I think it is a really bad situation for the family and all of us hot keepers....... I also think it is not a good idea to keep hots in the same living space as small kids....... Also the people that keep hots without taking the proper precausions should not be keeping them at all....... I take great pride in keeping myself and anyone around my snakes safe from harm....... I only allow 2 people around my snakes uncaged, and only because they are experianced keepers....... Everyone else gets to look at them through glass....... Now if one of my snakes escaped from its cage it would be no big deal because they would never get out of the hot room...... To know this snake was not kept in a hot room makes it even worse....... If these snakes are not kept correctly than they should not be kept at all.......
"A sure fire way for a government to lose control of something is for them to prohibit it."