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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crocs for Pets

An interesting piece on the legal trade of baby saltwater crocodiles as pets in certain parts of Australia, here.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Girl and Her Burmese

A South African girl enjoys having a Burmese python as a pet; her parents think she's nuts. (News source.)

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Runaway Snake Returns

A UK boy lost his small pet corn snake three months ago, but found it recently in his back yard; it had survived fairly well, and is twice the size it was when he lost it. (News source.)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pet Croc Fad is Global

Looks like baby crocodiles are the biggest fad pet in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, with pet shops taking orders on their waiting list. (News source.)

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Gator in the Backyard (Caged)

Lafayette, Indiana, animal control is upset that a local taxidermist is keeping a three-foot alligator in the backyard. It is penned in with a pond. There are no local restrictions, so they can't do anything about it, but it sounds like they're going to be looking for a way to get rid of it. State restrictions don't kick in until the alligator gets 5-feet long. The owner is planning to move to another location where a larger habitat can be built, before it gets that big. (News source.)

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