Featuring a Fine Selection of Captive Bred Colubrid Snakes

The Third Eye Herp Blog

Smooth Earth Snake

I had my first encounter with this very cool species while visiting southern Illinois. It is a small (7 to 10 inches) somewhat heavy-bodied, brown-to-gray snake with smooth scales and a pointed snout. The Smooth Earth Snake is found in … Continue reading

Upland Chorus Frog

While on my visits to southern Illinois, I occasionally come across these small (about an inch) brown or gray frogs, with a light line across the upper lip and a dark stripe running through the eye. This is a species … Continue reading

Mississippi Green Water Snake

Here at Snake Road in southern Illinois, I am enjoying searching for a reptile that I have found on several occasions previously; it is only found in Union County and is listed as State Threatened. A medium-sized, dark-colored, heavy-bodied snake, … Continue reading

 
Hypomelanistic Honduran

Honduran Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

The most popular large milksnake in the hobby. Due to a significant amount of color and pattern variability, selective breeding will continue to expand the possibilities of producing currently unseen morphs. These snakes can get up to six feet long.
$100-$150 each
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Albino Nelson's

Nelson's Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni

The intensity of colors has to be seen to be believed. This is the easiest of the albino tricolors to get to breeding size in 18 months - and the most likely to double clutch. Increased availability and lower prices insure that this snake will become a staple in colubrid collections.
$75 each
Click here to see my Nelson's Milksnake Photo Gallery
Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Pantherophis guttatus

These are the most popular snakes in herptoculture, and with good reason. Corn snakes are moderately sized, tame and inexpensive. They are also beautiful and hardy pets available in an array of different colors and patterns.
$50-$75 each
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King Snake

Western Black King Snake

Lampropeltis getula nigrita

An all-black snake, this is one of my favorites. It is less nervous and more easily handleable than other subspecies of common king snakes. They make excellent pets.
Click here to see my Western Black King Snake Photo Gallery
$85 each
Pine Snake

Pine, Bull & Gopher Snakes

Pituophis sp.

These big snakes typically get 6-7 feet in length and are heavily built. Pine snakes and bull snakes are often the "next step" for people who keep corn snakes and kingsnakes. No one can accuse these snakes of not having personality!
$65-$175 each
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Rat Snake

Rat Snake

Elaphe sp.

Larger in size and with more "attitude" than their relatives the corn snakes, rat snakes are a good choice for individuals who have had some snake keeping experience and want to try something a little different.
$50-$125 each
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Broad-banded Water Snake

Broad-banded Water Snake

Nerodia fasciata confluens

A smaller type of water snake, with males averaging 2 feet and females averaging 3 feet in length. The irregular-shaped lighter bands are usually tan or light orange and no two look alike. I feed mine a diet of 50% fish and 50% frozen-thawed rodents. They do well when set up like other colubrids like Corn Snakes and King Snakes. Mine stock is locality specific to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
$35 each
Click here to my Broad-banded Water Snake Photo Gallery
Garter Snake

California Garter Snakes

Thamnophis sp

These snakes start off eating fish, but eventually can be switched to rodents. They are quite colorful and do great in naturalistic terrariums. I work with three different species.
$50-$175 each
Click here to see the California Garter Snake page

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