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 Sharp-tailed snake

OK, I do know about sharp tailed snakes, this is not a "what can you tell me about them" thread, but I need to know how get a 2 inch hatchling to eat. My cat is the ultimate snake hunter, and always chooses the endangered species to hunt . Which means sharp tailed snakes. So far, her count is about 8. I never keep them for more than a week, and as far as I know, none have ever died, but last night, I (again) saw her pawing at some sort of little wiggly thing. Since this is the time when they start to come out in my area, I figured that was it. And it was, so I picked up the 2 inch baby and put it in a little critterkeeper. I donít have a ready supply of slugs, so I tried some really tiny earthworms, but he/she hasnít eaten anything.
All in all, I donít want to release him without having eaten something. I left the worms in his cage, but further advice would be appreciated.



10/28/06  03:43pm

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  Message To: Anon E Mous   In reference to Message Id: 1039548


 Sharp-tailed snake

Oh, trust me, I already have, but we need as many people as possible to do so.



10/28/06  06:35pm

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  Message To: Arghyt   In reference to Message Id: 1039549


 Sharp-tailed snake

No such thing as a 2" newborn snake...



10/28/06  06:48pm

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  Message To: KittyJ   In reference to Message Id: 1039560


 Sharp-tailed snake

Actually, the sharp tailed snake is. As adults they are about 9-14 inches, the longest Iíve found is 13", but the hatchlings are very small. The one I have is two inches, and I measured him this morning. I donít want to realease him without having fed him something, so I need help getting him to eat.



10/28/06  07:22pm

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Anon E Mous
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  Message To: Arghyt   In reference to Message Id: 1039597


 Sharp-tailed snake

Young sharptails are very small. chek this out.

Baby sharptail



10/28/06  07:38pm

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Arghyt
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  Message To: Anon E Mous   In reference to Message Id: 1039612


 Sharp-tailed snake

Thatís about his size, maybe even bigger.



10/28/06  07:39pm

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  Message To: Arghyt   In reference to Message Id: 1039614


 Sharp-tailed snake

Wow. Im sorry. I just didnt think they were that small!! They are found in Washington right? Hmm.. I wonder if I ever mistaken on of them as worms. O.o. Nah I think not, but thanks fo rthe info :)



10/28/06  09:54pm

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Arghyt
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  Message To: KittyJ   In reference to Message Id: 1039783


 Sharp-tailed snake

Thatís okay. I donít know if they are found in Washington, I live in Northern California. I alway have to look twice when my cat has one before I figure out itís a snake, because they do look like worms. I know by now that when I see a "worm" that she must have a sharpie.



10/29/06  10:03am

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  Message To: Arghyt   In reference to Message Id: 1040211


 Sharp-tailed snake

dont wanna get bit by that it might rip off part of your skin!jk LOL



10/29/06  07:36pm

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  Message To: Snake head   In reference to Message Id: 1040828


 Sharp-tailed snake

Yeah, Iíve been tagged a couple of times. It really hurts!



10/29/06  09:57pm


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