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Posted by: FR at Mon Aug 26 10:42:04 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

I am not Dan, but in the last ten months, I have seen well over 100 hogs in the field. While I have not handled all of them, I have moved lots and lots off roads. Or picked up individuals of interest that already went into their craziness behavior.

Not a single one attempted to bite. As mentioned, a percentage of the kings bite, same with gophers/bulls, garders, etcs. Almost all crots bite, some don't. hmmmmmmmm that's how I get bitten, trusting the ones that don't. Other then the last paragraph, the above is a report.

I also agree with John about the captives that bite Gregg, its more about conditioning and not a natural defensive behavior. They are conditioned that when the door/lid is opened, food is coming, and sometimes they anticipate(jump the gun).

The reality is, in captivity, it doesn't matter if its a conditioned response or a defensive behavior. The result is the same, a keeper can receive a bite. Conditioned or otherwise. Its a bite. Next question

It also doesn't matter if you call saliva, toxic, or venom, or causes an allergic response. It/they can express a reaction. The responses do not tend to be serious to any meaningful degree. No matter what you call the antigen.

Bites from any colubrid, can result in harm. But its not normal.
In perspective, hobbies of all manner, can and do injure hands and fingers. Mechanics, construction work, heck even dancing, can cause minor to worse hand injuries. Once I dislocated my finger on a girls breast while dancing(please don't ask). It became swollen and tender for days.

Now if your going to ask what a person would rather do, I would rather hurt my finger/hand, on a girls breast, while dancing, then have a hognose bite, but that's just me. Cheers


   

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