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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
4:27 pm
[levia_xeth]
Benefits of Venom and Why Snakes Should Live
If you think the best way to deal with venomous snakes is to kill them, then consider this information I've found, all from a National Geographic Kids magazine (issue August 2012, pages 16 - 17)

Copperhead Venom. Used to treat: Breast Cancer.
Western Rattlesnake Venom. Used to treat: Heart Attacks.
Gaboon Viper Venom. Used to treat: Strokes.
Brazilian Pit Viper Venom. Used to treat: High Blood Pressure.
Indian Cobra Venom. Used to treat: Arthritis.
King Cobra Venom. Used to treat: Neurological Conditions.
African Saw-Scaled Viper Venom. Used to treat: Heart Attacks.

Before you take that snake's life, pause to think how he could save yours.
Monday, March 10th, 2008
9:03 pm
[levia_xeth]
Ocean Force
On an episode of Ocean Force, there was a young man enjoying a sunny day with his python. However, the lifeguards insisted on questioning him because of his pet. The young man brought up a good point: They'd never ask these questions to a person walking a dog.
Even though there's nothing against having a python, they still insisted the man pack up his pet and head home.

Prejudiced much? It disgusts me.

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
8:24 pm
[levia_xeth]
Links.
Resources for many of my rants.

Why you should call a professional snake wrangler to handle a snake "problem", instead of the police:
CNN Article: "Cop Shoots at Snake, Kills Boy, 5"
"NOBLE, Oklahoma (AP) -- A police officer shooting at a snake apparently killed a 5-year-old boy who was fishing at a nearby pond, officials said..."

Why you shouldn't harm a snake:
National Geographic Article: "Save the Scales?--Experts Push for Snake Protection"
"Snakes—the dry and scaly reptiles who strike fear in the human soul—may be slithering unnoticed toward extinction, warns a team of scientists."

Endangered/Threatened Reptiles:
USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS)

Southern Reptile Education:
Southern Reptile Education
"Your source for information, education, and conservation of the reptiles of Georgia and the Southeast."
8:21 pm
[levia_xeth]
Save Our Snakes!
I've created this community as I've gotten very tired of repeating myself to several different people. This way, I can log my information that I've found and hand out a single link when I feel like informing someone.
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