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This Guy Said Boas Don't Have Teeth.

Discussion in 'Boas *General*' started by reptile_kid, May 17, 2009.

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  1. reptile_kid

    reptile_kid Elite Member

    He said boas don't have teeth,and all they have is gums.:DHe actually argued with me me about it,and he knows nothing about reptiles.He would know if he ever got bit.
  2. snake77

    snake77 Member

    Ask him if they don't have teeth how do they pull the prey in into their mouth.
  3. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Wow, I hope he wasn't working at a pet shop.
  4. reptile_kid

    reptile_kid Elite Member

    I did and that's when he said they use their gums. Gladly he doesn't work at a petstore.
  5. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    Don't they pull them in with their sticky tongue? They are related to frogs right?

  6. agama3000

    agama3000 Elite Member

    I know that poisonous snakes use their teeth to pull prey in, but I am not sure with the boas. I am 100% that boas have teeth though.
  7. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Clearly the person was mistaken. I can say with 100% certainty that my boa has teeth. Those teeth can even draw blood when they bite. lol My neighbor can verify that. ;)
  8. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    All snakes have teeth, they wouldn`t be able to hold onto and swallow anything if they didn`t!! I`m guessing he wasn`t an expert??
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And he OBVIOUSLY slept thru his science class!
  10. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    You`re presuming he went to school, Merlin!!??? :D
  11. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    :eek: I didn't know snakes didn't have ears. :eek:
  12. 1melissa3

    1melissa3 Elite Member

    Ha, ha, ha. I got a good laugh with this one. I would have been one to "believe" him, a few years ago. . . :) I know, it's a blonde thing. . .
  13. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Are you blonde, Kendalle? You`re not related to Katt by any chance? :p
  14. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    No, and I never had a snake either.
  15. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Tell the guy that boas absolutely do have teeth- I have one that I have kept from when my large boa Cayenne bit my hand. It is definitely a tooth and NOT a piece of her gum. If need be I can post a picture of it if he wants to see it to believe it!
  16. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

  17. wgnelson

    wgnelson Elite Member

    When I was just a kid, catching snakes in the 'field', I got 'tagged' by Garter snakes all the time, and from the Water Snakes in Beaver pond, and Kelleher's pond. All the bites drew blood, and it wasn't from snake 'gums'!
  18. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Not much point in putting a photo of the tooth up David, he may think it`s a tortoise tooth or something. Do you have a photo of the snake actually biting your hand, even I would believe it then!? ;)
  19. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Sorry, I didn't have a camera onhand at the time...(smacking head in frustration), I just don't have the timing for photo opportunities. If you like I can try to get a photo of her with her mouth open possibly some of the teeth would be visible. I could also take pics of the next bite I get(afterwards of course).
  20. TheRoachRanch

    TheRoachRanch Elite Member

    Boa's don't chew gum!! Oh wait a second I misread... BTW did the guy have huge dark wrap around sunglasses, a cane, and was a he walking his dog named "seeing eye dog". If so I just saw the SAME guy sitting on a park bench. I will go back down there and give him a piece of my mind for you right away!

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