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    Were you ever scared?

    Were you once scared of snakes before you got one/them?



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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    Yep, a bit afraid, particularly of venomous snakes, but not terrified. My mom is still terrified of all snakes. The most likely snakes I would come across in my area are rattlesnakes and copperheads, so some fear is not entirely without good reason.

    I had a teacher who had a class pet ball python in elementary school, so I knew a little about them, but not much. Knowing the facts really helps eliminate a lot of fear.

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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    When I was young my mother went through a period of time where she caught wild Northern water snakes and kept them as pets (catch and release). Not the best pets....years later when I held my first corn snake I couldn't keep my hands steady...

    Edit: My mother is deathly afraid of my ball pythons...The irony...
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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    I was definitely wary of them, if I came across a snake while hiking I would give it a wide berth. I also once almost stepped on a snake sunning itself on a rock while camping and that did scare me a bit because I thought if I had stepped on it I would have been bitten.

    Now that I know more about snakes and can recognize different species, I can confirm that I have never seen a venomous snake in person. The ones I've seen before were most likely garter snakes. I probably wouldn't be nearly as concerned now if I saw a snake in the bush in my area, but I would still keep my distance, more for its comfort than mine though.

    I think the moment when I first held my friend's corn snake was when I really began to think they were pretty cute and cool. I didn't discover ball pythons until I read a story with a cute constrictor snake in it (it was a BP!) and looked up species of snakes to try and figure out what kind it was. Then I found RoyalConstrictorDesigns on YouTube, saw a pied ball python, and immediately fell in love

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    I definitely used to think they were icky!! We recently got an adult BP for our daughter who just turned 11. She first started asking for a snake when she was 4 and saw a pink snake (baby albino corn snake) at the pet store. But, now the whole family is in love with "Salazar", and everyone wants their own BP! He definitely prefers my daughter though - if someone else is holding him and she is close, he will go back to her!

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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSHanna View Post
    I definitely used to think they were icky!! We recently got an adult BP for our daughter who just turned 11. She first started asking for a snake when she was 4 and saw a pink snake (baby albino corn snake) at the pet store. But, now the whole family is in love with "Salazar", and everyone wants their own BP! He definitely prefers my daughter though - if someone else is holding him and she is close, he will go back to her!
    Aww that is so cute! Sounds like he's very familiar with her and trusts her

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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    Not scared or nervous around snakes. Spiders, on the other hand, are a completely different story. I cannot do spiders and other creepy crawlies.
    BALL PYTHONS: 1.0 Pied/Clark, 1.0 Pastel Vanilla Super Stripe/Sunny, 0.1 Dragon Fly/Buffy, 0.1 Pastel Vanilla Yellow Belly/Cher, 0.1 BEL (Mojave Lesser)/Arya, 0.0.1 Normal/Norm, 0.1 Cinnamon Enchi/Peaches, 1.0 Cinnamon Calico/Yoshi, 0.1 Pewter Het Dreamsicle/Ariel
    BOAS: 0.1 Dumeril's/Memphis, 0.1 BCL/Artemis, 1.0 BCO/Grimm, 0.1 Suriname BCC/Rhubarb
    CORN SNAKES: 0.0.1/Mushu
    MORELIA: 0.1 Bredli/Zelda, 0.1 Granite IJ/Bridget, 0.1 Caramel Diamond Jungle/Pixie

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    Not scared, but equal parts of curious & cautious. The first snake I was given was a small (28") desert native, & while I had no concerns when I was awake, for
    roughly the first 2 weeks that I had him, at night I had weird dreams about the snake...a wrinkle in my blanket was [in my dream-mind] the snake that had gotten
    loose & was coming after me. After that, I had no more negative dreams about snakes. I firmly believe that was all the subconscious baloney from "society"-
    from stuff my grandmother said (she hated snakes), from scary movies watched as a kid & from silly things others had said about snakes. If any snakes come into
    my dreams now, it's either positive or about those who abuse them. I'm sure glad to be rid of the nonsense...now to end the abuses.

    BTW, I was an adult when I got into snakes: as a kid, I played in the woods a lot, catching frogs & toads (then releasing them) but snakes were far & few, & way
    too fast...not an option. Always fascinated by all kinds of animals, but couldn't have many pets as a kid...made up for it later though!

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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    Quote Originally Posted by WhompingWillow View Post
    Not scared or nervous around snakes. Spiders, on the other hand, are a completely different story. I cannot do spiders and other creepy crawlies.
    Same anything with more than 2-4 legs can do one.


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    Re: Were you ever scared?

    Iíve been catching frogs, lizards, salamanders, newts, and snakes for as long as I can remember. My Dad taught me which snakes were safe to handle, and I was all in from that point on.

    Spiders and bugs however give me the willies...and I truly freak out over spiders. 🕷
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    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python

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    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

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