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Old 09-09-17, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Police seize jungle python after man shows it to fellow train passengers

I don't know if this has been posted on here before (it's a year old), but I thought I'd post it anyway. Don't get your snake out in public!

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Old 09-11-17, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Police seize jungle python after man shows it to fellow train passengers

That's sad because it seems like he was taking good care of the animal but didn't have the necessary permits to keep it. If he had only kept his mouth shut.
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I wonder if it was a scaleless, one-eye morph?
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Mine are kept in a nearly windowless basement. None of my neighbors are aware of my hobby and I like it that way. I might take mine outside in my fenced in yard when they are big enough but that's it.
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I wonder if it was a scaleless, one-eye morph?
With four legs and hair. Wait a minute, that's a dog. Seriously though, what are the laws like in other countries. From what I can remember you don't need permits in the UK for anything non-venomous. Here in Japan there's an antiquated list of "dangerous" animals which need a permit and have strict rules applied to them, including tagging with a chip. Burms, retics and boa constrictors are all on the list, even if it's a dwarf variety. On the other hand, you can go out and buy a 3 metre Boelen's or Olive python and nobody bats an eyelid.
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Old 09-11-17, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dunno, feels like "law" and "what's good for the animal" collided. The guy even brought all the stuff to take care of it to the police station. Hopefully that organization determines that the snake was doing well before, and will do well in the future, and the guy can have his carpet back with a note to not take it out in the public.


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With four legs and hair. Wait a minute, that's a dog. Seriously though, what are the laws like in other countries. From what I can remember you don't need permits in the UK for anything non-venomous. Here in Japan there's an antiquated list of "dangerous" animals which need a permit and have strict rules applied to them, including tagging with a chip. Burms, retics and boa constrictors are all on the list, even if it's a dwarf variety. On the other hand, you can go out and buy a 3 metre Boelen's or Olive python and nobody bats an eyelid.
Here in Hungary you can't keep anything venomous unless you are a licensed vet, work in the field (ie biology teacher at university), or work at a zoo. Even hognose and similar can't be kept by the public. Also any large bodied snakes are on this, as well as endangered species. Basically it's extremely hard to find anything odd here (or something cool that isn't on the list for whatever reason, like Thrasops or Philodryas)
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Never show your snake to anyone in public is a general rule I follow.
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Ours never leave the back garden which has a 6ft fence and wall around it, although some of the neighbours do know we keep snakes, they never bother us
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But you keep DWA snakes as well right, Dave?
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But you keep DWA snakes as well right, Dave?
No mate there's no way I'd keep hots, but I'm lucky enough to be around them on a very regular basis. Everything from Mambas to Rattlers and a few things in between. My mate says he'll mentor me when I'm ready but to be honest I don't think that day will ever come
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Ah I see, I guess I was mislead by the mamba-in-the-box picture of late
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Ah I see, I guess I was mislead by the mamba-in-the-box picture of late
Oh no mate that girl was in the shop waiting to be picked up by her owner . I have problems enough trying to stay out of way of a cobra and rattler about 2 days a week without that psycho threw into the mix
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Would love to have a cobra one day, but wife, kids, and my demanding job tell me otherwise... Not to mention that it's completely off limits where I'm from and any license is impossible to attain for me. So, yea, I just look at pictures of them and read tons of articles Forest Cobra (N. melanoleuca) or Cape Cobra (N. nivea) especially the latter, other favorites would be Boomslang, Green, and Jameson Mamba. But I guess I'll have to do with Thrasops jacksonii (which is basically the same as a Boomslang just not going to kill you) and trying to get my hand on various Philodryas sp. but it's not easy to find :\
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... other favorites would be Boomslang, ...
One of my favourites, too. I "adopted" the boomslang at London Zoo when I was eight years old. Basically all that meant was that I (my parents!) donated some money to the zoo and my name was displayed by the enclosure for a year. I thought it was pretty cool. Maybe you could do something similar in Hungary!

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