- Mar 10, 2020
- Location (City and/or State)
- Oklahoma city
Haha yea, they dont scare me, it was more of an unfortunate first impressionYou are not alone. I just find it odd. A chicken really can't hurt you. Its all flapping and intimidation. A dog can actually do some real damage. Even a small dog.
Working with all sorts of animals for a living, I ponder these things. For example, people who are afraid of roaches, and totally freak out if they see one. There isn't a more harmless animal on the planet. They can't bite or sting you, they don't carry diseases, and in fact they prevent disease by cleaning up our messes. They couldn't hurt you even it they wanted to, yet people go into full blown panic in their presence. Same with non-venomous harmless little snakes. A little girl can be holding a corn snake, and grown intelligent adults literally go into a full blown panic on sight. I've had people freaking out because there is an empty snake bucket present. EMPTY! (We use 5 gallon buckets with secure screw top lids to transport them sometimes.)
Everybody has their things, I suppose...
10 or so years ago I worked at petsmart and I loved holding all the snakes and getting those reactions from some people. I love them! I used to go catch snakes in the woods behind my house when I was little. Lots of little grass snakes. But once I came home with a baby copperhead and my dad put an end to that lol.
And oh yea, I've been bit seriously and put out of commission 2 times in the 11 years I've been grooming. One was a boarder collie that already had severe anxiety and it was day after July 4th(not a smart move on the owner's part and no warning was given to me... occupational hazard ). He latched onto my hand and basically hung from it and thrashed. Fun times. The second was from a 7 ish pound schnauzer sweet for everything but nails. Then hes a cujo and so so big lol. He surprised me and bit and his canines went right through my fingers. I had a hole all the way through the bottom of my index finger... couldnt use it for a pretty good while because my whole hand was swollen. Crazy!
I do admit to not liking roaches, but they don't bother me really. Just dont want them in my house haha.