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Posted by paalexan on March 12, 2003 at 21:02:30:
In Reply to: Re: PPS posted by BGF on March 12, 2003 at 17:36:11:
:Good point mate.
:Let me clarify: While they are technically venomous, from a practical/legislative point of veiw, I consider them to be non-venomous.
IMO, it's a mistake to endorse contradictory `truths' depending on context. Hydrodynastes is venomous... and it's venomous if you're a politician as well as if you're a scientist.
When dealing with practicality and legislation, venom isn't really the issue, danger is... so in practical/legislative contexts it makes more sense to address danger, rather than venom...