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Posted by: phreak at Thu Dec 9 23:13:21 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by phreak ]  
   

Ok, I've been keeping snakes all my life, burms, retics, balls, colubrids, blah blah. Anyways, a little over a year ago I got my first hot snakes. A southern pacific, mohavie, and blacktail rattlers. They where awesome. I kept them for about a year, no issues at all, no close calls. Used gloves and hooks to handle (only for cage cleaning). I had to get rid of them because my girlfriend and me moved in together, and of course she said HELL no to those as pets. I got an albino green burm instead.

Anyways, with that brief history of my time with hots, my question is this: I have a chance at getting a Gaboon Viper for free (long story, good friend, blah blah). All I have to do is pay for the surgery to make him venamoid (DO NOT POST ABOUT THE VENAMOID PART, I HAVE MY OPINION, YOU HAVE YOURS) because my girlfriend will only let me get him if he is venamoid. I've always wanted one, but never had one.

Since he is venamoid is there any other reason I shouldn't get him? I'm just looking for good advice. People that have kept venamoid gaboons, please give me your advice. The main reason I'm nervouse is of course the 2 inch fangs. You see, I'm a tattoo artist, if he bit me for some reason in my right hand, I'm worried about nerve damage and what not, which puts me out of work. I plan on wearing gloves, but [bleep] happens.


   

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