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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    We actually do have two native Boas, both in the SW, but they are both small burrowers.

    The rosy boa and the rubber boa, no native pythons.
    The boas are 'skinny' snakes. They prey on rodents. The common rattle snake is far more dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    There are plenty of far less venomous snakes out there that are lethal to rodents, but not generally lethal to people, unless they are allergic - that's what I meant. Even the common garter snake has venom. No big deal if it bites you, unless you are allergic to the mild venom.
    I would love to see a link on that, unless you mean bacteria in the mouth, they have no venom glands. They belong to the same family as ribbon snakes and non venomous water snakes.

    I have studied herpetology since I was a child, surprise me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Good shot.
    It was. Omg. Big snake though. Its head... O.o
    At the end of the day...I am still glad that I am me. Tail and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    They will also probably get wiped out by a temperature shift.
    Doubtful, the Burmese python was first recorded as an established species in the everglades, in 1979. Since then, we had quite a few years much colder than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Never heard that, pit vipers have a hemotoxic venom that causes mass tissue necrosis in all but those immune by way of anti venom. Coral snakes have a neurotoxic venom that attacks organ function, nasty stuff. No allergies cause those effects. Perhaps in rare cases, compound those effects.

    If you are injected with pit viper venom, you WILL have a bad day. Anyphalaxis or no.

    The sand vipers in Iraq were not "that" poisonous. When I first got there I was staying in temporary quarters and found out after the fact that a sand viper was right under my bed- by my head. One day I went in and saw a little snake that appeared scared $#@!less next to my bed, and I looked around and saw the much bigger sand viper. I got the woman in charge of the office I was taking over for (I was advanced party) and showed her. She freaked out. I got the sand viper away from the little snake so it could get away. I have no idea what he was - he could have been venomous too. But it all worked out- and the lady I was relieving thought that I was nuts. Apparently there was a hole in the trailer at the head of my bed where the snakes came and went from. We put in a work order to get that fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    The boas are 'skinny' snakes. They prey on rodents. The common rattle snake is far more dangerous.
    And by "skinny" you mean what? As I said, they are small burrowers, but small does not mean skinny. They have much girth for their length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvereyes View Post
    It was. Omg. Big snake though. Its head... O.o
    I was happy to see he didn't hit the hog.
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    This guy is nuts. Ive watched many of his videos. He treats his snakes like they are puppies. He lets Elvis loose in his house.

    At the end of the day...I am still glad that I am me. Tail and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The sand vipers in Iraq were not "that" poisonous. When I first got there I was staying in temporary quarters and found out after the fact that a sand viper was right under my bed- by my head. One day I went in and saw a little snake that appeared scared $#@!less next to my bed, and I looked around and saw the much bigger sand viper. I got the woman in charge of the office I was taking over for (I was advanced party) and showed her. She freaked out. I got the sand viper away from the little snake so it could get away. I have no idea what he was - he could have been venomous too. But it all worked out- and the lady I was reliving thought that I was nuts. Apparently there was a hole in the trailer at the head of my bed where the snakes came and went from. We put in a work order to get that fixed.
    Granted, some are worse than others, but any pit viper bite (that is not a "dry" bite) is a serious issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvereyes View Post
    This guy is nuts. Ive watched many of his videos. He treats his snakes like they are puppies. He lets Elvis loose in his house.

    Death wish.

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