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Old 11-15-03, 02:51 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I really have to disagree with the bitey reptile comment, There are tonnes of species that do not bite out of aggression, they bite out of a mistake made by their owners usually in food response. Even with varanids, I havent noticed too many indivuduals that will turn their head to bite when being handled, most make good use of their claws and tails before resorting to their teeth.

Take Bearded Dragons, 1/100 will openly bite you, Frilleds little more nasty but I still havent been bit by one that tried to do it. Same with Green water d's, they just dont really TRY to bite you.

Don't get me wrong, I've recieved some nasty bites but I really can't say an animal went out of its way to bite me ya know? More or less just their food response getting the best of them.
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Old 11-15-03, 03:14 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I had a tokay gecko chomp onto my chin once when i got too close, took 5 min. to get him off. hahaha.
an 8', burm grab my fore arm for taking a rabbit away , after she wouldn't eat it for half an haur.
And my stupid roomate tried feeding a my retic and her 2burm together , BIG fight I got tagged trying to take my retic out.
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Old 11-15-03, 03:19 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I've been bitten by one of my leopard geckos... lol!
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Old 11-15-03, 05:44 PM   #64 (permalink)
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One iggy bite...drew blood and was still a small little guy at the time. Plenty of Thamnophis bites when I was a kid catching them. Last but not least are the sceloprus and urosaurus bites, which for small lizard species actually gives a bit of a quick pain....little bastids. Otherwise, I fair off very lucky to what I could have been bit by through the years.
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i got bit by acouple of garter snakes and wiped by my 4 foot long corn when i woke her up( shes not a morning snake lol) my cousins svanah moniter wiped me with its tail and tryied to bite me. same thing with his moneky tailed skink. pathetic collection of bites eh
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Old 11-16-03, 08:10 PM   #66 (permalink)
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YES I have been bitten by most of my Boas and some of my bigger Pythons....all while feeding the brood too fast and not paying attention...although it has been about 6 months since the last nibble...had to stitch myself up once.......check my gallery for a JCP bite


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Old 11-17-03, 11:21 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Exactly. Almost all animals are capable of biting given a situation. I never said that all bites were out of agression
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Old 11-17-03, 11:55 AM   #68 (permalink)
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I was only ever bitten once, and it was by my first sanke, Casper, an Albino Cal King. And it was totally my fault, trying to push her rock flush with the wall, and well used my middle finger to brush away some jungle carper blocking me. Needless to say the little "come hither" movement mny finger was makin gmust have been appetising cause he latched on good and fast!

I pull my hand out holding up my middle finger (hee hee) and called my now Ex, then Fiance into the room, and he FREAKED! finally got him off me with a butter knife, and my ex put him in a box (while wearing have garden gloves) and took him back to the shop.

I was devastated, all that and he was just hungry. When we brought him back the shop went to feed him (they put in a live mouse, I fed F/T) and he just swalloed that thing like nothing, he actually ate 2!

I wanted to take him back, but the Ex said no. so that was it for Casper. I miss him terribly, and it wasn't his fault.

My current BF is cool with my snakes, he actually picked out our second one, and neither one of us would return a snake for bitting so if it does happen again, well I won't have to worry about trying to get it off my by myself and hiding the wound
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Old 11-17-03, 02:07 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I was bitten the other day by a Knight Anole I caught outside. I was surprised it drew blood!

He was cool though. =)
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Old 11-17-03, 02:26 PM   #70 (permalink)
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I just got bit last night and it was 110% my fault. got home after a long shift, it was late, and i hadnt slept well the night before.. I was cleaning out the rat cage, and without even thinking, i took out our adult male ball python to clean his enclosure, and i felt a pain in my wrist.. the snake had a good hold on my inner right wrist, punctured a few veins and proceded to constrict my hand for what I would guess to be about 30 seconds. he let go, i put him in a bag and washed off. the punctured veins made my wrist swell up nicely and now i've got a nice big bruise and a sore wrist.

a lesson definatly learned.
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Old 12-12-03, 09:54 PM   #71 (permalink)
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ouch pierced veins!
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Old 12-12-03, 10:29 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Where do I begin...I will just tell a few of my worst bites. I was bitten on the nose by a highly aggressive yellow ratsnake. I was bitten in the left cheek (buttocks) by a 6' BCI. My arms were shredded by a 5 or 6' Asian water moniter. My old 4.5' female coastal cal. king grabbed a hold of my index finger and would not let go for 2 hours or so. All of those were the most painful, I think there may be more but I can't remeber them. I used to get bit an awful lot but now the only things that bite me are my baby corns and kings. My ball tries sometimes but she has never connected, I think it is just more of a warning. A lot of my bites where my fault but some of the other animals were just volatile.

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