Anyone here keep reptiles as pets?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Verbal101, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

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    I'm teaching a class on Georgia's indigenous snakes and reptiles for a home school co-op next semester. I would like to bring in some snakes so the kids can see some first hand. But I don't own any at the moment, and I'm unlikely to get set up anytime soon.

    Does anyone here have any pet snakes or lizards (any non-venomous species), or do you know someone who would be willing to do a forty five minute presentation for a class?
     
  2. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a field trip to a reptile store might be easier.
     

  3. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

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    That is possible but field trips for this group would have to be during a non-class time and it's hard to get families to participate (even though the kids would like it). I do plan to recommend they stop by a pet store as their family's schedule permits. Or go to the zoo. But there is no "hands on" element there.
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Go into the woods and banks of creeks near your house and flip over some logs.

    You’ll find a snake, and odds are 9/10 that it will be non -venomous.

    Odds are 9/10 that it will crap on you and bite you as you handle it for the first time, though...
     
  5. awanatech

    awanatech Well-Known Member

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    What area are you in?
     
  6. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

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    Yes, but it's illegal to possess a non-venomous indigenous snake without a license. For the class, I don't care if we're looking at non-native species. I'd prefer to look at something the kids could actually buy as a pet.
     
  7. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

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    Interesting, I might have to join that for a year. Thanks for the link.

    If this keeps up I will end up with my own pet. Maybe a bearded dragon, when the time is right. But now I have nothing --