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VOWME V

NUMBER 4

M OT HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY APRIL NEWSLETTER MAY MEETING Friday, May 3, 1985 7:00 PM Room 375, Science Classroom Building East Bank, University of Minnesota

xxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxXXXJCxxxxxxxxxx The May program will be presented by John Noriarty. He will cover methods for field study and collecting. Various techniques of field procedure, collecting methods and data collection will be outlined. This meeting will be a "kickoff" for the survey work in southeast Minnesota::.this summer and fall. MRS has grants from the 짜dnnesota DNR and the Nature Conservancy for this project. A grant from SSAR is pending. The "Critter of the Month" will be herps that you have personally collected. The DNR slide/tape show of the Frogs and Toads of Minnesota will also be shown. See you there!

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at the April meeting. Both King Cobras (Cphiophagus hannah) and Russell's Vipers (Vipera russelii) will soon be on display. Dan outlined the procedure that has been setup to handle emergencies in case of a bite and explained the antivenins that will be stocked for these species. He also' showed some gross snakebite pictures and talked about the proper (and improper) methods of treatment. His talk ,was followed by a very busy question and answer period. Attendance was 73.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx The program for the June meeting will be presented by Carroll Henderson, Nongame Supervisor for the Minnesota DNR. Carroll will show slides of "something he just happened to stumble across" in Central America recently. This "something" was the nesting (and hatching) of the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)1 This is something that is rarely seen and even more rarely photographed. He will also talk about other herps he ran across. This will also be a good chance to find out where DNR stands with some of the herp programs.

