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RE:Let me explain where I am coming from

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Posted by: snakekate at Wed Apr 23 08:29:22 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by snakekate ]  
   

I just want to quickly elaborate on what I mean by my aversion to the word bonding. Most of my snakes are very docile. I love educating people on these wonderful animals. I have turned many fears to love, and its the best feeling in the world to change a person perception on snakes. BUT in my personal experience, people tend to apply human and mammal emotions to snakes, people who don't KNOW snakes. For example- I see this almost weekly, someone will handle a snake, get comfortable with it, and assume the snake feels the same as them. They then will do things like snuggle, hug and even kiss it in the face. This is not wise with snakes, and part of the reason they earn a bad rep. Another thing I have seen people do, is assume snakes are like cats and dogs, ad will learn to except other animals. I had one friend attempt to 'introduce' a snake and dog(I was not around or this would never go down) The dog was bitten on the nose by the snake, and everyone ended up a little traumatized. So THAT is what I mean when I say they don't bond like us. Why I am intrigued, Is because I have always felt snakes toleration for each other goes beyond they're toleration for handling.They have a way of interacting, that I want to know more of. And that's why I am interested in your bonding methods. I have just seen ALOT of stupid human behavior, because they think snakes will relate to them, like their dog or cat. That being said, I do find most of my snakes are the most comfortable with me. But its taken me years of getting to know them to get to that point of understanding, and now I want to expand.


   

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