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Archive for August, 2013


   Aug 31

Wild turtle snapped up from Elmwood street

By Herp News A large wild snapping turtle is back in its natural habitat, after animal services officers in Winnipeg rescued it near an Elmwood intersection this morning. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) […]

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   Aug 30

Rescued sea turtle released back into wild

By Herp News A sea turtle returned to the Gulf this morning after being rescued from a crab trap and treated by the Mote Marine Laboratory. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy new: […]

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   Aug 30

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on Aug. 30, 2013 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord […]

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   Aug 30

Wild turtle snapped up from Elmwood street

By Herp News A large wild snapping turtle is back in its natural habitat, after animal services officers in Winnipeg rescued it near an Elmwood intersection this morning. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power […]

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   Aug 30

Man spotted taking eggs from sea turtle nest

By Herp News Investigators release photos of a man disturbing an endangered loggerhead sea turtle nest on Casey Key Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (360) Buy new: $8.99 $4.96 11 used & new from $4.96 Fluker's Buffet Blend is a […]

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   Aug 30

Hellbenders thrive in the Bronx

The Bronx may not be the first place that comes to mind for saving threatened species, but for the eastern hellbender salamander, it’s working out just fine. That’s the word from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, which just oversaw the release of 38 juvenile hellbenders into their native habitat in western New York State. […]

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   Aug 29

UPDATE: Man spotted taking eggs from sea turtle nest

By Herp News Investigators release photos of a man disturbing an endangered loggerhead sea turtle nest on Casey Key. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (71) Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko Complete Diet 2 oz by Pangea (71) Buy new: $11.99 Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects is a delicious mix […]

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   Aug 29

Are sea turtles responsible for lower fish catches in India?

By Herp News Fishing communities on Agatti Island in Lakshwadeep, India, blame their reduced fish catch on green turtles; according to them, green turtles chomp their way through the seagrass beds lining the shallow reef waters that are essential for fish to breed. This leads some in the community to clandestinely kill sea turtles and […]

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   Aug 29

'Fair' turtle season sees challenges, mysteries

By Herp News A collection of hatchlings are ready to make the trip out to sea. Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 14:38 PM. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items at […]

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   Aug 29

Scammers play on snake fears to rob homes

In Contra Costa County in San Francisco’s East Bay, a pair of scammers have pulled off a string of burglaries, claiming to be animal control officers checking the property for snakes. From The Contra Costa Times: The incident, reported in Hayward, is one of three incidents in as many days that scammers tricked their way […]

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   Aug 28

Police kill menacing monitor lizard

By Herp News A police officer shot a monitor lizard to death as it was attacking chickens at a Ledyard resident's home. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (633) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (633) Buy new: $8.99 $7.89 5 used & new from $7.89 Reptile fanciers prefer Malaysian Driftwood […]

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   Aug 28

Can the reintroduction of the Eastern indigo snake in Alabama succeed?

It will take more than a village to successfully re-introduce the Eastern indigo snake in Alabama’s Conecuh National Forest. It will take careful science, cooperation between academia, non-profits, and government, a lot of community outreach and education, and luck. From a report on the project from the Living Alongside Wildlife blog: We have had to […]

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   Aug 28

Reptile exhibit draws mixed reactions in Saint John

By Herp News The reptile exhibit at the Saint John Exhibition is drawing mixed reactions from some patrons, who think it is occurring too soon after the tragic deaths of two young brothers in Campbellton. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. […]

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   Aug 28

Reptile education demonstration at the New York State fair

By Herp News If you love snakes, you may want to check out the reptile education demonstration at the New York State fair. Our Lisa Chelenza got a sneak peek. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by […]

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   Aug 27

Ground zero for endangered species: new program to assist animals on the brink across Southeast Asia

By Herp News Organizations within the international conservation community are joining forces to minimize impending extinctions in Southeast Asia, where habitat loss, trade and hunting have contributed to a dramatic decline in wildlife. The coalition is aptly named ASAP, or the Asian Species Action Partnership. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) […]

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   Aug 27

Snapping turtles finding refuge in urban areas while habitats are being polluted

By Herp News Snapping turtles are surviving in urban areas as their natural habitats are being polluted or developed for construction projects. One solution is for people to stop using so many chemicals that are eventually dumped into the waterways, a scientist said. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet […]

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   Aug 27

Sea turtle nesting along Treasure Coast appears unaffected by pollution from lagoon

By Herp News Find out why researchers believe the problems of the Indian River Lagoon will not affect the nesting activities of sea turtles along the Treasure Coast. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome, Blk 8.5-in by Zilla (174) Buy new: $16.20 […]

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   Aug 27

Smuggler who illegally traded 500 chimps gets one year in prison

By Herp News Wildlife smuggler, Ousame Diallo, who has admitted to illegally trafficking 500 endangered chimpanzees out of the Republic of Guinea, was sentenced to a year in prison in the West African country reports WWF. The arrest and charge was supported by INTERPOL and to anti-wildlife trafficking local group, GALF. Go to Source …read […]

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   Aug 27

Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala

By Herp News An assortment of marine animals and birds reside along the black volcanic sand beaches of Guatemala’s Pacific coast, but lately both residents and visitors on the southeast beaches of the country have observed a tragic event – the stranding of dead sea turtles. Eighty dead sea turtles have been recorded since the […]

