|03-09-2012, 01:17 AM||#1|
Crazy About Corns
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Magnolia, TX
Victory in WV...sort of.
Here some good news, I think, but there's no telling what they will deem dangerous.
My pets aren't just pets, they are family.
0.1 pueblan milk snake
1.1 mexican black king snake
1.1 cali king snake
8.10 corn snakes
1.0 texas rat snake
1.1 blonde trans pecos rat snakes
1.0 mexican night snake
0.1 western hognose
0.1 irian jaya carpet python
3.3 ball pythoons
0.1 blue tongue skink
1.0 bearded dragon
0.0.1 crested gecko
1.0.1 3 toed box turtles
|03-09-2012, 08:04 AM||#3|
Queen of Peen
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: I like to call it hell sometimes
Parrots? Those are more dangerous than any snake I've ever dealt with -.- I don't have major blood loss and a resulting nasty scar from a snake.....
2.1. Cali King (Eclipse/Risk/Spotlight)
0.1 Pueblan Milk (Miss. Anthropy)
1.0.2 Crestie (Soren/pending)
1.1 Carpet Python (Thanatos/ Eros)
1.1 Scrub Python (Thor/Valkyrie)
0.0.3 Tarantula (Toxic Fuzzy/Little Blue Fuzzy/Shiny Fuzzy)
1.0 SD Retic (Kenaz)
1.1 Eastern Indigo (Valenth/Valerian)
0.1 Black Mangrove (Shadow)
0.0.1 Water Dragon (Dragon)
|03-12-2012, 06:52 AM||#4|
"Eat the carrot, Josh"
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Piqua, OH
So I walk over... "Hey Dudley...come here...step up!" He walks over and hops right up. I'm walking him back to his cage and he realizes he's getting put away and BAM! He chomps down on my finger so hard it feels like I just slammed it with a ball-peen hammer.
...and he holds on.
At this point, I'm gritting my teeth, customers are standing around, my friend/co-worker is nearly crying. And I'm like, "It's okay...see...just gotta make him lose his balance...he'll let go to regain it." And I start wobbling my hand around sideways to knock him off balance.
Nope. He lets go with his feet and continues biting down as hard as he can while hanging with all his weight on his beak. At this point, I'm letting a very quiet "mother f*cking son of a b*tch" slip through my gritted teeth...customers are getting worried, I have my friend open the cage door stick him in there and pry his freaking jaws off of my finger. He finally released.
My finger was black and blue for a week...I couldn't bend it for the first few days. Didn't break the skin though. The customers were all asking if I was okay and my co-worker felt HORRIBLE because I got bit and she was the one who was supposed to be taking care of that area. But I told her I'd rather me get bit than watch any of the others take it. I owned 2 large parrots at the time and was used to getting tagged...except they always let go. lol
"Of all those who are born, most are so fortunate as to be sentenced to death. For surely they are better off than those who are sentenced to life."
Last edited by GB2000; 03-12-2012 at 06:55 AM..
|03-12-2012, 05:41 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fun part about this is that the DNR is turning to the zoo where I work as to what should be restricted. We're focusing on mammals; but we did include crocodilians as well as hots. Had a debate on including large constrictors but ultimately decided not to recommend them for restriction. Hopefully they follow our recommendations and don't get too carried away with it.
As an aside, birds are a$$holes. 7/10 bites at work are bird bites. Had my pinky broke by a macaw, had a lorikeet bury its' beak into my thumbnail bed, had a chunk removed from my finger by an amazon. Then there are the raptors...I have been taloned more than I ever care to count lol.