Every process of rescuing animals contains their bad things and their good things, it is a nice job but at the same time it is a work that consumes a lot of time and in which there are many risks of contracting diseases, these can be transmitted by bites, or by bad manipulation of animals. Therefore working as a reptile rescuer also has its bad things and that’s why here are the 2 bad things about reptile rescuing not everyone will tell you
Time For You
The rescuers of reptiles are busy people because they are always working while being attentive to the health of them, with this I mean they do not have enough time to dedicate themselves, to spend free days, spend a lot of time with their family and things like that. It does not mean you do not have free time, but by this I mean you do not have enough time.
Rescuers spend their time in obtaining knowledge related to the world of reptiles, reading, sharing with their coworkers in the refuge, or even on duty waiting for any emergency call related to reptiles.
Sometimes there can be free days during hot seasons because the reptiles being cold blood do not suffer much in that time, which means scavenging time for rescuers in which they can share and enjoy the summer with their family.
Risks To Which You Are Exposed
In this work, you are in many risks, from bites on the part of animals which can become deadly, to diseases transmitted by them through their fluids or just touching them, with these risks in this work should maintain certain care to avoid them.
Bites by any animal can be dangerous, and more if they come from a reptile, an animal that if not taken care of properly can contain many viruses and bacteria, these bites can become infected if they are not cured at the time, if the medication is not taken or if they are only left exposed for a long time.
Some reptiles, such as snakes, may contain poison, which they transmit through their bites, such as coral snakes (Micrurus isozonus), one of the most venomous in the world whose venom could kill a person in a few minutes, another case of a poisonous reptile is the golden frog (Phyllobates terribilis) that transmits its venom just by touching it.
To avoid this type of situation it is recommended to the rescuers to study the species to know how to differentiate poisonous from those that are not.
On the other hand, the reptiles without care or abandoned, are carriers of many diseases that can seriously affect the human being, in this case, the rescuer who is the person who has the first contact with it.
Some of the diseases transmitted by reptiles is salmonella, a bacteria that attacks humans and can be transmitted by turtles that are kept in poor condition.
Therefore, taking this job as a reptile rescuer is also taking certain risks, which if not taken care of can affect our physical integrity.