should your neighbor be allowed to have an exotic snake?

@MUNLAKE (159)
United States
November 27, 2006 3:01pm CST
if your neighbors exotic python snake was seen in your backyard. Then, retrieved with the promise of it never getting out again. Is this person responsible enough to have it back?
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10 responses
• United States
28 Nov 06
For me- it would have to depend on how long they have had it and how responsible they are. If they have had it for years and it happened once and they honestly felt bad and promised it wouldn't happen again then I would let it go. Maybe something beyond their control happened and they have done something so that it could not happen again. Now, if they have only had it for weeks or a few months I would be concerned. I might let it go but I would be VERY watchful. If I ever saw it out again I would call the appropriate persons immediately and tell them that these people are not being responsible with the creature. Even if they went out and brought it right back in I would still report them then.
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
28 Nov 06
this is something to think about. maybe something beyond their control did happen.
• United States
29 Nov 06
though, then you might have to worry about something "beyond their control" happening often. I don't mind snakes but i would be a little freaked if my neighbors were allowing it to escape all the time!
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
29 Nov 06
then it would end up being our pet lol mine and my neighbors. pretty soon i would be at the grocery store thinking, and what should i get my little python for dinner? i might have to move if that happened.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Girl with snake - Girl with snake
I have a 4 year old grandbaby that plays in that yard! Are you serious? A python snake only has one time to escape into my yard. With my phobia about snakes, the neighbor just blew it big time. I would be so frightened, I would probably kill that thing without thinking. The one thing I fear most is snakes. Who in the heck owns a poisonous snake for a pet anyway? Those things belong in the wild or a zoo! I have a relative (pictured) that has a pet snake. Needless to say, I don't visit.
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
1 Dec 06
snake away is a good idea, i don't know about the fence idea, but killing it, that is the BEST idea. if it's on your property shouldn't you be allowed?
@jon_gray (259)
• United States
28 Nov 06
um. sure why not? if it happens again, call pest control and get them to take care of it or something
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
29 Nov 06
i think i'll put their number on speed dial thanks
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
27 Nov 06
no, because snakes are wild animals not to be at home like pets.
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
29 Nov 06
i have heard of people taking baby cubs as pets, then they don't know what to do with the cub as it grows to a lion. i do think it is cruel to keep a wild animal caged in a home or apartment. appreciate your thoughts
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
27 Nov 06
i dont care
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
27 Nov 06
appreciate your thoughts
@kutchi (12334)
• Pakistan
27 Nov 06
No...
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
27 Nov 06
i'm glad i find the python before my 3 year old. all they could say is SORRY, but imagine what a pyhton could do to a baby or small pet.
@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
27 Nov 06
I've always thought any wild animal with the potential to harm people should only be housed in zoos, not private homes.
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
27 Nov 06
thank you, i don't want to offend anyone, but if it gets out once, to me that one time could have killed a baby or small animal. housed in zoos for me
@ashutoshgl (1446)
• United States
1 Dec 06
ya it very bad..they should not let it out ...its very dangerous...
• Australia
28 Nov 06
hell yeah as long as it doesnt eat me
• United States
28 Nov 06
For me- it would have to depend on how long they have had it and how responsible they are. If they have had it for years and it happened once and they honestly felt bad and promised it wouldn't happen again then I would let it go. Maybe something beyond their control happened and they have done something so that it could not happen again. Now, if they have only had it for weeks or a few months I would be concerned. I might let it go but I would be VERY watchful. If I ever saw it out again I would call the appropriate persons immediately and tell them that these people are not being responsible with the creature. Even if they went out and brought it right back in I would still report them then.