Are copperheads and coral snakes worth anything?

Submitted by Nutoy on 11/26/04 at 11:58 PM. ( )

I've been seeing a few copperheads in the 20"-24" range and a few texas coral snakes lately. Is there a live market or taxidermy market for them? If so, whats a fair asking price?

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definetely a live market and im not sure about taxidermy

This response submitted by Tenneseejed on 11/27/04 at 12:28 AM. ( )

Definetely a market for snakes venomous or not market for everything ! EMAIL ME! but copperheads are generally 30 to 70 dollars not sure of corals but can direct you to some good info,plus i know alittle about it.

Worth more alive than dead

This response submitted by cur on 11/27/04 at 12:19 PM. ( )

While I don't like to take snakes from habitat unless it is for a greater good (educational and scientific), most reptiles are worth more alive to collectors and breeders than dead. It is best to check State regulations before harvesting species. Texas requires a non-species permit to harvest, and a dealing permit to sell indigenous reptiles.

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