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Most scaring venomous snakes to keep

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 26 Mar 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the most scaring venomous snakes to keep in captivity (in a zoo, and only in a zoo, :p with mentor OK), or not to say, I would not love to keep them never ever, are:

    1. Black mamba
    2. Boomslang
    3. Inland taipan
    4. Egyptian cobra
    5. Maybe bushmaster snakes
    6. Blue krait (or kraits in general) (because of pre-synaptic neurotoxins bungartoxins)
    7. Russels's viper


    What are yours?
     
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    African rock python
    Najas
    Spitting cobra
    King cobra
    Russell's viper
    Inland taipan
    Golden lancehead
    Black mamba
     
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    Yeah, as both rock python species are really feared because of their potent venom...just like the infamous ball python.:rolleyes: ^^

    Are both of you mighty wranglers of snakes and the English language aware that fearful = timid? Which might be true for some snake individuals, but probably isn’t the flashy expression you were going for in the first place...;)
     
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    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    :p Yeah I knowed, I would wrote scaring snakes but the thread was already submitted.
     
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    Further to a request Nikola has sent via PM, I am now changing the thread title word-for-word to his preferred option.
     
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    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Thank you a lot, TeaLovingDave!
     
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    The scariest venomous snake is the one that just bit you...
    Otherwise, I respect (not fear) all “hot snakes”, but upset solid individuals of the King Cobra, the Black Mamba, Eastern Brown Snake, Coastal and Papuan Taipan, various large Naja, Bitis and Crotalus sp. specimens are a different sight to behold. The Fierce snakes I have worked with so far have been, except for occasional fits of temper, quite pleasant.
     
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    What are your favourite Crotalus spp.? I would love to have (in a zoo), Mexican West rattlesnake(s) (C. basiliscus) and/or Crotalus durissus.

    And favourite Naja spp.? Mines: N. pallida, N. siamensis and N. melanoleuca.

    I saw Crotalus durissus and Naja melanoleuca in Tierpark Hellabrunn last November.
     
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    all of them are deadly like russian roulette.
     
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    Dark specimens of Crotalus cerberus & white Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus

    Naja samarensis, Naja nigricollis and high white Naja siamensis.
     
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    Firs time I read about Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus, and it is gorgeous.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    what does "solid" mean in this context? Is it a snake-keeper term?
     
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    Just think of the opposite of “scrawny & puny”, Chli...
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    oh ok, I thought maybe it had a specific snake-keeper meaning (in a similar way to "hot").