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  • 228 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Reptile Rescue Instructions

Most reptiles are ecto-therms, meaning their body temperature is directly related to the outside environment. This means, they emerge on sunny, warm days to sun themselves; and retreat to dark, quiet places to hibernate on cold days.

Remember, not all wild animals need our help. There is no such thing as a baby reptile. The mother’s only role is to lay eggs. The young are on their own from the time they hatch.

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Turtles

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side of course! We have a few different species of turtles in our area. We have Eastern Box Turtles, Wood Turtles, Eastern Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtles, Spotted turtles, …

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Snakes

Long Island has 13 different species of native snakes. None of them are venomous, poisonous or in any way dangerous to humans, although they may bite in defense. Some of our snakes are quite beautiful, such as the strikingly colored …

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