Tea / Brillig / Harley /
I got my first snake in 2008, and my knowledge is mostly centered on green tree pythons. If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer and/or direct you to someone more appropriate.
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Oh yeah, time to point out all the non-venomous species/poorly animated snakes and cringe at all the nonsense that runs rampant in this movie.
I saw this movie when it opened with a theater full of people ready to embrace its ridiculousness. Which made it really fun.
But outside of that environment (and now that I have snakes myself) I don’t think I could bring myself to watch it again.
I personally think it’s a horrible idea to bring your reptiles with you in the car. I don’t mean when you have to take them to the vet or move them and you have them in a secured carrier, I mean when you just let them roam in the car while you’re driving and you take ‘cute’ photos of them around the steering wheel, sitting on your dashboard, trying to get out a window, etc.
I think this is a horrible idea for several reasons and I don’t really understand the point of doing it at all? I mean, what are you or the animal really getting out of it?
If you get in an accident and they aren’t in a secured carrier, what do they have to hold onto? Nothing. They’re going flying right into that window or the back of the seat which is most likely going to be a fatal accident. Also, I don’t know about you guys but I would be pretty distracted driving with one of my snakes free roaming the car. I’d be constantly watching him/her and my focus wouldn’t 100% be on the road or my surroundings.
Vehicles are in no way a good environment for a reptile to be in and I personally think they should be left at home in their safe, climate controlled habitats…but that’s my opinion.
What do you think?
Just letting your snake just wander around in the car is a horrible idea.
A week or so ago, a coworker told me that her husband (who works at a car dealership) got a call from a lady who was bringing in her car to try to get a snake removed. Apparently one her kids and a friend were sitting in the car (just in the driveway, not moving) playing with the snake, and it managed to crawl into the dashboard.
The info was being relayed to me by non-snake folks, so I don’t know the species, size of the snake, etc. But the lady drove the car to the dealership, they did some work to take apart the dash, but couldn’t find the snake easily. The labor costs to pull out everything/put in back in was going to be mid-to-high hundreds of dollars, so the lady said forget it. So the snake is still in the car somewhere. No idea if it’s alive or dead at this point, sadly.