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Finally! Indo Garter Pics!

Discussion in 'Garter & Water snakes' started by Moldypotato, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. Moldypotato

    Moldypotato Elite Member

  2. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Cool :D What species is that?
  3. Moldypotato

    Moldypotato Elite Member

    An indonesian garter snake is all that I know of. There really isn't much info for indonesian garter snakes at all. kenman said he would I.d. it for me just incase it's not what it was labeled as. He has me coming to the conclusion that this is not a garter too.
  4. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Hmm, well it sorta looks like a garter, but garters are North American. To the best of my knowledge, there aren't any in Indonesia. It could be some sort of Indonesian water snake though, or maybe its not Indonesian at all. I don't suppose you could get a clearer picture of him could you? Particularily the head.
  5. Moldypotato

    Moldypotato Elite Member

  6. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Well, I've found out a little on the so called indonesian garters. Indonesian garter snake: Natrix maura. However, its not really a garter snake. For one, as I stated earlier, there are no garters in Indonesia. Secondly, its the wrong genus. However, I found its true name, the viperine snake. These I HAVE heard of. Related to garters and water snakes, but not a garter. Ok, so, that's what your's is SUPPOSED to be, a viperine snake. However, after viewing pics of viperine snakes, I'd say yours is close, but I don't think its an exact match. There is another problem though. Viperine snakes are native to Europe, not Indonesia. I've found little info on "Indonesian garters", and the only info I have found had them under the same scientific name as viperine snakes. The pics of the indo garter look like a viperine too. This pretty much puts us back on the drawing board. I'll keep you updated on what I find though.

    Viperine snakes (Natrix maura, aka Indonesian garter snake?
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  7. steel rip

    steel rip Elite Member

    Hiya Moldy, looks garter to me, just not showing adult colors yet, don't think its indonesian, could be a common Garter the stripes will become more seperated as he grows, how old is your garter? hes a cutie, love the colors :D

    Could even be a ribbon snake :)
  8. VAsnakeman

    VAsnakeman Member

    Actually it looks to me like a queen snake. What is it eating?
  9. KrokadilyanGuy3

    KrokadilyanGuy3 Elite Member

    Looks to be Natrix vittata to me. (Xenochrophis vittatus). The other common name for this beast is the striped keelback.

    I'm not sure if youre wanting info on this but just to be safe:
    Just house it like a garter; fish and other amphibians are their main food items and they are typically harmless.

    Good luck,
  10. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    neat colors. i like the underside. :)
  11. Murder Serpent

    Murder Serpent Elite Member


    I went to take picture to show I have the same snake and found it dead.

    I thought it was just hiding under its substrate and when I pulled it out its mouth was full of substrate. :confused:

    Anyways here are the dead-pictures


    It was a case of impaction.

    I bought it from petco under the name "western garter snake"

    R.I.P. Hobbit
  12. venus

    venus Founding Member

    This thread is almost 3 yrs old. You can start your own threads, lol.
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