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Poor man's indigo

Discussion in 'Kingsnakes' started by jacky, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. jacky

    jacky Moderated Status

    I'm in big trouble with my addiction to snakes,because now that I have my two corns home save I now fell in love with the mexican black kingsnake!It just doesn't stop! :eek:
    Does anybody have this beautiful animal? It's also called the poor man's indigo,which is kind of cute!
    Someday........! :D
     
  2. Amelia

    Amelia Elite Member

    We have some black kings..there is also a black milk though that is born tri-colored like normal milks, and then turns solid black as it grows older and such. I have a pic of one of the black kings posted in the king forum.
     
  3. VAsnakeman

    VAsnakeman Member

    Jacky, I would look into black rat snakes. They are very similar, and are readily available. Not to mention less expensive....
     
  4. steel rip

    steel rip Elite Member

    I have a black striped king, he used to be quite agressive but is now very calm, they are a gorgeous snake, but can be nippy and musk a lot, although mine hasnt musked me in ages now, he seem to have a personality change over night.

    my albino kind still musks me though :p and tail rattles at me :)
     
  5. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    there used to be a black kingsnake at my old job that someone gave us. very beautiful. the first day we got him in he bit me. but after he settled in he was a little nippy in the tank but once you got him out he wasn't so bad. he was about 4 1/2 feet and a wonderful eater. :) very beautiful snake. strong grip, solid black and shiny scales.
     
  6. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    Black Rat Snake found wild in Kansas on 04/10/05
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