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The Prison Snake

Post by Luci Black on Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:29 am

Years ago, I saw a beautiful serpent; she was an albino boa. The reptile specialist removed her from her glass aquarium and placed her around my neck. She felt smooth, cool, and her tongue tickled the side of my neck. 


I took her gently in both of my hands, removed her from around my neck and gave her back to the reptile specialist.


It has been years since I met that serpent and I think about her now and then. However, I do not wish to keep a snake for a pet, mainly because snakes are not pets. They are wild creatures and meant to be free, slithering through the grass, climbing up trees, hunting live prey. 


What kind of a life does a pet snake have? Even the largest enclosure is still a prison. What does the pet snake do all day in its prison? What does it hunt? What hunts it? Surely the snake would prefer to slither freely and hunt what it pleases? Surely the snake would prefer to be a snake, rather than some human's pet, worn around them like a fashion statement or kept like some cold blooded trophy? 

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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:00 am

I very much agree with you here.

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Post by Anansi on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:23 pm

Snakes are. It designed to live with us. 
Some are domesticated, yes, but all creatures should be given the chance to decide their own fates. 
It's why almost all of my pets have shown up on their own. I've never bought an animal. 
However, if I should seek an animal companion, I will find it at a shelter, where the animals need a home.

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Post by Durga Rises With Wings on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:34 pm

So true!

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