Central Florida counties seek stricte...

Central Florida counties seek stricter snake ownership laws

There are 108 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 9, 2008, titled Central Florida counties seek stricter snake ownership laws. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

You'd never know that inside Brian Radenberg's house on Snow Drive are the things of nightmares.

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Marathon, FL

#102 May 18, 2008
Ok well i dont see the point of keeping a venomous snake because you cant handle them and if you do you are just stupid really but know one has said anything about really large snakes. I love snakes personally and if you get your snake as a baby and raise it with your family im pretty sure they wont turn on you i have had 5 snakes all boas or pythons and i have never been bitten by any of them. Im hoping in the future to have an anaconda so hey if you love em get the permit even if i think its pointless they dont permit pitbull owners and then young kids get there hands on them make them agressive and fight them and then all of the sudden a child is dead. How oftem do you hear anaconda or boa killed someone......you DONT

Orlando, FL

#103 Jun 18, 2008
I a permittee who happily owns an 11ft albino burmese python in kissimmee. i agree with the regulation in place to assure saftey to the owners, animals, and neighors. I see nothing wrong with owning 54 snakes AS LONG AS it is done responsibly. I dont think it is a good idea to have large amounts of venimous reptiles in residential areas. But if the owner is responsible, the caging requirments meet the state enforced standards, and the owner isnt making it a public issue to the neighbors....why the hell not? let him keep the snakes in the privacy of his home and hope he's responsible enough to go about his business. Venomous reptile regulations are much strictor than reptiles of concern. Let the state inspect and deam it safe or unsafe.

Orlando, FL

#104 Jun 18, 2008
I'm a*

i speak english i swear lol. sorry for any typo's

Orlando, FL

#105 Jun 18, 2008
and large boids have only been recorded killing owners when the owners are stupid and dont follow certain guidlines.....such as dont let it roam through the house constantly.....or feed the snake in a contained area.... large snakes require a minimal amount of responiblity/respect when caring for them.

i didnt read the article, but did the guy with the 54 snakes own them strictly for personal satisfaction, or did he milk the snakes to help stock antivenom for hospitals? there can be a purpose for owning so many venimous snakes...

Oakland, NJ

#106 Apr 21, 2009
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Common sense cannot be bought or taught. Thank you for your post!
Before people start judging what they know nothing about, I personally know Brian and I also know he plans on opening a herpaterium in the future. Why does he have these creatures? Well now you know why, most of these snakes he has had for years with the hopes to some day open an educational center so people can understand these beautiful creatures. Also to educate people what to do if you happen upon one in the wild. Brian is a very responsible pet owner and takes the most extreme safety measures, this I know first hand from when he lived in New York.

Middleburg, FL

#107 Sep 14, 2009
the reason all these laws are gettin so strict us that all the owners who dnt take care of an house there snakes right i have two of my own an there kept behind to doors un a proper cage away from my kid but the thing tgat really gets me is that there has never been a bald python attack or death which is what i have so there makin hard to own anything

Palm Bay, FL

#108 Oct 16, 2009
Open season on all non-native species in the wild. Taste like chicken.

Boise, ID

#109 Mar 28, 2014
Well now there has been an envenomation by a non-native snake which apparently got loose-a cable worker was bitten by a green mamba, which is very venomous (thank God it wasn't a black mamba, even more venomous), and is not native to the the US. I wonder how it got loose? Did anyone ever take responsibility?

An apartment building in Canada had to be evacuated for months when a cobra went missing and couldn't be found without tearing the whole structure down.

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