Dona t get a snake; frozen mice can g...

Dona t get a snake; frozen mice can give you salmonella

There are 2 comments on the Dayton Daily News story from Aug 3, 2010, titled Dona t get a snake; frozen mice can give you salmonella. In it, Dayton Daily News reports that:

Most parents can give their kids several thousand logical explanations why they can't have a snake for a pet, including "yuck," "eew" and "over my dead body." But, for those who need one more excuse, here it is: Frozen mice can give you salmonella.

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Eatonville, WA

#1 Aug 12, 2010
Don't you know handling raw meat (chicken, pork, eggs) can also give someone salmonella? This is why there is antibacterial soap. Also all those signs and commercials put on by the health department and such about how to wash your hands (lather for minimal of 20 seconds, rinse thouroughly with warm/hot water, then dry hands thouroughly) and how often (before and after eating/preparing food, handling money, food, or animals, and after "going potty"). If someone in a home is terrified of a creature, then that person should just say so. The others in the home should be considerate of that fact. Many parents know that eventually the responsibility of any pet falls upon them whenever the kid loses interest or neglects to care for the critter that "they just had to have."

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#2 Aug 16, 2010
I didnt know you could buy frozen mice for the snakes. We never did that when I was a kid.

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