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Fear of snakes helped people evolve! :D

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I don't think so. The fear of snakes isn't instinctive.

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Pretty snake. :D

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Very pretty indeed.

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I had two corn snakes they were a beautiful orange color...

btw....they eat corn cobs!.... :lol:

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Origam wrote:
Pretty snake. :D


That snake is the reason my left hand is swollen!!

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I had two corn snakes they were a beautiful orange color...

btw....they eat corn cobs!.... :lol:


Just for you Denni:

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yep...that's them..I've got nice pictures of mine but I can't find them.
I want to scan them and upload.

what kind of enclosure do you have them in?....I had mine in a glass tank
but it was left uncovered and they came and went as they pleased.

I hate seeing snakes couped up in a glass tank and never let out to
stretch their bodies...watching them shed their skin is neat.

do you do this as a hobby or have some kind of snake exhibit?

what's the most poisonous snake ever handled?

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denni50 wrote:

what kind of enclosure do you have them in?....I had mine in a glass tank
but it was left uncovered and they came and went as they pleased.

I keep them in a 20 gallon aquarium,with a mesh wire top

I hate seeing snakes couped up in a glass tank and never let out to
stretch their bodies

I handle mine on an almost daily basis,it helps to calm them down to handling and gives them a bit of exercise,though the 3 of them have plenty of room in the 20 gal,since they're about 18 inches long each!!

...watching them shed their skin is neat...all 3 of them had shed with an hour of each other right before this pic was taken

do you do this as a hobby or have some kind of snake exhibit?

both,I do alot of snakebite classes for the medical field,I dabble some in the breeding and genetics,but not a whole lot. Alot of the animals I have are rescue and were injured,so I rehabbed them and use them for my classes,other went to various state and privates education displays.

what's the most poisonous snake ever handled?
Ever?!?! Either a Black Mamba, Black headed Bushmaster,Monocoled Cobra or Gaboon Viper...but htose days are long behind me now.Much to my wife's pleasure.


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both,I do alot of snakebite classes for the medical field,I dabble some in the breeding and genetics,but not a whole lot. Alot of the animals I have are rescue and were injured,so I rehabbed them and use them for my classes,other went to various state and privates education displays.

what's the most poisonous snake ever handled?
Ever?!?! Either a Black Mamba, Black headed Bushmaster,Monocoled Cobra or Gaboon Viper...but htose days are long behind me now.Much to my wife's pleasure.


kudos to you for rehabbing rescue and injured snakes...do you go to
schools and educate the public/children...it's sad how these wonderful
creatures are so maligned, they're so critical to the ecology.

man...those are some bad-ass snakes...watched a program recently
about sea snakes and how venomous those things are and there is
yet no anti-venom....if you're looking for a new challenge that might
be up your alley... :) (your wife will shoot me for this).

found my pics...as soon as I can get them scanned will post.
I have one of my garter snake(Vippy) chillin' out in the potted plants
and the pair of corn snakes together.

ps: what's the worse bite you ever got and how were you affected?

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..do you go to
schools and educate the public/children...Yep,schools,scouts troops,Gardening and outdoor clubs,etc.


watched a program recently
about sea snakes and how venomous those things are and there is
yet no anti-venom....if you're looking for a new challenge that might
be up your alley... Smile (your wife will shoot me for this). ...... Actually Dr. Brian Fry of the Australian venom Institute has been working with the sea snake for years,and is probably the worlds leading expert on them. If there is an antivenin constructed for the venom,it'll be from his efforts and knowledge.Not to mention he has a rather snappy haircut!!! :D

found my pics.....Can't wait to see 'em!!! btw did you know that garters have a neuroligical toxic saliva?!?!?

:shock: :D


ps: what's the worse bite you ever got and how were you affected?......I've been bitten a number of times,mostly from copperheads,thankfully I didn't spend too much time around exotics and all of my bites have been from native animals. The worse bite I received from a rather pissy Agkistrodon piscivorous(Cottonmouth). The effects were extreme pain throughout my leg,even though I was bitten on the top of the foot,near my big toe,profuse swelling,nausea,vomiting,shortness of breath. The pain in my leg persisted for many months afterwards due to the necrotic properties in the venom. And that was only from ONE fang!!

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Nice avatar, BTW, Venom, damn nice.

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Thanks Fos...the move go OK?

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Mr. V

got my pics scanned to my hard drive they're .bmp format how do I
upload them here?

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Mr. Venom wrote:
Thanks Fos...the move go OK?


Yeah everything went rather well, thanks.

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