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Gaboon Viper

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by mikebrown18, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    Im a little bit of both. I have kept reptiles for 22 years. I used to breed them and do research on them. Also i went to college for biology, as i was looking to work as a herpetologist for a career.
  2. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    I didnt have the time to handle such a large collection anymore. Most of the snakes ive had i sold to people that ive known. These people knew how to take care of them and had clean healthy environments for them.
  3. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    Very true on the antivenom.

    I need to get out and go herping here in NC. I used to go out all the time in PA for C. horridus. I actually found one crossing a trail that was just under 7ft. But that was the only one. Most were 5ft.
  4. lmwst18

    lmwst18 Good Dog

    You have a BEAUTIFUL animal there! I am jealous! I wanna see the anaconda!!
  5. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    i just need to get somebody to come over and take the pics while i hold him. i cant get good pics letting him roam around the floor.
  6. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    Who in their right mind would want in there when you have that snake out?!?.You guys are crazy with those venomous snakes.Some of them are very pretty and snakes are cool,but damn I'm not touching anything that can kill me.LOl!
  7. When you see their photos, you feel as if they are slithering right through your veins in your body!!
    But this is my favourite snake for the past 10 years or so. It looks amazing, very potent yet very docile. Should be protected, like all wildlife and NOT be anyones pet. Thats why we have cats and dogs.
  8. Magik

    Magik Puppy

    Was thinking the same thing when I seen the pics but he/she looks great!They are really one of the mostimpressive looking animals I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with!

    What other Hots do ya keep mate?
  9. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    Wow! Nice Gaboon! Please dont be insulted if i ask, does he still have venom or his he been altered(venomoid).I know gaboons are 'fairly docile',and he sure is a looker. Thanks for sharing.
  10. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    he still has his venom. I dont believe in altering snakes to become (venomoids). Most are done by inexperienced people in thier homes and injure the snakes very badly.
  11. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Also, the majority of snakes die from the surgery. Those that survive, don't stay venomoid forever...the ducts will re-attach in time. In general, the people who get voided snakes are terrified of them, but it makes them look more bad ass to their friends. As with any animal, if you get them for ANY reason other than the love and respect you have for them, you shouldn't own them. If you have to mutilate an animal to feel comfortable keeping it, you're in way over your head.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 10, 2009
  12. mikebrown18

    mikebrown18 Puppy

    Well put Gala!!
  13. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    Mike,I am glad he still has his venom and I don't believe in 'altering' the snakes either.It's not safe for the snakes or morally right,to alter them in such a way,IMHO.I was just wondering as he IS a venomous species,and some people do own venomoids.Do you keep AV on hand JIC?

    He is truely beautiful.Thanks for sharing him with us.

    ---------- Post added at 01:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:34 PM ----------

    Galadriel.Very good post.I have to agree with you.I was very into snakes at one point in my life, and had more of a ''constrictor collection''.I allways loved venomous snakes,and wondered why people did the venomoid procedure.I never felt that it was 'right',and to be honest,I find it cruel as hell.Good for you,who keep them intact,and respectfully handle them.:)
  14. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    His coloring is so amazing. It looks like a smaller, thinner snake on top of a bigger one. Such definition.
  15. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    not long around my house :D
  16. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    ME!!! and yes, I have been called 'crazy' before, but 'right mind' is a relative term...isnt it???? :lol:

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