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RE: Envenomation

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Posted by: caracal at Sun Aug 11 11:29:16 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caracal ]  
   

Court,

It seems people aren't really paying attention to what you're saying, and would rather keep highlighting their superiority of knowledge.
You made it abundantly clear that you weren't necessarily disputing their scientific claims - though I personally think they could easily be wrong and you shouldn't be intimidated by all these claims of 'years of experience'. I've kept numerous animals including monkeys, foxes, mink, wildcats (hence the name caracal) and 100's of others. I've been bitten too many times to mention. I've also had reactions to bites, visually identical to Troy's, from animals that are absolutely not venomous in the regular sense of the word.
That having been said, most of us accept that hogs are rear-fanged venomous.
Certainly all this talk of "responsibility" is just self righteous posturing. Like you said, explaining to a customer the risks of hognose handling (which are probably close to zero), has nothing to with drawing attention on a public forums to an unusual overreaction to a bite.
Bottom line - it's not about 'facts' - it's about politics.
It's not about being "hush hush" - it's about discretion.


   

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