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Northern Pine Snake

Discussion in 'Pituophis (Pines, Bulls, Gophers)' started by missabrat, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Hi All,
    "Buddy" is a 6 yr old aprox. 5 ft Northern Pine Snake {Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus}, who has been raised since hatching by the man who gave him to me. I was not LOOKING to add another snake to my family, but upon looking at Craigslist, I found Buddy listed as free, I could not pass him up, as I have "sucker" tattooed on my forehead.
    Buddy is seemingly healthy, came with his 75 gal enclosure, all lights, and tons of extras.
    His previous owner listed him as semi-aggressive, but from watching him remove Buddy from the enclosure, I saw a lot of nervousness, which in turn Buddy reacted to by jumping when touched. Upon holding him, I found him to be quite inquisitive, and a bit fresh, as he explored me he climbed to my shoulder and stuck his tongue in my ear...a match made in heaven LOL

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  2. okiron

    okiron Elite Member

    Ooo I like his markings.

    I know what you mean about having sucker tattooed on you haha. My husband hates Craigslist because of me.
  3. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great looking snake, you arn't a sucker, that was a great deal that would be hard to pass up. Not to mention at least he is going to a great home. Glad you got him before someone else did, it could have turned out worse for buddy, who knows who else would have gotten him. Looks like your just looking out for the best interest of the snake.
  4. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    That is one cool looking snake and he is in a much better place now with someone who knows how to give him the care he deserves.
  5. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Thanks guys :)
    He is a real cool guy, LOVE the keeled scales! I cannot wait for his acclimation period to be over with, as well as quarantine! I got fresh fecal sample today and will be dropping it at the vets office in the morning, he shows no outward signs of illness, but a fecal puts my mind at rest that he won't be transmitting anything to my other owners :) I also see no sign of mites, which is awesome!
  6. YellowOctopus

    YellowOctopus Elite Member

    He's SO gorgeous! Pine snakes are illegal to own/sell in my state, but I'm glad you could get one, and looks like he'll have a great home.

    Actually, yesterday I rebuffed someone on craigslist who was giving away her bullsnakes (also illegal to own in my state) who had them listed as northern pines.
  7. Anthony14

    Anthony14 Elite Member

    Wow, I can not believe you got that snake for free with his setup. Great deal, something almost no herp fanatic could pass up. Anyways, how were the results of the fecal examination?
  8. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    his fecal came out fine, no parasites! he is one healthy happy eating machine!
  9. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great news! Sounds like he found a great home, post as many pictures as you wish. He's just gorgeous.
  10. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congratulations!!! Buddy is gorgeous, and what a find!!!
  11. Catherine

    Catherine Member

    Sometimes snakes just happen. He needed a home and you were the right person to take him. I am scared to even look on craigs list. I already have a number of rescue/rehomed snakes.

    I am glad he is well and settling in. Do post more pictures.

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