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Archive for July, 2014


   Jul 31

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

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   Jul 31

History: Lizard Acres became Surprise

By Herp News There is a remaining railroad sign at the tracks in Surprise near Grand Avenue and Bell Road marked Lizard Acres.                 Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch by Exo Terra […]

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   Jul 31

Ecologists underestimating impacts of old-growth logging

By Herp News Ecologists may be underestimating the impact of logging in old-growth tropical forests by failing to account for subtleties in how different animal groups respond to the intensity of timber extraction, argues a paper published today in the journal Current Biology. The study, led by Zuzana Burivalova of ETH Zurich, is based on […]

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   Jul 31

UPDATE: 50-Pound Tortoise Reunited With Owner

By Herp News Lynchburg, VA – UPDATE: The missing tortoise has been reunited with his family. Horatio, aka Big Boy, is now back with his owner. The seven year old animal wandered away from his home on Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg last Friday night while the family worked to enlarge his enclosure. Go to Source […]

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   Jul 31

Fine, jail for monitor lizard skin Goa music instrument

By Herp News Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Using the skin of the endangered monitor lizard for the ghumat, a traditional clay drum, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival will attract a fine of Rs.25,000 and a possibility of up to six years in jail, the Goa government cautioned Thursday. A statement issued here said ghumat […]

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   Jul 31

Tortoise torture suspect faces sex charges

By Herp News An 18-year-old girl who was arrested earlier this month on animal abuse charges after a video appeared to show her and a younger girl torturing a tortoise, is now facing a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a younger child. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Jennifer Greene […]

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   Jul 31

Seeking justice for Corazón: jaguar killings test the conservation movement in Mexico

By Herp News Eight years ago, a female jaguar cub was caught on film by a motion-triggered camera trap set in the foothills of canyons, oak forest, and scrubland that make-up the Northern Jaguar Reserve, just 125 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Three years later, in 2009, the jaguar reappeared on film as an […]

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   Jul 31

Russia regains control of gecko sex satellite

Going where no gecko has gone before, Russia launched a research satellite filled with geckos who will, hopefully, mate in a zero gravity environment. The satellite briefly stopped responding to mission control’s commands, but contact was restored three days later. From the Washington Post: At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos — […]

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   Jul 30

The world’s best mother: meet the octopus that guards its eggs for over four years

By Herp News The ultimate goal of all species on the planet is procreation, the act of making anew. But few mothers could contend with a deep-sea octopus, known as Graneledone boreopacifica, which researchers have recently observed guarding its eggs for four-and-a-half years (53 months), before likely succumbing to starvation soon after. Go to Source […]

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   Jul 30

Winking Lizard to hold Vedett Fest with free samples, Portside involved in collaborations, Fantasy Beer League under …

By Herp News Winking Lizard holding 'Vedett Fest' with free samples in August, Portside Brewery is involved with two collaborations, National IPA Day is coming up, and lots more in our beer news and notes. 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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   Jul 30

Don't fight snakes with snakes, say wildlife experts

Suburban homeowners in Georgia don’t like sharing their backyards with native copperheads, giving rise to a disturbing trend. From Slate: Some people are trying to fight snakes with snakes. People in one neighborhood nearby, Druid Hills, which backs up to the Fernbank Forest, imported and released a bunch of black rat snakes into their yards. […]

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   Jul 30

News: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard announce homecoming tour

By Herp News The Lizard returns to Oz. 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 2 used & new from $11.99 BYB ceramic heat emitter bulb is perfect for Reptiles and […]

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   Jul 30

Esmerelda's Journeys – Turtle Enjoys Hiking

Esmerelda is my wonderful aquatic turtle. We found her as a baby, covered in ants in the park, not moving. We started with a 10 gallon tank; progressed to a 35 gallon octagon, then to a 55 gallon rectangle tank; and, finally, we have an 100 gallon pond enclosure on our back porch for her. […]

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   Jul 29

87 new bird species considered threatened with extinction

By Herp News Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds. Worryingly, 87 of these new birds are threatened with extinction, a percentage nearly double the overall threatened percentage for all birds, which currently sits at 13 percent. Go […]

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   Jul 29

Don’t eat or touch bat bushmeat amid worsening Ebola outbreak, UN warns

By Herp News The world’s worst Ebola outbreak was likely begun by a hunter shooting a fruit bat for their dinner or the market, according to the UN. The outbreak has killed over 660 people in six months to date, and recently spread via plane to Nigeria. The disease is particularly deadly with a mortality […]

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   Jul 29

Researchers turn up the heat on the chytrid fungus

As the organism that causes chytridiomycosis in amphibians threatens their existence worldwide, a study published in the journal Nature suggests that turning up the heat and the frogs’ own immune defenses may hold the key to beating the fungus. From the New York Times: To find out, the scientists swabbed Bd onto the bellies of […]

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   Jul 28

Over a million pangolins slaughtered in the last decade

By Herp News One of the world’s most bizarre animal groups is now at risk of complete eradication, according to an update of the IUCN Red List. Pangolins, which look and behave similarly to (scaly) anteaters yet are unrelated, are being illegally consumed out of existence due to a thriving trade in East Asia. Go […]

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   Jul 28

Connecticut man accused of shooting pet turtle

By Herp News STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (615) Tetra 77157 TetraColor Tropical Flakes, 0.42-Ounce, 85 ml by Tetra (615) Buy new: $2.99 $1.97 6 used & new from $1.79 This natural color-enhancing food is […]

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   Jul 28

Turtle Creek Man Dies After Trying To Break Up Domestic Dispute

By Herp News A Turtle Creek man died after being struck in the head while trying to break up a domestic fight between his neighbors this weekend. 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 […]

