Little Lavender Snake

honeyformytea:

Luke’s cornsnake died today and he’s devastated about it.

We don’t know how it happened as he was being set aside until he ate. His cage was bolted and everything and his room mate found him on the carpet today dead.

I’m so sad. This is all my fault I talked him in to buying a snake.

Fuck.

That’s a real shame, but it’s not your fault the poor thing died.

There must have been an underlying issue, though strange that it got out of its tank.

Either way, many sympathies for you both :(

teleos:

Unless you want to help me clean your buddy’s cage, get out of it, mister.

butthurtherpetologist:

notanothersnakeblog:

reptiliaherps:

honeyformytea:

Someone please make me a famous reptile blog so I can talk to people about reptiles always no one I know even gives a shit and I’m deprived

Make a reptile blorg. We’re a neat community if you ask me ;)

We really are, and most of us love newcomers to the community. Learn and grow with us! :)
-H

Ditto.

Followed from my main. Welcome to the fold

notactuallycute:greenassin:all-four-cheekbones:hoganddice:zooophagous:better-than-kanye-bitchh:youngharlemnigga:sexbooksandvacations:Niggas be like ”He don’t bite” "He still a baby""he won’t hurt you, just pet him"That’s not a dog it’s a lion o_oI’ve had dogs bound up to me like that and all they did was give me a hug and lick my face.Hell I had a wolf (genuinely, it was at a wolf sanctuary) do this to me one time.Plus, look at how sturdy that leash is, and the grip he has on it. He’s making sure the dog doesn’t jump on anyone. Dude’s just got a big dog.That dog’s tail is wagging a mile a minute. It’s not being aggressive, it’s just getting a little over excited.That being said, it can be extremely intimidating to have such a large animal jump at you like that even if it is just trying to say hello.This kid understands that and has a very good hold on his dog. He isn’t alarmed or surprised by the dog’s actions. The dog isn’t acting out of the ordinary. It’s just excited.Here’s the video, if anyone speaks French that’d be awesome because it can give us some context. I can’t tell if that sound is growling, trouble breathing, or something else entirely? (@feelingstreamtotem translation maybe?)I think it’s growling, but it could be laboured breathing. I don’t think that collar is the best for a dog of that size, it could restrict his airways somewhat, a thicker collar or even better, a harness would be my advice. It’s not a cruel collar by any stretch of the imagination but if he’s prone to pulling I would change the collar to compensate.As for the dog, he’s definitely trying to get at those guys, whether it’s excitement or aggression I’m not entirely sure. But his tail is up and rigid, not wagging leisurely, and his ears are up and pointed forward which are both typical signs of aggression in dogs.EDIT: On watching it again, he is wagging his tail as well. Rapid wagging can indicate aggression which was my first instinct, but it makes me not so certain. He could just be excitable.!!! I am not an expert in dogs by any means. So this is just observations by someone who watches and reads a lot about dogs in their spare time. I’ll gladly be corrected by someone who knows more regarding dogs !!!

notactuallycute:

greenassin:

all-four-cheekbones:

hoganddice:

zooophagous:

better-than-kanye-bitchh:

youngharlemnigga:

sexbooksandvacations:

Niggas be like ”He don’t bite”

"He still a baby"

"he won’t hurt you, just pet him"

That’s not a dog it’s a lion o_o

I’ve had dogs bound up to me like that and all they did was give me a hug and lick my face.

Hell I had a wolf (genuinely, it was at a wolf sanctuary) do this to me one time.

Plus, look at how sturdy that leash is, and the grip he has on it. He’s making sure the dog doesn’t jump on anyone. Dude’s just got a big dog.

That dog’s tail is wagging a mile a minute. It’s not being aggressive, it’s just getting a little over excited.

That being said, it can be extremely intimidating to have such a large animal jump at you like that even if it is just trying to say hello.

This kid understands that and has a very good hold on his dog. He isn’t alarmed or surprised by the dog’s actions. The dog isn’t acting out of the ordinary. It’s just excited.

Here’s the video, if anyone speaks French that’d be awesome because it can give us some context. I can’t tell if that sound is growling, trouble breathing, or something else entirely? 

(@feelingstreamtotem translation maybe?)

I think it’s growling, but it could be laboured breathing. I don’t think that collar is the best for a dog of that size, it could restrict his airways somewhat, a thicker collar or even better, a harness would be my advice. It’s not a cruel collar by any stretch of the imagination but if he’s prone to pulling I would change the collar to compensate.

As for the dog, he’s definitely trying to get at those guys, whether it’s excitement or aggression I’m not entirely sure. But his tail is up and rigid, not wagging leisurely, and his ears are up and pointed forward which are both typical signs of aggression in dogs.

