Herpetological Society Rescues Reptiles

When snakes, alligators and other reptiles get rescued, they’re often shipped to the Phoenix Herpetological Society in Scottsdale, which helps them find new homes.

Last month, the society received 500 abused snakes and lizards rescued from a Texas wholesaler; PHS still has more than 100 of them.

Milk snakes, king snakes, a Chinese water dragon and a leopard gecko — all non-venomous creatures — are available for adoption for about $70.

More dangerous creatures, including poisonous snakes and alligators, and more unusual animals are shipped to zoos across the country.

“We’ve shipped everything from cobras to vipers, copperheads, water moccasins,” said PHS representative Russ Johnson. “All kinds of rattlesnakes.”

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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