Monthly Archives: February 2011

Menagerie Fire – Day 5

Big Brownie has got some liver problems: really high bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase.  Ultrasound of her liver doesn't look bad.  Gall bladder is really full, but you expect that when she doesn't have much appetite. She acts bright and okay, attitude-wise.  She is coughing some, despite her good-looking chest X-rays.  Today she got a visit […]

Menagerie Fire – Day 3

The saga continues.   Today some reptile rescue folks came down from St.Louis to take charge of the turtles, tortoises, snakes, and gators.  They were surprised to find that the reported "six-foot alligators" were actually six feet long.  Usually they find that reports of reptile size tend to be seriously exaggerated… but not this time. Apparently, […]