EDIT: On watching it again, he is wagging his tail as well. Rapid wagging can indicate aggression which was my first instinct, but it makes me not so certain. He could just be excitable.

!!! I am not an expert in dogs by any means. So this is just observations by someone who watches and reads a lot about dogs in their spare time. I’ll gladly be corrected by someone who knows more regarding dogs !!!

weazulgrl:

sizvideos:

Video

I hate seeing gifs and vieos of these pet slow lorises going around with people gushing over them.

all five species of slow loris are listed as endangered or vulnerable. these are creatures that should be left in the wild or used for conservation efforts.

slow lorises have a toxic bite. before they’re set out to be pets they have teeth pulled out or removed with nail clippers. since the people in the slow loris pet trade care only about the money and not the animals many die from infections because they just remove them cheap and fast.

they’re transported from Indonesia to other parts of the world in stressful, cramped conditions which can cause anywhere from 30% to 90% of the animals transported to die on the way.

they’re also easily stressed and nocturnal, meaning they’re prone to health issues even if they make it into someone’s home as a pet because how many people do you think get these as pets that also realize that kind of stuff? not many, especially not with those viral videos out there making them seem to be adorable perfect pets.

also, yeah, the slow loris pet trade isn’t exactly legal either.

http://primatesnotpets.tumblr.com/post/30181705941/slow-loris-pet-trade-horror-story
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/videos/slow-loris-animal-cruelty/
http://forcechange.com/36867/stop-the-illegal-trade-of-the-slow-loris-in-indonesia/
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2012/01/27/should-youtube-ban-videos-adorable-endangered-slow-loris/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/8397234/Slow-loris-YouTube-videos-fuel-endangered-species-trade.html

markscherz:

birdandmoon:

Venomous vs poisonous! The animals are: northern copperhead, cane toad, tiger keelback snake, hooded pitohui, northern short-tailed shrew.

#omg cute   #seriously though why don’t people teach this in school   #my tenured cell bio professor doesn’t know the difference   (via mothbug)
First - this is adorable and excellent, birdandmoon - as always! Second, I just wanted to address the question asked by Gina in her tags.
The reason many people don’t know about this is that it is a relatively new distinction. It is being self-enforced by the fairly logical nature of the terminology and a lot of particularly anal grammar Nazis. Indeed, most dictionaries do not give a satisfactory definition of venom vs. poison vs. toxin (as I basically explained in this post on the subject), and fifty years ago it was not as important, allowing for the publication of this jarringly titled book:

[x] - a copy of which resides in my office.
Another reason that this problem persists is that it is not universal. I dare say most languages do not make a distinction between venom and poison: as a fun game, go here and try different languages into which to translate ‘venom’, ‘poison’, and ‘toxin’. Of the several I tried, only Irish, French, English, and, curiously, Hebrew and Armenian, made any distinction.
Nevertheless, I believe the distinction of venom and poison to be a very important advancement of the English language, particularly with regard to science.

markscherz:

birdandmoon:

Venomous vs poisonous! The animals are: northern copperhead, cane toad, tiger keelback snake, hooded pitohui, northern short-tailed shrew.

#omg cute   #seriously though why don’t people teach this in school   #my tenured cell bio professor doesn’t know the difference   (via mothbug)

First - this is adorable and excellent, birdandmoon - as always! Second, I just wanted to address the question asked by Gina in her tags.

The reason many people don’t know about this is that it is a relatively new distinction. It is being self-enforced by the fairly logical nature of the terminology and a lot of particularly anal grammar Nazis. Indeed, most dictionaries do not give a satisfactory definition of venom vs. poison vs. toxin (as I basically explained in this post on the subject), and fifty years ago it was not as important, allowing for the publication of this jarringly titled book:

Poisonous snakes of the world

[x] - a copy of which resides in my office.

Another reason that this problem persists is that it is not universal. I dare say most languages do not make a distinction between venom and poison: as a fun game, go here and try different languages into which to translate ‘venom’, ‘poison’, and ‘toxin’. Of the several I tried, only Irish, French, English, and, curiously, Hebrew and Armenian, made any distinction.

Nevertheless, I believe the distinction of venom and poison to be a very important advancement of the English language, particularly with regard to science.

dpk-exotics:

Found this on FB. Too cute.

dpk-exotics:

Found this on FB. Too cute.

thepredatorblog:

Komodo dragon (by escapethecrowds)

valleyfair:

now there’s actual solid evidence that dicovery’s shark week is as garbage as I always thought it was