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2013-07-14 05:00:14 PM
Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.
 
2013-07-14 06:01:50 PM

Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.


Clearly you need higher walls between you and New York State.
 
2013-07-14 06:10:17 PM
That's a very good idea undeserving of the Florida tag.
 
2013-07-14 06:11:00 PM

Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.


I knew a guy in Danbury that owned extremely venomous snakes.  Pretty sure they weren't entirely legal.
 
2013-07-14 06:11:23 PM
I find it VERY difficult to see how it would be illegal to have an iguana as a pet considering how many are running around "wild" in Florida... Damned things fall out of the trees like leaves in the fall when a cold snap hits the state!

/didn't say they were illegal in the article but since the woman surrendered them, makes it seem that they may be... and this is Florida we're talking about
 
2013-07-14 06:14:20 PM
I figured this would be about hunting for the elusive trolls living under the bridges that keep the rest of the region from attending Rays games.
 
2013-07-14 06:14:31 PM
releasing the animals into the wild the worst idea

He almost that whole sentence.
 
2013-07-14 06:14:50 PM
people surrender pets they can't care for/shouldn't have, without repercussions and the pets get the care they need?

/GOOD
//Florida finally does something nice and sensible
 
2013-07-14 06:18:06 PM

Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.


I have two apes, seemed like a good idea at the time and the state keeps refusing to take them.
 
2013-07-14 06:23:51 PM

Cheron: Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.

I have two apes, seemed like a good idea at the time and the state keeps refusing to take them.


are you trying to get rid of your kids?

/if so, I see what your problem is skippy
 
2013-07-14 06:26:59 PM

tetsoushima: Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.

I knew a guy in Danbury that owned extremely venomous snakes.  Pretty sure they weren't entirely legal.


Im not sure what CTs laws on venomous are but quite a shocking number of states have very lax laws.
 
2013-07-14 06:29:14 PM

TheMega: I find it VERY difficult to see how it would be illegal to have an iguana as a pet considering how many are running around "wild" in Florida... Damned things fall out of the trees like leaves in the fall when a cold snap hits the state!

/didn't say they were illegal in the article but since the woman surrendered them, makes it seem that they may be... and this is Florida we're talking about


Iguanas are not native to Florida, although they are allowed as pets. They are now considered a very aggressive, invasive species thanks to all the assholes who've released pet iguanas into the wild in the last few decades. The woman turning in her iguanas was doing the right thing, since she no longer wanted her pets but also didn't want them destroyed.

/google is your friend
 
2013-07-14 06:30:31 PM
I don't see a problem here.

It keeps these animals from either being abused, or getting shot when they decide to make their owners into snacks.
 
2013-07-14 06:32:13 PM

TheMega: I find it VERY difficult to see how it would be illegal to have an iguana as a pet considering how many are running around "wild" in Florida... Damned things fall out of the trees like leaves in the fall when a cold snap hits the state!

/didn't say they were illegal in the article but since the woman surrendered them, makes it seem that they may be... and this is Florida we're talking about


The iguana owning woman in the article did explicitly say that the reason she was turning them in was because she feared she could no longer care for them properly.

Many iguana owners buy them when the lizards are little, and don't realize that they will grow to be 7ft long behemoths with sharp claws and a tail that can painfully whip you.  Adult iguanas need very large enclosures, and iguanas really make very poor pets.

Also, iguanas are legal to own in Florida.

/not an iguana owner.
 
2013-07-14 06:34:20 PM

TheMega: I find it VERY difficult to see how it would be illegal to have an iguana as a pet considering how many are running around "wild" in Florida... Damned things fall out of the trees like leaves in the fall when a cold snap hits the state!

/didn't say they were illegal in the article but since the woman surrendered them, makes it seem that they may be... and this is Florida we're talking about


Interestingly, in Michigan, it's illegal to keep as a pet any animal that lives in the wild.
 
2013-07-14 06:34:32 PM
DNRTFA

Since it's Florida (where murder is legal), I'll assume they let you bring in a corpse and they'll bury it no questions asked.
 
2013-07-14 06:36:50 PM
Meat's back on the menu boys.
 
2013-07-14 06:38:33 PM
What about the "Turn in the dead body in your freezer day?"  There's never enough of those days.
 
2013-07-14 06:41:57 PM
I don't think of iguana's as really exotic, but.

