When are people going to learn?

When are people going to learn?

Postby Samj » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:45 pm

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... h-20110212

Here's hoping she continues to recover well!
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Bushviper » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:29 pm

My guess is not a single person will be charged with having committed an offense. Same old story but try to save it or keep it alive then you are the devil incarnate.
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Samj » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:18 pm

So sad. I can understand someone being scared of a venomous snake in the wild and killing it to protect someone, that is just ignorance but I can't understand killing something so obviously not a threat. There are very vew few (if any, I can't remember a documented report actually) of anyone being killed by a python in Natal ...
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Silvrav » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:39 pm

And them living where they do, they most like won't even get a fine...it is sad. someone must bonk them over the head!
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Constrictor Girl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:57 am

I will restrain myself from commenting. This sort of thing as well as the public comments after the article make my blood boil!!!
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Iggy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:09 pm

posted a few comments on the article, but don't know why I bother :(
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby sega » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:20 pm

I'm with constrictor girl on this one i'm just going hang back and not say anything because if i do it won't be nice to say the least.
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby BrianChamier » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:32 pm

It sucks to hear things like that!!! But on the bright side she is recovering well..
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Mr Venom » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:46 pm

When will people learn a snake can't harm you unless you harm it, and that's just what they did!
All the poor thing wanted was a meal and they can't just spare one chicken which is like, how much 20-50 rand?

Well one the bright side she is recovering really well which is fantastic :) !!!

I hope she has a nice life after what those people did to her.

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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby aTrolley » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:18 pm

Peoples ignorance around snakes still amaze me... I hate how they kill snakes for no reason, even on farms there is no reason to kill them as we are actually in their environment.

Guess we cant change what they did, but can try to educate them.
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby kinghero » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:52 am

Not just snakes, All animals they dont know or understandor fear, I can see the beauty in a animal I fear, Why can other people?
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby hammies » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:04 am

I caught a rinkhals at work yesterday, and released it again.
A colleague of mine that also used to keep snakes(kings, corns, housies etc.) first reaction was:
"Why didn't you kill it?!!!!!!!"
That knocked me for a six, I must admit.
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Qball » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:09 am

So sad...
I've tried educating my neighbour, it didn't help... SO I appealed to his simple human nature and love of money! I told him that he should never kill a snake because it might be a different morph or have a strange marking and could be worth some decent money. I now get a call every so often to say there is a snake in his yard and I must come take a look... I get there and "check" for anything different, and upon finding nothing special relocate the snake and wish him better luck next time. hahaha... Human ignorance is one thing, but human greed is so much easier to appeal to... ;)
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Re: When are people going to learn?

Postby Hoss » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:15 am

Exactly Qball. Was working on a farm last week and came across a young puffie that happen been killed and hung on a fence. When I go there next week I am planing on telling the workers that they may have tossed some money away there.
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