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crispysnakes:


USARK - United States Association of Reptile Keepers
 
West Virginia Action AlertDeadline August 1 at NoonLinks to the Action Alerts and more information can be found atwww.usark.org/2014-blog/west-virginia-dwa/.Thanks to grassroots efforts in WV, hundreds of residents have already contacted officials and made an impact. Now it is time for another push of comments. The deadline is August 1 at noon. The fight continues… The Chairperson of the WV DWA (Dangerous Wild Animals) Board said she wants the subcommittee to begin again and create a new list with fewer species. However, the entire process has been severely flawed and conducted carelessly. The original proposed list of DWAs included thousands of species due to bias from designated officials against harmless, exotic and non-traditional pets.Please join the WV Chapter of USARC group at www.facebook.com/pages/WV-Chapter-of-USARC/747291521995383 for frequent updates.Photo with Brazilian Rainbow boa © M. W. Meador Photography

We’re making a difference!  

WV Residents can submit their comments here.
Non-WV residents can submit their comments here.

If you don’t remember this very recent issue, some history:


USARK has remained active in West Virginia after the passing of their Dangerous Wild Animals Act. The final proposed list of animals to be listed includes thousands of species. The 5 page list includes entire Orders and Families, rather than just single species. Common pets on the list include all Tetra fish, hamsters (only one species is excluded), hedgehogs, all turtles and tortoises (except WV native species), all salamanders and newts, ferrets, all Goby fish, Sugar gliders and many more. The list can be viewed at www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/WV-DWA-List-and-Comment.pdf. Pet keepers with these species will be subject to a $100 annual permit per animal, among other restrictions.It would take 64 pages to list individually all the reptile and amphibian species proposed to be banned by WV Prop. Rule 61-30. (That’s on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, single spaced, small font, with one line for the scientific and common name for each species). There are 1008 reptiles and 2185 amphibians included in the proposed ban. Reptiles and amphibians occupy less than 20% of the space on the proposed list. The list also includes broad scientific categories of birds, crayfish, snails, fish and mammals.


This fight continues and the 30 day comment period began last week (as we announced on Facebook HERE). Please join WV USARC group at www.facebook.com/pages/WV-Chapter-of-USARC/747291521995383 for updates, information and steps to help.Thanks to the dedicated work of Rick Stanley, Jennifer Phillips Ozzbourne, the Meador family and numerous other WV herpers, efforts already have a solid foundation and continue to increase.

crispysnakes:

 

West Virginia Action Alert
Deadline August 1 at Noon

Links to the Action Alerts and more information can be found atwww.usark.org/2014-blog/west-virginia-dwa/.

Thanks to grassroots efforts in WV, hundreds of residents have already contacted officials and made an impact. Now it is time for another push of comments. The deadline is August 1 at noon. The fight continues… 

The Chairperson of the WV DWA (Dangerous Wild Animals) Board said she wants the subcommittee to begin again and create a new list with fewer species. However, the entire process has been severely flawed and conducted carelessly. The original proposed list of DWAs included thousands of species due to bias from designated officials against harmless, exotic and non-traditional pets.

Please join the WV Chapter of USARC group at www.facebook.com/pages/
WV-Chapter-of-USARC/747291521995383 for frequent updates.

Photo with Brazilian Rainbow boa © M. W. Meador Photography
We’re making a difference!  
WV Residents can submit their comments here.
Non-WV residents can submit their comments here.
If you don’t remember this very recent issue, some history:
USARK has remained active in West Virginia after the passing of their Dangerous Wild Animals Act. The final proposed list of animals to be listed includes thousands of species. The 5 page list includes entire Orders and Families, rather than just single species. Common pets on the list include all Tetra fish, hamsters (only one species is excluded), hedgehogs, all turtles and tortoises (except WV native species), all salamanders and newts, ferrets, all Goby fish, Sugar gliders and many more. The list can be viewed at www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/WV-DWA-List-and-Comment.pdf. Pet keepers with these species will be subject to a $100 annual permit per animal, among other restrictions.

It would take 64 pages to list individually all the reptile and amphibian species proposed to be banned by WV Prop. Rule 61-30. (That’s on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, single spaced, small font, with one line for the scientific and common name for each species). There are 1008 reptiles and 2185 amphibians included in the proposed ban. Reptiles and amphibians occupy less than 20% of the space on the proposed list. The list also includes broad scientific categories of birds, crayfish, snails, fish and mammals.
This fight continues and the 30 day comment period began last week (as we announced on Facebook HERE). Please join WV USARC group at www.facebook.com/pages/WV-Chapter-of-USARC/747291521995383 for updates, information and steps to help.

Thanks to the dedicated work of Rick Stanley, Jennifer Phillips Ozzbourne, the Meador family and numerous other WV herpers, efforts already have a solid foundation and continue to increase.

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bunnywith:

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sir-p-audax:

I had a tea party with Ophelia. She wanted to tip over the sugar jar. The bow is nice.

OH MY GOD <3 <3 <3

This is it, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks internet, it’s been fun but I have no use for you now.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE TEA WITH THE SPIDER

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nintendya:

My blog has been a bit inactive so I will apologize through a giveaway sincerely from me to you.

Games:

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii 
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby OR Alpha Sapphire
  • Pikmin 3 
  • Kirby Dream Collection 
  • Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl 
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf 
  • Yoshi’s New Island

Merch:

Guidelines:

  • You must be following Nintendya.
  • Each reblog is an entry so reblog to your hearts content guys.
  • No giveaway blogs, sorry.
  • This is international shipping so everyone can participate.
  • The winners will be announced November 15th.
  • Try to keep your ask box open in case you win because if you do not respond in 48 hours a new winner will be picked.

Good luck!

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anythingfeline:

This is T-24 (Ustaad) tiger of Ranthambhore National Park, India, this picture was taken on 30/05/2014 in zone 2 of the RNP. This tiger is approx 9 years old and is known to have attacked &amp; killed 5 people. 
photo by Himanshu Gupta

anythingfeline:

This is T-24 (Ustaad) tiger of Ranthambhore National Park, India, this picture was taken on 30/05/2014 in zone 2 of the RNP. This tiger is approx 9 years old and is known to have attacked & killed 5 people.

photo by Himanshu Gupta

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shadyufo:

So this guy was chillin on the kitchen window just now. Huge gray ratsnake! That window is on the second story but with a little creativity I got him down. I released him down behind the barn so he can catch mice and other critters. I took a video of him too that I’ll post in just a second!

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ftcreature:

Hope
"On the 4th of February 2014, at around 11:30 am I was at work at the Macduff Marine Aquarium, as I cleaned the ‘nursery’ tank (a display set up to house shark and skate egg cases as well as other young fish species), which includes the careful removal of algae from the shark egg cases. I noticed the one I was currently cleaning had a well developed pup inside, as I looked closer I saw the top edge of the egg case had split so i rested the case on my hand and watched.
Soon enough after a decent amount of wriggling the pup hatched out right there onto my hand!”
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ftcreature:

Hope

"On the 4th of February 2014, at around 11:30 am I was at work at the Macduff Marine Aquarium, as I cleaned the ‘nursery’ tank (a display set up to house shark and skate egg cases as well as other young fish species), which includes the careful removal of algae from the shark egg cases. I noticed the one I was currently cleaning had a well developed pup inside, as I looked closer I saw the top edge of the egg case had split so i rested the case on my hand and watched.

Soon enough after a decent amount of wriggling the pup hatched out right there onto my hand!”

via http://bit.ly/1ArLqne