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   Oct 25

KHAOS7CUTZ's Blog – From: im a newbie here

hi i have a Malaysian box,named Khaos ive had him for 18 yrs now .Khaos is one of the family he has complete freedom around the house..i want another turtle….dont want to get another Box female turtle cuz i dont want babies and i cant get a male because they will fight. can i get a tortoise to live with us, wud they fight? does it have to be much bigger than him so they wont fight ? What kind of enclosure can i get to have a tortoise in a 1 bedroom apt? what kind should i get i say i want one around 25-40lbs at most. Where would i get one from I live in Nassau County Long island, NY

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   Oct 24

Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

By Herp News

The health risks and benefits of vegetarianism have long been discussed in relation to the human diet, but newly published research reveals that it’s definitely of benefit to the reptile population. That, and being less sexually active. The research team investigated how longevity of 1,014 species of scaled reptiles is influenced by key environmental characteristics and by their feeding and sexual habits.

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   Oct 24

Sea turtles’ first days of life: Sprint and ride towards safety

By Herp News

With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists followed the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings. According to the study, local oceanic conditions are believed to drive the evolution of some unique swimming behaviors.

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   Oct 24

Washington Township man who lost hundreds of snakes in a fire looks to the future

By Herp News

Larry Kenton, who lost hundreds of snakes in a fire this week, said his passion for the reptile started on a baseball field in Maryland.

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   Oct 24

Herp Video of the Week: Crested X Chahoua Hybrid!

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   Oct 24

Turtle Creek tower from the ’70s gets makeover by new owner

By Herp News

The 3131 Turtle Creek tower was purchased by Dallas-based Cardinal Capital Partners which plans to remodel the 42-year-old office high-rise.

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   Oct 24

Lost 60-pound pet tortoise returned to 11-year-old owner

By Herp News

Renewing one’s faith in people, for some, is no easy feat. Sometimes it takes something big — or, as one South County father recently discovered, something big, and slow, and green — and lost — but de

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   Oct 23

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Announces Release of 2014 Third Quarter Stockholders’ Reports for Closed-End Funds …

By Herp News

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., the adviser of NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP and TYG announced today the release of 2014 third quarter stockholders' reports for each of these funds.

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   Oct 23

Rare video of modern dinosaur hatching from shell

By Herp News

Native to New Zealand, the tuatara is the only remaining species of a type of reptile that went extinct 60 million years ago

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   Oct 23

Florida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generations

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Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species — in as little as 15 years — as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.

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   Oct 23

Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming Headset for the Xbox One Now Shipping to Stores

By Herp News

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the officially licensed Ear Force Stealth 500X wireless surround sound headset for Xbox One is now shipping to retailers. The Stealth 500X is the first fully wireless headset for the Xbox One and is expected to be the only one available to Xbox One owners through the …

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   Oct 23

LOST & FOUND

By Herp News

Cecil the tortoise was back in his pen on Monday. Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.

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   Oct 23

Drinking game ends in animal abuse

A UK man was prosecuted for swallowing a live lizard and frog.

From Express UK:

During the 90-second-long clip, Jeans downed a glass of water filled with crickets, before putting a frog in the same glass and swallowing it whole.

Jeans, of Cowplain, Hampshire, then gulped down a three-inch long lizard.

He was prosecuted despite claiming that he regurgitated the animals afterwards.

Jeans was ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to the animals under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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   Oct 22

Demand for rhino horn drops 38 percent in Vietnam after advertising campaigns

By Herp News

A new poll finds that consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has dropped precipitously following several advertising campaigns. According to the poll by the Humane Society International (HIS) and Vietnam CITES, demand has plunged 38 percent since last year.

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   Oct 22

Invasive toads hit the ground running

Cane toads introduced into Australia are evolving to move farther, faster.

From ABC News:

“All you get at the front are the offspring of the fastest toads who were themselves the offspring of the fastest toads who themselves were the offspring of the fastest toads.

