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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:55 pm 
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Hello from Arkansas. I'm a Firefighter/Paramedic,father of 3,avid field researcher in Herpetology,hunter and fisherman. I try to keep tabs on the ARA front,and seeing how there seems to be quite a number of them registered here,this is a good place to be. I like the diversity that is here,with advocates from both sides. Hope to be able to talk with all of you more in the future,

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Hello TruVenom.

What kind of reptiles do you like best? I'm partial to geckos. Mainly because when I was living in the Philippines I had one in my barracks that ate a good portion of the roaches.

We called him George.

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Snakes mainly. I keep quite a variety of native animals that I use for public education and snakebite treatment classes. I have kept numerous Exotic animals,including venomous snakes such as Cobras,plus large monitors,but with the years,my reflexes seem to go! My wife and I keep some exotic frogs and lizards. I have kept Gecks in the past,but got rid of them to make room for some breeding projects.

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Wow. Sounds like you have some great projects going there. I bet the kids love it when you do your classes.

I know what you mean about the reflexes. At least I don't have any venomous creatures nearby to run from though.

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Welcome, interesting vocation!

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Welcome TruVenom. I like your signature.


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Welcome to the board.

What types of animals do you hunt and fish for, TruVenom?


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Most of the time I hunt for food only...usually deer. I do some predator hunting on local farms that have an over abundance of coyotes and bobcats,always at the landowners request because of attacks on their livestock. But haven't really had time to do much the last few years. Most of the fishing I do is Catch and Release on some of the best Smallmouth Bass waters in the country. Other than that mostly out catching reptiles and amphibs..and taking ALOT of pics.

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Theila wrote:
I know what you mean about the reflexes.


I'm doing alright with my reflexes..only got bit twice last year :D

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TruVenom wrote:
Most of the time I hunt for food only...usually deer. I do some predator hunting on local farms that have an over abundance of coyotes and bobcats,always at the landowners request because of attacks on their livestock. But haven't really had time to do much the last few years. Most of the fishing I do is Catch and Release on some of the best Smallmouth Bass waters in the country. Other than that mostly out catching reptiles and amphibs..and taking ALOT of pics.


Sounds very interesting.

Perhaps I could bother you sometime about what you believe the best way would be to encourage frogs and perhaps turtles to my 1 1/2 yr old backyard pond. (not one of those concrete ones...it's natural mud and pebble lined)


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Sure..just shoot me an email..if I can't help you I can more than likely point you in the direction of some folks that can.

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Sure..just shoot me an email..if I can't help you I can more than likely point you in the direction of some folks that can.


Will do. (ty)


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Followed your links on the Hellbender Truvenom. Think you are going to be a great asset on this site. You would find my home grounds interesting. I live next to a tidal river . Not to far from me are the Bra Dor Lakes (biggest Salt Water Lake in the World) of Cape Breton Nova Scotia. We have marine specimens in the Bra Dor that are not found anywhere north of Virginia because of how warm and shallow the lakes are in some locations and in other areas the marine life is not found anywhere south of The Arctic Circle because of the cold depths of water. Never saw a Hellbender here but we do have quite a variety of amphibians. BTW I got the info on the Lakes from the Captain of the "Elsie" a Sail boat designed by Alexander Graham Bell specifically for sailing the inland waters of the Bra Dor . His home was on the Bra Dor Lakes and the first flight in the British Empire took off on the lake in front of his home.


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