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Posted by: zippy00_99 at Thu Oct 6 12:13:38 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zippy00_99 ]  
   

First of all, I live in Illinois.
I am NOT interested in breeding ANYTHING venomous.
I am NOT interested in ANY other venomous species.
I only want to be able to own ONE venomous animal.
And that animal is (to me) the most beautiful snake on the planet.
I am going to need someone to pull out their crayon box and give me as MUCH info as possible.

Questions; What all goes into owning a venomous snake? Will I be able to get a permit for a gaboon in IL? Will I be allowed to have the anti-venom at my house for GOD FORBID accidents? What tools/supplies will i need? I am an accomplished and intelligent snake handler, but I have never dealt with any venomous. Gaboons do not get any bigger than blood pythons right? I know they have 2 inch fangs, I would never try to handle it other than with a hook, and never other than just to clean the cage. I am NOT irresponsible as I would make sure that I have everything 110% ready before I even start "shopping" for the one that I want, AND not without proper practice at another venomous keepers facility.

I believe that I am so attracted to them, because it is a "whole package" snake. Not too big, not too small, GORGEOUS colors, huge but beautiful head, the longest teeth of any other snake, and the sheer respect this animal demands.

Thanks for your replies.
Positive criticism is welcome, but please don't be negative about it.
Thanks,
Matt


   

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