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Archive for June, 2014


   Jun 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 June 30, 2014 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (653) TetraColor Tropical Flakes with Natural Color Enhancer, 0.42-Ounce by Tetra (653) Buy new: $4.12 $1.97 8 used & […]

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   Jun 30

Super cute, but tiny, elephant-relative discovered in Namibia

By Herp News Forget marsupials, the world’s strangest group of mammals are actually those in the Afrotheria order. This superorder of mammals contains a motley crew that at first glance seems to have nothing in common: from elephants to rodent-sized sengi. Last week, scientists announced the newest, and arguably cutest, member of Atrotheria: the Etendeka […]

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   Jun 30

Invasive watersnakes introduced to California may pose risk to native species

By Herp News Watersnakes, commonly seen in the lakes, rivers and streams of the eastern United States, are invading California waterways and may pose a threat to native and endangered species in the state, according to a study. Nearly half of California’s amphibians are considered Species of Special Concern or are listed under the state […]

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   Jun 30

The-Lizard-lifeboat-launches-to-Mayday-call-from-damaged-boat

By Herp News Byline: The Lizard all weather Tamar Class Lifeboat “Rose” launched on service shortly after 2pm on Wednesday 25th June 2014 in response to a mayday call received from a damaged rib which was taking on water. Page Content: The eight meter RIB Neptune with five people on board was taking on water […]

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   Jun 30

Alligators crunch bones for science

Researchers are learning a lot about extinct reptiles from how American alligators eat. From NatGeo: What happens when you throw bones to a group of American alligators? This isn’t a question for late night horror movies, but for science. Standing behind a safety barrier at Florida’s St. Augustine Alligator Farm, University of Tennessee paleontologist Stephanie […]

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   Jun 30

Reptile Roundup

By Herp News Scaly creatures took over Wesselman Woods Nature Center and Preserve Saturday. Snakes, turtles, iguanas and other reptiles were on display for the second annual 'Reptile Roundup.' Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (776) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small […]

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   Jun 28

Rescue alert iguana was cuddly toy

By Herp News Animal welfare officers called to rescue a reptile from a tree in Thurso discover it was a cuddly toy nailed to a branch. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (776) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small Reptiles by Penn […]

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   Jun 28

Wild golf stories: Fans share their most unique tales

By Herp News PGA.com asked our Facebook friends about unique occurrences on the golf course. There were tales of reptile encounters, ill-timed duck hooks, seismic activity and even sasquatches. “While working in the pro shop we got a Big Foot costume and had a 6 foo 8 kid that also worked there run around the […]

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   Jun 27

Unfussy gourmet at Crane & Turtle in Petworth

By Herp News The Japanese-French restaurant comes from the owner of Room 11 and the Petworth Citizen. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (725) Kaytee Mealworms, 17.6 oz by Kaytee (725) Buy new: $23.65 $9.82 38 used & new from $9.82 Kaytee Mealworms are an excellent, high-protein food source for many wild […]

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   Jun 27

Fitch Takes Rating Action on Tortoise Fund Notes and Pfd Following Merger

By Herp News Fitch Ratings assigns 'AAA' and 'AA' ratings to $179.4 million of new senior unsecured notes and $50 million of new mandatory redeemable preferred shares , res Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (678) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (678) Buy new: $12.01 3 used & new from […]

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   Jun 27

Giant tortoise treated for sinusitis

By Herp News A giant tortoise is checked in to an on-site clinic at Bristol Zoo after developing the symptoms of sinusitis. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (276) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians by Fluker’s (276) Buy new: $9.99 $9.75 10 used & new from $8.22 Lifelike, natural-looking hanging […]

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   Jun 27

Herp Video of the Week: Pet Iguana!

Check out this video “Pet Iguana,” submitted by kingsnake.com user Minuet. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (878) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 75-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra […]

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   Jun 26

Turtle gets high-profile help crossing Winnipeg's busiest street

By Herp News A Manitoba cabinet minister said he and other Winnipeg drivers sprang into action upon seeing a woman try to help a turtle that was ambling across Portage Avenue this morning. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (776) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water […]

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   Jun 26

Reptile rescue

By Herp News Moose, a cousin to the Komodo Dragon takes special handling and was one of the reptiles the audience was not allowed to touch. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (678) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (678) Buy new: $12.01 3 used & new from $12.01 Reptile fanciers […]

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   Jun 26

Summer brings classified updates and a sale!

