April172014

This is Bazooka the Corn snake. You wouldn’t know that though because people like to delete my captions.

(Source: superpredatorsexoticreptiles, via snakesunderthebedroomdoor)

April162014
11AM

alltailnolegs:

armeannn:

Don’t like the truth? Then don’t watch it losers, simple as that , clearly #tumblrtrolls

Acting like tumblr will ignore animal mistreatment in the reptile section

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11AM

Anonymous asked: can you post pics of your Iguanas set up?

I’m posting pictures of the reptile room sometime tonight or tomorrow so I can get pictures then.

April152014
4PM
1PM
alltailnolegs:

lyssaslyzards:

the-smart-eddboy:

Neighbors found this guy in the back yard and decapitated it …Is it a bad snake or good? I swear I’d be the first one to die when it comes to identify a snake. ;3;

there is no such thing as a “good snake” or a “bad snake” when it comes to species.
however, this is a deadly coral snake, but they’re very shy and don’t go out of their way to hurt people. they have no reason to. what an asshole to decapitate a creature that had no intention of hurting him. if he was scared that it would hurt him or his family, he could have called animal control and they could have safely relocated it.
fucking pigs. if you want to have a way to remember which ones are deadly and which ones are not, remember this rhyme: “red touch yellow could kill a fellow, red touch black won’t hurt jack”

I will make a note about the ‘deadly’ part.
 ” Only two documented fatalities were attributed to this species in the 1950s, and only one has been reported since Wyeth antivenin became available for it in the 1960s. The most recent fatality attributed to the eastern coral snake occurred in 2006 (confirmed in 2009 report).[7] The victim failed to seek proper medical attention and died several hours after being bitten, becoming the first fatality caused by M. fulvius in over 40 years.” [x]
I’ll let those numbers sink in with everyone.

alltailnolegs:

lyssaslyzards:

the-smart-eddboy:

Neighbors found this guy in the back yard and decapitated it …Is it a bad snake or good? I swear I’d be the first one to die when it comes to identify a snake. ;3;

there is no such thing as a “good snake” or a “bad snake” when it comes to species.

however, this is a deadly coral snake, but they’re very shy and don’t go out of their way to hurt people. they have no reason to. what an asshole to decapitate a creature that had no intention of hurting him. if he was scared that it would hurt him or his family, he could have called animal control and they could have safely relocated it.

fucking pigs. if you want to have a way to remember which ones are deadly and which ones are not, remember this rhyme: “red touch yellow could kill a fellow, red touch black won’t hurt jack”

I will make a note about the ‘deadly’ part.

” Only two documented fatalities were attributed to this species in the 1950s, and only one has been reported since Wyeth antivenin became available for it in the 1960s. The most recent fatality attributed to the eastern coral snake occurred in 2006 (confirmed in 2009 report).[7] The victim failed to seek proper medical attention and died several hours after being bitten, becoming the first fatality caused by M. fulvius in over 40 years.” [x]

I’ll let those numbers sink in with everyone.

April142014
averymuether:

This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!

averymuether:

This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!

(via lightchasing)

10PM

deusx-machina:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Buddy

We found him on Craigslist recently listed for sale. Matt and went to pick him up and found that he was kept in terrible conditions along with the seller’s other reptiles. 

Buddy was kept outside, in the shade, and housed with two Bearded Dragons. Also the man’s Black Throat was allowed to just roam the backyard. I think one day we may see that Black Throat on the news and it’s going to make me cringe. 

We’ve had Buddy now for about a month and he’s put on weight, gotten some severely stuck shed off, and he’s settled down nicely.

He’s some sort of Cuban Rock, but whether or not he’s a pure we’ll never know without a blood test.

If I had to guess he’s probably about 1-2 years old.

He’s so cute and majestic! Kudos to you for taking him out of that awful situation as well. ❤

Thanks!

I really wished we could’ve helped the others as well.):

But yes, we love him! He’s so sweet and loves scritches.

10PM

Buddy

We found him on Craigslist recently listed for sale. Matt and went to pick him up and found that he was kept in terrible conditions along with the seller’s other reptiles. 

Buddy was kept outside, in the shade, and housed with two Bearded Dragons. Also the man’s Black Throat was allowed to just roam the backyard. I think one day we may see that Black Throat on the news and it’s going to make me cringe. 

We’ve had Buddy now for about a month and he’s put on weight, gotten some severely stuck shed off, and he’s settled down nicely.

He’s some sort of Cuban Rock, but whether or not he’s a pure we’ll never know without a blood test.

If I had to guess he’s probably about 1-2 years old.

10PM

Anonymous asked: has the Reticulated python always been on the conditional list or is this new because i never noticed them on there, or is the conditional different from lacy

Alright here’s what I found as far as when the licenses were implemented and or changed. Let me know if you find conflicting information, I know it’s hard to find stuff that’s legitimate.

In 2008, the Reptiles of Concern (ROC) permit was created in Florida. This allowed people to keep Reticulated Pythons, Amethystine Pythons, Burmese and Indian Pythons, Green Anacondas, Nile monitors and Northern African Rocks as personal pets.

In July of 2010, they created the Conditional Species Permit (CSP). This banned the personal pet aspect of the license in Florida. Anyone who DID have their ROC was grandfathered in and allowed to keep the animals already in their possession as long as they continued to pay the annual fee and keep up with renewal.

Then in August of 2010, they added the Southern African Rock Python and Scrub Python to the CSP.

If you have any questions about the licensing to date, I’m much more versed on that subject.

The Lacey Act is a Federal law that prohibits the interstate transport of Yellow Anacondas (I don’t know why they aren’t on the CPS), both localities of African Rocks (N&S), and Burmese/Indian Pythons. This means if the animal on the Lacey Act is considered a Conditional Species in the state of FL (for example a Burmese), only licensed individuals can purchase, exhibit and breed them and they ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SHIP THEM OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. If caught, there are heavy penalties and jail time.

10PM

dragonette-baggenette asked: Hi! Would you mind giving me some information about your own experiences with tegus? (How much experience w herps ypu need before you get one, temperament in general, ect) thanks! They're such gorgeous lizards and I'm really interested in them.

Sure!

Tegus are definitely a more advanced species to work with. They need high temp. basking spots, a variety of different foods, and lots of space.

The first few Tegus I worked with were awful, but they were not worked with nearly enough as they grew. Working with a Tegu like that is tricky but it gives you an idea of their attitude, power, and abilities.

They’re very smart too. They are very intelligent and powerful animals and they are one of my favorite species to work with. It’s very rewarding to work with Marbles, he’s so wonderful for how he was raised and he helps me show people that Tegus are not all are aggressive. Not to say he’s perfect, but he tolerates me and Matt more than any other Tegus have, haha.

Here’s a great site for more info:

Tegu Talk

12PM

New V-100 Thermostat Is Being Dropped Off Today

So we will be rearranging again once I’m home from work! Yay new stuff! Probably post some more pictures later tonight.

April132014
9AM

crotalinae:

featherling:

This is their facebook, where they have all of their information. I really want to get these birds to facilities that will treat them with respect and safety

this is horrific.

I’d like to think that maybe no one ever showed them how to train an educational bird to be on a glove… but I suspect they hold them in the medical style leg hold because they’re either incredibly uncomfortable with working with the birds or more likely want the birds to do the dramatic flapping that they rarely do when they feel secure on the glove (though I imagine they could be trained to do flapping things without flailing them about by their legs).

(Also the rough-legged hawk… I can just see the hawk getting its hip dislocated by the incompetent handler, and the thing he does with the great horned owl is beyond disgusting)

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