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RANDOM TAILS***RANDOM TAILS***RANDOM TAILS***RANDOM.'fAILS***RANDOM TAILS*** OUR NEWSLETTER EDITOR IS WORKING HARD TO KEEP THE NEWSLETTER DOWN TO A 12 PAGE FORMAT TO HELP MHS SAVE MONEY ON PRINTING AND POSTAGE. A VERY HARD JOB WITH THE WEALTH OF INFORMATION OUT THERE. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION** I *MHS IS HOLDING A RAFFEL OF PETER PRITCHARDS BOOK 'TURTLES OF ,VENEZUELA' . THIS IS A COMPLETE PATRONS EDITION; A BOOK AND PRINTS WORTH MORE THAN SALLYS CAR. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS UNTIL SEPT. 6, 1985, THE DATE OF THE DRAWING. CORRESPONDING MEMBERS AND FELLOW SOCIETIES WILL BE CONTACTED SO THEY ALSO WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS FABULOUS PRIZE***AT PRESENT, BILL NUMBER 1387 IS SHELVED. MORE ON THIS LATER*** RICHARD CARY PAULL, FOUNDER OF 'TURTLE TRUST' WILL BE OUR GUEST SPEAKER IN OCT ... UNLESS IT SNOWS***A MHS/TURTLE TRUST BANQUET??! THAT SAME WEEKEND??! ***TO THE FAMOUS HERP DEALER WHO IS EXILED IN AFRICA - I COULD USE MORE SAND FISH!***DEAR FELLOW HERP SOCIETY PRESIDENTS AND BOARD MEMBERS WHO WILL BE IN SAN DIEGO FOR THE NINTH. INTERNATIONAL 8YM., WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TOGETHER AND TALK 'SHOP' ... WHAT YOUR SOCIETY IS DOING RIGHT/WRONG, MONEY, OUT LOOK FOR THE FUTURE AND AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ETC? IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST, PLEASE CONTACT ME***I HAVE A FEW PAGES OF NOTES ON WOOD TURTLES TAKEN AT THE TURTLE SEMINAR IN DELAWARE, RAY FARRELL SPEAKER***DELAWARE? WHO GOES TO DELAWARE? I DID, AND I SAW SPRING IN FULL BLOOM. THANKS JOHN AND SUE! I HOPE DHS GETS BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS***I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ZOO. MZG IS A-GEM, NO REPTILE HOUSE, BUT A GEM***HERPETOFAUNA INTERNATIONAL IN PENN. IS A VERY NICE PLACE; CLEAN, GOOD SET-UP AND THE HERPS ALL APPEAR TO BE VERY HEALTHY. HERPETOFAUNA DEALS IN RARE HERPS.路 TO RICH FOR MY BLOOD! THANKS HANK FOR THE TOUR***THE WEATHER IS SPRING, BUT NO BREEDER PRICE . LISTS .. YET. I'M WAITING***BALTIMORE AQUARIUM IS A MUST SEE WHEN OUT EAST*** CONGRATULATIONS DAN AND CHERYL ON YOUR NEW LITTLE KEYLER! !***I ACQUIRED SOME FROGS AND TOADS WHILE OUT EAST. I ONLY HAD 1 HOUR TO SHOP AND PACK THEM FOR THE FLIGHT HOME. I NOW OWN TWO MALAYAN LEAF (HORNED) FROGS ... VERY BEAUTIFUL***WORLDWIDE FROG HARVEST FOR HUMAN DINING IS ESTIMATED AT 200 MILLION DEAD FROGS ANNUALLY .. OUCH!***NOW FOR OFFICIAL MHS BUSINESS., .THE BLACKBOARD IS FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY! !! NO ONE HAS PERMISSION TO USE IT UNLESS GIVEN THE OKAY BY ME. EVEN THEN, THAT PERSON WILL BE RESPONSABLE FOR THE CLEANING***THE U OF M HAS GIVEN MHS PERMISSION TO USE SCIENCE CLASS ROOM 375. THE JANITOR LETS US USE THE 'REST ROOMS' AND CAFETERIA. THE S.C.R.B. SHOULD NOT BE EXPLORED. ALL OTHER ROOMS AND HALLWAYS ARE TOTALLY 'OFF LIMITS' !***THE JANITOR LOCKS ALL OUTSIDE DOORS ABOUT 8:30. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GO OUT, BUT NOT RE-ENTER. IF YOU NEED SOMETHING FROM YOUR CAR, YOU MAY NEED A BUDDY SYSTEM TO GET BACK IN THE BUILDING***PLEASE KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB YOU DO IN PICKING UP CUPS, NAPKINS, ETC. THE U OF M IS BEING VERY HOSPITABLE. LET US BE THE BEST OF GUESTS***LATE BREEDING NOTE: TOM SCHMITZ: LEOPARD GECKO LAID 2 EGGS ON MARCH 13. ONE HATCHED APRIL 20 AT 85-90 DEGREES***DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH. JUST DO YOUR BEST AND GET MA NATURE ON YOUR SIDE***MAY ALL YOUR TAILS BE HAPPY. I

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"Critter of the Month" The "critter" for the April meeting was sub lethal toxic herps. The animals at the meeting were: Green Cat Eyed Snake (Boiga cyanea) l"langrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila) 짜arine Toad (Bufo marinus) western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus) Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos). Three Toed Box Tux.tle (Terrapene carolina triunguis)-the flesh can be toxic i f mushrooms are consumed! Sonoran Lyre Snake (Trimorp~odon biscutatus lambda) These were brought by: Gerald Binczik sarina Brewer John Meltzer John Moriarty Brint Spencer Toni Vangen Thanks to all of the above from MRS! xxxxxxxx:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Correction l"ITNNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY STATD1ENT OF CHANGES IN FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEi1J3ER 31, 1984 Cash, January 1, 1984 Gross Income for the Year Total Expenses for the Year Net Income for the Year Correction in 1983 Financial Statement Cash, December 31, 1984

$2968.22 3063.42

$545.78 -95.20 -191.26 $259.32

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White Pages Through the combined efforts of many, the new edition' of the MHS White Pages will be available at the May meeting. MRS owes Del Jones in particular a special thank you for his efforts on this. You can either pick yo~ copy up at the meeting, or it will be mailed out.

MRS has a lot of things going on right now. The display at the Como Zoo is set for the 4th and 5th of ~ay. So far we have 19 volunteers. Grand CId Days in st. Paul is June 2. If you have questions on either one of these, or want to help, give Fran a ~all! If you are interested in helping with the Hennepin County Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer) restoration project, give John Moriarty a call. He has the particulars.

