I have to laugh at some of the email questions I get for my websites. You may or may not know that I run two websites related to reptile care. Yes, I’m a lizard freak! Not only do I run two big websites, but I also run four mailing lists related to reptiles and their care that are associated with the websites.
I try to get people to join the mailing lists for several reason. 1. So that they can get other opinions other than my own, and 2. So that I don’t have to answer literally 1000 emails each day! Still, I get several emails each day regarding the care of various reptiles, or people write in from Florida telling me that they have wild iguanas eating their plants, or that they found a frog or small lizard in a plant they bought at a nursery.
One of the dumbest questions I received this week was from someone in Australia who wants to buy an Australian Water Dragon (lizard). They wanted to know where to buy one and if they can legally own one. Well, I know Australia has some pretty tough laws about their natural fauna, and they don’t import many exotic animals to be sold as pets either. However, I do not know all of the laws of a country on the other side of the world! LOL Pick up the phone and call your wild life service or whatever it’s called in Australia. Now, as dumb questions go, that one wasn’t all that dumb, but I make it clear on my site that I live in Canada so how the heck would I know the answer to her question.
In other reptile world news one of my close herp care friends is moving! He’s very well known in the reptile care field and he used to be just a short drive away from me so we could actually get together every now and then, but for some reason he’s moving to the Outer Banks in Carolina. I have no idea how long that drive would be from Ontario but I’m assuming it’s a pretty long drive. Oh well, guess we’ll have a nice place to visit if we go up there to see him sometime.
That’s the great thing about knowing people from all over the world. If you’re lucky you might have a place to stay when you travel, but at the very least you can get together with those people and they can perhaps show you around their city or their part of the world. That’s kind of cool.