Blog - Rescue News Reptiles and Amphibians en Serendipity 2.3.5 - Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:30:42 GMT RSS: Blog - Rescue News - Reptiles and Amphibians 100 21 World Snake Day 2020 Feature Blogger News Briefs Rescue News 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:40043 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="620" srcset="" src="" alt="" />Happy World Snake Day! <br /> <br /> What is that? Well it is a day that is an easy one! It is a day to focus on conservation and education about snakes! <br /> <br /> Snakes are one of the greatest fears in the world, but their importance to our environment as well as our health is enough reason to work to change minds. I grabbed a few fun articles for you to read and share today to help reach out and share the joy of snakes. <br /> <br /> These articles give a breakdown on the holiday and the issues facing snakes. This post from RepublicWorld is a very basic breakdown that you can read<a href="">here</a>. Another option is this article from Newsd. It has some fun little trivia tidbits and again very basic info and can be found <br /> <br /> <a class="block_level" href="">Continue reading "World Snake Day 2020"</a> Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:41:45 -0500 Saving Injured Turtles with Bras Feature Blogger News Briefs Rescue News 0 ( <!-- s9ymdb:39726 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="620" srcset="" src="" alt="" /><br /> When you have to put a turtle shell back together sometimes you need to get creative and that is exactly what the folks at <a href="">Carolina Waterfowl Rescue</a> did!<br /> <br /> To stabilize the shell pieces and help them stay in place, they superglue the bra clasps to the shell to help offer additional support to the cracked shell pieces! As can see in the photo, it is brilliant!<br /> <br /> To read more about the story, click <a href="">here</a>. And if you happen to have a few old bras laying around that are past their prime, consider checking with your local wildlife rehab group to see if they can use them! Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:43:19 -0500 Happy National Pet Day Feature Blogger Rescue News 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:39510 --><img class="serendipity_image_left" width="250" srcset="" src="" alt="" />Today, social media will be flooded with photos of dogs and cats to celebrate National Pet Day. If I show you mine, will you show me yours?<br /> <br /> This is Karen, an adult male iguana who came to live with me recently through my rescue. Karen was left behind in an eviction, so I really know nothing of his past. Being a green iguana, he came with metabolic bone disease, a few infections, and was just beaten down from neglect. He is slowly recovering and showing signs of breeding behaviors. While he is "technically" available for adoption through my rescue, I know he will live his life out with me. Seriously, I do.Living in Wisconsin, he got his first taste of sunshine recently and I can honestly say this is one happy iguana here! Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:47:05 -0500 Rattlesnake Round-ups Celebrate Animal Abuse Feature Blogger Featured Contributor News Briefs Rescue News 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:38953 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="620" srcset=" 2200w" src="" alt="" /><br /> <em>Looking into the Rattlesnake Pit - Sweetwater Texas - Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur</em><br /> <br /> Nothing says “quality family time” like beheading live animals with blunt force trauma to the head, or skinning them alive! If you have young children, they can paint in the blood of the recently slaughtered on the hand-print wall in the children's section. There is even food and a <a href="">beauty pageant</a>, where the winner will prove she likes to skin animals alive! <br /> <br /> <a class="block_level" href="">Continue reading "Rattlesnake Round-ups Celebrate Animal Abuse "</a> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:56:00 -0600 Fire destroys reptile rescue - they need your help now!!.html Feature Blogger News Briefs Rescue News!.html#comments 0 (Cindy Steinle) <center><!-- s9ymdb:38651 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="620" srcset="" src="" alt="" /><br /><em>photo courtesy of Maxmax Reptiles Rescue from CNY Kids' Expo.</em></center><br /> Late this morning, a fire broke in the home of Scott Dombrowski and Diana Sleiertin, the founder of Maxman Reptile Rescue.<br /> <br /> Their home sheltered many of the rescue's animals as well as the family's personal pets. The only one home at the time was Scott, who was critically injured while attempting to save animals.<br /> <br /> Scott's condition is at present critical and unstable. Diana is with him at the hospital while friends and family attempt to go determine what, if anything, can be saved at the house.<br /> <br /> Having spent most of my life doing reptile rescue, I know the life Diana has lived. We shared stories of our rescue work the year she visited the Reptile Fest. Everything she had, she put into the animals, and she rescued everything. While her work and heart lay in reptiles, she worked with other area organizations to save as many as possible.