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 #1230333


Dericka
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 Some kid said he had one....

Hi. Iím usually on the mountain horned dragon forum, and when I saw this one, I thought Iíd get on here and see if it was real cuz I didnít think anyone would possibly have a komodo. Looks like I was right thank goodnedd, but let me share this story.
I work at a pet store. one day a few months ago we were out of crickets when this younger boy, probably about 16, maybe 17 years old comes in, and he asks me what else he could feed his lizard since we were out of crickets? I asked of course what kind of lizard he had, to which he repiled that he didnít want to say. I told him I couldnít accuratley tell him an answer if I didnít know what it was, and he said it was... a komodo dragon... I asked him where in the world did he get that, and of course he said that he couldnít say...I was so dumbstruck, both by the fact that this little dude might actually have a komodo dragon as a "pet", and by the fact that he thought it would actually be cool and fine to own one of them. I donít remember what I even told him, I might have said either give it some superworms for now, but i also may have said "let it eat your cat or dog or little sister".
I really hope someone sold him like a nile monitor and told him it was a komodo, obviously that would not neccissarily be a whole lot better than a komodo dragon, especially since the kid didnít know squat about reptiles. I know one can purchase just about any kind of poor, displaced animal nowadays, from a zebra to a tiger to a cobra, I just canít see how that kid, or anyone, would be able to get ahold of a komodo, and I hope I am right in thinking that.



04/01/07  07:32pm

 #1236799


Xfaroutx
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1230333


 Some kid said he had one....

its is almost impossible for zoos to get ahold of one. let alone some kid. they are endangered and extremely dangerous. it IS impossible for a person to have one as a pet.



04/06/07  10:27pm

 #1240290


Dericka
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  Message To: Xfaroutx   In reference to Message Id: 1236799


 Some kid said he had one....

thatís what I thought, but the fact this kid thought he had one and that it was totally okay to have it makes me so angry. He only wants because it sounds cool, he didnít care at all about how to care for it, or probably didnít even stop to consider the implications of owning any sort of extremely large lizard. He shoulnít even be allowed to own an anole until he learns some pet keeping ethics.



04/09/07  11:23pm

 #1303081


JimmyDavid
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1240290


 Some kid said he had one....

Follow my logic: they are endangered therefore they donít let us keep them... they donít let us keep them therefore they will keep being endangered. Get it?



06/02/07  04:01pm

 #1303599


Vicedretard
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  Message To: JimmyDavid   In reference to Message Id: 1303081


 Some kid said he had one....

here in hawaii 5-7 years ago there was a broadcast on our local news that a 6foot komodo was confinscated from someones garage...wether this sixteen year olds parents are dumb enough to let the kid have one or believe his lie that its a monitor of some sort is the question...it is doable to get them...and im in hawaii where most reptiles are illgal so how the dude here got one is beyond me...



06/02/07  11:24pm

 #1305183


Mama42
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  Message To: Vicedretard   In reference to Message Id: 1303599


 Some kid said he had one....

i dont either b/c you cant own 1 anywhere (except zoos of course) in the world is what i heard. they are just too dangerous and what if you get 1 and decide you dont want it anymore.........also, they are protected.



06/04/07  02:01am

 #1322961


Ben Flynn
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  Message To: Mama42   In reference to Message Id: 1305183


 Some kid said he had one....

you can get almost anything with the right amount of money but no the kid doesnt have one.


Ben



06/18/07  09:48am

 #1323662


Mama42
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  Message To: Ben Flynn   In reference to Message Id: 1322961


 Some kid said he had one....

yeah! if you were like íDaddy Warbucks" or some1 like that. lol any1 can own zoo animals with the right amount of space (property) and money. this guy in Sac, Ca. , who owned a car dealership and lots od land, had a zoo with giraffs and a tiger and i dont know what else, but i know he had a zoo. i dont know what he did with it, b/c he didnt advertize to let ppl in, but it was in the news paper down there. i used to live there and know he was loaded!!!!