Herp Hints The Herp Hints segment of the April meeting was a busy one. John Moriarty let us know about a Dr. }~rk路 Wiseman who is new in the area. He is an experienced herp vet and is set up at Apache Plaza. Bill Allen mentioned that he had quite a few new memberships cards to hand out, and read off the names. Larry Yank brought up the fact that minnows can be a carrier of parasites and can cause problems because of this. Gary Casper agreed with this. Larry had a melanistic garter snake that had died with a cyst on its spine. Bob Duerr talked about the wolf project of the Science Museum and showed a really nice print of a wolf with an Ind~an theme that is available through him or the ~cience Museum for $15.00. Bruce ~elles talked about the upcoming 9th Herp S,ymposium in San Diego the end of June and pointed out that the deadlines of rooms and registration are nearing. p~ usual, most people haven't received their mailings on this! Fran Frisch then brought up his路 large female Northern Pine Snake (Pituophis m. melanoleucus) that was egg bound. The eggs (4) were clearly visible. She had already laid 12. Terry Odegaard felt that an injection of Oxytocin would do the trick. Larry Yank related how Dr. Philmon had dialated and palpated to remove the eggs from one of his snakes. Paula Swanson told of how one the MZG's Burmese Pythons had ruptured when injected with Oxytocin and later died. Gary Casper had also had this happen. The general concensus of opinion was that lubrication and palpation would be the best way to proceed. Barney Cldfield agreed. Joel Eidbo felt that a muscle relaxant might also help. After the meeting Paula Swanson very smoothly removed 2 eggs with the lubrication and palpation technique. At last word, there were still 2 eggs in the female. More on this later. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.x.xXXXJCJCXXJO(XJCJCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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REPTILES OF i1INNESOTA

by Jim Gerholdt

western Fox Snake (Elaphe v. vulpina] Description" The \oJestern Fox Snake is a large, medium bodied snake. The adult size ranges from 36" to 54", with the record size being slightly over 10". The young measure 11" to 12" at hatching. This snake is boldly blotched with 34 to " 43 blotches. The ground color is yellow, tan , or gray, with the blotches being brown to black. The ventral surface is yellowish with scattered rectangular markings. The head of the adult is usually solid brown to orange. The young have bold head markings. The scales are weakly keeled and the anal plate is divided. Range - This snake is found commonly in southeast Minnesota. It generally ranges across the whole southern part of the state along the rivers and tributaries. The counties of record are Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Nicollet, Olmstead, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, amd Yellow Medicine. Habitat - This is a snake of river bottoms and adjacent moist woodlands. It is often associated with woody rock bluffs. Habits - This snake may often be found sunning on logs and trees along the larger river and their tributaries. It is diurnal and may threaten and vibrate the tail when aroused. They rely heavily on their cryptic coloration for protection. Food - }tice, chipmunks, ground squirrels, and small rabbits are the primary food items. Birds, the eggs of birds, and frogs are also consumed. Frogs are likely an important food item for the young. The prey is constricted. Breeding - This is an egg laying snake (OViparous). The eggs may number from 8 to 21 in a clutch, and measure 28mm x 45mm. The eggs are laid in late June in old stUmps, under logs, or in moist humus. Hatching normally occurs in late August. Status - Special Concern - More information is needed on this species in the state of ~~nnesota, especially south of the }tinnesota River and on the west side of the state. New county records should be reported to DNR or MRS. Commercial collecting mould be discour~ged. References: Breckenridge. W. J. 1944. Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota. Conant, Roger 1915. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central NA Lang, Jeffrey W. 1983. The Reptiles and Amp~ibians of Minnesota. Distribution Maps, ~tc. Vogt, Richard C." 1981. Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Wisconsin. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Raffle The raffle at the April meeting took in a total of $17.75 for MRS! There were 3 prizes. First choice went to Bob Haig. He took the original drawing of the }rudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) by Joe Matzke that appeared in the March Newsletter. Second choice went to Nancy Haig (is this legal?) who picked a Twin Cities Reptiles T-shirt. Third went to one of our new members who won a small rodent cage.

