Reptiles

March 13, 2018 - 12:55 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Forget the worm at the bottom of your bottle of mescal. Mexican environmental inspectors have found whole boas and iguanas stuffed into bottles of mezcal at a market in the southern state of Oaxaca. The wide-mouth bottles were filled with "artisanal, wild agave" mezcal that was...
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March 07, 2018 - 10:33 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Residents near San Diego are warned to watch out for a four-legged fugitive: a 5 ½-foot monitor lizard that wriggled out of its cage. Mike Estevez tells KGTV that a 35-pound reptile named Bubbles was last seen on Sunday at his store, Mike's Pets in Spring Valley. Estevez says the...
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March 03, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself. The wildlife biologists tracking the slithery creatures stumbled upon bloated snake...
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In this Friday, March 3, 2017 photo, the female green green turtle nicknamed "Bank" swims in a pool at Sea Turtle Conservation Center n Chonburi Province, Thailand. Veterinarians operated Monday, March 6, 2017, on "Bank," removing less than 1,000 coins from the endangered animal. Her indigestible diet was a result of many tourists seeking good fortune tossing coins into her pool over many years in the eastern town of Sri Racha. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 06, 2017 - 8:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins. Veterinarians in Bangkok operated Monday on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle nicknamed "Bank," whose...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, an endangered desert tortoise, sits in the middle of a road at the proposed location of three BrightSource Energy solar-energy generation complexes in the eastern Mojave Desert near Ivanpah, Calif. Federal authorities have approved a plan to move nearly 1,500 desert tortoises from a Southern California Marine base. The removal could begin at the end of March or in April 2017, after the reptiles emerge from their underground winter hibernation. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:26 pm
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities have approved a plan to move nearly 1,500 desert tortoises from a California Marine base. The Riverside Press-Enterprise ( http://bit.ly/2mnGrVs ) says the Navy and the Bureau of Land Management have signed off on the proposal. The Marine Corps...
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