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Old 06-15-03, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does your family think of snakes?

I was thinking about this and was wondering what your family things of snakes and animals in general?

If there has already been a thread to this effect (I couldn't find one) please feel free to delete this one.

As for me, my mom is a vet and is (for some reason) partial to chihuahuas and black cats. My dad LOVES animals and we always have a blast going to the zoo, and tolerates my snakes (so long as I pay for everything and they don't stink up the place).
My grandparents are all good with animals. My grandmother on my dad's side is a little iffy about snakes, but respects them in the wild. I even got her to use humane mouse traps when I explained how the normal ones hurt the mice.

I'm really happy my family accepts the snakes... I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't have them!

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My mom is terrified of snakes (and rodents). My dad doesn't care about them, he can take them or leave them. Of course katey loves them.
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My Family thinks I am insane for keeping snakes. My Mother won't even come into the same room with them, my brothers are better one even had an Iguana but they still won't hold them.
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My family...well...umm tolderates them as long as I keep the cages clean, and the house smell-free they pretty much ignore them. But they totally support me with them
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Old 06-15-03, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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MY mom thinks I'm insane but respects them, my dad and sis love the all my herps and frequently handle them with me. We do lots of herp related things together but my mom is exciled. LOL, the rest of my family also thinks I'm crazy except my step-aunt!!!
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Most of my family seems to think that I'm a bit crazy for keeping reptiles - they always ask how the animals are at family get togethers, but then they sit there shaking their heads at me when I tell them... LOL My mom got used to the geckos while I was living at home for a couple of months when I moved back to Victoria... she won't have anything to do with the snakes though. She wouldn't have let me have the one snake that I had at that point if she'd known that he was there -- but she didn't. LOL Thank god... now she does know that I have snakes, but she won't go near them. Which is fine, I'm not about to take them out in her presence if she's not comfortable around them...
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me family doesn't care.
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Old 06-16-03, 12:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My dad is very interested in reptiles (I got the addiction from him) but doesn't have to own them. My mother finds them terrible. Therefore I wasn't allowed to own them when I lived at home. My husband first didn't want them, he agreed with lizards but snakes wouldn't enter the house! Well at this time 2 snakes did enter the house and he loves them. He starting to get more interested by the day so thats good news.
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My mum is terrified of snakes, but the rest of the family tolerates it. My in-laws just think I am silly.
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My mom gets a little freaked out sometimes, my dad thinks i'm not a normal girl cause i like snakes, but he lives with it. My dumb grandmother is always telling my mom everything she ever hears about a snake killing there owner, She's trying to talk my mom into making me get rid of my snakes, My grandmother won't even come into my bedroom cause i have reptiles in there And my sister says she likes them but she never holds them or anything, I think that she is scared of them
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My mother doesn't like the fact that I have a snake, but since I don't live in the same house anymore, it doesn't matter! My dad is fairly indifferent to it. It great having my own place! don't need to worry about having permission! My gf's mom doesn't like the snake, and my gf's dad would probably kill it if he got the chance, but I won't let him.
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Old 06-16-03, 06:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My fam is cool with it my mother used to be terrifyed of snakes but now she is okay with them, my GF even has one now I've converted her to the light side
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My dad is terrified! He looks so freaked out and disguted when I am handling my Rosy boa. I call him a wuss for being afraid of such a tiny little snake. Oh well. My mom likes him but wouldn't handle him.
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lol, none of my family has been near or in my home for years, they just call from town and ask me to meet them somewhere. A benefit I never expected lol.
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My gf loves our snakes as much as I do, my mom is terrified of them and won't even look at them. My dad likes them, always asks how they are doing, and even comes to reptile exhibits with me. My older brother wants a snake badly but his gf won't let him get one, my other brothers are ok with them, but my daughter thinks that they are the coolest thing on earth and has actually become a bit of a snake expert herself. She doesn't have one right now... she's getting a red eye tree frog. But, if my female corn lays eggs, she'll get a hatchling.
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