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    Australia - Pet raid.

    Three illegal deadly snakes have been siezed from a Melbourne home.
    A death adder..an olive python and a boa constrictor were found on the property this morning.
    All three snakes will be euthanised as the boa has a disease...death adders are reconised as snake number 9 on the deadliest list and boas are banned in Australia........A 19 year old woman is facing hugh fines and jail time.
    Silly woman.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=98886

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Three illegal deadly snakes have been siezed from a Melbourne home.
    A death adder..an olive python and a boa constrictor were found on the property this morning.
    All three snakes will be euthanised as the boa has a disease...death adders are reconised as snake number 9 on the deadliest list and boas are banned in Australia........A 19 year old woman is facing hugh fines and jail time.
    Silly woman.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=98886
    I feel sorry for the snakes but not the woman.

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    I hope I dont offend anyone by saying this but the only good snake is a dead snake. they are not suppose to be pets IMO you cant totally control them. There are way too many things that could happen by owning a snake. 1] If they get out they can get into places that you cant and you cant get them. 2] you surelly wouldnt want your kids around somthing like that. 3] It really isnt fair to the snake to be in a cage for the rest of its life because it gets so big that you cant handle it anymore. Snakes do not make good pets!!! IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWG View Post
    I hope I dont offend anyone by saying this but the only good snake is a dead snake. they are not suppose to be pets IMO you cant totally control them. There are way too many things that could happen by owning a snake. 1] If they get out they can get into places that you cant and you cant get them. 2] you surelly wouldnt want your kids around somthing like that. 3] It really isnt fair to the snake to be in a cage for the rest of its life because it gets so big that you cant handle it anymore. Snakes do not make good pets!!! IMO
    Different opinions don't offend me, no worries! I have beautiful snakes who are healthy and well loved, and my daughter loves them as much as I do. The snakes I have aren't having to go without medical care, aren't run over in the street, don't have to go hungry when food is scarce or get attacked by hawks. The big ones have their own bedroom with a waterfall and things to climb on - and don't look unhappy in the least. (Not that you can see if a snake is frowning!) They don't try to get out - they have their favorite basking spots and they have their favorite meals and places to soak and shed and regulate their temperature.

    I think I agree with you when someone pops a snake in a cage, tosses a rat in now and then, doesn't take it out to stimulate it's mind and then when it gets too large, neglects it or lets it go in the wild (huge problem in South Florida right now) or dumps it on a zoo or puts it in the paper.

    For people who truely love their animals and take care of them - snakes can be a wonderful pet. My ball python hangs out on my shoulders while I do household stuff, homework, and sometimes goes to the park with me. I think he enjoys himself because when I get a snake to hold that doesn't want to be held, he finds a way to get away from me. You can pretty much tell when a snake is unhappy because he tries to get away from you, or bite you. Only one of my snakes refuses to be held except for the ten feet between his bedroom and bathtub where I feed him. He'll put up with that - but not cuddle time watching tv. The rest will all come out to be held easily and settle down. The lizards I have all come to my hand to be picked up - so I'm pretty sure reptiles can enjoy the attention and petting just like mammals do.

    For a person who just wants to have one to look at, they should get a plastic one. :-)
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    These are illegal snakes. She would have to know that they were illegal. She was asking for trouble if you ask me! She needs to sit in jail a think about what she has done, and what could have happened

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    Snakes are useful creatures, and serve a good purpose out in Nature, which is where they belong. I'm not going to argue with responsible snake owners though, because I know it takes a lot of work to care for them. Also, snakes in zoos serve a good purpose by educating the public, and encouraging them not to kill any snake they see, but instead to let them be. I'm wary of some snakes, but I'm rather fond of lizards, frogs and toads. (Except cane toads, and I'll kill as many of them as I can if ever I get to Austrailia.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    Snakes are useful creatures, and serve a good purpose out in Nature, which is where they belong. I'm not going to argue with responsible snake owners though, because I know it takes a lot of work to care for them. Also, snakes in zoos serve a good purpose by educating the public, and encouraging them not to kill any snake they see, but instead to let them be. I'm wary of some snakes, but I'm rather fond of lizards, frogs and toads. (Except cane toads, and I'll kill as many of them as I can if ever I get to Austrailia.)
    My favorite place to see snakes is when I'm hiking or camping in nature. They definitely belong there! The only time I catch wild born snake to bring it in, is if my dogs have injured one, or I find one that's been hit by a car or looks underweight. The ones born in the wild do NOT want to be held captive and soon as I fix them up, they go back outside in the woods.
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    I know snakes exist in mulitudes here but I dont want to see one anywhere...sorry Glitch but I think they are the work of the devil..snakes live happily here as they are protected..we had a king brown in our yard last year and my silly dog was chasing it until my neighbour came across and made it go bye bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    I know snakes exist in mulitudes here but I dont want to see one anywhere...sorry Glitch but I think they are the work of the devil..snakes live happily here as they are protected..we had a king brown in our yard last year and my silly dog was chasing it until my neighbour came across and made it go bye bye
    That's interesting that you believe they are the work of the Devil, and I'll tell you why - I am no bible thumper, but I do have a feeling there is something out there that set all this life stuff into motion, and a few years ago when things were tough, I started to doubt the existance of a greater intelligence.

    Then, my snake (Halford) started to shed. I sat transfixed and watched as up close as I could get to him, as each individual scale peeled away from each individual indentation on the shed - perfect, symetrical, methodical and this animal is perfect in every way~ how he can use the environment to regulate his temperature, how he is built to be able to eat his prey perfectly, cleanly and when he circled around the last time, to get the last bit of shed off in a beautiful dance of smooth shedding - I no longer had any doubt that just a big bang could cause so much in nature to be perfect.

    A snake brought me back. :-)

    He's named after the lead singer of Judas Priest - just to add another ironic twist. ;-)
    FUN... is a renewable resource!



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