- Dec 8, 2006
No surprise that happened from EU. I remember these quite well, they were endangered a while ago, also hard to find back then as well. Gorgeous colors for any snake, esp a garter.I remember reading about how ZOOS stopped breeding San Francisco garter snakes (a endangered species) because they weren't allowed to release their excess stock to the public by the USFW. Read about it here.
http://www.gartersnake.co.uk/mycollection.htm#Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia - San Francisco garter snake
Now they are so rare here that the SF zoo had to import them from Europe to start a breeding program:
This is the future for Poecilotheria