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PostSubject: dekays snake   Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:58 pm

Anyone ever owned one of these? I was browsing craigslist and saw one of these little guys and became intrigued. Thinking about picking him up.
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:07 pm

i see those all the time out herping in va
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:20 pm

Had to look him up, they are small, but pretty Smile
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:01 pm

In years past they were called Dekay snakes, today they are called brownsnakes. The northern brownsnake (Storeria dekayi dekayi) native to VA does poorly in captivity.
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:08 pm

I think I heard of these. Last year when I was working for Petsmart, some guy came into the store (while I wasn't there) and said he'd found this snake in his yard and if we didn't take it, he was going to take it into the parking lot and kill it. So my store called me to come and get the snake because they didn't know if it was venemous or not.

Turns out it was one of these brown snakes. Cute little bugger, and I was tempted to keep him. But I was told they are hard to keep in captivity so I let him go in the woods around my house.

I wonder why they are hard to keep.
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:35 pm

Jesse,
There diet is earthworms, slugs, and snails and such. However I would not they are hard to keep if you have access to food for them. I use to grow pest/nuisance snails often found in aquariums just to have 'feeders' for the dekayi. It worked quite well. Most people would not consider the effort worth it, but was something different to do for me many years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: dekays snake   Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:37 pm

Thanks for the info!!!
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