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    Do snakes sense fear??

    hi all...
    I was wondering do snakes sense fear from people? As my missus is still a little afraid to reach into its enclosure....and she wanted to know....only because she said that horses and some other animals can sense fear in ppl...lol
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    yes they can

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    haha thanks ......my missus is even more reluctant now..

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    I don't believe they have the intelligence to sense fear in another being. They may detect a different scent that we give off when we are scared, but i doubt that a snake knows that it's because we are scared.
    The first thing you notice about a Lace Monitor is how reptilian they look. Immensely powerful, they possess all the skills of a crack SAS outfit - camouflage, strength, speed and rat cunning. -Steve Waters.

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    as long as u act stong and dont make sketchy fast movements shel be fine. just dont stick ur hand in then quickly pull it away

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    Snakes react to body language and the way you handle/approach them can play a big role in the animals reaction.
    Real doctors treat more than one species

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    Quote Originally Posted by serpenttongue View Post
    I don't believe they have the intelligence to sense fear in another being. They may detect a different scent that we give off when we are scared, but i doubt that a snake knows that it's because we are scared.

    Yes i agree i do not believe that snakes sense fear, but they will react if you do

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    Also scent... eg. if you smell/have been handle the rats u feed em, you're more likely to get tagged.
    Real doctors treat more than one species

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    As serpenttongue said
    Real doctors treat more than one species

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    I agree with serpenttongue. They probably don't realise it's fear, but I reckon we may give off different hormonal scents when scared or nervous, and the snake may smell this and react with caution, or even nervousness themselves. I have noticed different reactions in my snakes when handled by someone confident and not scared compared with someone who is very nervous.

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    diamond python

    how smart are diamonds? can they recognise their handlers ? do they have long memories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevyncriss View Post
    how smart are diamonds? can they recognise their handlers ? do they have long memories?
    Reasonably smart. I dont believe they can recognise their handler by sight, but perhaps by scent.

    I believe they have long memories.
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    I would agree with Sp with recognising their handler.One of big girls recognisers me,if other pll go near her she acts different.

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    i think it might have something to do with pulse rate to, i kno my maccie doesnt like to b handled but relly nervous ppl with a high pulse rate were as he doesnt mind ppl who are calm about it

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    yeh they will react when you act. i reckon hesitation is the reason so many people get bitten.
    i honestly doubt the whole hormonal thing because the change in hormones wont be picked up instantly and by the time you have your snake out and on your arm, i bet you have calmed down

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