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Posted by amanda, the ardent poster on February 05, 2002 at 11:17:31:
Hi all. I am trying to do my best on converting my snake-hating husband to a snake/tolerating husband. Ok, maybe "hating" is too harsh a word. He was raised to hate them, and once upon a time, he was one of those people who would swerve to hit them in the road (AAAAAH!) Since we have been together, (2 years) he still will not touch one, but I think I have made progress....one night he stopped his car and moved a snake out of the road, by means of a nice,bushy pine branch he practically ripped off of a tree. (Yes, I know to some we may sound like idiots, but out here in the boonies, there are a LOT of snakes crawling around on the backroads. I can't bear to think of them getting squooshed by cars) So at least I have conquered the "leave the treadmark on the snake" idea.
Now I am looking for a snake as a pet (had a rosy boa many moons ago) and I am considering the Ball python or a corn snake. Notice, I didn't say my husband was phobic of snakes, just didn't like them. We also have a 7 year old who thinks snakes are cool, but hasn't ever been in close contact with one. Although I would rather rescue a snake that buy a baby, I am thinking that maybe in my situation, it would be best to buy a hatchling, so that the guys wouldn't be intimidated by a larger snake and they could watch it "grow up". What do YOU think? :)
:) Take life one day at a time :)