<br /> <br /> Right now they need our help. Scott's condition is currently listed as critical. Donations to the family can be made at their <a href="" title="">gofundme</a>. As we learn more information, we will keep you posted. <br /> <br /> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:59:30 -0600 We need you to help giant snakes in need!!.html Featured Contributor Rescue News!.html#comments 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:33140 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="300" srcset="" src="" alt="" />Reptile rescues need the community's support now more than ever. With the recent addition of the the reticulated python and all species of anaconda to the injurious species list, rescues will lose a large adoption and placement pool. <br /> <br /> I have operated my rescue for 21 years now, and for much of that time I have relied on my friends to the south to assist when I had giant species. Depending on what I have in the rescue at any given time, I may need to call upon my Illinois friends to take even a large boa constrictor. Thankfully, I still have that outlet for boas, but at the end of our 30-day grace period, I will lose that ability with retics and all anacondas. Crossing state lines with those species will no longer be legal, and working with my partners in Illinois would make me an instant felon. I am not alone in this; there are rescues across the country that will need assistance from our community.<br /> <br /> As the community rallies behind USARK in the upcoming battle to remove these species from the list, it would be wonderful if those of you who have the ability to own one of the restricted species would take this moment and reach out. <br /> <br /> Contact your local herp society, which undoubtably runs a rescue program, as well as local reptile rescues to let them know you are willing to help. <br /> <br /> Need help locating a rescue near you? Please post in the comments or check out our rescue listing located <a href="">here</a>. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:04:00 -0500 Snake rescue - Indian style!!.html Featured Contributor Rescue News!.html#comments 0 () If you’re a snake lover in India and you wish to do something for the welfare of these reptilian friends, one of the best ways to do so is to become a snake rescuer. <br /> <br /> <!-- s9ymdb:30893 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="600" srcset="" src="" alt="" /><br /> <br /> However, should you undertake this difficult ordeal, realize it’s not what you do but why you do it that counts. It’s a journey, like the one that married couples take, to understand and empathize with these wonderful creatures.<br /> <br /> Indian culture and snakes are made for each other. There are certain popular myths that have existed for over thousands of years that have caused a great deal of destruction of snake habitats. Some common mis-beliefs include that snakes drink milk and snakes are vengeful by nature. Having said that, I would like to add these myths are also among the reasons snakes have been protected to certain extent. For example, snakes are worshiped to prevent their malevolent behavior or responses.<br /> <br /> <!-- s9ymdb:30894 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="350" srcset="" src="" alt="" />Until recently, snake rescue culture grew slowly in India. Today, one can find snake rescuers in every part of India. However, you will rarely come across a full-time snake rescuer as there is little scope for herpetology and for most population it's inaccessible. <br /> <br /> One would discover, like I did, that most snake rescuers are hobbyists or affiliated with non-governmental organizations. This calls for a great deal of effort to gain the required knowledge and skill to handle snakes properly. For examples, you'll only find snake shelters in urban areas. Usually,most snake rescuers free the snake back to nature in forested areas.<br /> <br /> Mostly, snake calls in India are distress calls. For example, recently one of my friends called me up on a holiday. He was panicking after he found a snake at his place. Over the years, it's become almost predictable as to which snakes are found in certain areas in different seasons. However, they never seem to stop surprising me.<br /> <br /> Snake rescuing culture in India is still developing. Although it has gained some momentum, it still has a long way to go.<br /> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:35:00 -0600 The problem with 'heroes in a half-shell' Featured Contributor Rescue News 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:30575 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="300" srcset=" 2048w" src="" alt="" />Contrary to popular beliefs, the most common reptile in rescue is not a giant. I see and receive requests to surrender more water turtles, primarily red eared sliders, than any other reptile. In fact, in one week I will get more requests to surrender sliders than I have received to surrender Burmese pythons in the entire existence of my rescue.<br /> <br /> With Christmas around the corner, I am cringing. The wildly popular <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle</em> movie will lead to a lot of impulse slider purchases. They are small, cute and cheap, and available at almost every pet store. They also live a long time, take a lot of care to set up properly and while the animal itself is inexpensive, a good set-up is not. <br /> <br /> I have no problem with gifting a pet, but slider acquisitions are often made on impulse. Research will be minimal and the care sheets that are handed out are less than wonderful. The animals will come from a big box chain, and the likelihood that they have a chance to talk to an actual reptile person will be minimal. <br /> <br /> The end result will sadly be people who talk about how horrible reptile pets are. This takes more than a blog post to fix. Reach out to friends who may be thinking of getting their very own "hero in a half-shell" for their children. Let them know the real commitment that a water turtle will take, and let us hope they do not follow the historical trend of movie impulse purchases. