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Old 09-22-2007, 08:05 AM   #11
Kingetula
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Originally Posted by debcat76135
I spend way to much time online now! Seeing as it is the only place I can indulge my interest in "hot" snakes with out my husband filing for divorce LOL. Sad thing is I have been lurking here for a long time now and for the life of me STILL can't keep the scientific names straight... heaven help me if I ever have to pronounce them. Like with the frist 2 photos I knew they were rattlesnakes but which species had me lost. There has got to be some trick to remembering this stuff...

Try this out.

http://drdavidson.ucsd.edu/Portals/0/Snakebite/03.htm
 
Old 09-22-2007, 01:32 PM   #12
debcat76135
Hey thanks! It is great to have a site that is an easy go to!
 
Old 09-22-2007, 02:19 PM   #13
jsrocket
Debbie, here's a cool site for hot herps:

http://www.venomousreptiles.org/
 
Old 09-22-2007, 03:44 PM   #14
debcat76135
Thanks again... but have you any ideal how long it is goning to take me to look through all the photos on that site?? I am sure Hubby will love you for sending me that link.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #15
Kingetula
debcat,

Do you have a favorite or a couple favorite HOT (Venomous) snakes yet?

What got you started with venomous snakes if I can ask? The zoo you just visited or does it go further back?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 10:28 AM   #16
debcat76135
Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes ranks at the top. Simply because I have gotten to see them so often. But I have yet to see a snake Venomous or not that I don't like. Please forgive me now as I am sure this will get long. After all that is really kind of a hard question to answer.

I think my interest has in them goes back to my childhood were I was first introduced to snakes. I was born in Sweetwater Tx. and grew up about 30 mins way in a small town called Blackwell. So snake hunting and killing was consider normal and even "fun" by most of the people around me. The men that went out and hunted for the roundup where like "stars" in that small town. I was even from a very young age appalled by it. Where ever one else saw a evil animal that deserved to die I saw in those pits amazing animals built to live not something to be destroyed or hated. Growing up I though I was the only person that did not want to see them hunted or killed.

I guess that is something that stayed with me I really can't explain it. Something about snakes and more and more especially the venomous snakes seem to draw me in. Any time I get the chance to see one I can't pass it up I have to stop and look. They are just such beautiful amazing animals that I respect, am fascinated by and even have a healthy fear of what they could do should someone get careless or stupid around them.

So yeah I guess my interest goes back a pretty good ways.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #17
SerpenXotics
I have to disagree on the first rattlesnake

I think it is aruba Island.....
just my .02 but I was looking at the blue highlights and the pastel colors and mostly the pattern but I really am leaning twords aruba Island rattler..
sorry to bump an old thread but just happened to notice.
Joe
 
Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 PM   #18
fishmich
i will second the aruba island(crotalus unicolor) thought. its one of the most beautiful and rarest of all rattlesnakes. considered critically endangered.
 
Old 12-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #19
SUPERSWEETSERPENTS
yea the first thing i thought was aruba island when i saw it as well.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #20
Morelia4life
I grew up in Alabama and I too remember how many people thought it was "cool" to kill every snake they found. My interest isn't focused on hots but more of the Australian pythons, (Morelia) but I still have a interest in hots. I think all species of snakes are amazing and venomous species are no exception. My favorite species of venomous snake would probably have to be the Gaboon Viper. I remember seeing one at the Birmingham zoo when I was younger and I was so impressed by the size and pattern of that snake.

I told myself if I ever got into venomous snakes I would own a Gabby. Another fav. of mine would have to be the African Bush Vipers. The way they look is just incredible. They almost look like little dragons and it is truly impressive in it's own way.

My fav. Rattlesnake is and always will be the EDB. The most impressive of them all.
 

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