It's not people like the 12yr old and his parents that gets anti-venomous laws passed, it's people that sit here and blast anyone with an opinion. This situation is pretty easily handled....if you don't feel comfortable in that store go somewhere else. You can even order prekilled mice/rats by mail. Your instance with someone trying to steal it...let them get bit....they are breaking the law. Most people know that if a snake has a rattle on it's tail that it is dangerous.
1.1 Crotalus horridus horridus 1.0 Sistrurus miliarius barbouri 1.0 Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus