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Collection stolen!

Postby Wvipera » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:46 pm

last night, 19/03/2011 a close friends premises in edenvale, JHB, was broken into and the majority of his collection was stolen. Almost exclusively exotic animals were taken. All highly venomous animals were left behind (of high value) - obvioiusly the thieves are not experienced in handling venomous snakes.
Please be aware of the following list of snakes being sold in high volumes or at low prices as they may well be stolen items. If you do have any information of such dealings or animals please contact Edenvale Police station or the owner 084 916 4737. Our reptile community is relavitelty small so these animals will surface at some stage.


pair kenyan sand boas - sub adults
1 x Eyed lizard adult
1x leopard gecko
1 x bearded dragon male, adult, short tale
1 x bosch monitor, sub adult
2 x drakensburg crag lizards Pseudocordylis
1 x hog nose, juvenile
2 x ball pythons, 1 baby, 1 sub adult
6 x burmese pythons, 1 baby normal, 5 (1 - 1.5m) 3 albino, 2 normal sub adults
3 x maclott's pythons , 1 female, 2 male, all adults
4 x dumerils boa's, adult pair, sub adult pair
pair adult false water cobras
1 x namibian coral snake, sub adult
1 x brazilian rainbow boa, juvenile
1 x dusky pigmy rattlesnake, adult male
3 x adult white lip tree viper females in exo terra cage (60x45x45)
2 x sinaloan milks, sub adults normal
2 x albino sinaloan milks, sub adults
pair adult florida king snakes
1 x sub adult honduran milk snake
pair adult peublan milk snakes
1 x arizona mountain king snake, sub adult
1 x sub adult mexican milk snake
6 x californian kings snakes, adults, (1 albino, 3 banded, 2 striped)
2 x grey banded king snakes, sub adults
6 x adult corn snakes, varying morphs
1 x sub adult taiwanese rat snake
6 x baby urocoan rattlesnakes
3 x baby false water cobras
38 x baby yellow anacondas
15 x baby african rock pythons
about 20 x baby corns, varying colours
10 x baby californian king snakes
2 x albino brown house snakes, babies

2 x reptizoo glass terrariums, used
large number of used water bowls and hide boxes (from the cages)
new unused heating pads - varying sizes, about 40 in total
new unused water bowls, ceramics
various tubs (+/- 100), buckets, hook sticks
2 x grab sticks, 1 pillstrom
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Wvipera » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:57 pm

and also about 60 rats with breeding cages and 12 mice breeding cages with about 80 mice.
any information welcome
thanks
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Fooble » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:58 pm

That's shocking!

"3 x adult white lip tree viper females in exo terra cage (60x45x45)"


In the cage!

new unused water bowls, ceramics
various tubs (+/- 100), buckets



Holly cr@p.
Surely they will surface some of those animals aren't the bob standard stuff.
Organized crime comes in more forms than one.
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Gooey Toes » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:09 pm

Ohhhhhh ............... My word that is a hell of alot cr@p :shock: they stole . I really feel sorry for the guy who lost all of these amazing little critters. :(
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Kev » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:00 pm

OMG He must be devastated!

That is a sh!t load of reptiles.
Was it Hunyani that got that got ripped off or someone els?
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby farren » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:53 pm

OMG that is really bad, I can try and help if you would like. Drop me an email with some more info.
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:20 am

bliksem. That's a large hall of animals. Wow shame, poor animals are in for rocky times ahead. Doubt they will be cared for and fed for some timeo come. Hope the thieves get tagged by the rattlers they stole. So sorry for the owners loss, hopefully a bust gets made soon and all the snakes can be returned.
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:24 am

Baby Afrocks? Who steals 15 of a permit protected species and how do they expect to sell them?
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Fooble » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:29 am

Durban Keeper wrote:Baby Afrocks? Who steals 15 of a permit protected species and how do they expect to sell them?


As with the Pseudocordylis!
IT will be a matter of time before they all surface.
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby SerpentS » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:04 am

Wow sorry for the loss will keep an eye open on the net. I brows all the local sell sites all the time
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Wvipera » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:19 am

thanks everyone, the owner is quite devastated.
2 suspects were arrested yesterday, but are not giving up the location of the stolen items. They will probably make bail tomorrow and the only question is what happens to the animals? As it seems, large numbers of snakes were piled into relatively small tubs, just hope they all survive.
will keep you updated
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Iggy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 am

Good luck, we had animals stolen awhile back, it is devastating :( As mentioned though, many are not run of the mill, just make sure all pet shops etc are made aware of what to look for ...
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby Reinhard Booysen » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:06 pm

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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby MrG » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:16 pm

I think one must be very careful with assumptions. Reinhard did you phone that number spoke to the person etc.

On the stolen stuff, very stupid robbers to think they can get away with something like this. Hope they get what they deserve.
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Re: Collection stolen!

Postby wickedexotix » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:41 pm

seems Edenvale is the place to steal reptiles, a spider female ball python and a very odd looking male ball python were stolen out of my shop, we will keep our eyes open.
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