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Giger the poster child by ZombieHun Giger the poster child by ZombieHun
This is Giger, my new Mexican Black king. He is particularly special to my collection because he is the symbol of me conquering my fear of snakes. The black snake was what I feared the most and even when i first got into snake ownership, I was still afraid of black snakes but that was short lived. My Florida King eased me into dark snakes and that led me to finally want to bring home my own Mexican Black King.
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
He is so gorgeous. Reminds me of my blackheaded python. Quite nerving having black snakes when you first start out. I know I was nervous. Now I have two and love them.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D yay for black snakes
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love snakes. I was talking about them with one guy once and he totally FREAKED OUT. He can't stand them, and I was totally confused. They're so cool! The way they wrap around you, the way they move like water, they're jsut so cool!
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terezigrell Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
there so pretty
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dracohalo117 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Awesome
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Shadows-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why scared of black snakes? Just curious.
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:iconzombiehun:
ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont know. why is anybody afraid of anything? :shrug: its just mysterious like that
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Shadows-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Huh. Well, if you're going to have something, or do anything, might as well be original :)
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Giger is one of the most sweet snakes i own. i only own two butts...well, one known butt, the other probably just isn't used to me yet because I just got him recently (my hognose) so i'm taking things very slowly with him ^_^


do you own snakes?
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Shadows-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I used to. I grew up with a ball python, he was HUGE!

And then had a red tailed boa, another ball python, and two bull snakes, Connie and Nasty. Nasty was a piece of work, but the rest of them "wouldn't hurt a fly." I love snakes, been bitten a few times, but none too bad.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, i have three balls now! so those'll be my huge snakes! lol. i'm very glad I didn't get over eager and bring home another large breed of snake when I was at the reptile expos beyond the albino ball i had on my shopping list ^_^ because I had to remember that they do get big lol
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Shadows-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha oh yes! That they do! Love the pythons and boas for being so BIG!

If I could, I'd have an anaconda :)

Resisting buying snakes is like resisting buying chocolate.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man, Anaconda? I always see at least one wherever theres a reptile distributor. its usually not for sale. Anacondas are very pretty, however I'm not into those large animals.

I do love snakes, I love lots of pets but I am more on the conservative side when it comes to large snake, tiger, bear etc ownership. If that makes any sense.

why can't you have a snake now? in school?
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candyponi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow he's a biggy o:
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hes a cutie!!!
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lRuika Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute! :3
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Awww, he just looks like he wants to say "Helloo!". c:
I'm glad to hear you were able to get over your fear of snakes. Now it sounds like you have alot of love and respect for them. Now if only I could get over my fear of spiders....
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'll probably never get over my fear of spiders....and you know what, i'm okay with that! lol. I don't find them too terribly fascinating.
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I know what you mean, I don't want to be freaked out about them, and some are pretty neat. But, none are cool enough for me to love them all and not have to urge to squish one when I see one.
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silverphoenix07 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEEEET~ So beautiful!!
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future-girl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness he's absolutely gorgeous! <3
And congrats on conquering your fear, that must be quite the feat!
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MeoAgcat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is pretty. ^.^
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just regal. a truly beautiful snake.
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zinth-vien Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
rmrgrd so cute! D: I love his belly.
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BrittBrattStudios Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
i love snakes but at the same time i've never held a live one cause i've always been affraid of getting bitten if only i could get over that fear then i'd be ok lol... that an cause i have a blood dis- order...
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you not clot? or do you get infections too easily
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BrittBrattStudios Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
my blood doesn't clot like it should its usually very thin i have the blood disorder ITP it effects my blood platelet count and when extremely low it can cause me to become deathly ill an bruise easily if you look up ITP there is no cure for it an its not contagious you have to be born with it or have someone in your family who has had it... um but i have a rare form of ITP usually people who have ITP get or have some sort of cancer but a small percentage has just the blood disorder its self... it can sometimes effect a women's menstrual cycle or even when giving birth...
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if you are seriously loving snakes and are afraid of being bitten, then you must 1. know that all animals bite so just keep that in mind and 2. get one that doesn't get large like boas and pythons. And when it does bite, its not a disaster. The bigger they are, the meaner the bite however.

get a hatch ling corn,king, milk or even get a baby ball python. The ball pythons natural demeanor is very very docile and they're easier to warm up to. Corns and kings and milks aren't nippy, but they get nervous easily.

If you start out little, you too grow with them ^_^

steer clear of boas in general and steer clear of pythons that are not ball pythons. Other boas and pythons either get very large and/or tempermental.
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BrittBrattStudios Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
ty for the advice an sorry it took so long to type back i just got back from my dads... but you where right my dad almost ran over an eastern garter snake in our back yard he was very small and because the ones here arnt poison these are harmless i picked it up an it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be i just kept calm an it was fine an after a few mins of holding it i felt comfortable and not so nervous maybe now i could get used to other types... they eat bugs and small frogs an stuff out our yard all the time an so i put it in a open lid bucket an fed it a few small frogs and when it was done i released it back out into the woods... i think if i keep takein small steps an holding the smaller ones i will be ok...
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at least you were able to pick up a snake, i couldn't. the funny thing is i wasn't always afraid of snakes. when I was 14 my mother had a rat snake that she tamed and i was so fascinated by it she let me hold it and pet it and enjoy it for hours. it wasn't until i got the smell of raccoon on my sweatshirt did it decide to bite my sleeve (not me, but my sleeve). This was after i picked it up to hold it later that day. I didn't freak out or anything, but something turned a switch in my head that magically made me afraid from then on out.i just don't get it :shrug: I couldn't pick up a snake by myself until I brought home my first snake and even then I literally had to psych myself out to do it! lol. oh lordy.

but yeah, start out small and you'll be fine :)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's beautiful. Congratulations!
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Draenian Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I want one now. I didn't think I'd be interested in a King again but this one, I am totally getting. I am envious, he is absolutely gorgeous! How much did you pay for him? I know you got him at the show which is usually much cheaper, but it's just out of curiosity lol.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
50 for him
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Draenian Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's pretty good! Hmmm, I'll have to look at the reptile list at work and see what he would be if he's available lol
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, theres a reptile show coming in April in Renton WA. you should try to come down and make it!
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Draenian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo! That would be fun! I'll see what I can do! I want to finally try and visit you lol
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my albino was only 275. every other vendor was selling the female albinos for over 100 dollars more!
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Draenian Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow that's pretty good! Gotta love shows, they're so much cheaper lol
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Kyphrin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Very awesome looking ^^
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Darrak95 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconadorableplz: He's just adorable!
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BeastVoodoo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
What a beautiful snake... and I really love his name. :D I hope and suppose it's inspired by a certain mr. H.R. Giger? :>
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
Wow beautiful !
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Jahpan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
collection"" is he alive? or stuffed?
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hes alive o_o
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Jahpan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
when you said collection i thought it meant like people on here do collect stuffed stuffed animals
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FaunGrae Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would definitely consider my fear conquered if I ever held a King! My goodness! He is absolutely lovely.
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megpressley Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
He's beautiful.
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Stalc Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face on him is adorable look at those eyes T_T I found a baby California king snake in my house. I can't wait to see him grow up.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you found one? congrats! thats such good luck too!
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