06/18/07  06:09pm

 #1327881


Vampirictorch
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1230333


 Some kid said he had one....

yeah it is almost imposible i had to try for months and years at a time before I could even get one, they all laughed in my face... no way this kid could own one, he was probably pulling your chain like kids often do.



06/21/07  03:43pm

 #1328904


Mama42
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  Message To: Vampirictorch   In reference to Message Id: 1327881


 Some kid said he had one....

hey. cool. you have any pics of your komodo dragon??



06/22/07  06:55am

 #1329039


Vampirictorch
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  Message To: Mama42   In reference to Message Id: 1328904


 Some kid said he had one....

yes, the egg still hasnít hatched yet, i will post one next time i am on, i am at work right now though it costed me an arm and a leg...



06/22/07  10:57am

 #1343964


Geckostrike
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  Message To: Vampirictorch   In reference to Message Id: 1329039


 Some kid said he had one....

probobaly a nile, those are cheap or maybe a croc monitor, but hell thats almost as bad as a komodo



07/03/07  10:18am

 #1347569


Bearded_dragon_0
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1230333


 Some kid said he had one....

it is not impossible to own one. watch animal planet



07/06/07  01:32am

 #1350601


NeW-dUdE
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  Message To: Bearded_dragon_0   In reference to Message Id: 1347569


 Some kid said he had one....

When I lived in georgia my next door neibor had one. She had it in a room with bars on the windows and door. She feed it mice rats and chickens. It was the scarest thing, the noises that it made...she also feed it raw meat like steak.



07/08/07  05:32pm

 #1371403


Fuzzy lumpkins
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  Message To: NeW-dUdE   In reference to Message Id: 1350601


 Some kid said he had one....

not only can you not own one. but why in the heck would a 9 foot beast eat a cricket?



07/23/07  07:31pm

 #1391371


Izek
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  Message To: Fuzzy lumpkins   In reference to Message Id: 1371403


 Some kid said he had one....

i think that kid is a liarar



08/06/07  04:31pm

 #1392484


AADRAGON2
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  Message To: Izek   In reference to Message Id: 1391371


 Some kid said he had one....

well evan if he had one it probably ate him by now



08/07/07  11:07am

 #1674297


Komodoman
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1230333


 Some kid said he had one....

what do u still believe in the tooth fairy?



03/24/08  06:52pm

 #2179124


SwampDonkey
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  Message To: Komodoman   In reference to Message Id: 1674297


 Some kid said he had one....

I jpimed this forum to coment on this thread. NO I dont believe that kid had a komodo but I know for a fact that they are bought and kept in private collections. Ill tell you that I know for a fact that in 2002 a 4ft male was being kept at a ranch in S.TX and was eventually sold for $25,000 to a private collector in mexico who apparently was going to breed them, so im asuming he had a female at the very least.
No this isnt a spoof or a joke, they DO exist in private collections but its obviously rare.



10/05/10  02:45am

 #2179518


Mama42
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  Message To: SwampDonkey   In reference to Message Id: 2179124


 Some kid said he had one....

this thread is so old. o_o



10/07/10  01:49am

 #2184973


Click*
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 1230333


 Some kid said he had one....

it is not impossible. but getting ahold of one would be pretty damn hard and there would be a hell of alot of red tape to go through. they can be extremely dangerous when hungry or threatened. its common to hear of people who have cofused a komodo with another larger lizard. it is however a known fact that no komodo could live off just crickets. they usually have a diet that consists of one food group meat. and most komodos have a natural desire to hunt. if you were always handing them food on a silver platter they would become restless.



11/01/10  01:27am

 #2257683


Dragongirl22
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  Message To: Fuzzy lumpkins   In reference to Message Id: 1371403


 Some kid said he had one....

because crickets are delicious!



03/04/12  09:03pm


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