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How to Get Into Venomous Reptiles and is It for Anyone?

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Handling venomous/poisonous animals is dangerous and should only be performed by licensed professionals.

Owning venomous snakes, reptiles, etc. might not be legal in your State/County/City. Please contact your local DNR for more information.


oh yeah we're gonna jump right in baby we just don't jump right in there yeah Oh jump right here I'm wired up wicked wait today bro what's up Pepe are you awake ready to do it you don't seem like you're that way well you wait bro copy my system I need to wake up you know I haven't had coffee I don't drink coffee you drink coffee you start getting coffee here freaking crazy burger drink coffee Starbucks sweet cream salted game cold brew torque what the hell are you doing what are you doing maybe we'll see you hated camera yeah I can go back up here daddy's got all work oh let's just look at the reef tank real fast get a little a little Rafi dub looks so good oh god I love this freaking thing whatever but enough messing around time to get to work here how they Oh God oh how the hell are you just Pepe bong Tyler Nolan that's false water Cobra welcome to the frickin show [Music]

[Music] [Applause] [Music] all right so today I wanted to go over something toruk is obviously gonna put her input is also we need to turn off this freaking filter right here so today oh that's much better reshooting a video because the first one didn't turn out that great yes I know it's crazy right not every video that I make is good sometimes I go to edit things and I look like a [ __ ] right I don't know what it was the other day but I just could not make words properly come out of my mouth so every time I was editing it I was like dude what am I talking about like I'm just talking out my ass here it's so stupid so today we're gonna fix that look at how beautiful dude use eyelash Viper eyelash Viper cage right here oh is looking good look at that bonsai tree man it looks like a regular sized tree it's crazy it's just really tiny baby tree so cool right Squam cage picking ass all the plants are thriving not wilty everything's super strong the root is being a psychopath per usual it's raining outside right now her was raining all morning so when it rains she gets a little antsy in her pants II knew kilo shirts these are freaking dope hold the camera like that real fast just like that check out the new kilo shirts pretty cool got him on the front logo on the name on the back check them out they're down below this video rate huh if you all want to get some anyways enough of me rambling what are we doing

today Pepe yes we are cleaning poop but also we are going to talk about how to get your venomous permit because a lot of people hit me up all the time about it and they want to know email me text me DM e you name it they do it okay I was answering emails the other day had some kid reach out to me saying hey I want to come learn how to do venomous I'll pay you money to come over here and have you teach me that would be great I would love some extra income for sure I'm all about making that paper baby but it's not that easy so I want to go into that in detail today for you guys I just explained a couple little things about getting into venomous having these animals and what it what it takes and what it could possibly cost you know it's a big thing it's it's a lot so let's get into that all right so with that said I'm going to take care of some animals kilos cage needs to be clean per usual just clean to yesterday but he's Cobra poops a million times a day so we're gonna get that changed wanna go over everything with you guys about how to go about this all right yes I'm reaching into the cage with my bare hands because I'm crazy he's my baby [Music] all right so this is kilo kilo is my dude I love this frickin snake man he is such a badass animal man and I am very fortunate to have him as a he's my pet he's my homie he's my little dude so we're gonna clean his cage but I want to talk more about this event is permit who

what when where why how so who let's start walk with who who should be allowed to have venomous permits that is the number one thing that that's the first thing that I have to establish when somebody heads me up about doing a venomous who are you who's hitting me up to do venomous do you have snake background are you familiar with animals in snakes in particular you know what I mean so who the people that should be allowed to have animus and venomous the people that should be allowed to get their permanent are people that have been doing this before so if you're already a snake keeper you already have experience with non-venomous snakes non-venomous aggressive snakes okay I'm not talking about the corn snakes or ball pythons and stuff like that yeah have if you have just just those things you want to get into venomous I mean it is some kind of snake expose a lot of venomous snakes just by nature or super aggressive Cobras hood up strike like crazy your Vipers your your rattlesnakes the very fast striking animals and they can kill you so you definitely who is a huge thing when it comes to who's allowed to get a venomous permit you really need snake experience first just like riding motorcycles or something okay when people hit me up I'm a biker when people hit me up they're like hey I'm icy ride bikes my lab are very interested in it I want to get into it what do you recommend for my first motorcycle let's dude if you're 30 years old or your late 20s or even older than that you're trying to your first motorcycle dude it's probably not the best they're very very dangerous vehicles you know any me so you need to have your wits about you you need to have fast reflexes fast reflexes are everything you know you need to be able to car stops in front of you need a built but hit those brakes it's it's kind of like the same thing you kind of need to be raised around these animals and I

