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Posted by nightwalker on February 18, 2003 at 22:25:43:
In Reply to: Re: SWEETWATER RATTLESNAKE ROUND UP posted by milkman on February 18, 2003 at 17:14:43:
you have some good pints but i dont think they will embrace any of them once the snakes are gassed their lungs are usaly damaged and there is no way they are going to feed or even water these snakes most are caught weeks if not mo before the roundup some are truck in from other roundups in the state 20 yrs ago they were caught in nolan co now they come from all the state and some from ok ive seen blacktails rock and others dump in with the western diamoundbacks no venmous snakes are treated no better ive seen longnose milks texas rats great plains rats and bull snakes have there mouths pryed open to show they have no fangs there have been some protesrt in the last few years but they are not big enough to stop this million dollar event
:I was not saying that the round ups were a good thing.I was simply saying that if they are going to continue maybe us ethical herpers could set up stands at these round ups and teach the youth what a great importance these animals play in our world.And as for the gasing of these reptiles I already stated that this is completely unethical.Not only does it do harm to the snakes but also the animals that reside in these holes.I am completely for a set limit on the snake hunts and there should some kind of guide lines set for their capture as well.And as for the pits they make them live in(like a certain amount of snakes per pit instead of a thousand per 2x2 foot box)and make these keepers make sure the snakes are fed.I dont know if this one could be possible but limit the snake hunting to the day of or the day before the round ups.
:THANKS FOR LISTENING