Snake ID please

Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by LittleAnt, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt New Member

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    Hello. I recently was given my first pet snake but the original owner was unsure of its breed. She thinks it's a Murray darling.

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    GBWhite Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Not what's referred to as a Murray Darling. Looks more like what's referred to as a Coastal Carpet. Hope you've got an enclosure for it because, like all snakes, they are exceptional escape artists and you won't have it for too long keeping it in that box. If you've never kept one before can I suggest you Google...Carpet Python Care Sheets.

    George.
     
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    Thank you. I do have an enclosure, the box was just for transportation.
     
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    Stuart Site Admin Staff Member

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    Hey LA, what did the paperwork say it was? On a licensing aspect, just make sure you get all the paperwork completed as it's not uncommon for new reptile keepers to get caught up in all the excitement and forget about the boring paperwork.

    Regardless, congrats on the new addition
     
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    Looks mixed blood, could be a slightly unusual Coastal, definitely not a pure Murray Darling. Incorrect names are very common.

    Incidentally, so far there are no snake breeds of any type anywhere in the world. Murray Darling is a subspecies. Breeds are things created by humans (humans create them by breeding them). German Shepherd Dog, Siamese Cat, Jersey Cow, etc, are examples of breeds. This is also different from morphs (eg albino, jaguar, striped, etc).
     
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