already have tons of experience working with animals before you are allowed to deal with animals that can potentially kill you like even kilo right here dude a kilo where to bite me that's a really bad bite this is an asian cobra asian cobra venom right now is then no bueno if I went to the hospital honestly I have a better chance of surviving a king cobra bite right now then one of these guys cuz the antivenin is not as available as as others what makes you want to get into venomous what made me want to get into venomous is I grew up working out underground reptiles okay so I grew up working around regular snakes and I was always fascinated by cobras cobras are what got me into everything now honestly I'm more into Vipers ah I don't even know I can't say that more into Vipers and cobras because I just I love them home obviously my favorite snake in the world is gonna be a king cobra but also Eastern Diamondbacks are close a second you know what I mean which is a Viper so that's really hard the reason why why I got into venomous is because I just I love these animals and that's that's what did it for me like there's nothing cooler than a Cobra the way that the way that this snake hoods up he stays that attention just stares at you there's nothing cooler than that I think you know what I mean like that is just it's hard to explain holding a cobra in front of your face it's just dude it's it's hard to explain that feeling it's just an adrenaline endorphin high rush okay so it's awesome that that in itself is the reason why I like keeping venomous just because I'm an adrenaline junkie and this is it's definitely a rush handling these animals so let's get you safely in your garbage can and get your cage cleaned kilo okay you sweet little boy down in you go alright so the next thing

I want to go over is how and where okay so all I really know is about Florida in Florida you're venomous permit it's all one one piece of paperwork alright I'll show you mine but it's in my supply closet it has my address on its own I'm gonna go there but it's one permit has five different classes on it okay you got your elapids which your cobras you got Gila derma you have Viper day which is your obviously Vipers eyelash Vipers Bush Vipers your rattlesnakes animals of that nature gaboon viper obviously you have your clue per day colubrids art false water cobras that's really all heavier mangrove snakes cat snakes all that rear Fang all those rear Fang animals colubrids you got hydro fit a Hydra feet a high groove I forget I don't have any those are sea snakes they fall under that keratin that is the only permit I do not have anything for it but so I have every class that you can have except for the Hydra Fila which is your crates and stuff so with that said in Florida in order to get your permit you have to have a thousand hours of each class so that means you have to find somebody that that's willing to give you an apprenticeship and teach you how to take care of these animals so that's the hardest part honestly like getting your hours and doing that yeah it's time-consuming and you're putting your life in jeopardy are obviously but eventually you learn how to take care of these animals and it's not that bad but the hardest part is to find somebody like me to let you come into this is my house okay my venomous room is in my house so Alex here on

camera Alex is very lucky because quite frankly Alex could lose his life here you know what I mean and that's all me so that's the biggest thing about doing venomous is you have to know somebody very well that is going to teach you about these animals because honestly to have venomous animals like this or to have big cats or Crocs or anything exotics it is a privilege for us to have these animals and you need to be very educated on them and know how to take care of them before you're allowed to happen them because just if anybody could go out and buy a boom Viper go people were just holding gaboon Vipers all the time and getting bit it'd be horrible these animals probably wouldn't be allowed to even have because so many people are beginning hurt by them so you have to be very careful about that I have had many people back in the day not many a few I had a few people come to my house I've only had one I've only signed off on one balance permit never it's my friend Breen and he still has venomous he's a very great handler he he lives in another state now so you know you might need him one day you might not but you have to be very careful on who you let come handle your stinks because they will kill you not only can the animals kill you but whoever is helping you could also kill your animals you know nobody's ever going to take care of your animals as well as you do Alex when Alex first started here I was keeping it's in a video I was keeping a wide load Viper and that swamped together two different localities two different animals yada-yada I know I was cohesively keeping them together for years though okay they were great I just know that they cannot bite each other I know how to handle them together and I keep them separate everything was cohesive and kosher and great Alex didn't know not his fault I should have explained it to

him more which is why it's better for you to do your own [ __ ] but unfortunately that the wirings might perk up it bunnies Carmen you died something I'm still really upset female wagner's Viper was beautiful I've had that snake for so long but whatever there's more out there in the world I'll get another one they I got a couple visual oh yeah look at this real fast my buddy Lewis came over here remember that white vision that I had I got a great one it came to swap that thing out so now this the snake wall is looking great I gotta I gotta fix this stuff I gotta bring it down a little bit more my vision cages are coming soon we'll do that video in a couple weeks when they come but anyways back to this back to my boy and we're bra god I love this freaking snake he is just so cool man now Florida is not the only state obviously that you can have venomous and there's a lot of other states that it is fine some states don't allow it at all that is actually where I got Kela I got kilo from a couple that breathes corn snakes and they didn't have any venomous all they had was kilo and I guess kilo was getting too much for them and that's when I got now I am the lucky snake died of phenol lose my baby love this freaking snake man he is so dope so I hope that clears up a few things about how to go about getting your venomous permit I strongly believe that the only people that should be allowed to have venomous permits are people that have experience with these animals to an extent in the first place so like you need to have snake history Jake Jake has

