RE: NANFA-- mouse in my outdoor tub - getting farther off topic

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Sat, 21 Apr 2001 10:59:31 -0500

> Catch the buggers and sell them in Japan. They go for $150
> each over here.
> prairie dogs go for $245 each
> Ed
> Tokyo Japan
> >


Give me a month and if you will come pick them up, I will present to you
free of charge several hundred mice that reside in and around my house and a
couple of former pet prairie dogs that live in my office for you to take
back to Japan and sell for your own profit.

Seriously, prairie dogs make lousy pets especially males that have reached
sexual maturity. Handling a p_____ed off prairie dog is a lot like putting
your hand into a blender set on chop. While we are all out spreading the
word about responsible care and disposal of native (and exotic) fish
species, take the time to add that the same holds true for mammals, birds,
herps, etc. If you can't provide for all of their physical and social
needs...leave them alone and in the wild. The Fort Worth Nature Center and
Refuge receives through abandonment, a large number of former pets ranging
from alligators and box turtles to the aforementioned prairie dogs and
bobcats. Most can never be released and finding suitable homes is extremely
difficult. The end result is often euthanasia.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"

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