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Lins51387
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 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

Well, I thought I saw a post on how a person had a Vine Snake, and that it was poisonous. And today at our Pet Shop they had Vine Snakes, and I was wondering if they were poisonous?



06/12/10  03:26am

 #2155524


Pythonking
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  Message To: Lins51387   In reference to Message Id: 2155108


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

Venomous actually. No such thing as a poisonous snake. Yes they are but only to the extent of mild swelling sorta of like a bee sting. Unless your allergic then its way diffrent dont know about killing you but it would be alot worse.



06/13/10  09:58pm

 #2155611


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  Message To: Pythonking   In reference to Message Id: 2155524


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

Technically speaking all venoms are poisons, but not all poisons are venoms. Poisons may be introduced via ingestion, inhalation, absorption and injection (the last being the general route of exposure of venom).

There are several species of colubrids (some without fangs and some rear-fanged) commonly called vine snakes from the genera Ahaetella, Cyclophiops Dryophiops, Imantodes, Oxybelis, and Xenoxybelis. Bites from some of the rear-fanged animals may result in local swelling and pain, but are not known to cause any serious injury. These animals are not considered clinically significant. Thelotornis spp. have produced lethal coagulopathies and are a clinically significant species.



06/14/10  09:01am

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Chris H
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  Message To: Flherp   In reference to Message Id: 2155611


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

FLHerp, you have it backwards, you can drink venom and not get sick (although I would not recommend it).

And yes, vine snakes are mildly venomous but it is not something you should be worried about.



06/16/10  11:20am

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  Message To: Chris H   In reference to Message Id: 2156224


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

Technically, poisons may be ingested, inhaled, absorbed and injected (fangs inject venom, or occasionally spray venom and it affects the eyes and skin). All venoms are poisons, but not all poisons are venoms. Calling venom a poison is technically correct, referring to it as venom is more accurate. A venom is a poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, arachnid or insect that is usually delivered via a bite or sting. A venom is a poison that is biological in origin, secreted by some animal, arachnid or insect and delivered via a bite or sting - please note that a venom is simply a subset of the larger group poisons, which may or may not be biological in nature and exposure may be via one of the previously listed routes.



06/16/10  11:41am

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  Message To: Lins51387   In reference to Message Id: 2155108


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

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06/18/10  01:19pm

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Grundisimo
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  Message To: Lins51387   In reference to Message Id: 2155108


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

What city!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?



06/18/10  01:19pm

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  Message To: Grundisimo   In reference to Message Id: 2156706


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

The above statements are accurate, but nobody mentioned there are poisonous snakes that are toxic through ingestion. Rhabdophis secrete toxins in their neck (similar to toads) that would make them poisonous to anything that eats them. Who knows if there are more snakes with similar adaptations....so I would not be so quick to jump on the bandwagon saying "no snake is poisonous." : )



06/24/10  08:53pm

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JEFF QUARLES
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  Message To: SoLA   In reference to Message Id: 2158230


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

I didn’t know that; That is interesting..



06/25/10  04:22pm

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S barefield
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  Message To: Lins51387   In reference to Message Id: 2155108


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

ther rear fanged snake that are venoumouse but i dont think they can kill a human unless your allergic to the venom



07/21/10  12:04pm

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Grundisimo
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  Message To: S barefield   In reference to Message Id: 2164102


 Vine Snakes: Poisonous?

western hognose snakes are rear fanged but they don’t kill you unless you are allergic to their venom



07/30/10  08:22pm

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Joeshmoe
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  Message To: Flherp   In reference to Message Id: 2155611


 How To Take Care of an asian Vine Snakes?

i would like to get an asian vine snake but i dont know much about how to take care of them. i herd that they’re dificult to take care of. but i would still like to get one. can you tell me how to take care of them. like i know the eat small lizard but i dont know much else.



11/20/10  08:17am

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Chondroaddict
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  Message To: Joeshmoe   In reference to Message Id: 2188645


 How To Take Care of an asian Vine Snakes?

They require very high humidity and branches to hang from. A lot of foliage would make it look like a jungle in which they could ’hide’. They are not active, so wouldn’t require much feeding. a small lizard thrown in every 10 days or so should keep them happy. They look great in a group and since they are so thin bodied it’s best to keep several together.



04/07/11  01:52pm

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  Message To: Chondroaddict   In reference to Message Id: 2213402


 How To Take Care of an asian Vine Snakes?

so they only eat lizards or can you feed them baby rodents (pinkies their whole life)



08/30/11  12:58pm

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Kelso reptiles
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  Message To: Junglecarpet81   In reference to Message Id: 2235032


 How To Take Care of an asian Vine Snakes?

well not really some people can get them to eat mice (usally if it is captive) but if it is wild caught then thers a 95% chance that they will only eat lizards



08/31/11  10:54pm


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