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Floods cause South African Crocodiles to escape:
Posted by Frank - January 24m 2013
Introduced invasive species are a problem not only for the Everglades but for all ecosystems, however, the Florida python hunt probably won’t be effective and may cause more problems than it solves…
Posted by Frank - January 13, 2013
Historical anaconda restored at British Foreign Office:
Excellent article from the Center for Biological Diversity on why rattlesnake roundups should be declared illegal:
Tuatara being released into the wild!
Posted by Frank - October 3, 2012
Sadly, the cruel activities at rattlesnake roundups still occur in a few states in the United States. People are shocked when they realize what actually happens to the animals at these events. I continue to share information which helps us
to oppose the cruelty of rattlesnake roundups because I believe how we treat the creatures with whom we share the earth reflects how we view those creatures, ourselves and each other. We humans have a long ways to go but we must continue to move forward…The survival of life on earth depends on it…
More useful information about rattlesnakes and the cruelty of roundups. Helpful resources for action:
Posted by Frank - August 10, 2012
This 11 minute documentary is an excellent and accurate depiction of rattlesnake behavior and also of the cruel activities practiced at rattlesnake roundups. Please take time to watch it and take whatever action you can to stop these cruel events. Remember when encountering snakes and all animals in the wild, all animals are different and will behave differently - please leave wildlife alone when you encounter it - you are in the animals’ home not yours.
Posted by Frank - August 1, 2012
Farewell to a longtime friend…
“Flippers” died May 25, 2012. Most likely she was at least 22 years old. She was captive bred and hatched in the Seattle, Washington area about 1990 and was a gift to me in 1992 from some very good friends. “Flippers” was a white lipped python (Leiopython d’albertisi). White lipped pythons are native to New Guinea. Their lifespans in captivity are 18 - 20 years so she simply died of old age. Since 1992 she has helped educate people about the beauty and cultural heritages of snakes. She truly will be missed. Photo taken February 17, 2011 by Frank.
Posted by Frank - May 26, 2012