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    Hi, I'm New Here!
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    Hey Guys!

    So, basically my first ever garter snake was a big one my cat caught when i was like 8. It had puncture wounds and i loved to "rescue " animals as a kid so i stuck the poor guy in a ten gallon and sort of nursed him back to health. Shockingly he survived despite his wounds, and i began my love for the snakes. My parents made let him go, but i would spend hours outside catching them and then i would take care of them for a week (or two if my parents forgot i had one) and then release them again. I caught other snakes too (some rat snakes, green snakes, and earth snakes) and absolutely loved caring for them as long as i could. I got piles of books from the library and studied up on snakes, constantly begging my parents to get a ball python or at least let me keep one of my garter snakes.

    Now i am older, and i had a young male eastern garter snake named that my parents finally let me keep. I had him for 5 years (he was already full grown when i found him stuck in a pipe, not sure how old he was) and he recently passed away. So, i bought a beautiful female red-sided plains garter snake who is now named Yona. I've had her about a week, and she is settling in nicely. I love garter snakes, and hope to get another sometime that is a more unusual color morph (i have seen some garter snakes on here that i didn't even know existed...so pretty!)

    Well, that about sums up my garter snake history. I was (and still am) a weird girl who loves snakes!

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    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
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    Re: Hey Guys!

    Welcome. You probably have a Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, Red-sided garter.
    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

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    "PM Boots For Custom Title" Albert Clark's Avatar
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    Re: Hey Guys!

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry for your loss but congrats on the new pickup!
    Stay in peace and not pieces.

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    Re: Hey Guys!

    Join the groups "garter snakes" and "thamnophis" on facebook to get tons of garter posts and find breeders who sell garters. Also welcome to the forum.

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    Hi, I'm New Here!
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    Re: Hey Guys!

    Thanks guys!!

    I joined the groups on facebook! It's really fun to see such a thriving garter snake community! I didn't even know this many people we interested in garter snakes. So cool!
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