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Post  tandy on Wed May 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Hello all. Landee and I have been contacted about a LTC (10 years) WBD rattlesnake that needs to be re-homed. I am trying to make arrangements to see if she will take to the rigors of being a program/display animal. If not, she will be available to an appropriate home. I have not seen her but have been told that she is approximately 5-6' long. I just wanted to put some feelers out in case she didn't take to my program. Being a LTC, I do not want to release her unless absolutely necessary. Unless something comes up or someone else is very interested, I will try to pick her up on June 11 after we complete the youth camp.

If you are interested, please pm me.
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Post  tandy on Wed May 18, 2011 7:30 am

Unless I hear otherwise, this snake has found a new home.

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Post  Spider Woman on Wed May 18, 2011 4:26 pm

What does the LTC stand for?

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Post  tandy on Wed May 18, 2011 5:21 pm

Spider Woman wrote:What does the LTC stand for?

Long Term Captive
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Post  Spider Woman on Wed May 18, 2011 7:08 pm

tandy wrote:
Spider Woman wrote:What does the LTC stand for?

Long Term Captive
Tandy

OOOOOOHHHH Thanks! To bad they can't have their venom sacks (or whatever there called) removed! I'm not willing to get bit Shocked

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Post  okherp on Thu May 19, 2011 4:43 am

You can get their venom glands removed, called "venomoids" afterwards, but then you get into a huge ethical debate over it. I personally would never have it done. It's injurious to the snake, rarely completely effective, and as far as I'm concerned it's unethical and irresponsible.

Tandy, I sent the guy an email, but haven't gotten a response yet.
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Post  tandy on Thu May 19, 2011 10:31 am

Richard,
Thanks for letting me know. I looked to see if I did have his phone number and I don't. If I hear from him, I will let him know you sent the email.

Thanks! Tandy


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Post  Spider Woman on Thu May 19, 2011 4:13 pm

okherp wrote:You can get their venom glands removed, called "venomoids" afterwards, but then you get into a huge ethical debate over it. I personally would never have it done. It's injurious to the snake, rarely completely effective, and as far as I'm concerned it's unethical and irresponsible.

Oh, hit a nerve. Sorry. I didn't really mean anything by it, never really thought about it either. Just popped in my head. I personally would never own a poisonous snake to begin with. I'm not in the habit of doing stuff like that to any animal. FYI

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Post  okherp on Fri May 20, 2011 4:47 am

No, I'm not offended. You just don't know me that well, but I hear questions like that all the time. That is definitely a topic that can end up in a heated debate. But I'm not that way. I'm more of a naturalist, and believe they should remain natural. Wink

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Post  gatsu7 on Fri May 20, 2011 5:51 am

Spider Woman wrote:I personally would never own a poisonous snake to begin with.

So you can have as many pit vipers and elapids as you want, as long as you don't get a Japanese Tiger Keelback snake (Rhabdophis tigrinus). That is the only poisonous snake, since it has glands on its back that secrete poison.

I'm just picking on you Smile


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Post  Spider Woman on Fri May 20, 2011 5:24 pm

gatsu7 wrote:
Spider Woman wrote:I personally would never own a poisonous snake to begin with.

So you can have as many pit vipers and elapids as you want, as long as you don't get a Japanese Tiger Keelback snake (Rhabdophis tigrinus). That is the only poisonous snake, since it has glands on its back that secrete poison.

I'm just picking on you Smile


You know your talking over my head a little here (elapids? I know what pit vipers are but elapids? sounds like little bugs that live on elephants tongue )!! Is that why ya'll call the others "venomous" and not poisonous? Or is it a tomato tamato kinda thing? Rolling Eyes

I think ya'll are entirely to smart with a good memory to remember the scientific name on everything or I am just really dumb. Although I have loved herps and tarantulas for years I just really started keeping them a year or two ago and never really tried to learn about any other species besides the ones I have had. I never had other crazy people to talk to til I met Larry back in Feb. Laughing

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Post  Spider Woman on Fri May 20, 2011 5:30 pm

okherp wrote:No, I'm not offended. You just don't know me that well, but I hear questions like that all the time. That is definitely a topic that can end up in a heated debate. But I'm not that way. I'm more of a naturalist, and believe they should remain natural. Wink

Now Larry on the other hand... Very Happy

Ya, remain natural in the wild and not in my house. They are really cool looking though! Trust me, you would never get an argument out of me about not doing that to them. I hate the people that train their horses with fear instead of respect. I always wanted to be a vet but figured alot of times I would have to hurt them in order to help them. Don't think I could do that.

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Post  gatsu7 on Fri May 20, 2011 5:43 pm

Elapids are "fixed fang" venomous snakes, like cobras, coral snakes, etc. Pit vipers have folding fangs that flip out when they strike.

Yes, we say venomous. Venom is injected and poison is absorbed through the skin or ingested.

Venomous:
Snakes, bees, scorpions, spiders, stingrays etc.

Poisonous:
Various amphibians like dart frogs, nightshade, rat poison, etc.

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Post  Spider Woman on Fri May 20, 2011 6:41 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH! Interesting, veeerry interesting!

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