There are other reasons to be afraid of snakes than that one of them could be Satan in disguise, although that would be a great reason if it were actually possible. There are pet owners who are too irresponsible to keep even a gaping-mouthed, lethal, possibly-poisonous, speedy, creepy and durable reptiles that have even more vertebrae than they do in tightly closed cages. Some are boa constrictors and will choke you, some are poisonous, such as vipers or rattlesnakes, and some will just plain eat you. According to www.Bbc.Co.Uk/2/hi/south_asia/5314104.Stm, More people have died of snakebites in India than in any other country in the world. If they escape from their cages, there's no telling what hey could do besides kill their owners. After eating someone, they can infect groups of people with the bacteria that were all over their bodies by spreading them by hissing. If they become road kill, their fangs may damage car tires or even become stuck in the tires. Also, when kids are climbing trees, they may stumble upon a branch that's actually a camouflaged snake. These children are also likely to be very, very young and impressionable, so they will probably attack the snakes instead of heading in the opposite direction. This would give the snake enough time to kill them. Some of these snakes may also have once been pet snakes. The bottom line is, I think pet snakes were a bad idea from the start.
Ew. Snakes r yuk yuk and they live in jungls no homes. They no good and blah. Slimed make me sad. And they r big and like to kill. They no cute they ugly they fat they slimy they big they small they no good that why
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They are very dangerous and not a pet animal. They must live in the nature, where they suppose to live and not at home, which is wrong environment for them. Many people are afraid of snakes even if they harmless, which could lead to serious health problem (heart attack etc.). Too many snakes are escape and then you can find them in the streets or in neighbours homes/apartments.
There are other reasons to be afraid of snakes than because one of them could be Satan in disguise, although that would be a great reason if it were actually possible. Some people are actually scared of them because they can kill you. Even some of the little ones can do that. Some are poisonous and bite you, some are boa constrictors or pythons and will squeeze you to death, and some will just plain devour you. Plus, not every parent is attentive enough to notice their kids' irresponsibility. And some people are just too irresponsible to keep even a serpent in its cage. Unsupervised animals in open cages can escape very easily.
The most common pet snakes are the corn snake, the ball python, the california king snake, and the Milk Snake They all are nonvenomous, have a reluctance to bite and are harmless to humans.
And seriously, the argument I see on the opposing side are just stupid. Dear Loveshismom, "More people in India have died from snakebites than in any other country". That doesn't mean anything, who said the snakes were pets? Snakes do not eat humans!
Some people really enjoy owning a snake. Just because you are afraid of a snake that is under someone else's control, doesn't mean they have to compromise for your fear. If that's the persons choice of pet, then they should have the right of owning it!
You wouldn't compromise giving up your dog because I'm scared of it biting me would you?
I love my pet snake. She is a loving being and would not hurt a human. When she is allowed to come out of her glass, enclosed, tightly sealed, snake proof cage... She stays in my hands at all times. I get the fact that some people are irresponsible. Buying and raising a snake is something that requires responsibility. The best thing to do to limit problems with irresponsible people is that to own a snake you must go through a training process or test. It should not be completely illegal to own a snake.
Some problems that arise with making it illegal is that now there are many snake owners who must get rid of there pet. Where do you send it? Killing it would be animal cruelty. Setting it free in the wild makes more problems for the local population. Another problem is that there would be people who go to jail for illegal trafficking of snakes, keeping a snake they already had, or creating animal creulty by killing there pet.
Dogs or other pets like cats and birds make a loud sound. And that sound can bother us. But snakes doesn't. And we only need to give the snake a rat for ood for a week. But dogs or other pets need to give them food and that will ge tierd.
Most snakes people keep aren't that dangerous. So I can't even imagine what would make someone think they should be illegal.
Maybe one of them is the devil in disguise?
So... Here are so more characters because you apparently need to write fifty characters to have an opinion. Yea huh
Ok so, u go ewww it's a snake the are satanic little serpents who are cold blooded killer. Well that's not the case.....Look at bugs, they hide around and kill more ppl than. Almost anything but there's no plans.. Pitbulls are aggressive and have been known to rip limb to limb but they are legal(in some states) and are mostly domestic and won't attack. Just the same with snakes. Starter snakes such as garter or corn are very nice and intelligent. Other snakes such as Burmese Python are for ADVANCED owners and should be smart enough to keep it in the cage and handle with caution(same with the venomous snakes) so then if the snake gets out becomes satan and abducts ppls souls and kill mankind.... It's the owners fault for not paying attention to it and not letting get away(or spraying it with holy water) so snakes should be properly cared for and sprayed with holy water if ur paranormal. So snakes make excellent pets me and my buddy caught a few garters and all they tried to do was get away! Not bite. Not pull out a pitchfork. Just tried to slither away.
Oh ya, they are not slimy
They are amazing animals! Some snakes are dangerous, but why would anyone get them as a pet? All snakes bite, but some don't have teeth and don't hurt or cause infections. They look so cool when they eat! They are also very fun to hold! Their patterns are also very cool.
Snakes and other reptiles can be poisonous but if you are smart you wouldn't get one that is. The people who are saying they shouldn't be pets are talking about snake that aren't common. If you think snakes are dangerous or gross go talk to your local pet store they will tell you that most snakes actualy are not poisonous. For those of you reffering to boa constrictors first they only squeeze when threatened same with normal snake they only bite if they are threatened second boas are kept in a moist area aka a reptile glass cage same with most snake as long as you are smart and latch your top back on they cant get out and third most snakes are super friendly if they come to live with you as babies so i suggest going online and doing some research and maybe you will find out that you might like snakes and maybe you will even want one as a pet
It is a persons own known risk to have a pet snake, and as it is already legal, they should not be banned as pets as when people have to buy them the sellers usually try their best to explain how to take care of them. People know the risks before they buy and should be allowed to own whatever they want.