Summer is always the busy season in the reptile world, with herpers headed off to the field, reptile expo season heating up, and baby reptiles and amphibians popping out left and right. We’ve been busy here at kingsnake.com as well, getting a whole peck of classified changes, updates and upgrades built, tested, and installed. As […]

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   Jun 26

The Scrub Lizard: A Florida endemic

The search had not begun as a jaunt to find the Florida scrub lizard, Sceloporus woodi. That wasn’t even close to the reason. Rather it had been my hope of finding a little spotted skunk that had brought Jake and me to Okeechobee County. But spotted skunks (which we failed to find, by the way) […]

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   Jun 25

Size matters: small animals abundant in fragmented forests, large animals not

By Herp News Habitat fragmentation and hunting are both distinct critical issues facing forests today that require their own countermeasures. Yet, much research has chosen to conflate the two, potentially leading to ineffective ecosystem management. According to a new study, the interaction of both factors can contradict the effects of hunting and fragmentation alone, revealing […]

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   Jun 25

Turtle's broken shell held together with wires, pins and glue

By Herp News An injured turtle is literally being pieced back together with wires, steel pins, epoxy glue and a clamp at a Manitoba wildlife shelter, after its shell was badly cracked this week. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (776) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of […]

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   Jun 25

Saving a yellow-bellied sea snake

This yellow-bellied sea snake was rescued and rehabbed in New South Wales, Australia: Get the story here… Photo: Peter Street/Australian National Geographic …read more Read more here: King Snake  (653) TetraColor Tropical Flakes with Natural Color Enhancer, 0.42-Ounce by Tetra (653) Buy new: $4.12 $1.97 8 used & new from $1.97 This color enhancer is […]

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   Jun 24

Scientists: Neotropical otter should not be considered threatened

By Herp News The Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis) should not be considered threatened by the IUCN Red List, according to a new paper in mongabay.com’s open-access journal Tropical Conservation Science. Currently the species is listed as Data Deficient, but was considered Vulnerable until 2000. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (276) Fluker's […]

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   Jun 24

Shot vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts

By Herp News Around 11 AM on Thursday, 27 February 2014, Angoulou Enika was lying hidden in the tall grass on the side of a large water hole in the Sahel region of Niger. He was staying as quiet as he could while aiming his custom-made rifle at an Egyptian vulture which had landed nearby […]

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   Jun 24

How salamanders may help humans re-grow lost limbs

Does the key to human limb regeneration like in a salamander’s cells? From researcher Max Yun in The Conversation UK: This process is rarely found in mammalian cells and this has been suggested as the basis for their poor regenerative abilities. But clearly, unraveling the mechanisms underlying this reprogramming is central to understanding why certain […]

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   Jun 24

Reptile rescue

By Herp News Joe Lamb explained that boa constrictors, like this Red Tail Boa, can grow to 10 feet long and eat mice and rats. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (43) Rep-Cal SRP00300 Herptivite Multivitamin and Mineral Powder Reptile/Amphibian Supplement, 3.3-Ounce by Rep-Cal (43) Buy new: $13.83 4 used & new […]

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   Jun 24

Boa constrictor dumped on doorstep

By Herp News Staff at a reptile centre in Brighton find a 5ft long boa constrictor abandoned in a box on their doorstep. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (55) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome Spring Clip by Zilla (55) 5 used & new from $6.79 The same […]

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   Jun 23

Reptile rescue

By Herp News Turtles like Sal, this 14-year-old African Tortoise, can live to be over 200 years old and grow up to 850 pounds. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (23) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Snakes Small to the Size of a Ball Python, Stainless Steel & Copper, Cage Length (33") […]

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   Jun 23

Dinosaurs roar again at Indian River Reptile Zoo

By Herp News Exciting to watch these giants roll off the truck that has transported them all the way from Texas. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (23) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Snakes Small to the Size of a Ball Python, Stainless Steel & Copper, Cage Length (33") STD by DocSeward […]

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   Jun 23

Snow Lizard Products to Exhibit at CE Week 2014, Booth 159, Jun 23 – 27, 2014, in New York, NY, US

By Herp News Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/CE-Week-2014/SnowLizard-Gear/ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (725) Kaytee Mealworms, 17.6 oz by Kaytee (725) Buy new: $23.65 $9.82 38 used & new from $9.82 Kaytee Mealworms are an excellent, high-protein food source for many wild birds. They are a high-energy treat that […]

