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Old 06-04-2008, 10:50 AM
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My 3.5ft Costa Rican BCC has had her first taste of my blood last week. Tagged me straight full on in the mush, big shock as she's been a beautifully behaved girl.

Now she's laid seige to her viv, you can put your hand in but she ain't gonna let you take it back without a fight.

Went to clean her out today, not a happy bunny so I gave that one up.

Must be that time of the month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So has anyone got a mask like HANNIBAL LECTER I could borrow?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:30 AM
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That doesn't sound fun!
Our Crawl Cay can be snappy but only when you get her out. Sounds as though yours is being very defensive about something. Has anything changed in her viv or routine recently?

If you do get a Hanibal mask, we def need pics lol.

Hope she calms down again soon
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:37 AM
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Can BCC's be terratorial?

Sounds like she is defending her "space".

If this is what she is doing you have to carry on regardless and handle her otherwise she will know this is a way of getting rid of you and do it everytime you go in the viv.

Wear gloves and get her out as often as poss(without distressing her).
She will soon learn that the hand that comes into the viv isn't an enemy.
Had to do something similar with my burm.
\the stroppy cow would rear up and strike, used her snake bag over my hand to get her out and after a week or so I can now get her out without the use of hand protection.

Keep us updated on how you get on.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:42 AM
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simple solution buy a hook
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:55 AM
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dont be a pussy n just take the bite lololololololololol

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:02 PM
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Ye id buy a snake hook. Try get her out with that and lay her down somewhere, then she may not be so defencive as shes not in her teritory.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:27 PM
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Got the hook, got the gloves!!!!!!!!!!!

To answer all, yes new viv, she has it to herself now where before she had a friend, it is terratory she's defending and the new surroundings.

Found hannibal mask on ebay, should be wednesday so I'll send photo's if she'll wear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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