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:33:00 -0600 'Eaten Alive' creates problems for reptile rescuers Featured Contributor Rescue News 0 (Cindy Steinle) <!-- s9ymdb:30338 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="300" srcset="" src="" alt="" />There's nothing like really bad science and equally bad reality TV to make problems for reptile rescuers.<br /> <br /> Discovery Channel, in their brilliant glory, ran a <a href="">farce of a documentary</a> last weekend where a man got into a snake proof suit, slathered himself in pigs blood and then pretended like he was going to be "Eaten Alive" to boost their ratings. Unfortunately, it's created a big headache for reptile resue groups like mine. <br /> <br /> My first call was to find out if anacondas are able to live in Wisconsin. The answer is no. Despite the fact that we have a lot of rivers and swamps, as the caller pointed out to me, the temperatures are far too cold for an anaconda to survive. I mean seriously, it is 22 degrees outside right now.<br /> <br /> Three emails followed that asking about anacondas. All three inquired as to if anacondas could really eat people and if they do all the time. It was about this time my head started to hurt and that is when I logged onto Facebook and realized that "Eaten Alive" had aired the previous night.<br /> <br /> Several emails followed, all asking a variety of questions about large species of snakes and their deadliness to humans. By the end of Monday night, I had a pre-typed email as a response and was several beers into my 12-pack. <br /> <br /> A call this morning also induced severe head pain (no, it wasn't a hangover!), but thankfully I was able to talk the person down and into keeping their pet. The caller had a ball python and wanted to surrender it because they ate meat. Not the snake, mind you, but the pet owner! <br /> <br /> They were concerned because the "scientist" who appeared on the show used pig's blood, and since they eat meat, their snake would become dangerous. Thankfully, I was able to explain the reality of snake ownership and also touch on cleanliness issues relating to owning any pet. Monty still has a home tonight and the owner no longer fears her pet.<br /> <br /> While the show claimed it was aimed at educating about conservation, it merely introduced a new level of fear for those who live among reptiles. It is time that the media on all levels let go of the hype and stick to the facts.<br /> <br /> <em>Photo provided with permission by Mike Pingleton</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:44:00 -0600 Road trip for red-eared sliders Feature Blogger Rescue News 0 ( <!-- s9ymdb:28401 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="300" srcset="" src="" alt="" />Dave Pauli is taking banned Montana red-eared sliders on a trek to Texas.<br /> <br /> From the Independent Record:<br /> <blockquote>The lake is on a wildlife sanctuary created for relocated Grand Canyon burros. Pauli’s trip is no pedal-to-the-metal exercise. Turtles take time. The ones Pauli receives will spend weeks in large ponds in Montana getting used to catching food, diving deep and swimming beyond the glass walls of an aquarium.<br /> <br /> A turtle that has lived in shallow water in a short glass tank doesn’t know how to manage the sink-or-swim pond life. Pauli said the animals will be tested to see which are fit for release and which continue to need looking after.<br /> <br /> Thursday, Pauli was working with a red-eared slider that was swimming the length of a pool 25 feet long. That turtle will be joined by other turtles submitted during the one-time, red-eared slider turtle turn-in program.</blockquote><br /> <br /> <a href="">Read more...</a> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:59:00 -0500 Tortoise Rescue to parents: Real turtles aren't 'Mutant Ninjas' Feature Blogger Rescue News 0 ( <!-- s9ymdb:26279 --><img class="serendipity_image_right" width="300" srcset="" src="" alt="" />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. <br /> <br /> From Today Parents:<br /> <blockquote>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 toilet, the group said on its <a href="">website</a>. It estimates 90 percent of the animals died.<br /> <br /> “We're asking you to save a turtle's life and perhaps even your child's,” co-founders Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson write in an <a href=",c9616618">open letter</a> to parents.<br /> <br /> Previous film versions of the lovable "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" story have led to thousands of pet turtles being purchased and ultimately abandoned or killed.<br /> <br /> “Unfortunately, children do not realize that real turtles do not fly, perform stunts or do any of the exciting moves fictional movie turtles do. Parents, trying to please their children, purchased live turtles which ended up languishing in tanks.”</blockquote><br /> <a href="">Read more...</a> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:43:00 -0500 亚洲.欧美.中文.日韩aⅴ_国产免费高清在线视频观看网_日韩午夜的免费理论片