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Old 05-25-2022, 12:30 PM   #2
Herpin Man
I live in the part of the country where rat snakes and fox snakes on one side of the Mississippi river are somehow a different species than those on the other side of the river. Suffice to say, I don't see the logic in that, and the science doesn't seem to support it, in my opinion.
However. The snake keeping hobbyist is more interested in the appearance of the snake than they are in the DNA. I think that most hobbyists will, and should, continue to recognize them by the "old" taxonomy, at least for the purposes of keeping, breeding, and selling them.