Im bored and wandering into new forums, this one is always interesting. what is a venemoid? I know what a gaboon viper is but what are you guys talking about. I like boas but am always curious and want to learn more. My only guess is that its poison glands are taken out or the teeth are taken out. It's a shot in the dark but the way you guys are ripping on this fella it has to be something that drastic. If that is the case let me get a piece. I dont know much about hot snakes but if you could actually do that to a snake come over to my house next week and let me rip out your mouth with some rusty pliers. I bet you wouldnt think it to much fun dumb@$$.