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    A while ago I started a thread about weird, strange or funny comments heard at an expo (ex: "If I cross that gecko with a bat, would I get a dragon?"... No lie, someone asked me that once!) Yesterday I got another comment for the archives:

    Woman: "Do they *unintelligible*?
    Me: "I'm sorry?"
    Woman: "Do they pee?"
    Me: "Um... yes?"
    Woman: "The paper towel is all wet..."
    Me (in my internal voice): "Yes, these geckos have fire hoses for penises and they soak the paper towel and the sides of the deli cup. I regularly stick little funnels in their mouths and force gallons of water into them, and also have them on prescription diuretics so they lose the water weight."
    Me (The outside voice): "Uhhhh.... I sprayed them for humidity and drinking purposes.
    Woman walks away without reply.

    I LOVE expos!

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    What in the heck................strange indeed!
    If I hear one more crack about car insurance at shows Ill go postal.

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    Can I hold this gecko..... Can I hold this one...... What about this one..... Oh this on is cute can I hold it...... OH MY this one is so rough, can you let me hold a softer one.......
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    "Do people really pay that much for something they're just going to eat?"
    "EEEW, you EAT those?!"
    "How do you cook them?"
    Etc, etc...

    You wouldn't believe how many times I've gotten similar comments due to my name. Maybe it's due to only having done shows in the south east, but come on people!

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    ah hahaha! that is priceless ...cookreptiles...
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    Good thing you didn't marry someone named "Squisher"

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    Sale concerning poison dart frogs:

    Are they venomous?

    No. They are poisonous from what they eat in the wild, so in captivity they are non-toxic. Its poison secrets from their skin, so they are poisonous not venomous as venom has to be injected. In captivity we feed fruit flies and termites.

    So can I get high from licking them?

    No, but you get ill.

    So what the point in keeping them?

    They make a nice terrarium species.

    Well, I can't get high off them, so they are pretty much useless. What toads can I buy to get high off of.

    I end the conversation.

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    I hadn't gotten these questions at a convention, but at a pet store. In my opinion, it's just as bad. :P

    (about crested gecko species) "aren't they poisonous?"
    "Do I have to feed them mice?"
    "Can I keep them with my ball python?"
    "Will they be okay with an iguana?" (yes, I seriously got this question before.)

    (about ball pythons) "Can't these eat children once they're full grown?"

    (about Savannah monitors) "That life span on your care card is so off! Mine only lived for 2 years and got about a foot!"
    They argued with me for a while after that, I was mentioning temperature, UV, how and what you feed it, etc. They only fed it leftover food, I shit you not. Even burger king, but about once every two weeks or when they felt like watching it aggressively eat.

    Last one would be if I know where they can buy a cobra. Sadly enough, last I checked there were some laws in Oregon that allows you to get a few without a license, but I don't know about anybody 'hurduurrr' enough to come to a pet store and expect to find one.

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    Mine's got nothing to do with reptiles, but I got asked if my dog was 'onenna dem blind dawgs' 'no, she can see just fine.' and they walked away, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookreptiles View Post
    "Do people really pay that much for something they're just going to eat?"
    "EEEW, you EAT those?!"
    "How do you cook them?"
    Etc, etc...

    You wouldn't believe how many times I've gotten similar comments due to my name. Maybe it's due to only having done shows in the south east, but come on people!
    I had on one of your shirts on and an Indian Lady working at a gas station asked me where I got my recapies!
    "The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints - 'the ground's too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does HE get more worms than I do...'".

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