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    One other thing I almost forgot to mention...a risk that's easy to overlook because it's another thing you won't likely see but it's there on the ground,
    waiting to infect your snake or whatever comes a long: parasitic worms shed by roaming pets and wildlife. No thank you! Not MY sneks.....

    Our snakes can get worms not only from eating infected prey but also ground contact. There are many kinds of worms, including round worms, hook
    worms, pin worms, strongyloid & whip worms. Here's just a sampling of articles for more info-

    https://www.petmd.com/reptile/condit...ive/c_rp_worms

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/healt...240-roundworms

    http://www.animalhospitals-usa.com/r...-diseases.html

    http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Reptile-Parasites/

    Years back when I used to work with rattlesnakes (in the desert), I took in a large red diamond rattlesnake (removed from a nearby golf course). Lucky for
    him, coming to my place- he had a horrible case of round worms! It was obvious when he "digested" his meal in one day that he had a lot of "help". Each
    time I treated him, he expelled a pile of worms, still alive. (I like to error on the side of caution using a lighter dose. Sometimes a dose that kills internal
    worms can cause a blockage by those same worms, resulting in the death of the "host".) That snake probably got worms by ingesting prey that had them,
    but some worms are picked up just thru the skin. You won't find me going barefoot around here either. Do consider this before you put your snakes on
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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

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    omg yellow is albino is he ded
    To be fair, the lack of melanin in leucistics and especially albinos do make them more vulnerable to damage from UV rays including cancer from it. Not going to be an issue at the amounts of exposure people generally give them, but itís not totally crazy.

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    yeah i'm always right by them, hovering like a helicopter parent. also try to keep it to only 1 snek atta time. i also have an emergency tub (or pillowcase/bag) nearby i can throw it in in case or an emergency. one time i even had a broom just in case i had to fight off birds lol. i put 1 snek in a tree once on the lower branches and i am quick to grab it if it goes above my head.

    be safe, have fun!
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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    yeah i'm always right by them, hovering like a helicopter parent. also try to keep it to only 1 snek atta time. i also have an emergency tub (or pillowcase/bag) nearby i can throw it in in case or an emergency. one time i even had a broom just in case i had to fight off birds lol. i put 1 snek in a tree once on the lower branches and i am quick to grab it if it goes above my head.

    be safe, have fun!
    I'm yet to put mine in a tree, but love the tree pics!! I really don't have a tree with a low enough branch in my yard either. There's one branch I can barely reach, but it's quickly out of my reach, so I'm too nervous to go for it.
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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    yeah i'm always right by them, hovering like a helicopter parent. also try to keep it to only 1 snek atta time. i also have an emergency tub (or pillowcase/bag) nearby i can throw it in in case or an emergency. one time i even had a broom just in case i had to fight off birds lol. i put 1 snek in a tree once on the lower branches and i am quick to grab it if it goes above my head.

    be safe, have fun!
    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    I'm yet to put mine in a tree, but love the tree pics!! I really don't have a tree with a low enough branch in my yard either. There's one branch I can barely reach, but it's quickly out of my reach, so I'm too nervous to go for it.
    i was actually way too nervous about it and ended up taking crappy pix b/c i kept pulling her down to be within arm's reach.
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    Ahh too many to reply to you all but youíve been so helpful I really appreciate you! So much I hadnít thought of. You all make me such a better snake parent haha

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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    No risk of mites or any other parasites making there way back into enclosures? I'd like to get mine back outside, but I've only ever taken one out and other than freaking out the neighbors, she was fine. Still curious though ... especially about mights due to my currently battle with a store bought boa.

    edit: I apparently missed a lot of posts prior to my reply. My bad.
    Last edited by Spechal; 05-17-2018 at 01:35 AM. Reason: Apologies
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    I'm more worried about my cray ass neighbor that grabbed a shovel thinking my Retic was a copperhead when I had him in the front yard taking some pics.

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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stout76 View Post
    I'm more worried about my cray ass neighbor that grabbed a shovel thinking my Retic was a copperhead when I had him in the front yard taking some pics.
    I'd beat the neighbor with his own shovel if he came anywhere near my snakes
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    Re: Taking sneks outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stout76 View Post
    I'm more worried about my cray ass neighbor that grabbed a shovel thinking my Retic was a copperhead when I had him in the front yard taking some pics.
    How...do you mix up a copperhead and a rectic...?
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