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Posted by Ravenspirit on September 11, 2002 at 12:03:26:
In Reply to: Re: Are poison-arrow frogs a danger to public health? posted by tj on September 10, 2002 at 14:55:15:
":I think most consider "large" as anything over 6 feet in length....ie larger than a ball python. Although I guess they can get longer than that"
Many ratsnakes, pits, and other commonly kept species that can exceed 6 feet, but couldnt kill anything larger then a rat or small rabbit -
Why not a specific list of large constrictors - Boas Constrictors have never killed anyone - And they get big - ?
So, why not ban, if your going to, Specifically, Retics and Burms, both of which are the ones who have killed people in cative situations ? - Not leave it open to interpert - Go by the facts, and pick animals that have, in captive situations cased death, or extreme harm -
Personally, I dont like those restrictions of this sort at all, Because even when well written out, they are bias - Id fight the whole thing, or have verry specific requirments, that dont finacially incapacitate people -Like the huge amount it would take in the case of these animals in this case -Is that mirrored from local "Dangerous dog laws" - ?
Dogs are far more dangerous then any large snake statistically, and anyone can keep any type they wish -
Just my feeling on this issue -