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  • hand, fingers

    56 94.92%
  • face, head

    7 11.86%
  • arms - upper limb

    21 35.59%
  • neck

    1 1.69%
  • torso - chest, tummy, back, etc.

    6 10.17%
  • butt

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  • legs - lower limb

    6 10.17%
  • feet, toes

    2 3.39%
  • somewhere else on my body

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    Where have you been bitten?

    ok i was just inspired by a read through of Red FiFi's manly thread here: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...s-bite-you-LOL

    so where on yo body have u been bitten by a snake? maybe u weren't wearing gloves and got bit on the hands or fingers. or maybe u were out herping and got bitten on the ankle. where were u bitten and what bite u?


    Edit: i've been bitten plenty of times by my BP's and Colubrids on the hands and phalanges.
    Last edited by Ax01; 08-29-2018 at 04:48 PM.
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    Re: Where have you been bitten?

    Forearm by a rather large scrub python. Other forearm by a large burn. Fingers and hands by everything else. Nock on wood I have never been bitten by a snake I was not currently working with so no surprise bites to my lower extremities.

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    So far, snakes have only gotten my hands/fingers.

    I've been tagged by a handful of juvenile Kings, a juvenile BP, an adult BP and two adult Kings. All defensive strikes, and only one latched on.
    The only one who latched on was Django, my adult King. He didn't wrap, he just chilled there with his teeth buried in my index finger for about a minute.

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    Re: Where have you been bitten?

    Ive been bitten by a couple garter snakes in the hands/fingers and arms, by a black racer in the arm and leg a good couple times, and by an eastern water snake on the hand, all while working the ecology area of my camp. Needless to say i was usually the guy called to be a snake wrangler.

    Never been bitten by my own pets, though, i did almost take a bite to the face the other night out of my own stupidity. Ouch.

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    Like you stated, been bit at least a dozen times by baby boas and balls on the hands and fingers. I had a female Dumerils bite my forearm when changing her water. Also another on the forearm by a Peruvian boa, he liked to bite when you least expected and loved to strike the glass when you walked by on occasion. And once I got tagged on the ribs by my Surinam boa. The worst part was he never ever bit, not even as a baby. And when he did I had on a white shirt and a bunch of people over. It was not pretty, nor a good way to win over non snake people, lol. The three bites were all from adults too. I think it kinda comes with the territory of being a snake keeper.
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    Re: Where have you been bitten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny1318 View Post
    . I think it kinda comes with the territory of being a snake keeper.
    Yup. Hang around the barber shop long enough, you're gonna get a hair cut.
    Hang out with clowns, you're bound to get some paint on your face.
    Last edited by Craiga 01453; 08-29-2018 at 05:36 PM.
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    Re: Where have you been bitten?

    In the hands and fingers multiple times by babies and once in the arm by sub-adult Burmese.

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    Gosh, is this a memory test or what? I've been at this a long time, but no serious bites ever, & certainly none with venom. Mostly nips on hands from raising
    neonates & hatchlings. A few managed to reach a forearm I guess. The most memorable was right on the bridge of my nose, in a reptile shop, when I was
    handed a shoebox with an adult king snake inside: as the box was opened, he sailed right to my nose, causing very impressive bleeding (the bridge of your
    nose has no "padding") & well-justified teasing of the owner* of the shop (about a 'lawsuit') before I actually went on to buy the snake- he was a mate for my
    female at home, & it wasn't his fault that when that box was opened, "normally" a mouse was thrown in. (*I won't name names....some of you would know
    him, I'm sure, though this was many years back- he was well-known in the business. Anyway, it's always great to shop with a bloody Kleenex held on one's
    nose...good for business, right? As you can see, I survived, I held no grudges & the snake calmed down and fathered some great offspring.

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    I've somehow managed not to get bit by anything.... Despite owning 7 snakes over the past 14 years.

    I'm sure my luck will eventually change.
    Last edited by alittleFREE; 08-29-2018 at 09:49 PM.

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    Re: Where have you been bitten?

    Quote Originally Posted by alittleFREE View Post
    I've somehow managed not to get bit by anything.... Despite owning 7 snakes over the past 14 years.

    I'm sure my luck will eventually change.
    Keep trying, you'll get there... The difference is that I've been doing this for more than twice as long as you, and for many years I had 85-90 snakes in my house,
    & even more at times with offspring & "house-guests" (those being re-located). I "only" have 16 snakes now, but the numbers do make a difference...

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