Seriously burned Florida kingsnake now available for adoption

After nearly three months of treatment, a badly burned Florida kingsnake is ready to be adopted from the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA. Only experienced snake handlers need apply.

The 6-foot long male snake was left at the Humane Society’s after hours receiving kennel on June 27. He was emaciated, dehydrated and had deep burns on a third of his body.

A note also was left by the snake owner, who said the snake’s name is Felix and he was left in the care of a friend while the man was homeless. When he went to claim Felix from the friend, he found the snake in bad condition.

Peninsula Humane Society communications manager, Buffy Martin Tarbox, said the note did not include contact information or the name of the owner. He wrote that he didn’t have the money for Felix’s medical treatment but “he didn’t want him to suffer so he surrendered the snake to us.”

Veterinarians and exotic animal handlers at the shelter say they don’t think the burns were intentional, and that Felix was kept in an enclosure that was too small for him, placing him too close to a heat lamp for an extended time.

Vets prescribed what Tarbox called a robust treatment plan for Felix that included creating a bandage to fit his entire body, which helped heal the burn wounds and provided subcutaneous antibiotics to stave off infection.

“Despite the hardship Felix has endured,” Tarbox says, “he’s still extremely friendly and will make a good pet for an experienced snake owner who is also willing to continue applying topical ointment on his wounds.

Florida kingsnakes are native to South Florida and are known for their docile and friendly personalities. The average length of the snakes is 3 to 5½ feet, although they can grow up to 6 feet at …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


What it’s like to be a millionaire in America today

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American millionaires lead a life that’s hard to fathom for the average American.
There are around 32 million millionaires in the US, according to a report by Coldwell Banker and WealthEngine.
The report looked at the life of the average American millionaire, from how old they are to where they live to what they spend their money on.

There are a lot of things people get wrong about American millionaires — that’s why millionaires always make for such an interesting study. For the average American, it’s hard to fathom what a seven- or eight-figure life is like.

According to a new report by Coldwell Banker, there are around 32 million millionaires in the US — and that number is only expected to increase. Such growth has made the country’s millionaire population more diverse than ever, resulting in various trends and preferences.

The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program worked with WealthEngine to research the life of the US millionaire, defined as a person with a minimum net worth of $1 million, from wealth creation and property investments to luxury spending trends.

Below, see what life is really like for the average American millionaire, based on highlights from the report.

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Millionaires today are incredibly diverse — some prefer experiences and travel, while some like to buy and collect. Others are eco-conscious, while others still are status-conscious.

Today’s millionaires are typically aged 50 to 80. Specifically, 28% are aged 60 to 70, 24% are aged 70 to 80, and 6.74% are aged 40 to 50.

While older millionaires have more wealth and higher …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Cody Wilson has resigned as CEO of Defense Distributed

Cody Wilson has resigned as CEO of Defense Distributed in the wake of recent sexual assault charges, the company announced in a press conference today in Austin. Paloma Heindorff will serve as the new CEO of the firearm company going forward, having previously served as director of development.

“It was his own decision and we support him in it,” Heindorff said. “Going forward, he has no role in the company.” She declined to comment on the charges against Wilson, but described internal morale as “resilient.”

Defense Distributed is in the middle of an extended legal battle over its digital distribution of blueprints for 3D-printable firearms. Multiple state prosecutors have moved to block the blueprints from being uploaded, and the case…

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Source:: The Verge – All Posts


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