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Posted by Ferret on February 01, 2002 at 23:19:04:
In Reply to: Re: sorry about the spelling forgot to look over my post before entering it -NP posted by toby d on August 27, 2001 at 21:35:56:
hate to say it, because my husband would love to randomly repopulate Tx with native herps; but, there is a crytosporian (think I spelled it right) bacteria which is very difficult to detect and often does not affect captive herps that has in the past decimated local herp pops. when well-meaning people released their captive bred herps into the wild to help raise wild population. This bacteria can take up to 6 months or more of testing to detect. And it is most often found in healthy, clean herps.
: Thanks for the comments Glenn, I would suggest some anger management classes or some serious psycho therapy. I in now way insulted anyone, although you have by questioning my mentality. Its nice to see that children contribute to this forum as well, as your colonial example relays a grade school mentality. I'm sure I can find studies that will disagree with your studies, thats the nature of science my young friend. As far as the healthy Europeans infecting the American Indians though... How do you figure 16th century Europeans were healthy?
: Was it the leaches they used to cure illness?
: I cant think of a less healthy race than Europeans of that era, your logic is self defeating.
: Jeez I was only thinking of the animals, and that we have enough captive stock for everyone, so why collect? I guess its a white man thing, you know hunt even though your not hungry, but claim its in the interest of science.....collecting prevents inbreeding=hahahhahaha