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Wrongful assumptions and accusations...

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Posted by: Rextiles at Wed Aug 14 14:34:48 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rextiles ]  
   

First off, I'm not wanting to get into another pissing match, I didn't even want to get into the one with Lance, so this will be my only post on this matter. Some people are obviously not reading my posts carefully and then they make wild assumptions and accusations based on what they want to believe, not based on what I actually wrote.

One keeper thought biting a finger is not stressful, another keeper did.

I understand that it keeps being implied that I said that a hognose biting a finger is not stressful. Where exactly did I say that? Any actual quotes available? This is what I wrote exactly:

"I would tend to believe that an eating response is far less stressful than an animal feeling the need to bite out of aggression or defense....I highly doubt that hognose are under unnatural and potentially unhealthful stress when in eating mode and biting into intended prey (or unintended prey such as a human's finger)" - Link

If read, everyone can clearly see that even I suggested that there could be a potential for stress, just not unnatural or unhealthy stress within the natural realm of stress caused by such an event.

So the question is, do I think there can be a potential of stress for a snake biting something or someone? As quoted from my previous post, yes, I do believe that there is that potential. Do I think it's unnatural or harmful? No, I do not believe that a bite resulting from a feeding response is going to prove harmfully stressful to the animal.

And please notice that I underlined the words believe and doubt in the paragraphs above to emphasize that these statements are simply my opinion. I never once stated that these were facts even though I've also been accused as saying that they were as well.

If people would spend more time carefully reading what has been carefully written, then a lot of this silly fighting and finger pointing would not even occur, we could instead try to have a potentially intelligent conversation and move forward.
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Troy Rexroth
Rextiles


   

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