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Kevwat87
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 Bites

has anyone ever been bitten by a caiman?? if so do you have any pics you can post, i have seen bites from large croc monitors and water, just wondering what a caiman could do, well i know what it could do but i just want to see it ,



11/06/05  04:39pm

 #714758


Exoticx
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  Message To: Kevwat87   In reference to Message Id: 533635


 Bites

why do you really want to see? do you own one? i have been bitten but only by smaller specimens...still bleed alot!! two types of bites , swiping slice, and clamp-on. i dont like either and prefer never to see them..



03/29/06  01:19am

 #715118


Razeraze
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  Message To: Exoticx   In reference to Message Id: 714758


 Bites

it is good to see what animals are capable of doing before considering ownership. if i showed you a pic of a guy who lost his hand to a cayman you would think twice before getting one.



03/29/06  12:28pm

 #715169


Exoticx
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  Message To: Razeraze   In reference to Message Id: 715118


 Bites

who doesnt know what crocs are capable of? if someone actually needs to see a photo to show them they probably arent ready anyhow..



03/29/06  01:17pm

 #715194


Razeraze
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  Message To: Exoticx   In reference to Message Id: 715169


 Bites

they think smaller less agressive less dangerous.

i did not realize how strong my water monitor bit until i got bit. teeth structure also is a big key in damage. unfortuanately know bite tests have been done on monitors.

with cayman and alligators the smaller the less force. a 12 foot alligator bit down with 2900 psi while a 15 foot salt water bit down with 3900lbs
who knows what a cayman is capable of or a komodo dragon for that matter.

showing is always better than telling especially when dealing with kids and pets.

those were from a 3-4 foot water monitor.



03/29/06  01:36pm

 #2006027


BrookeBrat
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  Message To: Kevwat87   In reference to Message Id: 533635


 Bites

i have had my dwarf caiman about 4 months now and she is still a baby. i had her bite me to see what it was like and thought that i should get bit now better than later when it will be wayy worse. it was nothing. i’m a big baby too and she just left a little scratch on my skin. she has also nipped me while handling her but because i have my fingers holding her so i cant get bit she just got me with the side of her mouth and just left a scratch on my thumbnail. hope this helps. i googled an image search for the bites and just came across one. i’m sure you will find it if you do an image search. there were 6 external stitches and i think 3 internal ones from a 3 foot caiman.



05/16/09  09:46pm

 #2007280


Denial9945
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  Message To: BrookeBrat   In reference to Message Id: 2006027


 Bites

I was bitten about 4 years ago on the fingers.
This is from the day after



Here she is. She wasnt in a good mood that day



05/18/09  09:00pm

 #2007282


Denial9945
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 2007280


 Bites



05/18/09  09:00pm

 #2102887


Mybigsnake
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  Message To: Denial9945   In reference to Message Id: 2007282


 Bites

i have a buddy that owns one and we were at his apartment the one night, and after a few "pops" he brought her out and she clamped onto his upper lip and nose....they can def cause damage



12/09/09  02:09am

 #2123705


ScrubLizard
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  Message To: Mybigsnake   In reference to Message Id: 2102887


 Bites

why would you ever get bit, just secure their mouths closed

problem solved



02/15/10  07:32pm


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