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Roy 01-20-2012 06:27 AM

Snake attacks a child
 
This guy isn't doing justice for the image of our scaly friends :(
http://www.boatips.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=1030
My apologies for the previous copy.....it was a computer thing. :(
http://www.boatips.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=1031

lovesnuffles 01-20-2012 04:20 PM

I can't read that D: But I hope it was in Australia ... We have enough problems over here :( Did you hear that they've banned four large species of snakes from traveling across state lines here? Burmese pythons, north and south African rock pythons, and yellow anacondas. They haven't banned you from KEEPING the snakes. But if you need to move out of state or if you wanted to move INTO the states and you have one of these snakes, you gotta rehome it to someone in your current state or kill it first. You can't take it with you. So a lot of people with beloved pets are stuck now. Military members, who fight for the freedom to KEEP these snakes, now cannot have their own pets if they're moved to a different base in a different state. So far, it's only the four species, but they've promised that boa constrictors and other such species are next. They're even going to try to get ball pythons banned because "ball pythons can burrow to escape extreme conditions they cannot tolerate." WTF?! Are you SERIOUS!?

WiccanWolf88 01-21-2012 05:33 AM

Burrow into skin? Come on! WTF! It's only a matter of time...they should be targeting other species, like spiders! Yuck!
I scream at huge spiders but love my Lucy...some people question and don't get it. I have also talked so much about her to others at work who don't like snakes, but are seemingly more comfortable the more they learn. It's ignorance.

WiccanWolf88 01-21-2012 05:37 AM

I got the link:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches...-attacks-child

They don't mention HOW it happened...

lovesnuffles 01-21-2012 07:09 AM

They don't even mention what kind of python :/ ... There's a picture of a burm, but like ... Was it the burm who bit him? Or perhaps a Carpet? Or an Olive? ... Full of holes!

Roy 01-22-2012 05:13 AM

My apologies for the unreadable text, for some reason the type was readable on my computer but when I transferred it to the site, it kinda shrunk.......must be the cold weather you guys are having over there :D If you want to read the article, I've corrected it and divided it into two parts. ;)

lovesnuffles 01-22-2012 05:34 AM

It still doesn't say what kind of python o.o But at least they released him <3 Here they would have killed the poor snake immediately >.>

DBG 01-22-2012 06:18 AM

Do they even knwo which one it is? I dunno but here is another link.

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/201...ocal-news.html

Roy 01-22-2012 07:18 AM

I do recall that it was an Amethystine Python. It is Australia's largest snake, named in reference to the milky iridescent sheen of it's scales. It normally feeds on large wallabies or kangaroos, to which the kid would have been an ideal snack for the snake. I love how the kid said "bye bye bitey" to it when it was taken away. I'll bet that kid will become a snake handler when he grows older for sure. :D

raptor667 01-24-2012 10:17 AM

amethystine or scrub pythons as they are called over here ( must be a British thing) are gorgeous snakes and not really known for eating people, they do apparently have an appetite for cats though ;)

I agree with previous posts that it is full of holes and also amazing the snake was left to live.......for once a snake gets off with something they would have put a dog to sleep for, usually it's the other way around.

A recent quote from Facebook sums this up really well....It's not when wild animals attack....it's when stupid people go near dangerous animals.


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