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   Jun 23

Regional court kills controversial Serengeti Highway

By Herp News The Serengeti ecosystem got a major reprieve last week when the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) ruled against a hugely-controversial plan to build a paved road through Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The court dubbed the proposed road ‘unlawful’ due to expected environmental impacts. Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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   Jun 23

Broken promises no more? Signs Sabah may finally uphold commitment on wildlife corridors

By Herp News Five years ago an unlikely meeting was held in the Malaysian state of Sabah to discuss how to save wildlife amid worsening forest fragmentation. Although the meeting brought together longtime adversaries—conservationists and the palm oil industry—it appeared at the time to build new relationships and even point toward a way forward for […]

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   Jun 23

New PlayStation 4 Wireless Headsets Incoming From Turtle Beach

By Herp News Ahead of E3 2014, Turtle Beach is debuting two pairs of premium wireless gaming headphones designed for PlayStation 4. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, 3-Ounce by Zoo Med (363) Buy new: $6.95 23 used & new from $3.79 Repti […]

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   Jun 23

What happens to the scarlet kingsnake when the coral snake is gone?

The scarlet kingsnake looks like the coral snake because there’s a survival benefit to tricking predators into thinking you’re too dangerous to mess with. But once the coral snake vanishes, why do local kingsnakes not just maintain that resemblance for decades, but intensify it? Scientists had no idea, but now they’ve figured it out. Once […]

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   Jun 23

Tortoise Capital Advisors Announces Completion of TYG, TYY and TYN Merger

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced the completion of the merger of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. , Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. and Tortoise North American Energy Corp. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (425) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (425) Buy new: $8.99 $5.36 10 […]

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   Jun 23

The-Lizard-Lifeboat-launches-to-lone-yachtsman-on-passage-to-Falmouth

By Herp News Byline: The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 10am on Tuesday 17 June to go to the assistance of a lone yachtsman. Page Content: The 32’ yacht Soay had been on passage from Milford Haven to Falmouth when difficulties were encountered one mile south east of Blackhead, The lifeboat was on […]

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   Jun 23

Hands-On With Turtle Rock's 'Evolve' At E3: Let The Hunt Begin

By Herp News 2K and Turtle Rock are showing off their intense 4 versus 1 shooter Evolve at E3, and I had the opportunity to drop into the game as a hunter to take down Kraken, one of the game's enormously intimidating monsters. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (68) Snake Hook, […]

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   Jun 23

Reptile Gardens Adds a New Friend

By Herp News Reptile Gardens welcomed their newest, and oldest member to the zoo this afternoon. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (180) Oxbow Critical Care Apple/Banana Pet Supplement, 141gm by Oxbow (180) Buy new: $10.33 9 used & new from $8.95 Critical Care is a premium recovery food which can be […]

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   Jun 22

Find Out Nicole Richie's Reptile Obsession

By Herp News The House of Harlow 1960 designer, 32, debuts her VH1 show Candidly Nicole July 17 Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (878) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 75-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra (878) Buy new: $12.99 $5.24 9 used & new from $5.24 The Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Terrarium […]

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   Jun 22

Scientists find 120 million-year-old reptile eggs in China

By Herp News Scientists in China have found five well-preserved reptile eggs still intact more than 100 million years after they were laid. It's believed they belong to the ancient pterosaur — a reptile that roamed the Earth more than 120 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. (Via  YouTube / American Museum of Natural […]

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   Jun 22

Large lizard invades Cape Coral neighborhood

By Herp News A Cape Coral couple spotted the Nile Monitor Lizard trying to cut across four lanes of traffic in the city over the weekend. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (280) Zilla Premium Reflector Dome, Black 8.5" by Zilla (280) Buy new: $16.20 $11.99 23 used & new from $7.79 […]

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   Jun 22

Reptile Atlas a first for southern Africa

By Herp News ( University of the Witwatersrand ) It took seven editors and 26 authors nine years to compile the first ever Reptile Atlas for all reptiles found in the southern tip of Africa. This huge collaborative effort resulted in the 485-page Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and […]

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   Jun 22

Sea turtle predicts Brazil will defeat Croatia in World Cup opener

By Herp News The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from its chosen turtle tipster. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (425) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (425) Buy new: $8.99 $5.36 10 used & […]

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