kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Nature Zone
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Rat Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 09, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 10, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Dec. 11, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Dec. 14, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Dec. 14, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 16, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Dec. 17, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 17, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Dec. 23, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Jan. 14, 2023 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: Turn him in! Thats what I would do! np


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Alligator and Crocodilian Forum ]

Posted by philip_sallee on April 15, 2003 at 19:44:49:

In Reply to: posted by Colchicine on April 13, 2003 at 12:21:33:

:Check out the link below to a story about a pet store in Wyoming that is selling alligators. That is one thing, but the passage I included below really irked my nerves...

:"Her husband, store co-owner Matt Edwards, added that concerns that alligators will become too big for their owners' houses are unfounded -- reptiles grow to fit their environment. An alligator kept in a large aquarium will not outgrow that aquarium, he said."

:So I decided to tell the guy how wrong he was. It took me two minutes to find the pet store's phone number on the Web so I decided to call them. Of course Matt Edwards was not there but I did tell the lady on the phone what I thought and she urged me to call back tomorrow, claiming that Matt was the "expert".

:I posted here for two reasons. One was to see if anybody else would be willing to call this guy up and educate him (e-mail me for the phone number, or find it yourself), and two what is the best way to tell this guy he is an idiot? The main points I was going to make was that this is actually false information that should not be given to the general public, and I was planning on explaining to him under the conditions that an alligator would stay small enough to stay in an aquarium. Any other thoughts?





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Alligator and Crocodilian Forum ]