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RE: Anyone read this about Baja herps?

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Posted by: rosybozo at Thu Jul 1 18:28:08 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rosybozo ]  
   

Because:
1. I don't agree that all baja herps came about illegally.
2. I don't agree that collection devastates the population.
3. I don't agree that breaking rocks (although ugly) devastates the population.

If someone knows that a herp was obtained illegally, they should take that to law enforcement and it should be dealt with correctly. If you don't have proof of wrongdoing, you probably shouldn't make accusations. Suggesting that every baja rosy boa at a herp show is illegal is an unfounded accusation.

Many CA areas that were hit hard back when commercial collection was allowed still are some of the easiest places to find snakes. People have collected and run over rosy boas at WW constantly for generations and you can still find them all over that place.

I've seen broken rocks. It's ugly, and I hate it. But I've also seen my share of herps under garbage. The fact is that damage to the rocks may simply make the snakes harder to locate... which I suppose should be seen as a good thing?

Lastly, I believe that the real enemies are the bulldozer and cement truck, and I honestly think that pointing the blame any other direction does a disservice to the herps.
Just my opinion. I don't expect to convince anyone. I have lots of friends that disagree with me; I do appreciate their opinions (and that of the author as well). Everyone's entitled to one right?


   

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