Every person who dreams of taming a snake often asks himself the same question: is it possible for me to tame a snake?
So what do people mean by the word "tame"? First of all, this is affection, the ability to unmistakably distinguish your master among thousands of other people, the ability to yearn or miss when the owner is not nearby, joy and delight at the sight of the owner, and so on.
If we take into account all these definitions of taming, then the answer to the first question posed is only one: "No, it is impossible to tame a snake."
Then the following question arises: how do snake tamers and fakirs in the circus cope with poisonous snakes, why do they listen to them?
Every person who knows how to treat her correctly can make a snake obey (not literally, of course), so if you want to get your own snake at home and become a famous trainer, you need to clarify some points in this dangerous hobby.
First, you need to remember that not every snake can be fearlessly picked up. To demonstrate to the public that they are not afraid of snakes and can easily pick them up, tamers usually perform simple operations to remove toxic teeth, and sometimes poisonous glands are removed along with poisonous teeth. Having done this, according to environmentalists, fanaticism with a snake, "tamer" gets the opportunity to demonstrate to everyone that he tamed the snake.
There are times when the poisonous glands are removed unprofessionally, and in the case when the snake still decides to bite the tormentor, you will have to pull your hand away very quickly, because the smallest drop of poison will be enough to poison a person.
Then a terrible thing was invented by man - with the help of an ordinary needle, the jaws of a snake are sewn together. Nothing is visible from the outside, the snake has the ability to hiss and protrude its tongue, but it does not have the ability to bite. Such snakes die very painfully from starvation.
But there is another option that tamers resort to, who play snakes on a special pipe, and the snake sways in time with the movements.
The training takes place in this way: the snake is beaten by this pipe and forced to stand in a stance every time until it stops throwing itself at the pipe and just stands in the rack and monitors the movements of the pipe. Then the snake is ready for performances.
However, it should be said that specialists in serpentariums have long noticed that from one species of snakes there can be those that simply do not want to bite. In order to take poison from them, they need to forcefully open their mouths. According to serpentarium workers, such snakes can be fearlessly picked up, they do not want to bite and will not bite.
But this is not all that you need to know in this case. When the snake creeps on the hand of the tamer, she doesn’t want to bite and just crawls, but at any moment something can frighten her, some kind of change in the situation, and the situation can change. To avoid this, it is worth remembering two tricks: not to give free crawling and constantly distract from this, and it is also important to constantly remove the bends of the body of the snake, preventing it from gaining a foothold on the arm.
There are such snakes that love to bite inanimate objects, so this is their peculiarity that must be constantly remembered and always alert.
So still, I wonder if there are hand snakes or is it all an illusion set up by skillful fakirs?
There are times when the snake gets used to it, that a person will not do harm to her and she just disappears desire to bite. Especially if such an addiction comes from the very childhood of the snake, so to speak, from the very first days. However, not everything is as easy as it seems at first glance. Sometimes it happens that the smaller the snake, the more violently it bites, because it has to protect itself, and the big snake already has the ability to scare everyone with its own look and therefore does not feel the need to bite.
And already very rarely, not all the same, eyewitness accounts come across that the snake, under the influence of any circumstances (for example, wounds), did not show any signs of aggression and really, if one may call it that, was almost manual. She could be picked up, she was taking food from her hands, but it was all based on conditioned reflexes, as scientists have long proved that the snake is not inherent in mental reality and cannot recognize what it is doing. But since such precedents happened, then there is hope that this can happen again.
Referring to the above, it is safe to tell everyone who wants to purchase and tame a snake that there is not a single person who has worked with snakes and has not been bitten. No one is safe from mistakes and mistakes. But if you are ready to take a chance, the very first thing to do is to study the habits and characteristics of snakes, and then who knows, even the impossible will become possible.