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Old 11-09-2017, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A famous snake wrangler is fighting for his life after his pet inland taipan, widely regarded as the world’s most venomous snake, bit him.

Nathan Chetcuti, a 19-year-old handler from Brisbane, Australia, was attempting to put his new pet back in its enclosure Sunday afternoon when it struck him.

Teen herpetologist fights for life after snakebite | New York Post
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Well, he took his chances keeping and handling venomous snakes. As long as he was responsible about it the choice was his to make.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:25 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Sounds like 1st time he handled a Deadly snake. Parents approved! Sheesh
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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sure hope he is going to be ok?
Anyone hear anything?
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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More pictures of this teen.

Teen snake catcher fighting for life after being attacked by world

https://thewest.com.au/news/australi...-ng-b88651829z
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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It does sound like he had no experience with venomous critters, let alone the license to actually keep a snake like this. He not a pro. Maybe better than the average 19 yo, but far from a serious pro. This would seem to be obvious since he DID get bit, by a snake that it take a lot to get bitten by. If properly handled, apparently they aren't that dangerous, just highly venomous and care need be taken.


Somehow he managed to **** off the critter. I would assume his experience level has been boosted.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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First off, most venomous snakes are very hard to keep alive. Secondly, by keeping them, you endanger your family and neighbors. Bad idea. There are dozens of harmless reptiles that make much better pets. Stick to iguanas, kid.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I have to quibble with the title "herpetologist". Sure the kid was a reptile enthusiast, but herpetologist implies he had a degree and formal training. He did not.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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I have to quibble with the title "herpetologist". Sure the kid was a reptile enthusiast, but herpetologist implies he had a degree and formal training. He did not.
i agree. a snake hobbyist ≠ herpetologist.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Here and now.
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I hope he will be okay, but I agree with those who say he had no business owning that snake. There are plenty of lovely serpents that make good pets. The whole story reeks of over-confidence and an unhealthy desire to impress others by owning a potentially deadly animal.
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