Why? If you ever plan to own a venomous snake, this will be a question that you will answer for a lifetime. Why would you risk your life? Why keep an animal that can kill you? Why not keep a normal, non-venomous snake? These are all questions that you will be forced to answer, not just to random strangers you meet, but to your friends, family, and anyone else who has an affiliation with you. However, by that point, you should have no problem answering any of those questions because you should have already answered them for yourself.