Voice contestant holding a corn snake in her home on ACA ???

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  1. kitten_pheonix

    kitten_pheonix Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Idiodic public? I hope you dont take too much offence to this but you are in that group.
    Corn snakes will become the next cane toad if they are not eradicated from Australia.
    We already have a cat issue a fox issue a cane toad issue an Asian house gecko issue a camel issue a horse issue a pig issue. Yet here you are saying that hey whats one more when we already have cats?
    The eco systems in a bad shape as it is and all you can say is whats one more?
    Ill give you a little help with what corn snakes can do, they can multiply competing with food with our natives, they also have an ability to digest at colder temps, so all of our lovely natives currently brumating are now easy snacks for them as they are slow.
    But hey whats one more?

    I appologise for being rude but attitudes like yours are the reason we have so many issues. This oh theres a worse one out there so who cares about this one, all of them need to be delt with the same we cant be lenient on any exotics.
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Can you provide evidence of any Pantherophis/ Elaphe being able to digest at lower temperatures than that of Australian species such as Austrelaps ramsayi.

    i am not saying I disagree that P. guttata could become an issue if they establish (which may already have occurred) but I would rather see based on factual information rather than unlikely heresay.

    cheers
    scott
     
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    Yes I agree that one corn snake poses very little problems. But it is more the fact that it was so publicly broadcast. If the authorities cannot act on a simple case like this then what is the point of reporting other illegal reptile related cases. The laws are there. It is also topical as this is just after a boa was seized in Geelong.

    A Current Affair make a big thing about 'standing up for right' and yet they didn't spend two seconds to think what are the requirements to own such a pet. They were too busy promoting the voice and as such unintentionally promoted the keeping of illegal animals. To then precede and delete some negative comments about the story is a bit rich.

    Also the people within the reptile community that felt the need to post nasty comments on her fb page about her pet being put down, that is completely unnecessary and definitely not doing our hobby a favour.
     
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    there is so much misguided information in your post...
    I was referring to the public that have no idea what a corn snake is...

    please explain because this would be news to a lot of people.

    Habitat destruction is the largest problem that Australian wildlife faces.


    A single cat would do more damage then 1000 corn snake in Australia...

    actually the reason our wildlife is suffering so much is because of ignorant people like you. If you want to help the wildlife stop the habitat destruction...
     
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    I think some might be missing the point here that regardless of an individuals opinion on the issues she still BROKE THE LAW. Whether we agree with them or not is no defence and has no bearing on what the consequence should be.

    I don't think I should have to pay money to park in a parking space but I still do it. Because society would crumble based on my decision? No, Because it's the law.
     
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    Defending the keeping of Corn Snakes and Boa's in this country in one week, well done.
     
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    Hasnt anyone actually called the local fauna department and reported her, or are people just gonna talk about it on a forum and get upset with each other?

    End of the day it is an illegal pet and it needs to be reported to the authoritises, what they choose to do with it is their business but im sure that will be in the news.


    Rick
     
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    Nobody here is debating that corn snakes are/would be worse than cats. That doesn't mean they should be allowed though?

    While we're throwing around accusations of ignorance, what exactly do you think is acceptable about putting further pressure on our natives who, as you say yourself, are already facing habitat loss and feral predation? That's like saying shooting a guy in the foot is okay, hey, it's better than in the head right?
     
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    I called the DECC this morning about it and I don't even live in the state...
     
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    She's been reported several times over now.


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    I think any non-native animal in Australia has the potential to become another cane toad or asian house gecko.

    And while people might complain that this animal is going to "pay the ultimate price", maybe we should be looking at what a good opportunity this is. If handled correctly, the OEH or whoever might be able to use this opporunity to better educate the public. Clearly she does not know this is illegal, and many Voice viewers wouldn't either. It might even be worth finding a zoo for this one, just to make the message less brutal.
     
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    Poor snake. Still you have to blame the scumbags looking to make a buck with the trade of illegal reptiles.
     
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    "Dobbed in".
    Thanks media for sending yet another great message about our hobby.
     
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    That is just appauling and sad :(
     
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    Looks like the busy bodies won out.
     
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