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Old 02-20-03, 10:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hmm, I don't have any problem following it. I don't think it's necessary to point out spelling mistakes. Lots of times people only have a few minutes to post their thought and while ideally it would be nice if everyone could go back and proofread, that's not always realistic.
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Old 02-20-03, 10:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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At least it was pointed out tactfully. And it took me a few times reading the post to figure it out as well. Just with little punctuation it makes it difficult to follow the train of thought. I have had to go back many times and edit my posts for stuff like that. I am notorious for splitting short words like "att he" rather than "at the".
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Old 02-20-03, 10:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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uh, and can a Mod or Admin change the title of this thread. It is really confusing have 2 threads that originated from one with the same title. Maybe "Have Beliefs? (Giant Snakes)" or soemthing so I can keep them straight
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I also agree with the license to own large snakes. Even though i own a burmese at the time and I'm also 15, before i got one, i did my research and prepared myself. I didn't go out and buy one as my first snake, my first was a ball python, then a boa. I built a 4x2x2, and my dad and I are working on a bigger one. When i decided i may get a burmese, i went over my dads friends who owns two large boas which are 8' and 7' and handled them for an hour or two. I got a job to be able to feed them properly, and i also had expierience handling a large female 16' burmese at an animal park, they let me help put it back after the snake show.
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Umm as for the reply by The_Omen..i think that was rude! Bad english? Some people are excited about what they are writting and they dont really pay attention to the mistakes..and some dont really have time to spell check like someone else said. I re-read the post by chondro python and as i recall there are what? 3 spelling mistakes? all i can say is that i dont think that reply was written to be nice. I think you should take your comments to some other place. We are not here to fight or to argue over peoples spelling mistakes.

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Old 02-20-03, 08:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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oops i forgot to sign out of my bf's name! That response was meant for me!

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lol snakelady. but i know what ya mean, i always do that, try typing too fast, and ya know what? everyone replied, what does that mean? they understood it, so who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MY spelling sucks and I have a 3.8 gpa! Who gives a ####!
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opps I thought that would be blopped out
-----what I ment to say!----
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i have a 3.6 you can click edit under the post with the swear word and remove it, please.
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He was just saying it was hard to follow, which I agree with myself. Not a big deal of course but hard to read. Those things matter when you are trying to get your opinion across, they weren't spelling errors so much but grammer errors which made it hard to read.

Big deal? Of course not. Maybe he wanted him to make his point clearer. Again another case where one person was probably trying to point it out nicely, and other people think he is being rude. You can't guess what someone else is meaning online...another reason clarity helps.

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thanx guys I will try to be more careful
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Ok now that the great spelling debate is straightened out, lets get back to the snake debate.

I don't think we should push any laws restricting the herp keeping hobby until they are needed. When are they needed? when the law makers start considering regulating them. why give the idea to make a law before the idea is on the books? when you give the law makers one idea they can always twist and pervert it into the idea to ban the hobby outright or other special intrest groups (peta, humane society) may notice and start pushing their agenda.

Instead we should be pushing to self regulate by edjucating the breeders and stores that would sell to anyone and everyone to make a buck that this sort of behavior just results in a short term income and an eventual banning of their very livelyhood that feeds their families. Getting stores to include caresheets with the animal would be a good step (with out legislating them to do it).

The less we have the government paying attention to the hobby the better, it keeps our taxes down and it keeps some cival servent who either doesn't care about or care for the hobby from making decisions for us. The last thing we need is some one like Kursix's parents (just an example here) deciding that they don't want anyone keeping the symbol of satan anywhere near them (their neighbourhood, city, province/state or country) and unreasonably outlawing the hobby.

Another thing. The law makers reflect the will of the "majority". Unfortunetly herp keepers are a small minority (I know, everyone should own a herp). If organisations such as the humane society start telling people that herp keeping is bad and out of control and everyone's children are in danger of being eaten or killed by blood thirsty cold blooded animals you can bet they will be more likely to inform their representive of their will. The less bad press and more positive education we can get out there the better it is for the hobby.

Show the general public that the hobby is safe and benificial to society and mankind in general. How is it benificial? well the more captive bred animals being kept the less danger of depleting already endagered numbers of species in the wild. How does that help mankind? nature stays in a better balance, resulting in fewer vermin attacking farmers crops and the need for less pesticides. Also should the wild populations of any species become extinct they can be reintroduced into the wild from captive bred populations.
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Old 02-21-03, 10:57 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Here is one of the biggest issues with large boids in captivity.

Go ahead, start all the classes you want, get a licensing program started.

It doesn't matter.

Pet stores and some breeders will still sell them to people that aren't ready for them.
Book smarts and knowing an awful lot about a certain type of animal does NOT make up for experience with one.
Handling one once, does in no way make you ready to own one either.
Having the proper permits AND a check of your knowledge and set up by a government appointed checker, will not show your true experience.

Even if you are a young person, with true experience, things in life change.
That cute snake you got when you were 15 or 16 is now a 13 footer.
Guess what?
Mom and dad say it has to go now since it isn't cute and small like the pet store said it would be.
You are smart and do great in school and get a scholarship or you plan furthering your education.
Guess what?
Most schools don't allow pets like that in dorms.
Mom and dad say they aren't keeping it for you either.
Mom and dad agree to keep it for you while you are away for a short time and you meet the love of your life, your (gag) soulmate.
Guess what?
She/he will have nothing to do with it and urge you to get rid of it.
You don't want to be stuck in school so you opt for military and will be gone for at least 3 months.
Sure, some times mom and dad will keep it for ya then, BUT when you graduate basic you find out that the base you are on does not allow such pets.
Move off base?
Well, base housing follows pretty much the rules of the base.
Get an apartment?
Good luck finding one that will let you keep snakes period and does NOT call AC to remove it the first time they hear of it AND evict you for violating the contract. And have a possibility of being charged with violating any local or state laws already in effect for restricting ownership of large constrictors.

Lots of things that humans NEVER consider, mainly due to spurr of the moment purchases and thinking, it will never happen to me.

That's life, people change and so do their situations.

Here's more.
Cute snake when I bought it and I was told it could live in a ten gal all its life, but now I am scared of it and it has to go.

My roomate owns it but he split and ran and left them here. I don't want them.

The phone rings, it's AC asking you to come pick up a 15 footer they found in the park after someone released it.

It bit my son on the arm and that scared me, it has to go now.

I am pregnant and I am scared to get salmonella from it, it has to go now.

All different types of things that life tosses us.

If you want a large constrictor, then get your SELF established in life FIRST!
Get through school or whatever restricts your time and energies along with $$.
Buy a house in an area that you not only like, but is in an area that does not have them outlawed. The large boid may need its own room soon.
Get all applicable permits required, especially if you plan to delve into hots one day.
Make sure that your lifetime commitment is something you are ready for, not just for you, but for ANYONE that resides with you.

There are many more points i can stress, but I really want you to do your own thinking here.
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Omen, take a breath

But I do agree with much of what you said. But i dont think that a permit system is feasible.
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