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Old 01-13-2018, 09:37 AM   #31
Zach_little562
But itís much more than a test of skill or a show of bravado, as some of you say. Itís about interacting with an animal that very few will ever understand, an animal that fascinates you more than any other. Itís about showing the people you meet that they arenít mindless killing machines but that they have traits and personalities that make them unique. Elapids for instance are more intelligent than any other snake you will run across, it might surprise you. They arenít the monsters you portray them as, they are amazing animals that are near and dear to those who have the ability to keep them. Extraordinary animals with extraordinary abilities, and that is why we keep them.


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Old 01-13-2018, 12:03 PM   #32
BlueCrowned
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If anyone is considering a venomous snake reads this, I really recommend not getting a vemonoid. Theyíre not a smart choice as a replacement hot because they can come in really bad condition.
Creating venomoids is clearly unethical any way and they can sometimes still manage to envenomate so it creates a false sense of security. Bad idea all around.
 
Old 01-13-2018, 06:54 PM   #33
Helenthereef
Here's a link to a very edifying thread posted by a most experienced hots keeper who was originally showing that he could handle his rattlesnakes safely, but eventually had the (very close to) worst happen. I really admire this gentleman for his frankness and lack of machismo bulls**t about what can and does happen even to the best.

Unfortunately many of the photographs are no longer there, but it's an educational read if you have a little time to spare and follow it through.

http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...ht=rattlesnake

To clarify - in the earlier photographs he was sitting in a lawn chair in an outdoor enclosure, free handling Sweetpea the rattlesnake. In post 110 he was in a hospital bed, connected to a network of tubes and machines.
 
Old 01-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #34
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Here's a link to a very edifying thread posted by a most experienced hots keeper who was originally showing that he could handle his rattlesnakes safely, but eventually had the (very close to) worst happen. I really admire this gentleman for his frankness and lack of machismo bulls**t about what can and does happen even to the best.

Unfortunately many of the photographs are no longer there, but it's an educational read if you have a little time to spare and follow it through.

http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...ht=rattlesnake

To clarify - in the earlier photographs he was sitting in a lawn chair in an outdoor enclosure, free handling Sweetpea the rattlesnake. In post 110 he was in a hospital bed, connected to a network of tubes and machines.
I love my snakes also love handling them there are things not meant to be housed look at my gaboon viper isn't it pretty can't touch it because it will kill me and my whole family just don't understand no matter how good you think you are they are better

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