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    Hot owners in LA\MS

    Are there any Hot owners in LA or MS ? Or just any large collectors of reptiles? I would like to see either a larger breeding facility or a venomous collection in person. I would love to work with your animals sometime and learn how to handle hots. If anyone in this area would be up for a visitor Please let me know!
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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jnksnakes View Post
    Are there any Hot owners in LA or MS ? Or just any large collectors of reptiles? I would like to see either a larger breeding facility or a venomous collection in person. I would love to work with your animals sometime and learn how to handle hots. If anyone in this area would be up for a visitor Please let me know!
    Most people are extremely cautious when it comes to inviting people over to work with their collection hot or not.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

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    Most people are extremely cautious when it comes to inviting people over to work with their collection hot or not.
    As they should be. Still doesn't mean I can't try. The only other way I'll ever have experience getting the snake is buying it and hoping I don't die. Lmfao. I'd rather meet up and get real advice and experience first.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

    I am on your side here. I just know that before I purchased Rainbow I asked several breeders about getting experience with retics before getting one and hit a few roadblocks. One of the roadblocks was earning their trust enough to let me come see their place. Breeders often get what they call "groupies" that are just wanting the "large snake experience". Try and never get discouraged. Thankfully I got Rainbow and have worked with her without the "apprenticeship" so to speak that I wanted.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jnksnakes View Post
    As they should be. Still doesn't mean I can't try. The only other way I'll ever have experience getting the snake is buying it and hoping I don't die. Lmfao. I'd rather meet up and get real advice and experience first.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    I am on your side here. I just know that before I purchased Rainbow I asked several breeders about getting experience with retics before getting one and hit a few roadblocks. One of the roadblocks was earning their trust enough to let me come see their place. Breeders often get what they call "groupies" that are just wanting the "large snake experience". Try and never get discouraged. Thankfully I got Rainbow and have worked with her without the "apprenticeship" so to speak that I wanted.
    I did the same. No one around me spoke up or owned big snakes. I bought a burmese at 4 ft and hes around 8 now, i have a baby burm, a 5 ft retic and a baby retic. Just learning as I go with them. My next buy will be a Gaboon Viper. I'd really rather learn more about the venomous trade before just jumping into one of those. Need to learn the proper hook techniques, how they approach feeding, opening enclosure safely etc. Things I would REALLY like to learn before owning one.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

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    I did the same. No one around me spoke up or owned big snakes. I bought a burmese at 4 ft and hes around 8 now, i have a baby burm, a 5 ft retic and a baby retic. Just learning as I go with them. My next buy will be a Gaboon Viper. I'd really rather learn more about the venomous trade before just jumping into one of those. Need to learn the proper hook techniques, how they approach feeding, opening enclosure safely etc. Things I would REALLY like to learn before owning one.

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    I feel like I came off as defensive in my response based off your first line of text. Know that I was not being defensive or bashing your statement or anything.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jnksnakes View Post
    I did the same. No one around me spoke up or owned big snakes. I bought a burmese at 4 ft and hes around 8 now, i have a baby burm, a 5 ft retic and a baby retic. Just learning as I go with them. My next buy will be a Gaboon Viper. I'd really rather learn more about the venomous trade before just jumping into one of those. Need to learn the proper hook techniques, how they approach feeding, opening enclosure safely etc. Things I would REALLY like to learn before owning one.

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    You can never let your guard down with HOTS ever. I saw a video once about a guy who was very experienced with King Cobras. He let his guard down for a split second when putting it back in the tub he kept it in and BAM he was bit in his stomach area. His friends filmed the entire thing including the car ride to the hospital. He described everything he went through. Was not pleasant at all. Even with proper treatment he almost died and the necrosis of tissue left a huge hole that took months to heal. I agree that before diving into them that is good to get experience.

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    I feel like I came off as defensive in my response based off your first line of text. Know that I was not being defensive or bashing your statement or anything.

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    Na,.... I know where you are coming from.

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    Re: Hot owners in LA\MS

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    You can never let your guard down with HOTS ever. I saw a video once about a guy who was very experienced with King Cobras. He let his guard down for a split second when putting it back in the tub he kept it in and BAM he was bit in his stomach area. His friends filmed the entire thing including the car ride to the hospital. He described everything he went through. Was not pleasant at all. Even with proper treatment he almost died and the necrosis of tissue left a huge hole that took months to heal. I agree that before diving into them that is good to get experience.



    Na,.... I know where you are coming from.
    Yeah I see these crazy ass people free-handling king cobras and vipers. I don't have the balls or the money for hospital bill. I just want a gaboon viper as a display. I want a King Cobra too but I don't know where I would get snakes to feed it every week lol.

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    user Neal is close to this, but as stated many folks will not allow the risk of someone coming to their collection. Personally, no one outside of my wife, my mentor, and a couple select friends are even able to be in the room when a cage is open. The risk of an accident is far too great.
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