Hey all, was wondering if anyone keeps/knows someone who keeps patchnose snakes. From what little i was able to find online they seem to be reptile eaters, who will also prey on reptile eggs and rodents.
All the info I have seen in relation to these guys is from the wikipedia article for Salvadora hexalepis and a few wildlife info pages of the southwest US, all of which leave much to be desired.
I think they look pretty cool (they remind me of garter/ribbon snakes in appearance). And I would love to learn a bit more about them besides where they live and what they eat. (And of course if there is any captive breeding going on?)
Below is a picture of a (Patchnose?) snake a friend sent me, asking if it was poisonous (No, its not poisonous, obviously but I’m sure we all know someone who doesnt know/care about the difference. They arent venomous from what I’ve read either)
originally I believed it to be a garter snake but it just didn’t match any that I’d seen, so I tried one of those nature ID apps and thats how i ended up here, looking for answers that may not be available. Its hard to see, but it has a large, singular scale on the front of the nose, which is unlike the garter snakes I have seen before.