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Year: 2015

Closing the year

Hello everyone, I apologize for another gap in these blogs. We have had an eventful 2015. CHET has been present at most of the Tennessee Repticon events, we did miss the last Memphis outing. We also were there for the first Reptiday Asheville as well as both Bristol events. We didn't set-up at the second Bristol Reptiday, but I did attend to do a presentation. The two out of state events brough...
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A lot of Happenings

Once again, I've let some time go by between posts. As some may know, I've been recuperating from a non-herp related injury, but that really isn't an excuse. With all the recent news, I feel I need to speak up. Let me get the simple one covered first. Another Kentucky pastor has died from a rattlesnake bite during a church service. I've never hedged around my feelings on keeping hots! While I c...
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Been A While

I've gone too long without a new blog. I apologize for that. Those of you on my Facebook Friends List know a few ow the personal issues I've been struggling with, I won't go into that as it's personal. A lot has happened since my March entry. I'll try and cover some of that. First, and probably most important, USARK won there injunction which effectively blocks the addition of the last 4 specie...
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Helping each other.

Whether you are just considering your first exotic pet or kept reptiles for decades, research is your greatest weapon. In our modern society, nearly anything you might want to know is a simple internet search away. Most of us in this community are more than willing to offer advice and aid simply to improve the welfare of animals. Every single one of us needs some assistance at some point. That is ...
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A sad day for ALL pet owners.

The announcement this afternoon, of the addition of four more species to the Lacey Act, marks a sad moment for all pet owners. Reticulated Pythons, Green Anacondas, Beni's Anacondas and DeSchauensee's Anaconda were added to the Lacey Act list of injurious species. This means that they can no longer be imported or transported across state lines. The latter two were added simply to prevent them from...
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CHET’s newest member, Chet

Everyone say Hello to Chet! He is our new official reptilian ambassador. We have had the intention for a while now to rename a rescued animal Chet, and making him our mascot. This Burmese, probable male, Python fit the bill. When Greg and Angelia first discovered Chet, he had been given the name of The Beast. He was housed in a 55 gallon aquarium with a heat lamp in the general area. His on...
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First mobile blog

Hey all. Sorry it's been so long. As Tennessee is under a winter storm warning, I feel the need to remind everyone to have a backup plan incase of power failure. We have a kerosene heater ready in our reptile room. A backup generator is also a good idea. There have been multiple happenings since my last entry. The curator at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo had a serious incident, and several areas hav...
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Handling Bad Press

Hey All! We're only into our second week of this new year, and I'm already aware of 2 news stories that have the potential to hurt our hobby. As undesirable as it is, I feel I have to address how this community approaches these negative impact pieces. As usual, I am merely presenting my opinion on things and suggesting how I feel we should approach things. Most recently, we have had to deal wit...
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