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Babysitting Gila Monster Mom

zorro
06-25-2014, 04:43 PM
A friend asked me to watch her while he went away for the weekend cause she was expecting. Here are a few pics of her, she only had 2 eggs.
John
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/cornsnake50/DSC_0520_zpsf63ce006.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/cornsnake50/DSC_0523_zpsb9fcbdee.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/cornsnake50/DSC_0525_zps8a39a5ec.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/cornsnake50/DSC_0526_zps252f0edd.jpg

Chip
06-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Nice! I've been on the fence about getting into those for a decade.

TyeW
06-25-2014, 06:02 PM
I love Gila's!! You are so lucky to work with them, even if just for a short time.

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Nanci
06-25-2014, 06:39 PM
How many eggs do they usually have? I would demand to incubate them!! Can you even imagine the babies???

zorro
06-25-2014, 07:43 PM
How many eggs do they usually have? I would demand to incubate them!! Can you even imagine the babies???

I guess it takes about 5 months to hatch, I thought I had to wait along for corns and kings! I am going to have to look up Gila's to see how cute the babies are.
John

hypnoctopus
06-25-2014, 07:46 PM
That's really neat. I've heard that they're actually pretty docile, despite being a venomous lizard.

Chip
06-25-2014, 09:05 PM
I have a friend who was bitten, and he said he was in so much pain he wanted the ER to amputate his hand! But yeah, gilas and beadeds always seem pretty laid back... Actually, I think I know two people who have been bitten by gilas -one of which will die of snake bite in the next 10 years if I had to bet on it. I won't mention his full name, but I'll remember to post "Walter has died," if it happens. He's been bitten by venomous snakes three times since I've known him -twice by coral snakes, and then by a cobra which cost him his collection.

Nanci
06-26-2014, 05:46 AM
I wonder if your friend that got bitten is my friend who got bitten. He posted about it here, but I've never been able to find it again.

HerpsOfNM
06-26-2014, 08:06 AM
I guess it takes about 5 months to hatch, I thought I had to wait along for corns and kings! I am going to have to look up Gila's to see how cute the babies are.
John

http://web.nmsu.edu/~cnewsom/LaborDayWeekend-2003/LaborDayWeekend-14.jpg

There's a start for ya. My first field herped gila. I've seen 3 so far, all from NM.

Chip
06-26-2014, 10:43 AM
SO cute!

I wonder if your friend that got bitten is my friend who got bitten. He posted about it here, but I've never been able to find it again.

If he was from NC, likely so. I don't know of either of these folks being on message boards or social media, but first names are Dennis and Walter.

Nanci
06-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Not my friend :-)

One needs a venomous permit to keep these in Florida. Which means the 1000 hours of working with them, and a home inspection.

zorro
06-26-2014, 11:43 AM
SO cute!



If he was from NC, likely so. I don't know of either of these folks being on message boards or social media, but first names are Dennis and Walter.

I know a breeder that went to intensive care for a Gila bite (in the wild), although this was a long time ago it stays fresh in his memory to this day. It almost killed him. I have been told that Gila's have to "work up" the poison in their saliva when they get agitated and in captivity they have more of a "dry bite" with less. Just what I have been told.
John