They need a proper diet to stay healthy.  Typical vegetarian problem of getting enough vitamins and minerals. Same as turtles, they'll happily eat iceberg lettuce and slowly starve in the process.

They also need some place to bask where their body temp gets above 90 degrees. They're basically cows, meaning they use bacterial fermentation to break down starches, unlike cows they are cold blooded, so they need to bask in order to get their body temp high enough for the bacteria in their gut to function.

They live a long time, 10-20 years, are very active, and they rapidly get too big for a cage.

\Ex-wife had an iguana,
\\Liked climb under the covers at night.
\\\Iguana's are not soft and cuddly.
\\\\Get a cat seriously.,
 
2013-07-14 06:43:43 PM
I've got a gorilla for sale.... I've got a gorilla for sale...
 
2013-07-14 06:44:27 PM
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Fark that, my Right To Bear Oscelots is in the Constitution.
 
2013-07-14 06:46:22 PM

Mike Chewbacca: >/google is your friend

No! The Computer is your friend.
 
2013-07-14 06:46:30 PM
"I know that they're going to be in a better place," Quinn said. "Just like when you let a loved one go to heaven, you know that they're going to be in a better place, so [the iguana] is going to be in her own little heaven."

Seriously, could you make your line sound any MORE sinister than this??
 
2013-07-14 06:50:51 PM
St. PETA's burg


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-07-14 06:53:42 PM

Oznog: "I know that they're going to be in a better place," Quinn said. "Just like when you let a loved one go to heaven, you know that they're going to be in a better place, so [the iguana] is going to be in her own little heaven."

Seriously, could you make your line sound any MORE sinister than this??


Kyle knew what to do.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-14 06:58:57 PM

Oldiron_79: tetsoushima: Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.

I knew a guy in Danbury that owned extremely venomous snakes.  Pretty sure they weren't entirely legal.

Im not sure what CTs laws on venomous are but quite a shocking number of states have very lax laws.


In most states not being in an apartment and having X$ in liability insurance is about all thats needed for a venomous permit.
 
2013-07-14 07:03:25 PM

Oldiron_79: tetsoushima: Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.

I knew a guy in Danbury that owned extremely venomous snakes.  Pretty sure they weren't entirely legal.

Im not sure what CTs laws on venomous are but quite a shocking number of states have very lax laws.


We have too many wild suburban animals that are venomous to worry about idiots that keep them as pets.  Rattlesnakes, coral snakes, gila monsters, black widow spiders, scorpions, africanized honey bees, rabid animals, etc, etc.
 
2013-07-14 07:06:11 PM

chuggernaught: DNRTFA

Since it's Florida (where murder is legal), I'll assume they let you bring in a corpse and they'll bury it no questions asked.


All aboard the rollofflecopter, trolly mctrollalot.
 
2013-07-14 07:07:10 PM
farking communists.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-07-14 07:08:19 PM
www.fitzpatrickland.com
 
2013-07-14 07:10:28 PM

gibbon1: I don't think of iguana's as really exotic, but.

They need a proper diet to stay healthy.  Typical vegetarian problem of getting enough vitamins and minerals. Same as turtles, they'll happily eat iceberg lettuce and slowly starve in the process.

They also need some place to bask where their body temp gets above 90 degrees. They're basically cows, meaning they use bacterial fermentation to break down starches, unlike cows they are cold blooded, so they need to bask in order to get their body temp high enough for the bacteria in their gut to function.

They live a long time, 10-20 years, are very active, and they rapidly get too big for a cage.

\Ex-wife had an iguana,
\\Liked climb under the covers at night.
\\\Iguana's are not soft and cuddly.
\\\\Get a cat seriously.,


understood. i always want to try and feel a little pussy under the covers.
 
2013-07-14 07:10:34 PM
I heard that St. Pete wants George Zimmerman for a new 'Dawg Catcher'.
 
2013-07-14 07:12:42 PM
I am going to surrender my anaconda, on account of its affinity for buns, hun.
 
2013-07-14 07:12:55 PM
Amnesty is delicious.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
/hawt like a barbequed iguana in Tijuana.
 
2013-07-14 07:15:20 PM

tbeatty: Oldiron_79: tetsoushima: Aarontology: Connecticut does this about once a year. It's usually just exotic birds and various reptiles, lizards, and snakes, but every once in a while they'll get a big cat of some sort or a monkey.

