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Old 12-26-03, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ever been bit?

how may of you have ever been bit bare handed? I have bare handed by a nile monitor (1ft) and a ball python(2ft),and i have been scratched up alot.
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Old 12-26-03, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've been bit handling one of those enormously frightening 5 inch leopard geckos. those things'll be the death of me.....
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lol.....
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Old 12-26-03, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope never, and with fast hands and an understanding with my snakes, I never will be........
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ok, only wild snakes ive taken hits from:
6ft black snake, hand and neck
1-5ft northern water snake, anywhere you name it, its been bit
garters any size, everywhere, nose neck hand, everywhere

the list goes on and on from skinks to turtles, any wild herp ive been bit by, w/ exception to the venomous.
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Old 12-26-03, 02:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thats what i thought, mine was having the blue and i was changing his water, i reached in there and i had to move him a little and he just struck me, hes always been docile...i think it was just the blue that caused it due to stress.as for the nile hes always been a devil since i got him....
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3 timber rattlesnake
17 Burmese python
15 Burmese python
15 Green Anaconda
12 Reticulatied python
6 Nile monitor
4 Alligator
3.5 Caiman

I have actually been bit more times and by more things then I could ever remember. But these were the worst.
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whoa!how did the nile feel?
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if the varanid is the right size it could put you in the hospital, the can tear you up, lacerating vaeins and such depending on the location, definitly NOT fun
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yeah i know it wouldnt be fun.....ouch!
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Old 12-26-03, 03:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Working with snakes means getting bit.It's law of averages and It goes with the territory. The longer you keep, and the more you keep the higher the odds of being bit.
I've been bit hundreds of times, by hundreds of herps, but then I've worked with hundreds of the things for years....
Been bit by all the so called tame snakes too.
Ball Pythons, corn snakes,rosy boas,Kenyan sand boas, even Eryx Johnii...everything really except I've yet to be bit by a rubber boa, but I'm sure the day is coming.
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Nothing to be proud of, but been bit by snakes and monitors, not to mention cats, Great Danes and horses. Fortunately, no permanent damage. The ability to read the animal, and much faster reflexes, has kept this from happening for some time now.
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Only once by my spotted python when she was young. And I had been free handling her food prior so I was the idiot lol

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Linds: Im still waiting for you to come to me and tell me that Chasey got you.. It's coming, you have to know it.. She bit me like.... 5 times the morning i brought her to you.. Times running out!! HAHAHAHA
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