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Archive for August 7th, 2013


   Aug 07

Cop saves sea turtle hatchlings at Florida resort

By Herp News SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer saved nearly 100 baby sea turtles when he gathered the newly hatched creatures from a hotel parking lot and street and released them into the Gulf of Mexico. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (791) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer […]

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   Aug 07

Vigil set for 2 boys strangled to death by python

By Herp News Aug. 6, 2013: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser sits outside the Reptile Ocean exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada. AP/The Canadian Press Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (222) iPower 40-108°F Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing by iPower (222) Buy […]

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   Aug 07

Rattlesnakes may be a tick's worst enemy

Hate ticks? Hate Lyme disease? Then embrace the rattlesnake. Researchers at the University of Maryland discovered that the Eastern timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, keeps the ticks that cause Lyme disease in check by eating the rodents they’re attached to. From the UMD release: Human cases of Lyme disease, a bacterial illness that can cause serious […]

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