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    New rules regarding the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum


    There are some new rules and regulations taking effect in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum.

    1. Pictures depicting the "free-handling" of any venomous snake species are NOT allowed.
    2. Pictures deemed to be in violation of this policy will be removed.
    3. Members violating this policy will be subject to the warning/infraction system.
    4. The warning/infraction system is used at the discretion of RTB Staff and can include a warning, an infraction, and a temporary or permanent ban from RedTailBoas.com.

    *Species considered "mildly-venomous" and lizards will be evaluated on an individual basis.*

    If you have any questions regarding posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum, please contact a RTB Staff member (Global Moderator or Administrator). A list of RTB Staff members can be found at the following link under:

    Show Groups - RedTailBoas Ultimate Reptile Community

    Members with questions regarding any other Terms of Service may reference the RTB Terms of Service Agreement at the following link:

    http://www.redtailboas.com/f35/membe...service-10645/

    New rules may be added to this thread as needed or deemed appropriate by RTB Staff. Please check back on this thread from time-to-time when posting in this sub-forum.

    Thank you for your understanding and compliance.

    Last edited by ldydrgn; 08-19-2015, 09:18 PM. Reason: removed a redundancy
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    Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

    How about venomous lizards? (playing devil's advocate here...) I hope you're not picking on snakes?

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      Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

      Originally posted by Noelle7206 View Post
      How about venomous lizards? (playing devil's advocate here...) I hope you're not picking on snakes?
      My personal feeling on this is that gilla monster and beaded lizard venom is much less potent and dangerous. Free handling both species is common. I've seen a pretty bad reaction to a beaded bite before, but nothing like what a snake would do.
      Copperheads have relatively minor venom, but bad stuff can still happen...
      http://www.redtailboas.com/f126/its-...perhead-39482/
      Last edited by Pandorasdad; 08-18-2015, 06:34 PM.


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        Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

        I think they're "picking on" the practice of free handling ANY venomous animal regardless of species...I'm betting they wouldn't like photos of someone running a box jellyfish through their fingers or petting a blue ringed octopus either...I don't think you could find any professional grown up herpetologist who would recommend this kind of behavior, and, in my old age, I find that I'm definitely for professional and grown up Definitely a positive step forward for this forum...

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          Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

          Originally posted by shelleyr123 View Post
          I think they're "picking on" the practice of free handling ANY venomous animal regardless of species
          Not at all true. There are many species that are considered venomous that are fine to handle. As I stated, I'm not worried about you handling gilla monsters and beaded lizards. I draw the line a komodo dragons. Also, feel free to free handle a hognose, which is mildly venomous, or at least can have a reactionary saliva. (Not necessarily venom.)
          Last edited by Pandorasdad; 08-18-2015, 05:45 PM.


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            Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

            Aw nuts how am I supposed to show my black mamba handling skills??!! Lol

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              Re: Rules for posting in the "Some like it HOT!" sub-forum - READ BEFORE POSTING

              The original post has been updated to include the following:

              "Species considered 'mildly-venomous' and lizards will be evaluated on an individual basis."
              "An increase in reptile education can lead to a decrease in reptile discrimination." - Bebo

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