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Old 03-28-03, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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eyespy's snake picture challenge

My mom and I were talking about how funny it is that I love snakes and other reptiles so much when most of the people in my family really hate them. Since before I could remember my grandfather and I were out catching herps and I was loving every minute of it. My mom has always tolerated my hobby on a "don't ask, don't tell and for heaven's sake don't let them escape" basis.

My theory is: there is no such thing as an ugly snake. Some are more stunning than others but all are beautiful in their own way.

My mom's theory is: there is no such thing as a beautiful snake. All of them are gross.

My challenge to you folks is: prove both of us wrong. Find me a snake pic that I think is ugly, I dare you! An even bigger challenge might be to find one that my mother can agree is beautiful.

In order to avoid copyright issues, please don't just post a pic that isn't your own. Either get permission or just shoot me a link to the picture. We don't want to get anyone mad at us when we're just trying to have fun with snake pics.
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Old 03-28-03, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How cool are these snakes?

http://www.boakingdom.com/jessie-2.jpg

I love emeralds!
 
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Do they need to be -naturally- ugly or can they have been made ugly by neglect/abuse? I got in a rescue boa that had its nose ripped off (no nostrils anymore) and its tail amputated, and scars from rat bites all the way down its back. He is pretty fricken ugly.

Elephant trunk snakes are pretty dang ugly too.

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Old 03-28-03, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what the hell? an elephant trunk snake? u dont happen to have a picture of that do you?!
taiwanese beauty snakes are pretty! http://www.centralpets.com/pages/pho..._SNK2880.shtml one of my faves anyway!
maybe its because people who like snakes go for the more "ugly" things anyway! cuz we think theyre cute
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Check out this http://www.vpi.com/4VPIInventory/VPI...bsGallery2.htm and this http://www.vpi.com/4VPIInventory/Gal...odGallery2.htm
Those blood pythons rock! I'm with you though, I have not seen one snake that I would consider ugly yet. I can't say the same thing about frogs though, that one that it's babies crawl out of it's back is gross :S
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Old 03-29-03, 12:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I love emeralds!
I agree, just gorgeous! Mom, however says "Bleccccchh! Those eyes look like something out of a Stephen King story."
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Ham, I was a veterinary surgical tech for 15 years and have been doing rescues for twice as long. I see lots of ugly things happen to snakes, or should I say a lot of ugly things are happened UPON snakes by ugly people?

I never found the snake ugly though, even when the case was ugly enough to turn my stomach. Human behavior can be very ugly but that's no reflection upon the poor animal. Good luck with that poor boa and thanks for giving him a good home.

Elephant trunk snakes are coooooooooooool!
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I can't say the same thing about frogs though, that one that it's babies crawl out of it's back is gross :S
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Yeah, that is kinda gross!

I found the bloods just gorgeous! Mom had no comment "because if you can't say anthing nice......."
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XxRachxX, so far you're the closest we have to a winner. Mom finds "those blue parts" to be a very pretty color. "Too bad they are on a snake and not a sweater though."
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lol if i looked at snake pics im sure i could find some but it is sad from my voulenteering at the vet clinic over here till i got into a dispute about ivermec and walked away.....
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what the hell? an elephant trunk snake? u dont happen to have a picture of that do you?!
I wasn't familiar with them either so I googled for a pic and came up with this:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.ed...p/108.herp.jpg

These guys are aquatic and have this loose, saggy, baggy skin that also goes by the name Javan Wart Snake.
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..... at the vet clinic over here till i got into a dispute about ivermec and walked away.....
They still using that stuff on herps despite all the articles on nervous system damage and Ivermec crossing the blood/brain barrier in reptiles? I'd get into a dispute too!!
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ya ya ya all that crap but that snake looks sweet!
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How about mandarin rat snakes.... the nice yellows and blacks make it look beautiful. for a pic just look at "CrimsonKing"'s avatar... (watch, he'll go change it now lol)
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"Mom finds "those blue parts" to be a very pretty color"
i have nail varnish in that colour! i could colour co ordinate my nails to my snakes!!
ah the wonders of google! i never use google! maybe i should! i think its the name that puts me off!
those elephant trunk snakes look like little wrinkly puppy dogs!
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