“Genes for fast dispersal end up concentrated at the invasion front.

“This is evolution through space rather than time.

“It’s quite different to the sorts of things (Charles) Darwin talked about.”

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   Oct 22

Alligator whisperer Lance Lacrosse lifts reptile in Louisiana 'Dirty Dancing' swamp stunt

By Herp News

Alligator whisperer Lance Lacrosse, 29, lifts a huge reptile above his head in a scene reminiscent of Dirty Dancing, as he plays with the gators in the swaps of Louisiana.

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   Oct 21

Family curious about large amount of geckos

By Herp News

Geckos aren't something we ever expect to see in and around our homes, but the reptile is thriving in some parts of our community.

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   Oct 21

Turtle Beach to Report Third Quarter Financial Results on November 10, 2014

By Herp News

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced that it will report third quarter 2014 financial results after the market close on November 10, 2014.  On …

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   Oct 21

LOST & FOUND Cecil the desert tortoise vanished, then returned, but the mystery remains

By Herp News

Cecil the tortoise was back in his pen on Monday. Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.

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   Oct 21

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

By Herp News

A number of the world’s top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Island, a hugely biodiverse rainforest island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The scientists, with the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers (ALERT), warn that commercial logging on the island could imperil the island’s stunning local species and its indigenous people.

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   Oct 21

Top scientists raise concerns over commercial logging on Woodlark Island

By Herp News

A number of the world’s top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Island, a hugely biodiverse rainforest island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The scientists, with the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers (ALERT), warn that commercial logging on the island could imperil the island’s stunning local species and its indigenous people.

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   Oct 21

Alligator whisperer recreates ‘Dirty Dancing’ with reptile pal

By Herp News

It’s “Dirty Dancing” — with an alligator! In a bayou homage to the famed movie, renowned alligator whisperer Lance Lacrosse hoisted his reptilian partner out of the water and over…

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   Oct 21

Saving Asia’s other endangered cats (photos)

By Herp News

It’s no secret that when it comes to the wild cats of Asia—and, really, cats in general—tigers get all the press. In fact, tigers—down to an estimated 3,200 individuals—arguably dominate conservation across Asia. But as magnificent, grand, and endangered as the tigers are, there are a number of other felines in the region that are much less studied—and may be just as imperiled.

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   Oct 21

Saving Asia’s other endangered cats (photos)

By Herp News

It’s no secret that when it comes to the wild cats of Asia—and, really, cats in general—tigers get all the press. In fact, tigers—down to an estimated 3,200 individuals—arguably dominate conservation across Asia. But as magnificent, grand, and endangered as the tigers are, there are a number of other felines in the region that are much less studied—and may be just as imperiled.

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   Oct 21

Life sentence for dog-grabbing crocs

Australian crocodiles that nabbed local dogs are being kept alive instead of destroyed.

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“These two were removed (from waterways near Ski Beach) because they were a community pest – they start taking dogs and next it could be a kid.”

The old crocs are held in leafy enclosures, along with a handful of smaller salties in other fenced pools, at the site where the corporation once ran a crocodile farm.

Traditional owners didn’t want the reptiles killed – crocs are the totem animal for some Yolngu.

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   Oct 21

Gopher tortoise found defaced with spray paint

By Herp News

A gopher tortoise was found spray-painted with graffiti and now Florida Fish and Wildlife is asking the public's help to track down whoever did it. Donna Gray told Local 6 she found the tortoise Monday morning at Riverside Park in Oviedo. She was led to the animal by her dog. “I'm a big animal lover, so I don't like to see something defaced,” said Gray. Using a red marker and neon green spray …

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   Oct 20

Reptile group says public comments omitted in proposal to lawmakers in Charleston, WV

By Herp News

The Legislative Rule Making Committee will be discussing a proposal from the Dangerous Wild Animal Board.

