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Reply #2835 on: July 12, 2017, 12:11:23 AM

It has been explained to me before that albino versions of snakes like that tend to be mellow in the extreme and totally helpless.  But yeah, bad parenting.  Anyone who has a cold-blooded pet and attributes warm-blooded behavior to it like that is - to use a word from Schild - retarded.

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Reply #2836 on: July 12, 2017, 06:59:27 PM

Bad parenting right up there with the idiots that like to talk about how much their pit bull loves their toddlers: You're one genetically hard-wired reflex trigger away from being a cautionary tale.


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Reply #2837 on: July 13, 2017, 06:52:49 AM

I like snakes but that's bad parenting, yes. The yawn reflex doesn't mean anything in particular--you see boas and pythons do it fairly often, often a week or so after they've eaten (most of them only eat once a month or at that size maybe even longer), so I suspect it has something to do with digestion. But even a very mellow python or boa can startle if it sees sudden movement coming towards its head (it's a reflex: that's how raptors attack them when they're younger) and they may strike defensively. At that size, the bite hurts a lot and can leave a nasty wound. Moreover, even if they have eaten, a reflex bite may trigger a reflex constriction too. A big snake should always be under control of its handler.
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Reply #2838 on: July 13, 2017, 08:10:06 AM

*Per the relevant Reddit thread, a friend of the guy who took the picture said that he father pro-actively called child protective services and they gave him the OK to let the snake loose in the house.  Presumably it's no more dangerous than a large dog.

*It's Reddit, so this could obviously be bullshit
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Reply #2839 on: July 13, 2017, 08:27:55 AM

Because child protective services are the people who you ask about the behavior of large snakes.....


Also, this must have been in Florida, right?

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