I knew a guy in Danbury that owned extremely venomous snakes.  Pretty sure they weren't entirely legal.

Im not sure what CTs laws on venomous are but quite a shocking number of states have very lax laws.

We have too many wild suburban animals that are venomous to worry about idiots that keep them as pets.  Rattlesnakes, coral snakes, gila monsters, black widow spiders, scorpions, africanized honey bees, rabid animals, etc, etc.


Well with Florida having a like subtropical climate exotic venomous that would die at the first frost(no Gorillas required) can live and if enough of them escape even reproduce. As scary as feral Burmeese Pythons are picture feral gaboon vipers, or feral black mambas, or feral king cobras.
 
2013-07-14 07:16:28 PM

special20: Amnesty is delicious.
[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x519]
/hawt like a barbequed iguana in Tijuana.


Do you take requests on the telephone?
 
2013-07-14 07:18:26 PM

BlueDog: I am going to surrender my anaconda, on account of its affinity for buns, hun.


Awesome.
+1 internets for you, sir!
 
2013-07-14 07:45:23 PM
Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)
 
2013-07-14 07:49:26 PM

Lee451: Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)


What if he wasnt just being an arse,what if he was severe cat allergies?
 
2013-07-14 08:19:07 PM

Oldiron_79: Lee451: Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)

What if he wasnt just being an arse,what if he was severe cat allergies?


You find someone who doesn't have allergies, duh.
 
2013-07-14 08:29:27 PM

Maggie_Luna: Oldiron_79: Lee451: Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)

What if he wasnt just being an arse,what if he was severe cat allergies?

You find someone who doesn't have allergies, duh.


You sound like someone who will die alone in a trailer full of cats.
 
2013-07-14 08:53:43 PM

Oldiron_79: Lee451: Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)

What if he wasnt just being an arse,what if he was severe cat allergies?


He should understand that the cat is a commitment and make every attempt to live with the cat, and be supportive of his WIFE if she has to give up the cat to keep him healthy.
 
2013-07-14 08:55:12 PM

Oznog: "I know that they're going to be in a better place," Quinn said. "Just like when you let a loved one go to heaven, you know that they're going to be in a better place, so [the iguana] is going to be in her own little heaven."

Seriously, could you make your line sound any MORE sinister than this??


The event was sponsored by Andrew Zimmern?
 
2013-07-14 08:58:31 PM
www.kidshalloweencostume.us
 
2013-07-14 11:19:59 PM

Oldiron_79: Maggie_Luna: Oldiron_79: Lee451: Somewhat off topic: I used to volunteer at the local SPCA. The one thing that irritated me more than anything would be a (usually) young woman, crying her heart out as she surrendered her pet cat. There was almost always some smug asshole watching/forcing her to do it.  More than once I( felt like smacking the shiat out of both; him for being an asshole and her for getting involved with him.

/Biatch, if he won't let you have a pet, what will he treat the kids like?
//Crazy cat person here
///Now with 9 crazy cats. (They adopt me)

What if he wasnt just being an arse,what if he was severe cat allergies?

You find someone who doesn't have allergies, duh.

You sound like someone who will die alone in a trailer full of cats.


Who the hell owns a trailer? Ew. Poor people that's who or people with horses or equipment, but those are real people not the other kind. Jokes on you, I don't even own a cat.
 
2013-07-14 11:48:16 PM
Is it euthanasia day already?
 
2013-07-15 12:35:54 AM

Mike Chewbacca: TheMega: I find it VERY difficult to see how it would be illegal to have an iguana as a pet considering how many are running around "wild" in Florida... Damned things fall out of the trees like leaves in the fall when a cold snap hits the state!

/didn't say they were illegal in the article but since the woman surrendered them, makes it seem that they may be... and this is Florida we're talking about

Iguanas are not native to Florida, although they are allowed as pets. They are now considered a very aggressive, invasive species thanks to all the assholes who've released pet iguanas into the wild in the last few decades. The woman turning in her iguanas was doing the right thing, since she no longer wanted her pets but also didn't want them destroyed.

/google is your friend


We had a nice cleansing two or three years ago.  It got cold enough one week that all the iguanas as far south as Naples went into torpor and started falling out of the trees.  The ones that didn't die outright from being frozen were eaten by dogs.
 
2013-07-15 11:38:46 AM
Pretty sure I wouldn't want to get too involved with a woman that thinks creepy lizards make good pets.
 
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