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   Aug 27

Whale shark mapping: scientists uncover global distribution for the largest fish in the world

By Herp News Polka-dotted and striped. Massive but docile. That’s the whale shark for you – the largest fish and shark in the world. But despite being major tourist attractions, the lives of these awe-inspiring creatures of the ocean remain far from being demystified. However, a team of researchers from Australia may now have some […]

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   Aug 27

Help report Florida’s rare upland snakes

The state of Florida is asking for help from the public in determining whether the Florida Pine Snake, the Southern Hognose Snake, and the Short Tailed Snake should be placed on the federal endangered species list. The three snakes are considered at risk due to habitat destruction. The project involves GPS mapping of sitings, and […]

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   Aug 27

Boaters free entangled rare turtle

By Herp News Boaters in Notre Dame Bay came upon a large animal in distress at Tea Arm near Pleasantview Sunday. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items at a great value […]

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   Aug 27

Monitor lizard shot as reptile rumors realized – Tue, 27 Aug 2013 PST

By Herp News LEDYARD, Conn. – The story of a large reptile roaming this rural town was no urban legend. Police said a Ledyard officer shot a monitor lizard to death Sunday afternoon, … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless […]

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   Aug 27

Police shoot, kill large lizard in Connecticut

By Herp News Officer reportedly forced to shoot reptile to protect fellow patrolmen, chickens Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, 3-Ounce by Zoo Med (345) Buy new: $3.91 $3.39 25 used & new from $3.39 Repti Calcium is an ultra fine Precipitated Calcium […]

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   Aug 27

Officer kills huge lizard found menacing chickens

By Herp News The story of a large reptile roaming this rural town was no urban legend. Police say a Ledyard officer shot a monitor lizard to death Sunday afternoon, after a resident called 911 to report what she believed to be an alligator attacking the chickens in her coop. Go to Source …read more […]

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   Aug 26

Conn. Officer Kills Lizard Found Menacing Chickens

By Herp News Reports of large reptile in Connecticut town are true: Officer kills lizard menacing chickens         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (633) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (633) Buy new: $8.99 $7.89 5 used & new from $7.89 Reptile fanciers prefer Malaysian Driftwood décor […]

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   Aug 26

Conn. Officer Kills Lizard Found Menacing Chickens

By Herp News Reports of large reptile in Connecticut town are true: Officer kills lizard menacing chickens         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) Buy new: $19.88 43 used & new […]

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   Aug 26

Trinidad and Tobago: a biodiversity hotspot overlooked

By Herp News The two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean (just off the coast of Venezuela) may be smaller than Delaware, but it has had an outsized role in the history of rainforest conservation as well as our understanding of tropical ecology. Home to an astounding number of tropical ecosystems and over […]

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   Aug 26

Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge

By Herp News For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence. Developers have taken pains to keep the animal safe. It's been protected from meddlesome hikers by the threat of prison time. … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out Medium Aquarium […]

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   Aug 26

Herp Video of the Week: Turtle Pond Design!

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   Aug 26

Even the desert tortoise has to deal with budget cuts

By Herp News LAS VEGAS — For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 $26.22 24 used & new from $21.24 Two fixtures in one for […]

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   Aug 26

Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge

By Herp News Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they've been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in'90. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products […]

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   Aug 25

BLM to kill hundreds of desert tortoises as its conservation center runs out of money

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will kill hundreds of threatened desert tortoises it’s been caring for at a Nevada conservation facility. The slaughter is being blamed on a lack of funds by the agency. Real estate developers in southern Nevada who wanted to disrupt the habitat of threatened desert tortoises to build […]

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   Aug 25

Desert Tortoise Faces Threat From Its Own Refuge

By Herp News Desert tortoise faces threat from its own refuge as BLM closes Vegas rescue center         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) Buy new: $19.88 43 used & new […]

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   Aug 25

Video: Mended sea turtle returned to ocean off Florida Keys

By Herp News A loggerhead sea turtle dubbed “Taco” was returned to the ocean in Islamorada, off a posh Florida Keys resort Friday, after three months of rehabilitation at the local Turtle Hospital for an intestinal infection. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by […]

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   Aug 24

trevor t. turtle – is this normal

recently a freind of mine brought her female red eared slider over to compare with my male slider. ever since that visit trevor has been slow and eating at odd intervals. i did let him spend some time alone with the female. should i expect hatchlings soon? [:!2] …read more Read more here: Turtle Times […]

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   Aug 23

Buy or build: Which is best for your mouse rack?

Old school herpers like myself are prone to “do it yourself” projects simply because we grew up in an era when products specifically designed for reptile owners were either too basic, or simply not available at all, and thus we quite often were left with no choice but to “do it yourself.” Although this mindset […]

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   Aug 23

Rare sea turtle spotted off British coast

By Herp News Rare, endangered sea turtle is spotted off British coast after getting lost while swimming more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) […]

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   Aug 22

Python pet shop owner had blood on hands

By Herp News A reptile store owner under investigation for criminal negligence in the deaths of two boys after a large python escaped its enclosure had blood on his hands and shorts when police arrived at the scene in Campbellton, N.B., according to newly released court documents. Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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   Aug 22

Fitch Rates Tortoise Closed-End Fund Notes 'AAA'; Affirms Existing Ratings

By Herp News Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following notes outstanding by three closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC: Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB (259) Buy new: $17.99 $11.99 […]

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