The derpy herper/Arachnofondler

Kingsley and Elvira

Anyone want to tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

Anyone want to tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

Butterflies at Cook’s Pest Control Museum of Natural Science

Miscellaneous pictures from Cook’s Pest Control Museum of Natural Science 

Beetles at Cook’s Pest Control Museum of Natural Science, part I

illjustgobackinyoursubconscious:

psannie:

"Love the fetus, hate the child."
America makes it near impossible for a woman to stay autonomous—hard to get family planning resources/make the choice of getting an abortion, and harder to get child care support after the baby is born. Leaving women destitute and dependents everywhere.
**I do not own this image, nor did I create it. Source = ThinkProgress

Genuinely, the US provides NOTHING?That…actually explains a few cultural attitudes…

illjustgobackinyoursubconscious:

psannie:

"Love the fetus, hate the child."


America makes it near impossible for a woman to stay autonomous—hard to get family planning resources/make the choice of getting an abortion, and harder to get child care support after the baby is born. Leaving women destitute and dependents everywhere.

**I do not own this image, nor did I create it. Source = ThinkProgress

Genuinely, the US provides NOTHING?

Thatactually explains a few cultural attitudes…

sosuperawesome:

Paper art by Morgana Wallace on Tumblr

wildwesjames:

backwoodscountryboy97:

Everyone who can please take some time and report this to Florida fish and wildlife commissions (FWC) This guy killed a protected eastern indigo (drymarchon couperi) in the state of Florida. Which can lead to him serving jail time. Conservation can’t work if we got idiots like him killing indigos. The website to report him is http://m.myfwc.com/contact/wildlife-alert/ Or google FWC report.

myakka Florida. Manatee county
 

This, is heartbreaking.  

  My name is Wesley James. I live in Sarasota Florida and have been hiking Myakka State Park for as long as I’ve had legs. 

I have, in 23 years, never ONCE seen a single wild indigo snake. They are not only my most favorite animal in Florida but among some of the most rare animals in the US.

The eastern indigo is critically endangered living almost exclusively in burrows of the also protected and also declining gopher tortoise(Gopherus polyphemus) which has had much of its habitat destroyed due to urban development. They are a harmless but large black colubrid, the largest in the US in fact, and often killed because of their imposing size. Anyone who has spent time with these animals knows however that they are quite docile and not inclined to bite at all. These animals are in extreme decline from all fronts due to a number of causes and unfortunately among them people who intentionally kill them. This, this akin to intentionally killing a rhino or Andean condor in terms of both rarity and ecological significance and it gets worse…

  Judging from the size of this animal it’s likely to be a female. What this man has done is not only killed one single endangered animal but taken a whole possible generation of offspring. Females of snakes are not only important for birthing new generations but often much less common than males. In populations of certain species the ratio can be 10 to 1 and in extreme cases (certain garters) 100+ to 1. Taking a female out of the wild could prove potentially fatal to an entire local population. 

Please, even if you are not fond of snakes, if you love animals understand that what this person has done is terrible, illegal, and damages both this species and the environment that it lives in. I love these animals, I love them with all my heart and the fact that this makes it that much less likely to see one hurts like losing a friend. I have several contacts in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and will be reporting this but if you could please share to spread awareness about this species I would be extremely grateful. 

                                            Thank you. -Wes. 

reptiliaherps:

crispysnakes:

I usually double check everyone once everyone is fed to make sure they’ve eaten (or are working on it) - and because I feed in the enclosures on aspen, that they’re not gulping down substrate with their meals.  As I was walking out of the room I heard a POP and a wheezy noise and then a hiss, which I’ve never heard before during feeding, so I turned around and went back through the rack to see who was making noise.  Lo and behold, Seagram popped his rat.  I ended up tweezing bloody aspen off the carcass as he swallowed and then gently tugged aspen-laden intestines away from him (he’d practically ripped the thing in two, they were hanging out in a clump and came away real easy).  He finished up fine and looked at me like he wanted seconds.
Entrails smell real raunchy, man.     

Wow, that’s sure…something.
Olly once popped a rat’s testicals.

reptiliaherps:

crispysnakes:

I usually double check everyone once everyone is fed to make sure they’ve eaten (or are working on it) - and because I feed in the enclosures on aspen, that they’re not gulping down substrate with their meals.  As I was walking out of the room I heard a POP and a wheezy noise and then a hiss, which I’ve never heard before during feeding, so I turned around and went back through the rack to see who was making noise.  Lo and behold, Seagram popped his rat.  I ended up tweezing bloody aspen off the carcass as he swallowed and then gently tugged aspen-laden intestines away from him (he’d practically ripped the thing in two, they were hanging out in a clump and came away real easy).  He finished up fine and looked at me like he wanted seconds.

Entrails smell real raunchy, man.     

Wow, that’s sure…something.

Olly once popped a rat’s testicals.