Thread: tRiCkS????
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Old 01-17-03, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Snakes can be conditioned (such as to take dead prey items or be handled), but not trained to do "tricks" like a cat or dog. Snakes operate on pure instinct. They are also not social animals and do not appreciate our company, if they seem to enjoy us we have to think in terms of the snake and assume it is for security (hiding in a sleeve) or warmth (our body heat). They do not have the same feelings as we do and whenever people forget that is when accidents happen. People anthromophize faaaaaarrr too often with these animals. Take care...
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