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Reptiles and Amphibians in the News

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rescue Holds Fashion Show

An iguana rescue needs to expand, so is holding a fashion show fundraiser, with lizard-themed fashions. (News source.)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Snake Hunter / Venom Extractor

A Thai snake hunter / rescuer is profiled here.

A Florida man is setting up a facility (Reptile Discovery Center) where visitors can watch venom extraction. (News source.)

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Turtle Stranding Season

Cold air and warm water make for stunned turtles off Cape Cod... (News source.)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Turtle Troubles

A man was sentenced for purchasing an illegally poached sea turtle for meat in the Caymans. (News source.)

A New Zealand animal rescue is running out of room for injured animals because of the number of turtles being dropped off -- the owners claim they never knew the turtles would grow. (News source.)

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Snake Rescues

An eastern diamondback had a close call in Clearwater, FL. (News source.)

Five snakes and two chameleons were rescued and released in India. (News source.)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Snakes in the News

A Nigerian woman died after being bitten by a snake while fishing. (News source.)

University of Washington and Guam are collaborating on a brown tree snake research project. (News source.)

A UK vet is warning of an antivenom shortage for adder bites. (News source.)

The rare Tucson shovel-nosed snake may be starting a political battle soon, as the USFWS is evaluating its status. (Here and here.)

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rattler Wrangler

An Arizona man who rescues rattlesnakes is profiled here.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New York Reptile Rescue Vandalized

A vandal broke cages at a Jordan, NY, reptile rescue, releasing a 14-foot Burmese used in educational programs. The snake is still missing. (News source.) [What I'm not sure about is why the reptile rescue thinks they were just released and not stolen...]

Update: The python has been found... (New source.)

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Gator Sanctuary

An alligator sanctuary is planned near Athens, Michigan, if the zoning commission permits. (News source.)

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