you probably hear this question all of the time, but anyway... i need to know. how big can a snake grow before it is able to strangle a human (adult/child)? is there a 'safe size'?
thanks,
Bart
What's the recommended size for handling on your own? I heard that you shouldn't handle a snake of more than 7ft by yourself and then you need an additional handler for every additional 3ft of snake.

Hmmm, could a 9ft python or constrictor kill a child? Possible. Depends on the age/size of the child. A baby or toddler? Definately. Hell, maybe even an adult cornsnake could kill a newborn if it escaped and wrapped itself around the child's neck, but there's probably a trillion to one chance that this would ever happen.
It's entirely possible to have both young children and large constrictors in the same house, but a lot of owners seem to forget...

NEVER, EVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED WITH LARGE CONSTRICTORS!!

And it's a good idea not to leave them alone with smaller snakes either else you could return to find your child's fist tightly encircling your corn's neck and the child saying "DaDa, Squirmy no move no more"
What's the recommended size for handling on your own?

I've read 6 feet for an average sized human. I think the risk comes into play when the snake has enough length to get more than just one coil around you.
I heard that you shouldn't handle a snake of more than 7ft by yourself and then you need an additional handler for every additional 3ft of snake. Hmmm, could a 9ft python or constrictor kill a child? Possible.

I think a 9 foot python could kill an adult in the right circumstances... more than one coil is the necessary formula I think.

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