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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
: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.
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.