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Ok so here are some old pics of a couple hot and not so hot snakes I used to work with back in the day.

Naja kaouthia

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Crotalus durissus vegrandis

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And my favorite arboreal snake other than oxybelis, Ahaetulla prasina

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It was the first snake I have ever bred and wow were the babies cute and inqusitive.

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i don't own any true hots, i've been considering a sidewinder for several years and i field herp from time to time. i figure i'll know if i want to keep one when i find one.

i do have a few rear-fanged snakes, black mangroves x2 western hognosed snakes x4, and am very interested in getting more. those vine snakes are nice. have you had any problems with them? (i am aware that they are lizard eaters and that's fine)

postscript. pretty cobra. is it a leucistic or a leucistic/albino. just curious?

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varry nice pictures (especially those last two lol) but to be honest not a snake man my self though i do really want to keep some form of beaded lizard at some point

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With the vine snakes I had to feed them nothing but anoles, cuban tree frogs and greenhouse frogs I would catch from the yard. They would not take frozen thawed anything. I tried converting them but there so difficult. The adult male was 7 ft long and would take live baby quail from time to time "it took the poor thing 10 minutues to die."

The cobra was a leucistic, but to me no nicer than an albino.

And yes beaded lizards are on my list aswell their much nicer and larger than gilas.

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I have never had any interest in keeping hots, although I do wish to work with them some day, just not on a keeper level. But I do admire them and the lucy cobra and the green vines are beautiful, esp the green vines, very vibrant and big eyed. makes me grey banded king look boring lol

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I got rid of all mine when my daughter was born a few years ago, but still have a few photos. Most of mine were nearly the entire Agkistrodon complex, and then a few others:

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...I'll have to dig around my old CD's to see where I stored other photos...

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I do like the akistrodon complex aswell the fist hot snake I ever saw was a moccasin and it is still on of my faves. Please post some full bodied shots of the vivariums for the eyelash and bush viper.

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thems purdy, mat what is the first one? also for those that keep them what did you do/have prepared for if you ever got bit?

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Colorado Wont allow one to keep Hots without jumping through a TON of hoops with the DOW and a few other governmental agencies..Too bad too, Although my wife wouldnt allow me to have them with our son...She got pissed when I bought an Emperor Scorpion a few weeks ago LOL!

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Although - I Did have some pretty Hot Tarantulas and Centipedes!

H.Maculata (F)

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T.Blondi (Never took a Bite...THANK GOD!)

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Common Black Widow

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Singapore Blue

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Chinese Black Earth Tiger

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Vietnamese Giant Yellow Leg 'pede

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The first photo I listed above is an A. taylori, which a long time ago was thought to be a subspecies of A.bilineatus but later found to be its own species within the genus.

These are some terrarium pics:

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Alot of animals are/were kept in sweaterbox drawers if they were terrestrial. These are the only terrarium photos I have online... I think I have a few other decent ones on a CD around here somewhere.... now I have to go look!

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