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Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, CA

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by arachnocat, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    I went to my first North Bay Herp Society meeting last night at the Sonoma county reptile rescue.
    This is an awesome place to visit. I could only take pics inside because it was at night, but the backyard has palm trees with huge iguanas living in them. They also have box turtles, giant tortoises and sugar gliders. Hope to get some pics of that area next time.
    The reptile rescue re-locates rattlesnakes and finds homes for unwanted herps and amphibians. They also have some sick animals that they are nursing back to health. It's always a fun place to visit.

    Rattlesnakes (was cool to get this close to an angry rattlesnake):
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    A prehensile-tailed skink

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    Leopard Geckos

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    Cute little newborn rubber boas (I want one! :D )

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    Some lovely snakes

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    And this crazy serval kitteh.

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  2. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    umm...Ocelot:)
     
  3. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Ah, that's prolly what it was. Knew it was one of them spotty kittehs.
     
  4. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    lol, yeah they are little wild butts:)
     
  5. allforstone

    allforstone Arachnopeon

    Any of these animals up for adoption.. id love to help
     
  6. Texas Blonde

    Texas Blonde Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Seriously! Ill take the albino Crote! ;)



    Thanks for sharing the pic! Its always nice to see that there are people out there helping with exotic rescues.
     
  7. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

  8. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron

    Sad but if those rattlesnakes are ever released they will almost certainly die.
     
  9. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

    The rattlesnakes are native they will be ok if they are released. They end up in people's yards sometimes so the rescue gets called to remove them. They are released far away from people in protected areas.
    They do keep some of them though to use for education.
     
  10. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron

    Unfortunately not entirely true. Being native does not automatically guarantee their survival. There a number of studies which show that rattlesnakes and presumably other snakes have very tight and distinct home ranges. The studies show that any snakes moved more than a relatively short distance do not settle in to their new areas, they constantly prowl looking for familiar scent trails and land marks. They do not feed or adapt. Ultimately they die. Additionally the studies show that the snakes remember the spot where capture occurred and only very rarely return to it.That said, I understand relocations are needed, but they need to be done with care otherwise the animals still end up dead.
     
  11. arachnocat

    arachnocat Arachnoangel Old Timer

    That's interesting. I'll have to ask them how they deal with that next time I go. I think it's worth it to try to put them back in the wild. Otherwise they would be killed.