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That's the reason but it's shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. 40 years ago the current regulations would be a great idea, but regulating people in 2021 buying desert lizards won't make the populations of invasive boas, anacondas, iguanas, tegu, et al stop breeding in the swamps. At this point you could release a basically any number of big lizards into the swamps and just let them duke it out and it wouldn't make it much worse for the native flora and fauna. Even the fucking anoles you see almost everywhere are invasive Cuban anoles (the green ones are the native Carolina anoles but they mostly just stick to the trees because they are better adapted in that niche then the brown anoles).afaik one of the reasons Florida is strict about herp (and getting stricter) is because it's soooooooooooooooo fucking easy for shit to thrive and become an invasive species when it gets out because of the climate
in most areas the unfortunate solution of "winter / dry and then it dies" resolves a lot of loose reptile issues in most places, but Florida still hasn't upgraded its biomes since dinosaur times
Vietnamese centipedes are even nastier venom wise, I've had two and would keep them again in a heartbeat.View attachment 2110003
So this one isn't as brightly colored as they usually are, ripped it off of wikipedia.
They are the giant desert centipede and I hate them more than anything I've ever hated in my entire life. I don't give a shit what wikipedia or whatever says about them, they are very venomous and it'll ruin an adult human's day but will kill dogs and cats. No clue how it impacts children. They can get around a foot long (30.48 cm for those of you not in the US) and the main part of the body is bright red. I don't see them horribly often, but 3 have gotten into my house over the last decade and I contemplated shooting them each time because I can't stand how they move.
I see tarantulas twice a year when they come out to breed (I think thats why they're coming out anyway) but they're pretty chill dudes. Just run around doing spider shit and being peaceful.
Frillies! One of my friends has one, they're from Australia like beardies but more arboreal iirc. Hers hates people too but will grudgingly tolerate sitting on your shoulder
I keep expecting that one day I'll randomly encounter some critter in some lettuce and I'll have to keep him safe from the cats all his live-long days.
Lettuce from the grocery store probably not so much, at least not alive since they usually refrigerate it. Nursery plants are a different story, my anole isnt the only reptile the organization I volunteer with has gotten after being found on plants from Florida. We've also gotten baby iguanas and even basilisk lizards. Wouldn't be surprised if we eventually get a baby tegu that way too (who would probably get adopted pretty quickly since there are some big tegu enthusiasts in my area, like with retics they're a lot of work but dedicated spergs love them).I keep expecting that one day I'll randomly encounter some critter in some lettuce and I'll have to keep him safe from the cats all his live-long days.
No idea, they are fun to mess with tho. Dragon nubs.
Looks more like a painted turtle. Also looks like a male. Great find! They’re cool little friends.
I have, just mealworms and crickets. They aren't bad at all but for some reason the Thunderdome crowd looses their shit over even the thought of people eating insects (even though people have been doing it forever throughout the world).This might not be the right thread but have any of you guy tried edible insects? Thinking of ordering some of the flavored ones off Amazon. * My parents think I'm weird for wanting to try it but hey I love Shrimp and apparently they're closely related to insects so whateva *