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RE: My Educational Program is...

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Posted by: killr_silhouette at Thu Aug 16 23:44:45 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by killr_silhouette ]  
   

yeah, that is always a concern with me...

the problem i've run into is that the people i do the shows for, don't realize that my exhibit contains REAL LIVE UNPREDICTABLE animals.....because of that, i get a lot of kids that are completely out of control, and its a handfull.

i think it needs to be stressed that all living creatures are unpredictable...it doesnt matter whether it is a dog, cat, hamster or a snake. if conditions change, and put the animal under stress, it is likely going to react with unfavorable behaviours.

on one occassion...i had just warned the kids NOT to touch my hogg island boa because i could read that she was feeling stressed and potentially going to strike.
not 2 seconds after i had said that, the kid they gave me to be a "helper" grabbed her mid body. luckily she didnt react.

i know that they are just trying to help, but i dont trust anyone with my snakes,unless they have experience with snakes, and know defensive gestures. especially a 10 year old that has never held a snake in his life and doesnt listen. especially with my most "aggressive" snake...she's got the most attitude.

sometimes the programs are more stress than it seems worth...but i think that the more people out there trying to help, the more people will get the idea that snakes arent so bad...
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0.1.0 Albino Columbian Boa
1.0.0 Carpet Python
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1.0.0 Normal Leopard Gecko
1.0.0 Leopard Toad
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1.1.0 Cats
1.0.0 Rabbit
1.0.0 Gerbil
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