MRS is still growing! Cu~ membership now stands at 150, which is an all time high figure. Let's keep those renewals coming in on time and see how many more new members we can find out there! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJCXXXXXXXXXX n

Hel p A Hapless Herp"

At the April meeting we found a home for a real nice male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana). There was a lot of interest in this animal, and that's what we like to see. It is sometimes very difficult to make a choice as to who should get it. We also have a 6\1 Burmese Python (Python molurus bivi ttatus) in need of a home. Can you help? If so, please let us know. :x:xxxxxx.x..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x.xxx.xxxxxxxx.xx.xxxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Picnic It's almost that time of year again, when all good MHS'ers head for the Annual Picnic. So, we need ideas as to when and where (July, August, September?), and we need volunteers for a committee. Let us know? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxx.xx.xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

state Fair Once again MHS will be taking care of and setting up the herp exhibit in the DNR Building at the state Fair. We hope to add some amphibians this year and also to rebuild the fronts of the present snake cages. We need volunteers for getting all of this off the ground. Speak! Later we will publish a list of the animals that we need for the display. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxx.xxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Refreshments The refreshments for the April meeting were supplied by Cheryl Keyler. This was no small feat since she had had a bouncing baby boy a few days prior. This is a real路 example of making a sacrifice for MRS! Actually, it was a good example of planning. She made the goodies, and then froze them, just in case. A very special thanks to "Hom" from MRS!

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Phantastic Phenological fhinds Ken Kundil April 7, 1985-Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church, Hiways 169 and 494, Eden Prairie, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. # Garter Snake (Thamnophis sp.) noted being collected by the younger members of the congregation. Pam Gerholdt April 12, 1985-garden of the Gerholdt Residence, Webster, Rice Co., Minnesota. 1 American Toad (Ellfo americanus)

Chorus Frogs (ps~udacris triseriata) have been calling at the ¥~nnesota cal Garden as well as other locations. Spring is finally here! Rejoice!

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Library Some of the MRS Library books have been coming back somewhat tattered. Please make a real. effort to take care of any books you have checked out. We have a lot of money in your libraryL,We also have some more new books. They are: The Venomous ~nakes of Nicaragua by Jaime Villa Complete Guide to the Snakes of Florida by William Haast and Robert Anderson A Guide to the Identification of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Hispaniola by Robert W. Henderson and Albert Schwartz The world of the Snake by Hal H. Harrison Turtles by Hartmut Wilke Snakes by Mervin F. Roberts Turtles by John M. Merhtens Snakes, Giant Snakes and Non-Venomous Snakes in the Terrarium by Klaus Griehl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJODCXXX

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Breeding Notes Breedings from April AAZPA Newsletter Metro Toronto Zoo 5 Green and Black Arrow Poison Frog

Toledo Zoo 2 Tokay Gecko 1 Madagascar Day Gecko

Bronx Zoo Knoxville Zoo 11 Fa puan Python 3 African Shield Nosed National Zoo 1 Giant Day Gecko 8 Red Footed Tortoise 3 Leopard Tortoise

19 Common Anaconda ~nake

Memphis ~oo and Aquarium 3 Mangrove Snake 1 Sey~helles Islands Gecko

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Fran Frisch Ann Porwoll Bill Allen Sally Brewer Jim Gerhold t Bruce ]elles Del Jones . John Moriarty Brint bpencer

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Tom Johnson Missouri Dept. of Conservation P.C. Box 180 Jefferson City, ~lC 65102 New Member

Ken Kundel 1416 B 8th street Brookings, SD 57006 605-692-8801 New Member

Tom Trempe 9732 Avocet NW Coon Rapids, MN 612-755-9545 New Member

Gary Casper P.O. Box 878 Milwaukee, WI 414-672-4632 Change

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Tim Cole 10400 B Little Pebble Austin, TX 78758 512-339-0820 Change Reimann MB]) 75 Navaho Ave. Mankato, MN 56001 507...389-2501 Change ~vid

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Deborah and Upton Anderson 11908 Rickem Cove Austin, TX 78758 Change Mike and John Deidrich 1736 Dayton Ave. st. Paul, ~m 55104 612-645-8626 Chang~路

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Phantastic Phenological Phinds Part II Gary Casper April 7, 1985-North Oaks, near Wilkinson Lake, Ramsey Co., ~innesota. #'s of Chorus Frogs (pseudacris triser.iata) and wood Frogs (Ranasylvatica) and a few Spring Peepers (Byla crucifer) calling from woodland marsh at 1100.