been doing venomous at my house cuz Jake has been working with snakes since he was a little tiny kid Alex same thing alex has been working with snakes working with the animals since he was a little kid his grandfather is into it his whole his family is into it it's a thing that they were brought into that's why I let them do this I trust them alex is getting there he's doing great with these animals and soon enough he'll have his venomous permit like I said a thousand hours each class so think about how long that takes it takes at least a couple years of training and cleaning snake poop ours doesn't mean like oh you get to come here and you're gonna play with snakes that's your hours no hours is cleaning snake poop okay so that's that's what it is pretty much gonna be cleaning 1,000 hours of snake poop for each class that's how you get it cleaning lots and lots of poop so with that said it's time for you to clean some freaking poop bro yes are you ready yes I mean there's not really a whole lot of poop in there but his favorite snake is this false water coat I don't know why you like that covert so much but we just get along great you get along fantastic good buddies good buddies all right so alex is gonna take the false water out we're gonna see how he does with this whoo all right there you go so you got the lock off of there got trash can right by you right there's nothing in there boys yes they see my false water he's in his water bowl cuz that's even absent yeah his real water he loves it [Music]

now you see what alex is doing right now you're getting all the obstacles out of that cage so if he were to come out flying go into there now you got a problem the less stuff you have in the cage the easier it is to work with venomous animals that is why a lot of my crazier snakes have more of a simplistic cage that way they cannot get hooked up on any tree branches and stuff like that and in the long run just make it harder for me to take them out okay midsection [Music] oh man are you doing into my carbon bro Lisa Jason Jason Jason hey little guy don't be a jerk why you got be such a jerk a jerk what why why he got beat you it's let's get this nice and clean except for the floor except for the floor not bad though pepe all right take her out her out him out get out I don't remember what oh yeah no it's a boy it is a boy yeah it's a boy small girls are big boys are small he's a small jerk let me see if I can actually grab him here hold this hold this let me see watch let me put some Chi together like this just kind of just you got a kind of energy I'm going to gently go it in here slowly pick him up and Ivies and hopefully he'll be nice

hopefully okay ooh [Music] you see now the way that an animal reacts is a lot to do with your body language and how you handle the animal so if you just go into his cage you grab him or you go into the trash can you see what I'm doing Alex you just go in there and you grab him obviously he's gonna have a bad time he's gonna have a bad experience he's not he's not gonna ever trust you now the the key is with these meaner animals especially this false water Cobra that is normally a jerk to me and normally would try to bite me he's not trying to bite me he could he could very well just turn around and grab my hand right now there's nothing I could really do about it but you might but I'm being super calm I'm not talking about I'm not I'm not scaring him I'm not being mean to him I'm not grabbing him I'm letting him see sitting and I'm not holding him right now he is sitting in my hands and he is just slithering around exploring just being a snake okay that's what it is all about because if you can just get your snakes to chill out and do this positive reinforcement positive every time you handle these animals if they're not scared and it's a positive interaction with you they will calm down and they can chill out he's not a bad snake he's a good snake obviously it's all about how that they're handled okay he's a great snake because he has a really strong feeding response in his cage he's great for training with that aspect but ain't that bad he's is the

puppy dog just like the rest of them so that's it I just wanted to do a cool video for you guys I want to answer that question about how to get your venomous permit I hope that cleared up some questions ok anybody you have more questions about how to get involved this stuff like this who to ask where to go to what to do let me know see home talking about the energy is changing in the room and he's feeling it so you guys have any questions comment down below make sure you like comment subscribe make sure you make sure you're subscribed to my channel turn on those notifications so you don't miss a video I hope you guys have a great day I hope everybody's staying safe out there let all this crazy [ __ ] that's going on in the world right now with the kuba thing this whole race is on black lives matter thing all my black homies my Spanish homies dude power goes out to you guys I hope everybody gets through this [ __ ] and everybody pulls through and we can all get along and be cohesive in this world together just like us okay so peace out guys till next time thanks for watching because to keep that story [Music]  

About Tyler Nolan

Sunshine State Tattoo owner, Tyler Nolan, has been doing what he loves since 2005. He has won multiple awards among a long running list of conventions around the world, and is internationally recognized.

He is a pet owner and hobbyist as well, and owns a number of species of lizards such as iguanas, water monitors, and gila monsters; and venomous snakes, including bush vipers, cobras, false water cobras, Eastern Indigo snakes, puff adders, rattlesnakes, and more.

Check out Tyler Nolan Tattoo’s channel for some informative and exciting videos about venomous snakes and lizards!

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