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   Oct 20

This Twerking Turtle Must Be Stopped

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A turtle has been caught on film twerking to Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle,' and here's why that's a problem for turtle communities worldwide.

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   Oct 20

Lizard Stowaways Revise Principle of Ecology

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The movement of lizards around the Caribbean is forcing an accounting for human activity in even the most basic ecological models — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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   Oct 20

With death of rhino, only six northern white rhinos left on the planet

By Herp News

Rhino conservation suffered another tragic setback this weekend with the sudden death of Suni, a male northern white rhinoceros at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Suni’s passing means there are only six northern white rhinos left in the world, and only one breeding male. ‘Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race,’ wrote the Conservancy.

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   Oct 20

Walking the walk: zoo kicks off campaign for orangutans and sustainable palm oil

By Herp News

If you see people wearing orange this October, it might not be for Halloween, but for orangutans. Chester Zoo’s conservation campaign, Go Orange for Orangutans, kicks off this month for its second year. The campaign aims to raise money, and awareness, for orangutans in Borneo, which have become hugely impacted by deforestation often linked to palm oil plantations.

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   Oct 20

Some snakes have extraordinary bites

What can cause someone to go through “reverse puberty?” A snake bite.

From Live Science:

In some cases, the bites of venomous snakes called Russell’s vipers, which inhabit South and Southeast Asian countries, can cause bleeding in the pituitary gland. This damages the organ and can prevent it from performing its basic function, the production of hormones including those that regulate sexual functioning.

In a report published in October 1987 in the journal The Lancet, researchers examined 33 cases of patients bitten by Russell’s vipers. Some of those patients developed serious hormonal abnormalities, which resulted in decreased libido; loss of pubic and armpit hair; erection problems in men; and irregular, scant or absent menstrual periods in women.

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   Oct 20

Dogs used to help find elusive lizards

By Herp News

South Australian researchers hunting down a tiny lizard previously thought to be extinct have taken a new approach – and it has gone to the dogs.

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   Oct 19

Frankie Tortoise Tails – UFO Invasion on Isle 8

Frankie, um, I mean the UFO (Unidentified Frankie Object) abducted 1st prize at the Pet Supermarket Pet Costume Contest.

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UFO was spotted by everyone.

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All out UFO invasion on Isle 8 by dog beds.(click below to visit You Tube, UFO strikes Pet Supermarket


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   Oct 18

Creatures abound at ReptiDay

By Herp News

ReptiDay, a one-day reptile and exotic animal convention organized by Herpetorama Inc., featured 26 vendors showcasing a variety of reptiles and other exotic pets.

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   Oct 17

Pemberton Township cop attacked by lizard

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Do not mess with a man’s lizard. That’s something that Pemberton Township police found out the hard way while investigating an alleged domestic violence incident. A suspect’s bearded dragon reportedly

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   Oct 17

The Reptile Guy hosts haunted house

By Herp News

Mike Hopcraft's reptile rescue is hosting a haunted house. A creepy and crawly haunted house will be held at the Reptile Guy’s Rescue and Education Centre.

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   Oct 17

Ontario SPCA seeks 4 teens who hurt large turtle in Cornwall

By Herp News

The Ontario SPCA is searching for four teenagers believed to have hurled a large turtle into a drained swimming pool in Cornwall, Ont.. On Oct. 10, the SPCA was told four boys between 16 and 18 years old were seen walking on Lennox Lane near Edgar Street carrying a box. Witnesses saw the boys take a large, 20-lb. turtle from the box and toss it over the chain-link fence of a public swimming pool.

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   Oct 17

China Is Pushing the Rare Pig-Nosed Turtle to Extinction

By Herp News

Pig-nosed turtles have a face that only a mother could love, but that doesn’t stop hundreds of thousands of the rare reptiles from being illegally traded around the world every year. According to a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as many as 2 million pig-nosed turtle eggs are illegally collected from the wild each year so the reptiles can be grown in captivity and …

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