There are ways to learn this behavior with out torment!! Read a book servay the animal and keep your hands off watch it for a wile, that's how people learn, but to deliberately cause that leval of stress and try and justify it is ignorant... I guess there are those of us who have a deep loving passion for the animals we encounter, and there are those of us who just hunt them for selfish fun... And I just have to live with that fact! But it does not mean I have to like it or say this moron was self educationing him self!! Give me a break he thought it was cool and like a snot nose kid burning ants with a magnifying glass he kept it up..... I'm done with idiocy......
There are ways to learn about this behavior with out torment? What torment. It's not physical harm and very little stress! I have more stress taking a shit everyday. Your telling me to read a book to learn the behavior??? How do you think the author of that book learned it then? Stop being hypocritical...your holding a Gila Monster (against it's will if you wanna go this route). Are you putting harm onto that animal? Are you stressing it out?
No' Stress at all' it was as calm as a new born baby!! And I was given permission by someone with a permit' to Handel Gila's the go ahead and pick him up!!!
He/she needed to be weighed, other wise I would of never put my hands on it!!
Damn guys!!! I'm entitled to my opinion on the Hoge thing,,,, get over it!! If you want to mistreat wildlife go ahead!!! I just choose not to, a hands of approach is much more rewarding, and you learn way more about the natural history..