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I'm back into herps after catching a corn snake in MY Florida back yard.

I've been doing quite a bit of collecting the past few weeks. I recommend bringing the old reliable pillowcase out, wearing it like a glove, and catching the snake with that over your hand.You then reverse the pillowcase over the snake and tie the top. It can then be gently transfered into your terrarium/cage.
Go to http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herpetology/fl-guide/onlineguide.htm

To make sure you can ID and avoid the Florida venomous snakes before you do this, as Luke said !!
Lloyd Heilbrunn
I'm back into herps after catching a corn snake in MY Florida back yard.

http://www.wildflorida.org/hunting/handbook/handbook10.htm#6d is all I could find about FL herps as far as legality of collecting does anyone from Florida have further insight? Snakes aren't even mentioned, which I would like to think meant it's OK to collect them, rather than "omission=prohibition."
Thanks for the response. Since this is the breeding season for rat snakes, would capturing a babyrat snake be an ... be easier to tame. However, would possible disease still be a problem? Are baby snakes more difficult to keep alive?

You can get babies for pretty cheap. I wholly suggest getting a captive bred one and NOT a wildcaught one of any age.
I'm back into herps after catching a corn snake in MY Florida back yard.

http://www.wildflorida.org/hunting/handbook/handbook10.htm#6d is all I could find about FL herps as far as legality of collecting does anyone from Florida have further insight? Snakes aren't even mentioned, which I would like to think meant it's OK to collect them, rather than "omission=prohibition."

As far as I know, with the exception of the protected Indigo and venomous (both you need permits for) it is ok.There might be some possession limits for certain types.I'm just back into this and have not checked in detail.But I've discussed collecting with the local reptile store and others, and no one said anything..
Lloyd Heilbrunn
certain types.I'm just back into this and have not checked in detail.ButI've discussed collecting with the local reptile store and others, and no onesaid anything..

Typically, no one says anything because they don't WANT to know the answer. )
If you can find anything more substantial than the link I posted, please let me know I maintain a list of state regulations pertaining to collection of native herps here:
http://www.mcmartinville.com/chris/reptiles/trips/equip.htm
I'll let you know when I start seeing babies.

Be sure to take some pictures!
Chris:
http://www.myfwc.com/faq/captive.html#68A-25.002
Scroll or link down to 68A-25.002.Seems it is ok except for venomous as I mentioned. Indigos are not there but I think that's federal.We were talking snakes, but it has been illegal many years to take gopher Tortoises.There is apparently a possesion limit on Fla pinesnakes of 1(seems silly, if they have limited numbers, shouldn't the limit be two for breeding purposes?).

Lloyd Heilbrunn