snakes

Corn Snakes

Filed Under: Reptiles, General Care

Trying to decide on the ideal snake for a beginning hobbyist?  The two most important things to look for include ease of handling and difficulty in feeding.  One of the best, if not the best choice for a new handler is the corn snake, or Elaphe guttata, sometimes referred to as the red rat snake.  

Will Constrictors be Added to the Lacey Act?

Filed Under: Reptiles

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing available biological and economic information on constrictor snakes in Python, Boa, and Eunectes (Latin for Anaconda) genera for possible addition to the list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act. An injurious wildlife listing would prohibit the importation into, or transportation between, States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the Unites States by any means, without a permit.

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