Pet Snake Ban Long Overdue

Jan 28, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Clarks Hometown News Patriot

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently recommended a ban against the import of nine snake species commonly sold as pets.

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Dennis Gowan

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Feb 15, 2010
 
Jennifer O'Conner is an idiot. She only names a few instances where people have been injured. I live on a farm and if you check your statistics more people are injured by farm animals than by reptiles.Now some dumb bitch will want to ban farms next.She hasn't a clue as to what she's talking about. GET A LIFE JENNIFER.
snakes

Union City, TN

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Feb 19, 2010
 
Anyone see the show on TV bout Pythons that are being released in Fla. Everglades? There are so many now from people letting them go that it is going to completely destroy the whole ecosystem. The pythons have no enemies there.
Allen

Oneonta, NY

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Feb 22, 2010
 
there is nothing wrong with owening snake's people just need to remeber that thay are still wild and u must watch them...
molly

Fowler, CO

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Aug 2, 2010
 
I can understand a ban or a licensing requirement in thase states where the weather is snake friendly all year round but if i let my snake out in the state where i live it would surely be dead by october. The whole reason for the ban is to prevent the released populations from establishing. Again stupid people get animals realize they cant or wont put in the work to care for the pet and then release it into "the wild" of florida. Idiots.
molly

Fowler, CO

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Aug 2, 2010
 
P.S. microchipping should be a requirement for all snakes. Then people wont be so eager to release or poorly contain their animals.
mongooses

New London, CT

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Aug 21, 2010
 
Does anyone know about this incident on the Monmouth Beach Police blotter?= June 17, 2010 Highly Venomous Snake

Patrolman Jeffrey Godwin and Special Officer Ryan Rodriguez were dispatched to 45 Ocean Ave. for a highly agitated snake inside the underground parking garage of the high rise. Upon arrival, the officers were shown the snakes location by electrical utility workers that had been working in the garage. The snake was captured by the two officers and later turned over the to Humane Society. The Humane Society staff confirmed that the snake was a highly venomous North American Timber Rattle Snake.
Kevin Jackson

Louisville, KY

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Sep 8, 2010
 
The current view seems to be that the population of snakes in southern Florida is mostly attributable to snakes that were released by hurricane Andrew rather than those snakes released by pet owners.

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Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

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Oct 9, 2010
 
There have been a number of cases where large constricters have made meals out of people's cats and dogs.
snakegirl

New Cumberland, PA

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Oct 11, 2010
 
I have 3 snakes never been bitten! I love having my snakes and i wouldnt give any of them up for u idiots they are just misunderstood like pit bulls, people make the animals bad just because some people are irresponsible pet owners the rest of us shouldnt be punished

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Since: Jul 09

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Oct 12, 2010
 
snakegirl wrote:
I have 3 snakes never been bitten! I love having my snakes and i wouldnt give any of them up for u idiots they are just misunderstood like pit bulls, people make the animals bad just because some people are irresponsible pet owners the rest of us shouldnt be punished
I have no quarrel with people who keep snakes that do not pose any danger to people or pets. There is a big difference between owning a scarlet king snake and a Burmese Python (or a spectacled cobra).
Former Herper

Chattanooga, TN

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Sep 8, 2013
 
Snake breeding is a huge Ponzi scheme. Invest thousands with the only hope of a return resting upon hooking new buyers. Snakes & their farmed prey are vectors for disease. Many species are a direct threat to humans. A snake can winter in most states by seeking a warm basement, drain,... making them invasive over most of the US. The keeping of smaller species is used as a cover for larger, poisonous, and illegal species. Home made cages are fire hazards, and often unsecure. The snake industry does not self police, turning in known violators, but cooperates to hide, aid, and protect these criminals. It is obvious when the are supplying full grown rabbits as prey.

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