When I got my retic at such a young age, it WAS a mistake. I am not doing this to bash him. I advised him not to get the burm, and gave him my mistake to learn from. He refused the advice and went ahead and got it anyway.
THe retic lived out his life at a farm in PA after he reached a length that was too large for me to handle even with three people with me. He died several year ago at the age of 22. The person who took him from me just contacted me last month after reading some of my posts on this and other forums. THe retic was 26' and over 350 lbs when he passed.
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