Reptile Lovers Live With 80 Snakes

Reptile Lovers Live With 80 Snakes


SIOUXSIE: For some strange reason the neighbours don’t pop around for cuppas, do they? COMM: Siouxsie and Simon are obsessed with snakes, lizards and spiders. They run and
live in a sanctuary in Dunstable, Bedfordshire that houses hundreds of species that would
make most people’s skin crawl. SIMON: I think we are around 80 plus minus snakes. So, it’s quite a lot. We have several venomous snakes here at the moment, including Western Diamondback rattlesnakes, we’ve got three
of those. We’ve got two reticulated pythons in here – one’s about 12-14 feet and the
other one’s probably about 10 feet in length. So they are both quite big. If it manages
to get round you and starts constricting you, the chances of you getting it off yourself
are quite slim. COMM: Among their daily chores is the daunting process of cleaning out the many reptile tanks. SIMON: All right. Watch out. I don’t want to grab the head of it if I don’t have to.
Okay, now I do, okay here we go. All right. You got it? SIMON: There we go. That’s what can happen. Missed me. Ready? In you go. Defence mechanism,
if she feels threatened ‘cause we have to grab her, if we don’t grab her head, she
can turn around, bite you in the face, then you’re in real trouble. Because of that
she just emptied a whole bodily system all over the place. SIMON: One of the chores I’ve got to do now is actually giving injection to a Nile
Monitor. He is quite a powerful animal. It takes two of us to deal with it. He can whip
you his tail, he can bite you. I basically found out he had a bit of an infection somewhere
inside him, so every day we have to come in here and give this thing an injection, which sounds easier than it is, they’re quite a handful. SIMON: He’s off! Yeah. Watch out, right? Got it? Don’t let it bite you. Okay, got him? Wait
a sec. Okay, hold on, goes in very slow, very thick stuff this. Three quarters down. Okay,
done. No, no, no, that way! That way! SIOUXSIE: Biting, biting, biting, look at that! Done. SIMON: If you get bitten by a venomous snake, your life is in danger. Most of the time people
don’t die from venomous snakes’ bites, but you could end up in really big trouble,
like say you might lose a hand, a finger, an arm. They can be quite dangerous. You have
aggressive 20 foot snake, it’s no handling on your own, not safely anyway. COMM: Feeding that many reptiles is a big job. Defrosting the frozen rats is the first step. SIOUXSIE: So we’re gonna feed our resident rattlesnake here. Obviously you’ve gotta
be very careful. They do have venom, so you do not want to get venom in you. It’s a
hospital job. SIOUXSIE: So she has a bit of venom into it. She doesn’t need to constrict it. She’s
still feeling a bit cross with us, so I think she’s concentrating on us, not food item
right now. COMM: Though a rare occurrence, snake bites are a painful reminder of the pitfalls of
looking after venomous reptiles. SIMON: I’ve been bitten before. I was bitten by a copperhead, actually twice. My arm swelled
up to the size of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. It started to get black. The pain is like
putting your hand or arm into boiling water or fire. COMM: Safety is a top priority for the pair. SIMON: We’ve got protective gloves which can withstand a snake bite. Every door is
double locked and the cage is obviously locked as well. We do have neighbours here. There
are six houses or so on the left side of the building and on the other side is a golf course.
They know there’s snakes here. COMM: But the couple has a serious message for visitors to the sanctuary. Especially
inexperienced would-be owners of exotic animals. SIMON: We try to educate people about the snakes and why the snakes are here. You know,
people see a nice cute little snake in a pet shop, something that might only be a few inches
long, and potentially can get 18+ feet. SIOUXSIE: Having visitors here at the Secret Sanctuary as well, we try to sort of change
people’s attitude, how they feel about snakes. People think they are horrible, slimy, disgusting.
So hopefully by coming here they see how amazing they are, how beautiful they are. COMM: And the couple’s animal ambitions don’t end with reptiles and spiders. SIOUXSIE: I think if we were, there were no limits, no licensing, no worries about space,
we’d end up having elephants and probably a giraffe’s head coming through the window.
SIMON: I’d love to get a gorilla. It’s not just snakes we are into, or reptiles rather,
it’s anything, you know. We’ll always have animals around us, that’s for sure.

