Ep. 7 – Phil Goss U.S.A.R.K.


Join your host Sean Bradley he discusses many ASPECTS of BALL PYTHONS!


This weeks guest – Phil Goss PRESIDENT of The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (U.S.A.R.K.) and Goss Reptiles

U.S.A.R.K. Website!!!
U.S.A.R.K. Facebook

Phil and Sean discuss the current issues facing us all with the new species additions of the Reticulated Python, Green Anaconda as well as two other rare Anaconda species.  Phil describes the lawsuit against The Dept.of the Interior (USFWS) and its strength in our favor regarding interstate commerce.

WHAT HAPPENED in TINLEY PARK?!?  We raised a SH!T TON of money for U.S.A.R.K.!!!  Thanks to everyone involved with all of the hard work, donations and MONEY SPENT… we raised $113,000.00 in a MATTER of HOURS having a GREAT TIME AS A FAMILY! Wow!!!!!!!!

What can we do to help?  How about bid in the RAACA Response Auction on Facebook!
RAACA Facebook Page… OVER 250 Auctions ending 3/22/15!!!

Listen to this episode for plenty of details from our COMMANDER on the FRONT LINE, PHIL GOSS!!

SUPPORT U.S.A.R.K.!!   http://www.usark.org

Sean answers a question from a friend and listener about SHIPPING!  What was that first shipment like 15 years ago?!?  What the hell does “KNOWN SHIPPER” mean?!? Sean talks about some of the different variables that come into play for shipping live reptiles!

Some great links for shipping products, shipping services & advice :

TSK Supply – Great source for ALL of your shipping and packaging needs.  Dan Sutherland and crew offer everything you’ll ever need (i.e. snake bags, deli cups with/without air holes pre-drilled and a wide variety of insulated shipping boxes!

ShipYourReptiles.com – An online shipping service provider operated by Chad Brown & Robyn Markland (Former ProExotics duo)!  Your SYR account will allow you to ship using a variety of FedEx services to ship your animals and products to your clients.  They offer shipping supplies and shipping tips.  Check out their LIVE ARRIVAL INSURANCE products for certain shipments that experience problems!!

BALLSH!T Podcast T-Shirts AVAILABLE NOW!! White Print on Black or Black Print on Gravel Gray M-L-XL-2XL $25.00 each SHIPPED with a 2” BALLSH!T Podcast sticker attached to every one! For purchase info please visit our Facebook page!

The BallSh!t Podcast Facebook Page


Exotics by Nature Company
The EbN Facebook Page

C-Serpents Reptile & Rack Systems and Hot Box Incubators – Great source for ALL of your assembled rack system needs!! Hot box incubators are INCREDIBLE and come complete, ready to use! We use these products at EbN and we proudly endorse them! – www.C Serpents.com

JPM Reptilia – Need those awesome show displays to MARKET and SELL YOUR PRODUCTION?? Look no further! Jason at JPM Reptilia will offer you a newer version of the ORIGINAL 3 TIER SYSTEM that has been copied countless times but NEVER duplicated! JPM also offers a full line of assembled caging made from polystyrene, a bright white, lightweight but VERY strong plastic, these make excellent cages. – www.JPM Reptilia.com

ReptileTubs.com – CALLING ALL DIY GUYS!! This is your source for a great selection of plastic tubs! Replace some broken ones or buy a whole set to build a rack, Eric Erb has it all. Looking for rodent cage supplies like auto water nozzles? Reptile Tubs.com has what YOU need! – www.Reptile Tubs.com

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One comment

  1. Gary Barksdale says:

    I am a candidate for Mayor for Norman OK.
    We are in dire need of help to defend the owners of reptiles, specifically pythons and boas, as Norman OK is proposing a ban on the ownership of these animals.
    PLEASE contact me at 405-476-1106.
    The City is voting on this Feb 9 at 6:30 meeting.
    Thank you,
    Gary Barksdale

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