Scott Waters wrote:
If it wasn't particularly good or interesting, why is the part about human treatment of snakes (catch or kill, as you stated) accepted? That's a very selective view of a doc you called uninteresting and not very good.
I'm not sure I understand these sentences. Do you mind clarifying or rephrasing?
To clarify myself, I didn't find the technical aspects (filming, editting, etc.) particularly well done. I also didn't find the narrative to be well written, thought out, or put together that well. It sort of bounced along through a bunch of different topics and kind of plodded through an overall theme to its end.
As to people's interaction with snakes, I stand behind it. I will agree that things have gotten better for them (PR wise not habitat wise) over the last 20 years (random number). I still think the majority of folks who bump into a snake will kill it. Luckily, most folks don't notice snakes when they are around, and don't go where snakes are found. This comes from living and working in upstate NY, OH, CA, AZ, NV, FL, GA, MD, Japan, Mexico, and Thailand.
Obviously herpers, green-type folks, and other natualist minded people are different. Luckily this type of person seems to be on the rise. Although many a person who loves snakes is guilty of shoebox housing.
I don't want to sound presumptuous, but is it possible that, woking in the herp industry being primarliy surrounded by herpers, you maybe think it's a more pervasive mindset?
Let me know,