How old do you have to be to get a venomous snake handling course ?

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  1. xXExplodexX

    xXExplodexX Active Member

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    i really want to go to one.
     
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    Thats great! Im not sure about age limits. Any particular reason why your so keen?
     
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    no age limit in the NT but that's the NT
     
  4. xXExplodexX

    xXExplodexX Active Member

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    I just wanna help people out. Save the snake from getting killed.

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    I live in Queensland.
     
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    saximus Almost Legendary

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    So you want to take them from the wild? Your profile says you own one spotted python. Maybe it would be best to get a bit more experience with animals that won't kill you first...
     
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    xXExplodexX Active Member

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    Ok thanks. Not take them from the wild. Like removed them from peoples houses.
     
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    old enough to realise how easy it is to get bit by a ven and die. just sayin
     
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    Not all Vens will kill you, or did you think he was going to go out and buy a Taipan or an adder first up?
     
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    How incredibly negative of you. This sounds a bit like the argument people make shortly after they go for the shovel. Just sayin
     
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    I' don't know what the age regulations are in Queensland but would recommend joining a herp society or volunteering at a reptile park etc and researching a venomous handling course that may suit your needs and give you an introduction to handling elapids.
    It's not something to be taken lightly but if you feel thats the path you want to take then start gathering all the info you can.
    Joining a society will give you access to people that already own or handle Elapids in some manner and provided you have a good attitude someone will pick up on your desire to learn and might show you a thing or too. exposure to as many people as possible is a great way to develop your own methods and ideas on keeping and handling.
    Observation is a great tool.
     
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    i always wanted to be one of those people who milked snakes for antivenoms always thought it would be an awesome job :)

    Cathy
     
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    Not negative. Honest.
    It's not very cool to get a phone call from a friend saying that they are in hospital from a snake bite.

    I suggest you go herping with someone experienced and and find some venomous snakes, particular black snakes and whip snakes.

    I'd also suggest you do at Elapidaie1 suggest and join a society and ask someone to help you personally.
    Someone who has little to no experience with venomous snakes should steer away from courses IMO.
    Death trap.
     
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    Im really hoping I read that wrong and you arnt comparing tiapans and adders in the same difficulty lol
     
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    negative? may be.. but i just said what came to mind. better then sitting here telling him/her to go straight from a spotted to a ven. thats asking for trouble.

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    seeing some of the f**ls that are into the herp world today, wouldnt suprise me the slightest..
     
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    If you are in Queensland the minimum age requirement to do a venomous snake handling course is 18 years old.
     
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    Mmmk, and who told him to go from a spotted to a ven?

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    Has the title of this thread and the original question changed or am I imagining? Pretty sure it was how old to get a ven, not do a course?
     
  17. -Peter

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    I know someone who had the same desire and guess what, he does.
     
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    cleans toilets? lol

    Cathy
     
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    Ok thank you every one. I Don't want to get a venomous snake. I was just seeing how old you have to be to get a venomous snake handling course. As i like to help out animals and want to go down the path. When i'm older i wanna try work at a zoo something like that. Since i was a little i always loved animals.
     
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    his worded it badly in his first post and thread title , post 6 is what he really means , he just wants to remove them which i personally wouldn't even consider until you can identify all of the snakes found in your region and have experience handling dangerous vens
     
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