Please, report “Kentucky Snake Slayers”, murdering every venomous snake they run into.
I know reporting them to Facebook won’t do much, but sending the pictures from their page of a dead protected Crotalus horridus (Timber rattlesnake) to Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife might!

n3113h:

These little guys are still trying to find their forever homes, from my Citrus Orange Tiger double het. X Orange Hypo pairing!
$70 SHIPPED Male, Citrus Orange Hypo w/ left back foot nip. Hatched the last week of April.
$85 SHIPPED Probable female, Citrus Orange Tiger Hypo. Hatched May 29th.
(May be spoken for already) $80 SHIPPED Probable female, Orange Citrus Het. Hypo. Hatched May 29th.
Shipped from Florida, prices basically just cover food and shipping cost. Priority overnight shipping VIA Reptiles Express, guaranteeing healthy live arrival!
Eating crickets, superworms, roach nymphs, and collard greens as a staple diet, with vitamins and calcium supplements. Also have been dewormed.
If interested/have any questions, please message, email (n3113hreptiles@hotmail.com) or text me (8503129123)!
Thank you!

P.S. Please read my Purchase Agreement & 30 Day Health Guarantee!

(via n3113h)

slither-and-scales:

We want to give credit to Laforest photography for the photo and RARR ( Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups ) also the Texas Rattlesnake Festival is doing great work improving the image of rattlesnakes and allowing communities to still generate revenue, but without the abuse and slaughter of rattlesnakes. Thank you all for what you do. Sincerely, Serpent Encounters.

slither-and-scales:

We want to give credit to Laforest photography for the photo and RARR ( Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups ) also the Texas Rattlesnake Festival is doing great work improving the image of rattlesnakes and allowing communities to still generate revenue, but without the abuse and slaughter of rattlesnakes. Thank you all for what you do. Sincerely, Serpent Encounters.

reptilesrevolution:

This is a very colorful, and young, Broad-banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata confluens). This snake occurs across much of the southeastern United States including the eastern third of Texas. Broadening of the head (demonstrated here) is a common defensive posture by banded water snakes when threatened to resemble a venomous snake such as a cottonmouth. Beautiful snake! Photo by Parkenstein at texasfishingforum.com

reptilesrevolution:

This is a very colorful, and young, Broad-banded water snake (Nerodia fasciata confluens). This snake occurs across much of the southeastern United States including the eastern third of Texas. Broadening of the head (demonstrated here) is a common defensive posture by banded water snakes when threatened to resemble a venomous snake such as a cottonmouth. Beautiful snake! Photo by Parkenstein at texasfishingforum.com

officialmillerhighlife:

everchanginghorizon:

Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:

Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.

    Way to go, humanity.

what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it

They’ve been extinct since 2011, sadly.Way to go to the people who only care for these animals once they pop up on social medias.

officialmillerhighlife:

everchanginghorizon:

Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:

Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.

    Way to go, humanity.

what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it

They’ve been extinct since 2011, sadly.
Way to go to the people who only care for these animals once they pop up on social medias.

poyzn:

Imagine spending all your time going up and down your best python friend.

sillyaxolotls:

Some of the leucistic babies I sold awhile ago

pythonpassion:

Lady finally showed herself after - what seemed like weeks - shedding. She’s getting so much bigger! I bet she’s hungry.

stormbornvalkyrie:

In honour of Steve Irwin. — "Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing."

Stephen Robert ”SteveIrwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”.

"If there’s one thing that I, Steve Irwin, would wanna be remembered for, it’s be remembered for passion and enthusiasm. Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona.

Please help continue Steve’s legacy and find out more about his passion here. [Inspired by this post and this video.] 

wildwesjames:

captain-redbeard:

wildwesjames:

wildwesjames:

TRIGGER WARNING- GRAPHIC ANIMAL VIOLENCE

Here we have the deranged psychopath known as Shane Saxton

The video is of him laughing and litterally mocking a cottonmouth- Agkistrodon piscivorus, as he shoots it multiple times with a shotgun, blowing the snake into pieces. This animal was not killed for food, skin, or immediate self defense. The snake was sitting by its self when Shane approached IT.

This guy’s Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/shane.saxton.7?fref=browse_search

-contains numerous hunting photos with the same maniacal grin he sports in the video, posing often with animals that you cannot eat, thatwere shot only for “sport”   Now, I am not wholly against hunting. I fish, and grew up in the south so I understand taking food, skin, and other resources from animals to sustain yourself, but this is not the case. This man enjoys killing, killing is where the satisfaction comes from, not putting food on the table, not gaining something tangible that he needs. It is the death of the animal is what entertains him. I urge you, to write a letter to this person and share this video if you agree that his actions are cruel and unacceptable.  

I firmly believe that courage, is not killing an animal you believe will harm you, but living with it and trusting that it won’t. 

Thank you -Wes. 

Here is that grin I was talking about.

Hey just my two cents, Cotton mouths are incredibly venomous and while I’m not for the psychotic killing of anything, if I was walking along and came across one, I’d want a shotgun too.

   That is very sad to hear. There is no danger in being in that physical proximity to a cottonmouth, or any venomous snake. It doesn’t matter the level of toxicity that the snake possesses when the fact is the snake will not attack you unless you TRY to interact with it. 

  This is the main thing that I try to educate others about, “I’d want a shotgun too” For what? If you have the time and space to shoot the snake you are to far away from it for it to feel threatened enough to strike, if you manage to step on the snake and entice it to bite it’s too late and a gun won’t help you. The only reason people kill snakes is out of ignorance, or as in this guy’s case, a false sense of masculine expression. Ignorance, in that the danger these snakes pose is only real if you literally try to touch it. This is not a bull elephant, or a hippo, or a tiger, it’s not an animal that will go out of its way to harm you, and yet so many films, books, and even people tell grand stories of snakes being these blood-thirsty monsters hellbent on biting people. Believing that snakes attack people intentionally is not only wrong but absurd. Most snakes run the moment that you approach them, and some stand their ground, but NONE will chase you unless you try to hurt them. 

   As for the masculine expression, because of the false exploitation of the “danger” of snakes there has become an equally false sense or heroism in killing them. This, white knight, sense of saving others from a malicious beast! when really you are just being cruel, and killing an animal that just wants to exist as much as you do.