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Posted by tedn on February 24, 2003 at 12:34:19:

In Reply to: Re: Great info....but... posted by tedn on February 24, 2003 at 08:40:35:

::Do you think it might have been wiser to keep this to yourself or at least post a LONG disclaimer? Someone, especially some of the younger, less mature kids on the forums, might decide to try this. Not just kids though, as I am sure there would be some inexperienced adult that did not have the skills to attempt this feat would try in a heart beat. Andy

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:Thought about it but decided that a disclaimer wouldn't mean too much to most herpers. But here goes....when you handle venomous animals you have a good chance of getting bitten and it hurts, a lot! It may even kill you! At the very least it's an expensive proposition and you could have a very lengthy stay in the hospital.
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This stunt was accomplished only with "eastern" diamondbacks. Western and other species may not cooperate to the same degree. Also the snakes were usually "milked" sometime prior to petting.



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