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RE: gaboon enclosure type

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Posted by: Mark_in_SE_Wisc at Thu Sep 4 22:36:10 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Mark_in_SE_Wisc ]  
   

In the book "Living Snakes of the World in Color", author John M Mehrtens states (in the entry for Gaboon Vipers) "It should be noted that none of the large Bitis species should be kept in top-opening cages." Unfortunately, he does not state why. I imagine it is because it is harder to lift them safely out of the cage on hooks without being in striking range.


   

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