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Re: Fox snakes

On Sat, 30 Aug 1997 18:16:52 -0400 (EDT) Acbauer at aol_com writes:
>In a message dated 97-08-29 02:57:37 EDT, robertrice at juno_com (robert 
>a rice)
> Does anyone know if they eat fire ants ? There is a colony of them 
> here that is a transplant and has done well for years and years so 
> locals say...
>  >>
>Inasmuch as Fox Snakes and Horned Toads are certainly not North 
>Native FISHes, I don't think it makes too much sence to contine this 
>on the NANF/NANFA lists. :-)  

Will discontinue the thread................

Horned Toads eat any ants, and I presume 
>ants would be included in that.  You do seem to imply that you would 
>releasing horned toads to eat the Fire Ants... That seems a bit, well,
>foolish -- for a few reasons.  

No I was just wondering on food supply avaliabilitys ec etc......Coastal
Florida is a Desert like enviroment and there is a colony two counties
over . I was interested in observing them......and keeping some

First and foremost, never realease exotics or
>domestic raised stocks. 


 The domestic raised stock may carry disease 
>bakc to
>the wild animals.  Secondly, florida is not a desert, the Horned 
>would simply not survive.  And lastly, they're probably nto going to 
>around. :-)  

>J. L. Wiege