How to wear a burmese python ?

How to wear a burmese python ?

Postby axor » Mon May 14, 2007 1:08 pm

I haven't had to much experience handling large snakes but this just doesn't look right to me.

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Postby Bushbaby » Mon May 14, 2007 1:54 pm

I hope that's not you, as you might end up with a Darwin award!!
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Postby froot » Mon May 14, 2007 1:57 pm

LOL! I'd rather withold all comments for this one, but the snake looks alright.
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Postby axor » Mon May 14, 2007 3:06 pm

I hope that's not you


NO thats not me !!!

Got the picture of the net from an expo in America.

As I said this just doesn't look right to me.
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Postby snake-5 » Mon May 14, 2007 3:13 pm

Bad idea but if its at an expo there are many people around so if anything goes wrong there will be people to help out.
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Re: How to wear a burmese python ?

Postby kingsnaker » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:27 pm

Nope , that isnt right. there are 2 rules to follow when handling large snakes:
1-try to have someone there with you.
2-never let the snake coil around your neck , try to keep your hand between your head and the snakes upper body and on the other side just let the snakes tail hang or coil around your wrist/arm.
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Re: How to wear a burmese python ?

Postby Bushviper » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:13 pm

Yip this would not be recommended.
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Re: How to wear a burmese python ?

Postby Snakes4Africa » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:29 pm

Remember the best way to hold or carry a snake of those proportions is one which bears the weight of the snake as he is doing. This chap is obviously comfortable with the snake and as there is at least a photographer present he is probably in no real danger. However, I do not like the 2 full coils around his body. Accidents with Burmese Pythons in this type of situation are extremely rare. Most accidents with these and other large ("tame") constrictors are almost always feeding-related. There is too much going on for the snake to consider eating right now so a bite would be defensive. Defensive bites do not result in constriction. The snake would only constrict a meal, or would tighten its coils if it felt unsupported.
Still, all that said, it just doesn't look right!
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Re: How to wear a burmese python ?

Postby Hustler » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:54 pm

actually saw on one of those Invasion shows on Nageo Wild were the guy was apparently also just showing some friends his burm and it was around his neck and apparently just out of the blue the snake just constricted and cant remember if they said he died or just had some problem but something says in me that is was the he died part
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