'd say hi to all of you guys and gals, My names Matthew and I have been keeping snakes on and off for 20 years or so now. Currently have around 40 or so snakes, mainly royals and a couple of retics.

    I found this website through the wonders of google as I have been trying to find a snake that I had 20 years ago while I was a lot younger. I think it may have been a Yellow belly water snakes sp nerodia erythrogaster flavignster but have seen Lake cuitzeo garter and liophis poecilogyrus. As they all look kinda simular so was looking to see what everyone opinion was. FYI im in the UK

    Cheers

    Mat

  2. #2
    Forum Moderator infernalis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    7,920
    Country: United States

    Re: Hey all


  3. #3
    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    C.B,Iowa(radixville)
    Posts
    23,367
    Country: United States
    Steve
    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

  4. #4
    "PM Boots For Custom Title" chris-uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    3,477
    Country: United Kingdom

    Re: Hey all

    Welcome aboard.

    The snake you had 20 years ago wouldn't have been a Lake Cuitzeo Garter, as they hadn't been brought to Europe back then (Steve Bol brought them back from Mexico around 5-6 years ago). The Cuitzeo is also quite different to the Nerodia and Liophis, no yellow belly and just creamy white under the chin and pinkish white under the tail, the rest of the belly is a bluish black.
    Chris
    T. marcianus, T. e. cuitzeoensis, T. cyrtopsis, T. radix, T. s. infernalis, T. s. tetrataenia

  5. #5
    Hi, I'm New Here!
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Crowthorne
    Posts
    5
    Country: United Kingdom

    Re: Hey all

    Hi Chris,

    Many thanks for your reply, handy to know that it's not the Lake cuitzo garter. The info on the nerodia is quite scarce as to people keeping them in the uk if any. The liiophis looks similar to the nerodia. I have a feeling that it was the nerodia and would love to find someone that has them and let me have a look at the and hopefully acquire a pair at some stage.

    Regards

    Mat

  6. #6
    matris ut plures Mommy2many's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Danbury, CT
    Posts
    2,953
    Country: United States

    Re: Hey all

    Welcome to the forum from Connecticut!
    Le Ann

    "Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you are more likely to find one in your bedroom. I'm really afraid of Johnny Depp."

  7. #7
    "PM Boots For Custom Title" chris-uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    3,477
    Country: United Kingdom

    Re: Hey all

    You're looking for species that aren't often seen for sale in the UK. The Liophis may be the most likely to find, from posts on other forums I'm aware that there are breeding pairs in the UK, and as they are the sort of snakes that appeal to garter keepers there may be people on thamnophis.com that keep them. Nerodia seem to be rarely mentioned, and the species I remember seeing advertised was the diamond back water snake.

    Part of keeping rarer species must be the kick you get when you actually find what you're looking for amongst the thousands of pythons, boas and corn snakes that dominate the hobby in the UK. Happy hunting!
    Chris
    T. marcianus, T. e. cuitzeoensis, T. cyrtopsis, T. radix, T. s. infernalis, T. s. tetrataenia

  8. #8
    T.s. affectionado EasternGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    6,256
    Country: United States

    Re: Hey all

    Welcome to the forum!!!
    Marnie
    3.3 T.s.sirtalis 1.0 T.marcianus 1.2 T.radix 1.0 T.s.parietalis
    Izzy, Seeley, Ziggy, Perseus, Peanut, Snapper, Hermes, Sadie, Osiris, Seraphina, Little Joe


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •