Competition: Safe Venomous snake handling and setups

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Competition: Safe Venomous snake handling and setups

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:34 pm

This month's competition will include photo's of your enclosures and or setups in which you keep your venomous reptiles, as well as handling venomous reptiles. The winners will be judged by myself (Bushbaby), Dentech (Sponsoring the prizes), Pinky, Elapid and Froot. This competition is open to all except the judges.

The prizes up for grabs will include 2 shift boxes and a hook stick, sponsored by Snake Accesories.

You will have until the 25th March 2007 to post your entries on the forum, and the winners will be announced on the 28th March 2007.

Happy and safe handling, and posting.
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Postby Hellemar » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:26 pm

Hi...


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Postby armata » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:52 pm

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Postby Iggy » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:54 am

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Postby armata » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:07 am

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Postby Contortrix » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:11 pm

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Postby armata » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:02 pm

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Postby Hellemar » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:46 pm

Hi...


Can any moderator please remove my post from this competition.
I´m not from an english speaking country so I must have missunderstand tha part "handling venomous snakes" - if I´m not missunderstanding that part - I do understand that it´s impossible to win this competition with that kind of picture now...

So - please help me delete my post !



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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:11 pm

Henke, you can always give us a different pic to put up ;)
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Postby Hellemar » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:25 pm

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No, I don´t feel for any more competition... It feels like it´s no idea when people start new threads about your pics... Do you think anyone would vote for the Black spitter pic if someone nagged in a thread about not using eye protection and how stupid that is ? Okey, he might did use eye protection, I don´t have a clue, but he doesn´t know a sh!t about the background about my pic eighter...



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Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:37 pm

Hellemar we will not remove your post for a number of reasons.

If you have to neck a rattler this would be the correct way to do it. Using 3 fingers is far safer than two with a specimen of this size.

I have seen numerous people even grab the snake by the throat and use the thumb to put pressure on the top of the head.

The fact that you can see how far the fangs protrude explain why this cannot be done with any other grip so that is also a reason for this to qualify as a safe handling pic.

Every one of us that have kept and bred rattlers have had to neck one at some stage or another. This would be the correct way to do it.
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Postby Hellemar » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:09 pm

Hi...


As I see it... When Tony started the other thread he spoiled all my chanses to win this competition - even if you and I know that this is the best way to neck a rattler this size and the reason I know why I necked him at that time, but after his other thread that doesn´t mean a **** anymore...

Tony is one of the 10 most well-known herpetologist in the world - at least among us who read books and if he says that my pic is so bad and should not be in this competition I think the only way is to delete it, and if you don´t, I will...



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Postby armata » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:00 pm

I don't recall callng your picture 'bad'. and I also stated that are sometimes good reasons to neck a snake, and thats been discussed by several people here.
It is true, and I have stated, that I put the three photos on to emphasise my point rather than win the competition.

BTW I did wear eye protection when catching the spitter (under permit) also notice end of tube is plugged.
Please leave your photo in; as pointed out, if you have to neck a rattler then thats the way to do it.
I did also admit to having to neck a cape cobra the other day.
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Postby Contortrix » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:47 am

Did find another picture from when i had my large Vipera ammodytes female. Maby this picture fits better in this event.

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Postby Deon » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:42 pm

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