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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone on here ever kept one of these?
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that's a loaded question. These animals are very illegal in many states and most people who kept them illegally will not say they have.
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funny, i actually believe that they are legal with a permit and 1000 hours of HOT training. I am just looking to know how it is to keep them and what they are like, not that i want one as i don't like risking my life, i'll just stick to the hognose snake and the blood python.
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There ya go: http://www.venomousreptiles.org/articles/93

Most venomous snakes are legal to keep if you go through 1K hours of hands-on training with that species and apply for your license to keep that species. I'm honestly not sure why you'd want to keep something that could kill you in 10 minutes with one bite though, unless you're working to develop an antivenin.

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Already told you im just interested about other peoples stories I would be disowned by my family if i got anything that has any poison even a copperhead. I would never own something like that just interested.
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There ya go: http://www.venomousreptiles.org/articles/93

Most venomous snakes are legal to keep if you go through 1K hours of hands-on training with that species and apply for your license to keep that species. I'm honestly not sure why you'd want to keep something that could kill you in 10 minutes with one bite though, unless you're working to develop an antivenin.
lol I feel the same way about fish that could sting or eat my hand. IE lion fish, and piranha.


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The most dangerous animal i have ever kept was a blood python so im on the safe side. I don't like fish to much, but I would never keep a lion fish.
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yeah my neighbor kept two he got bit on the face and died in a matter of hours and his children still have not recovered from the shock, in fact his older daughter is still in the local psyche hospital and probally will be there for a long while. They should be left in africa wher at leat we know to be careful. The neighbors were really angry since many have small children in an area where you would not find a snake like that. The victim did not look too good either with blood from every square cm of body and the face sloughed off. I would think REAL Hard after that experience.
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sad story, did he get to the hospital? i never taught of keeping one, not sure why everyone is jumping to conclusion, as i have stated before i just want info that is all, im just interested.
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