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    anna christine

    As a paramedic when I looked after a man who had an allergic reaction from a bee sting for the first time he said “ WOW! This is way worse than when I get bitten by a rattle snake. “ I asked if that happens often and he said he’s had them as pets since a kid and he’s so acclimated to the venom that he just gets a headache usually.

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    Opie_DaDerpy

    4:42 Remember That Tokyo ghoul scene when that bug comes out of kaneki’s ear? Well this is him, feel old yet?

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    Teresa Weaver

    Its really too bad that their lust for attention results in the imprisonment of beautiful creatures who should be living in their natural habitat. Could be worse I suppose; at least they seem to avoid children…so there's that.

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    FOOTBALL CHUNKS MALAYALAM

    Watch vava suresh from india he even catches the most dangerous abd venemois snakes with hand not with anu saftey equipements not like snakes in the city

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    Sara G

    Do y’all just watch these videos to criticize? Every video that I have seen on this channel has so much criticism and hate in the comment section. I guess no one should have a pet or a best friend that is a pet because no one lives up to your standards on how to care for one. Everyone deserves to love an animal.

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    Muna osotule

    I love Simon and suxsie and you will to if you watch snakes in the city on Nat Geo wild☺️

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    mondli mhlongo

    I would get out of this house as soon as I hear there are snakes. I don't wanna love snakes and I don't want to not be a fraid of snakes. I'm fine the way that I am. I don't want them in my life

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    Dustin Cole

    These people suck… the way they approach their animals is way too aggressive and makes their reptiles aggressive and defensive

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    a idiot's guide to something stupid

    Just got first ball python my dad has 20 something looking to get 100ds i have has other types of snakes my new ball is in a 50 gallon he's a spoiled baby

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    Mike Hunt

    4:17……please somebody tell me what kind of snake that is? Olive python? Scrub python??? I must know

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    Heidy Hernandez

    I love reptiles and animals but I don’t know if you’re in California near Bellflower or Norwalk but it was a shot

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    richard cook

    This is just freaking crazy. Why in the hell would anybody have 80 snakes in the freaking house?? And what Happens if something happened to the couple. You got 80 snakes in the house is just asking for trouble

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    Elizabeth Kurian

    These people are nuts.Eww all those snakes and creepy crawling things.Yuck that snake pooped all over the place 🤮

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    Kenzie Nicole

    I was so excited to watch this episode and then I saw how they handled the retic and monitor. You can’t just jump in the cage and expect it to be ok with that. You need to be calm and slow with them. They don’t just automatically not fear humans. It takes time and showing them that they have no reason to fear you. That snake did not show any signs of aggression yet, they still grabbed it by the head. And as for the monitor you jumped into its territory with very minimal warning. maybe if they brought it out, hung out with it, made it comfortable with their presence, it wouldn’t have tried to bite or fight! Because it understands that you are helping it. Coming from someone who has had to give an 8.5 ft (35lb) snake an injection, I know that it could have done so much better. So disappointed with these people and they should have their animals taken away if that is how they are going to be treating them!

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    Jessica Singleton

    Are they the guys that did a show called snakes in the city about snake catching in South Africa?

    Just wondering

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    Athan Burnett

    When the sanke musked I had to pause the video and vomit in the sink. Plus i was eating my lunch.😬😬😬

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    Mia michaels-scott

    everyone talking about the spider staying the hell away from them me:so,when is someone gonna talk about the GIANT milipide thing that the guy had on his head?! (Don't know the name of it tbh but that thing freaked me out more than the spider and I have a phobia of spiders).

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    Juman B

    The intro scared me 😑
    I admire them because I fear snakes and spiders… I try to watch documentaries to let go of my fear but I can’t.
    Honestly, aren’t they scared one day the snakes will feed on them? Like… I don’t know. I keep looking away from the screen because of all of the hissing.

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    Breanna Tayrien

    Omg i love snakes so much i am hoping to get some when i get my own place and i have a question what do you know about the ones in the pet shops. Bc i trust you guys you look like pros

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