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When I was a teenager I caught two garter snakes in my back yard an kept them for about a year in an old tank with a screen lid. I had a dirt substrate and a coupe of sticks of assorted sizes. I fed them earth worms every other day. It was always so cool when they would shed their skin. They used to flip the screen lid and crawl on top. One day they did it, escaped and we never found them. I'd like to think they got back outside and lived happily ever after.
 

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Emma said:
LUCKY! > >  I wish I could catch snakes in my backyard!!!!  I love snakes can you tell? (obsession with kuhlI loaches....lol...)
I have a couple of KuhlI Loaches. they are very cool fish I call them tiger striped worms lol
 

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I like to see snakes eat lol ^,^ I would probably overfeed mine >.<
 

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Dahly said:
When I was a teenager I caught two garter snakes in my back yard an kept them for about a year in an old tank with a screen lid. I had a dirt substrate and a coupe of sticks of assorted sizes. I fed them earth worms every other day. It was always so cool when they would shed their skin. They used to flip the screen lid and crawl on top. One day they did it, escaped and we never found them. I'd like to think they got back outside and lived happily ever after.
Ummm... They might not have. I have a friend who had a corn snake escape in his house. He figured it for dead until he found a shed skin in the closet. He periodically finds another skin, reminding him that he's got a corn snake who's keeping track of the mice in his house. (He lives in an older house in the country, and the mice are pretty plentiful).
 

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s-man said:
what kind of snakes are those "grater".
They're smallish north American snakes that are sort of green and yellow--they generally eat small animals and the like. They're one of the most common snakes on this continent.

Black snakes are also common--I nearly stepped on what I thought was a bit of deflated inner tube on a sidewalk and it suddenly flexed and raced off into the grass. Beautiful creature.
 

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My brother had two garter snakes one was the others infant, in january first the little one died then the mother died later, I'm wondered if it was because of the cold cause he had a heat lamp with a regular light bulb and he only fed them feeder fish? :'(
 

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BrianCB said:
My brother had two garter snakes one was the others infant, in january first the little one died then the mother died later, I'm wondered if it was because of the cold cause he had a heat lamp with a regular light bulb and he only fed them feeder fish? :'(
I don't know how cold their cage was, but garter snakes can handle quite a low temp. I wonder if they got something from the feeder fish? Those things swim in terrible water, and tend to carry a massive number of diseases. Many fish diseases won't affect terrestrial creatures, but a few of them do, and those are usually really nasty.
 

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I used to have garter snakes and they where the best. My grandmas yard was filled with them. I also had a pet bat once but died in a month. He ate and he was healthy. I used to have a bunch of reptiles but now I just got my fishies and a dog.
 

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I'm scared of snakes. :-[ My boyfriend found a baby garter snake in our backyard this past weekend. I've seen a few of them around. I grew up in the U.P., and I've seen several snakes. As a kid, I went to grab my jump rope in the shed...it was a snake! We were at the top of a hill on our bikes, when I looked down and saw a snake attempting to slither through my spokes. I took off pedaling as fast as I could...shot right past my house...just kept going. Dad caught a pine snake in our yard once...that was REALLY freaky.
 

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Dahly said:
When I was a teenager I caught two garter snakes in my back yard an kept them for about a year in an old tank with a screen lid.  I had  a dirt substrate and a coupe of sticks of assorted sizes.  I fed them earth worms every other day.  It was always so cool when they would shed their skin.  They used to flip the screen lid and crawl on top.  One day they did it, escaped and we never found them.  I'd like to think they got back outside and lived happily ever after.
That or they ate your sister..... ;D
 

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