LET ME OOOOUUUUTTTT
LET ME OOOOUUUUTTTT
An angry mob of Northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) goes apeshit and ravages the countryside of Indiana.
photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Brazilian Rainbow Boa: Calico
first picture was taken in 2007, the second in 2012
I tried several kinds of glue to attach a suction cup to the plant but NONE OF THEM would hold so I ended up takin a piece of wire and just tying the damn thing
I’ve been waiting for him to finally shed and TODAY IS A GOOD DAY
I went on FaunaClassifieds and right on the front page I noticed a link to a rodent company right in south florida where I am
I was curious, so I clicked on it
I checked prices on the current size my kids eat, and holy moly if I ordered from them I’d be saving a ton of money compared to the prices on the ones I get at my usual rat place
of course I was thinking about how shipping is usually the expensive part, but because they’re located south where I am, they have a local pickup option for free, so that’s $32 I wouldn’t have to spend!
Now I regret going and getting rats yesterday, if I had only waited one more day dammit
I’ll need more hoppers in 6 weeks anyway so I’ll bookmark the site
Clinging on with sticky toes, a green tree frog sits bravely on its unlikely friend - a large tree python.
Picture: Fahmi Bhs/Solent News
Gecko Tea Party - 2011
I had this idea way back in 2007 and later in 2011 I decided to revisit it with much better equipment and props.
This photo set features two female crested geckos (C. ciliatus), Lumina (left) and Sakura (right). I went the extra mile and actually made them some organic lavender tisane (herbal tea) sweetened with orange blossom honey. Because details man, details.
Shamefully I realized today I never uploaded these to Tumblr so here’s the set. I have an even better camera now, so when I can afford a macro lens, I’d like to redo this shoot yet again.
All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today!
Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared!
Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more.
Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 or by visiting www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right.
Please take a moment to comment on this. The herp hobby has come under intense fire the last few years and it’s only getting worse. If the HSUS, through USFW, successfully gets these species added to the Lacey Act we are in serious trouble. They are pushing these additions despite overwhelming scientific evidence that these animals are no threat to humans or to US ecosystems outside the southern tip of Florida. They are taking a state problem and attempting to punish the entire nation for it.
For me, if they are successful in adding these animals, it means that I will no longer be able to send out or ship in animals from other states. It means that if for whatever reason I had to move out of Texas in the future, I couldn’t take my animals with me. It means that if my vet was over state lines I couldn’t take my animals to him. If this passes, I would be required by law to get rid of every single one of my boas before crossing state lines or risk being convicted of a felony (jail time, my animals euthanized), simply for doing what a responsible pet owner should do. This is unacceptable and quite frankly, horrifying. So please, if you keep exotics, or any pets for that matter, please stand up and speak out while you still can. They’re not going to stop with snakes.
Got some of the last skin pieces off, his scales shine in the light. He was very good, I got a bite but it was my own fault(he was pulling his through my fingers and snagged my little finger).
Slightly less demonic murder noodle than before.