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   Jul 28

Infrared Camera Catches Keys Sea Turtle Hatchlings

By Herp News Infrared camera catches loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from nest in Fla Keys Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: $38.49 $34.49 Temperature Control Range : -58~210 ° F Temperature Resolution: […]

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   Jul 28

Connecticut man accused of shooting girlfriend's pet turtle

By Herp News Stonington, Conn. — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 100-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra (773) Buy new: $7.00 $6.63 14 used & new from $6.63 The Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Terrarium […]

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   Jul 28

Short-eared dog? Uncovering the secrets of one of the Amazon’s most mysterious mammals

By Herp News Fifteen years ago, scientists knew next to nothing about one of the Amazon’s most mysterious residents: the short-eared dog. Although the species was first described in 1883 and is considered the sole representative of the Atelocynus genus, biologists spent over a century largely in the dark about an animal that seemed almost […]

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   Jul 28

Connecticut man charged with shooting girlfriend's pet turtle

By Herp News A 31-year-old Stonington man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police say he shot and killed his girlfriend's pet turtle. 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 […]

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   Jul 28

Turtle & Hughes Boosts Business Efficiency With Infor Distribution SX.e

By Herp News Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Turtle & Hughes, a leading distributor of electrical and industrial equipment, has successfully … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla (405) […]

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   Jul 28

Tortoise Rescue to parents: Real turtles aren't 'Mutant Ninjas'

American Tortoise Rescue is asking parents not to let their kids get pet turtles just because they love the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. From Today Parents: Hundreds of thousands of live turtles were purchased after each of the previous movies in the franchise, with many later dumped, deliberately killed or flushed down the […]

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   Jul 28

North Florida Reptile Farm Supplies Global Market

By Herp News Less than a mile from downtown Newberry, hidden almost in plain sight, sits a group of unmarked gray warehouse buildings that contain either endless wonders or the stuff of nightmares, depending on how you feel about snakes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl […]

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   Jul 27

Malaysia hunts 2 Filipinos for smuggle try of turtle eggs

By Herp News Malaysian marine police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle turtle eggs into Sabah by two Filipinos last Friday, the Star online reported. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 $7.03 26 used & […]

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   Jul 27

Tortoise Suspected of Helping Baby Alligator Flee the Zoo

By Herp News A baby alligator named Carlos has broken out of a Michigan zoo, thanks to a large tortoise that regularly strolls around the area. Gary Moore, who runs the GarLyn Zoo in Mackinac County, suspects that the 12-inch hatchling was able to sneak under the double fence because the tortoise wore the dirt […]

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   Jul 26

Rehabilitated turtle from NJ released in Md. – NBC40.net

By Herp News BERLIN, Md. (AP) – A sea turtle that was rehabilitated in Maryland after being found stunned by the cold in New Jersey has been returned to its natural habitat. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes 8 Oz (1/2 […]

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   Jul 26

Keys Turtle Cam Watchers See Hatch Live

By Herp News Web-watchers were able to see about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch via a live-streaming, high definition camera. 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: $54.95 We source our mealworms […]

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   Jul 26

Giant tortoise rescued from Northern California brush fire

By Herp News “Abe” survived overnight in a tank firefighters put him in as wildfire destroyed everything around it. pic.twitter.com/w5xlpPKm7d AMADOR COUNTY, Calif. —A 200-pound tortoise was rescued from a wildfire that destroyed much of an Amador County resort. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, […]

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   Jul 26

Let a reptile slither into your heart

By Herp News They aren't at the level of cats and dogs yet, but reptiles are scaling upward in popularity. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: $38.49 $34.49 Temperature Control Range : -58~210 […]

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   Jul 26

Repticon Brings Its 1-Day Reptile Event to Lafayette

By Herp News Repticon, a promoter of nationwide reptile and exotic animal expos, re-introduces it special 1-day-only event, ReptiDay. The event will bring the same unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators to the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center on August 23. The expo offers hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to […]

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   Jul 26

Crafty, egg-stealing lizard could cause environmental crisis

By Herp News A black-and-white striped bandit from South America has invaded the habitat of threatened and endangered Florida wildlife, according to UF researchers. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) Buy new: $19.99 […]

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   Jul 26

Tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name

By Herp News Molecular analysis helps scientists discover and describe a tiny new species of narrow-mouthed frog from the genus Chiasmocleis. The news species, Chiasmocleis quilombola is named after the quilombos — communities constituted by and used as refuges for slaves who had the brevity to escape in colonial Brazil. Go to Source …read more […]

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   Jul 26

Helping save narrow-headed gartersnakes from after-effects of Slide Fire

By Herp News As a result of the Slide Fire, the burned areas of Oak Creek were at risk for ash-filled flooding due to monsoon rains. When ash blankets the habitat, the fish that the gartersnakes feed on aren’t able to survive. The ash covers rocks and small holes making it difficult for the snake […]

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   Jul 25

Breaking: Teens who tortured and killed tortoise in viral video arrested, face felony charges

Breaking news from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The two teenage girls responsible for the viral video of them torturing a gopher tortoise have been arrested today. Thanks to your concern and tips, Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a […]

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   Jul 25

Russia Has A Lizard Sex Satellite, But They’ve Lost Control Of It

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   Jul 25

Herp Video of the Week: Bullfrog Calling!

Check out this video “Bullfrog Calling,” submitted by kingsnake.com user PH FasDog. 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  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 […]

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   Jul 25

Carlos Gomez videobombs Mark Reynolds in Ninja Turtle costume

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