I wouldn't consider them "pets", and I dont know if they qualify as "strange", but for a number of years I kept a variety of arboreal vipers and some other venomous guys. Sadly I no longer own these as my husband didnt like the idea of living in the same house with them no matter how responsible of a keeper I was.
My favorite girl, that I had for many many years. Raised from a baby. Atheris squamigera.
This little girl was also pretty awesome. Atheris chlorechis
A male sidewinder that made it to be a mascot of some graphics company. I was hired by some company to take photos for them of this guy, to use as distribution material.
Baby gaboon viper, showing off his impressive fangs.
And just because he's a unique looking turtle(at last to those used to just seeing Red Eared Sliders), here's my Diamondback Terrapin, Land Phil
Those vipers are AWESOME!!! Unfortuately, I do not have the guts to try keeping one of them
However, I have owned/own many "exotic" pets including: 3 shovelnose catfish, 4 red-bellied pacus, several silver arowanas, 2desert tortoises, a scorpion, 2 veiled chameleons, a corn snake, a ball python, a garter snake, 2 salamanders, SEVERAL jumping spiders (WC that I do not know the names of), several black widows and daddy long legs who I have suscessfully bred, multiple mediterranean praying mantises who I have also bred, mediterranean geckos who run all over outside, leopard geckos, and gosh, I hope I mentioned them all!
Here are some photos of the animals above. Sadly, I was unable to take photos of all my animals as I kept many of them when I was younger when I didn't have a phone or passed away
My male veiled chameleon, Lowie! Sadly he passed away last year and was 8 years old
Our Westie, Lacey
My father's shovelnose catfish and one of his red-bellied pacus!
My cornsnake, Ashe
and my ball python, Kenya
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Awesome photos Brie! I think I've actually come across your A. chlorechis pics before you joined up... small world.
o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~
oh geeze.. this may take a minute. Here's a "couple" of my 1000's of pets...
My pet lion.. Funny, I thought only males had manes.
Back when they were small..
really awful music has always existed of course..but in the past, only the high school friends of the "musicians" had to be subjected to it..
but now because of youtube, we all get to "enjoy" it.
My CP page: http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/scottychaos/CP
@Zu: We love you too <3
@Bag: What I have and what's commonly seen are not even lobsters, they're simply color-morphs of crayfish. That guy was $20 bucks because of his size and color, lesser specimens are slightly less. Atleast at my local shop.
@Joe: I love lobsters/all crustaceans (and rays/sharks and cephalopods) so hard <3 True story, ever since I was a tot I've an insufferable affinity for them. Mild proof:
@Brokken: Naw, Spanky was a red-bellied pacu. You are correct, piranha are illegal. Pacu aren't...yet. If they keep turning up in rivers and retention ponds I imagine it won't be long though. *facepalm* I will say it's rumored that fish stockers around here keep piranha with pacu and hybrids may be occurring.
@Brie: Your pics never get old...you had such a grand collection!
@Kraken: OMG /lives under your bed to have CP/Herp/Monster Fish collections too