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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    Yes, he dies and everyone starts freaking out about snakes in general, not whatever pit viper or cobra species it was and why he got bit . One time, all my friends were worried that my snakes were gonna eat me (two baby beeps) because they saw something online about a man getting eaten by a snake ( i think it was a retic)

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    Movie quote from "Jaws", I mean "Snakes"...

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    Quint: Jesus H Christ, when I was a boy, every little squirt wanted to be a harpooner or a sword fisherman. What d'ya have there - a zoo or a death wish?

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    Quint: Instagram page. You freehand hots on that page for likes?

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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    Christopher is well known in the community and makes very good money on his instagram account by advertising for people because he gets so many hits with his freehandling. Every now and then his video of his king drinking from a water glass goes viral. His animals are in tact. He is "safe" as you can be. Do not try any of that at home.


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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    Totally irresponsible and dangerous. Mostly, it's unnecessary knowing what we know about "hots".This is one of the reasons the laws are making it more and more difficult going forward and behavior that is frowned upon by U.S.A.R.K. I didn't even care to watch the video, just wanted to post my opinions.
    Last edited by Albert Clark; 04-18-2017 at 03:10 PM.
    Stay in peace and not pieces.

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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Clark View Post
    Totally irresponsible and dangerous. Mostly, it's unnecessary knowing what we know about "hots".This is one of the reasons the laws are making it more and more difficult going forward and behavior that is frowned upon by U.S.A.R.K. I didn't even care to watch the video, just wanted to post my opinions.
    While free handlers are frowned upon due to unneeded risk - it is more so the massive amount of irresponsible keepers that have snakes escape that get keepers in hot spots. Even though I don't fully support free handling, I feel compelled to remind folks that the top reasons for individuals getting hit by a venomous snake is:

    1) attempting to kill if
    2) drunk handling
    3) boasting/ showing off

    Free handlers rarely get bit, but when they do it definitely does make the news (more so on snake preachers and exhibitionist in India - more so see boasting category).

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    I thought I'd post this write-up, just for more insight:

    "Let’s talk a little about Grace Olive Wiley.

    She was one of the first women in the Herpetological field and did a lot for the field. While I appreciate all she did and her work, she was incredibly careless. She was a strong voice for venomous snakes and said that just because a snake was venomous didn’t mean it was inherently more aggressive. This is absolutely true! The problem is that even the most docile and regularly handled snakes (venomous or not) can and sometimes do bite. There is always a risk there because animals, even the generally most predictable, can turn or have a bad moment. It’s why reptile educators prepare for it every single day even with animals we’ve known for decades. There’s ALWAYS a chance.

    Unfortunately for Grace Olive Wiley, she passed away when this chance happened and her Indian cobra bit and killed her in 1948. An animal she was comfortable with and knew for years.

    Don’t free handle venomous snakes. Don’t risk your lives when it is entirely unnecessary, and don’t risk the hobby and the dangerous image you could possibly create for snakes. They’re feared enough and enough accidents happen with properly-handled hots."
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    Wow, perfect timing. I was just on facebook reading the comments on a post in one of the snake groups I follow. That kid with the stupid hair in the 5th photo is a member of the group and someone made a post about starting a betting pool for when he gets bit/killed. Then I popped over here and this was the first on the list of new posts.
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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    [QUOTE=reptileexperts;2526622I feel compelled to remind folks that the top reasons for individuals getting hit by a venomous snake is:

    1) attempting to kill if
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    3) boasting/ showing off


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    Well...if what that guy does isn't boasting/showing off, I don't know what is.





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    Anybody willing to free handle a venomous snake is a moron, simply put. I also consider anybody who gets the venom glands remove is a moron as well, so either way the person is an idiot. The risk isn't worth it.
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    Re: Is this for real??? Guy free handling King Cobras, other hots..

    I've been following Chris for a long while now. This guy resides in Thailand, takes great care of his animals, and DOES NOT CONDONE ANYONE TO DO WHAT HE DOES. He's also a big advocate in not keeping Slow Loris' as pets simply because they are cute and people have their venom glands taken out. He's not doing silly things while free-handling, not showing them off to his buddies, keeps them out for short periods of time. Free-handling, while dangerous, is his complete choice and we have no idea what happens behind the scenes. Calling Chris names, saying he's a bad image to the reptile community is not okay. People who go off and and do what he does because it looks cool is their problem, not his. Chris educates as much as he can in his comments and keeps some pretty rad hots. He's been bit already by a Malayan pitviper, think he knows what he is in for.
    One last thing. Most of his snakes are CB and all intact.
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