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CLASSI]' lEDS XXX"xxxxx:x:x.xxx:xxxxXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.xXXXXJCXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJ{XXXXXXXXX

EDITOR'S NOTE: Classified ads are run in the MHS Newsletter as a free service to the membership. No paid ads- are accepted from non members. While MRS will not run ads for known sick or illegal animals, we accept no ,responsibility for the health or legality of any animals advertised here. Please send ~ ads directly to me, Jim Gerholdt, P.C. Box 86, Webster, MN 55088, and not to the MRS address. xx.x:xxxxxXXXXXXXXXJCXXXXXXJOOCxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxJCxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY DELICATESSEN

REMEMBER-During each meeting we will have available our featured take-out items. FRESH FRCZEN MICE-$3.00 per dozen. *** NOW AVAILABLE *** FRESH FROZEN PINKIES AND FUZZIE&-$3.00 per dozen. FRESH FROZEN RATS-JUMBO SIZE-$1.50. FRESH FRCZEN RAT PUP8-$3.00 per dozen. Remember, if you want rats' or mice, they are available by reservation only. You MUST place your order no later than 7:00 PM on Thursday the day before the meeting. Logistics dictate this policy, so please cooperate with us. Don't miss out! Also, please bring your own bag or container.

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TO ORDER NICE: Call Jim or Pam Gerholdt at 507-652-2996. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXJCXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx FOR SALE: 1.1 Baird's Rat Snake (Elaphe bairdi). Captive hatched July 1984 and growing fast. $75.00 each. Contact Verla Ca-stle, 1309 Cadwell, Bloomington, IL 61701. 309-663-4673. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxx.xxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Available in 1985. Investment.quality captive hatched milk snakes, other tricolors, and albinos. Over 20 spec ie sand subspeci e s. Ha tching date and, lineage available on each. Send SASE or phone for free list or information. Robert Applegate, 1762 Pepper Villa Dr., EI Cajon, CA 92021. 619-448-5746. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WANTED: Books and journals in the field of Herpetology! Help build your MRS Library. Let us know if there is a book you would like to see MRS add. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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CURRENT? PLEASE CHECK YCUR ADDRESS LABEL TO BE SURE?

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CLASSIFIEDS xxxxx.xxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx FOR SALE: Baby Common Boas (Boa c. constrictor). Captive bred, born late March. $50.00 each. Contact Jim Gerholdt, P.C. Box 86, Webster, MN 55088. 507-652-2996. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x.xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx

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Turtle Trust's Campaign To Mail Turtles

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MARATHON SHORES, FL - The Turtle Trust, a non-profit organization which helps to promote an interest in and intormation about turtles, is currently working to get the Postal Service to allow the shipping of turtles by mail again. "Turtles were once proper items for Parcel Post:' says Richard Cary Paull, a trustee of the group, "Then the false Salmonella and Arizona disease scare prompted postal authorities to ban them from the mails." Currently, Paull says, people can send all sorts of things far more dangerous than turtles through the mails. As examples he cites AIDS victim blood serum in glass containers, scorpions in double cardboard boxes, bees - even entire hives - under certain conditions. Paul says the mailing of turtles via the mail would improve the shipping of turtles from members and hobbyists and has asked members of the trust to contact Postal authorities to reconsider their . earlier ruling. "Aren't turtles better mailing material than AIDS or scorpions?" he asks.

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MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10 CHURCH STREET Sf ., MINNEAPOLIS .."f/NNESOTA 55455.0104

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