"I love Snakes" World record Attempt

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"I love Snakes" World record Attempt

Postby Quintin » Wed May 21, 2008 4:20 pm

Hi all,

Thought you guys would find this interesting.

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 38,00.html

"Horned Cobra" WTF????

"Havent been bitten yet" Haha... good luck!

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Postby dendroaspis » Wed May 21, 2008 6:49 pm

Thanks mate. I will do my best.
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Postby Hendre » Wed May 21, 2008 6:55 pm

i love snakes to but i think thats a bit over the top? but bravo for trying to make people more aware.
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Postby Long John Silver » Wed May 21, 2008 7:11 pm

Good luck boet. Please keep us updated as to the exact date you are entering. I would like to come and visit. Please Don't freehandle any of those......
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Postby hein » Wed May 21, 2008 8:36 pm

Hi boet good luck . You are a friend and have been a mentor for many years. If theres anybody that can do this it will be you. I am looking forward to visit you on your world record sitting as much as I can. You will have the support of the whole Weideman Family .
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Postby dendroaspis » Wed May 21, 2008 9:04 pm

Thanks alot mate. Your support is most appreciated.
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Postby Hendre » Wed May 21, 2008 9:10 pm

i think i misunderstood something...

dendroaspis are you the guy that's gonna live with all the snakes for 110 days?????
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Postby Serpy » Wed May 21, 2008 10:49 pm

yes thats him alright..

Good luck mate.. so this is gonna be held at chameleon villiage right?
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Postby dendroaspis » Thu May 22, 2008 6:55 am

That is correct :)
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Postby Snake Charmer » Thu May 22, 2008 7:51 am

Oi, all I can say is: "All of the best and good luck"!
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Postby Quasimoto » Thu May 22, 2008 7:57 am

Cheers Boet!

We all stand behind you and wil certainly come and visit during the attempt!
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Postby Quintin » Thu May 22, 2008 8:08 am

Sheesh Dendroaspis! It is a bit over the top.. Spesially with mambas!

It is great making people aware of snakes and i do see the good cause in this! But the last thing the snake community needs is a bite or envenomation whilst doing something like this.

Please dont get me wrong... I dont mean to be disrespectful!

Good luck and be safe!

I take it, it was the media who typed "Horned Cobra"? :-?

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Postby dendroaspis » Thu May 22, 2008 8:10 am

They directly translated "Wipneus Kobra".

Its to help with snakes, but also to raise money for orphaned children with cerebral damage.
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Postby froot » Thu May 22, 2008 9:02 am

Dendroaspis, what species are you going to be keeping together in your enclosure?
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Postby Bushviper » Thu May 22, 2008 9:25 am

I read the article in yesterdays news and the reporting was terrible. For one she made it look as if you were antagonising the snake to hood and then hit it on the head, saying that you are the one that feeds it. I doubt you would be that stupid. Then they say it is a Guinness world record attempt. Anyone with more than one brain cell would have known that Guinness no longer recognise any snake sitting attempts.

There have been people in Hong Kong sitting with snakes for a few weeks but used about over 200 cobras and vipers in a tiny glass shop window. Then I know some people who have had some boomslang living in the house with them for over 2 years. By definition either of those would be "world records"!

The part where they say if you can live there for 110 days then you are proving snakes are not going to bite is risky too. If you do get bitten (by accident of course) then that goal is shattered in more ways than one.

The "horned cobra" is just another example of them making you look as if you are clueless about snakes.

In future ensure you get to see what they are going to publish because it really puts you and the park in a really poor light.
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