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A note about head shape in snakes: Head shape is a totally useless character for identifying a snake, and has nothing to do with whether the serpent is or is not venomous (poisonous). Many harmless snakes, especially when young, have rather large heads. Please describe color, pattern, markings, and habitat where the snake was found. The shape of the head will not help us in any way.
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Posted by Alex, forum owner on June 19, 2009, 7:57 am, in reply to "snake
I hope you let it go. Ringnecks are notoriously difficult to keep, and usually die in captivity. If you could find a Corn Snake, (also called Red Rat Snake in the pet trade) in a local pet store, you would have a wonderful and quite lovely pet, and an easy keeper. You might have to save a bit of allowance, as they cost upwards of $50.00, but they are well worth it.
: hi im 10 years old ilove snakes and i
: hapened to catch a ring neck snake at
: kickappo illinois state park on a
: hiking trail
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