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Old 07-07-2022, 10:50 PM   #1
Itinerary #27, July 12th!! Get Your orders in and ready for transport!!

P.S.A.: We should have a 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid for the August or September itinerary!! This will enable more Shipments, larger Shipments, and dropping most Large Shipment surcharges!!* And with this greater space (101 cu ft) and even better climate control (four [4] zones), I have applied for my USDA License to transport exotic mammals and birds.

*For insanely large Shipments, like two (2) 43x20x18 tubs amounting to >70 lbs. total that I sent out via - ironically - Delta on behalf of a Seller in November 2021, going to California, in which the Delta fee itself was $215, plus my fee of $225 ($125 [base fee at the time] + $100 [surcharge])...well, considering Delta was $135 extra, a Shipment like this would still incur a $100 surcharge from us = $250 total.

NOTA BENE: Please follow this link to our new Obscure Gems Reptiles, LLC, page:, and read our Conditional Live Arrival Guarantee (more like Exemptions from Live Arrival Guarantee) and Payment Terms & Conditions, the latter Pinned to the top of the page.


PRICE MATRIX (for multiple Pickups going to one [1] Destination)

One (1) Pickup = $150
Two (2) Pickups = $275
Three (3) Pickups = $375
A fourth or more Pickups will be $75/ea on top of the $375.

NOTA BENE: This is when ALL Stops, id est all Pickups + Delivery, are within Standard Territory, id est: All of Pennsylvania down the east coast to Tampa, across the Gulf down to San Antonio, over to San Angelo and straight up through the greater eastern halves/portions of OK/KS/NE, up to Minneapolis, the lower halves of WI and MI, and everything within.

Id est; for each Stop, whether Pickup or Delivery, outside of Standard Territory, there will be a surcharge. This is called Extended Territory. Examples:

$25: Fort Myers, FL; Laredo, Lubbock & Odessa, TX; Alliance, NE
$50: Miami, FL; El Paso, TX; Cheyenne, WY; Grygla, MN
$75: Tucson, AZ

Exceptionally large Shipments still incur their own surcharge (possibly on top of an Extended Territory surcharge), whether a single large animal (exempli gratia, an adult D. polylepis, O. hannah or Lachesis sp.), a large pair of animals (e.g., full-grown B. rhinoceros), or a gazillion animals. It is typically a $25 or $50 surcharge.


Greetings Everyone,

For those who were a part of any of the first 26 itineraries, or who at least followed the corresponding ads:

November 3:
November 17:
November 30:
December 15:
December 29:
January 11:
January 28:
February 8:
March 2:
March 23:
April 13:
May 4:
May 19:
June 15:
July 13:
August 10:
August 24:
September 15:
October 19:
November 15:
December 6:
January 11
February 15:
March 8:
May 3:
June 14:

...Lois and I will be hitting the road again on July 12. For those who are unaware of what all of this pertains to, please read my original ‘(VENOMOUS) ANIMAL DELIVERY SERVICE’ ad posted on 4 September 2020:, finally revamped on 7 May 2022, and read all of the positive feedback on the first of the aforementioned links (11/3).

I will detail how the process works which is quite simple honestly, via a pre-typed description that I copy/paste to everyone, and over a phone call if need be. In the meantime, please check out the previous ads for an idea of how these itineraries work, the smooth flow n’ logical order of Pickups and Deliveries that is, and infer what You can.

As of July 20, we have 45 Shipments/55 Stops lined up so far. See photos 2-4, and a Reply with four (4) photos, for Google Maps screenshots of the current itinerary, and the corresponding list here (id est, 'current' because more Stops [Shipments] will likely be added which, logically, will alter the itinerary, but which all affected Sellers and Customers will be apprised of renewed ETAs ASAP):

Tuesday, 7/12
Penn Hills: Pickup
Meyersdale: Pickup
Gore: Pickup
Alexandria: Pickup x 2
Sellersville: Pickup x 3, + Delivery (from Meyersdale Pickup)
Wednesday, 7/13
Chesapeake: Pickup
Little River: Pickup x 2
Greensboro: Delivery (from Gore Pickup)
Huntington: Delivery (from Sellersville Pickup)
Thursday, 7/14
Jackhorn: Pickup x 2
Seneca: Pickup x 2
Forsyth: Pickup
Ridgeland: Pickup x 3
St. Augustine: Delivery (nonvenomous; from Seneca Pickup)
Gainesville: Pickup (nonvenomous)
Wildwood: Delivery (nonvenomous; from Forsyth Pickup)
Friday, 7/15
Plantation: Pickup (nonvenomous)
Carthage, MS: Delivery (from Ridgeland Pickup)
Saturday, 7/16
Hernando: Delivery (from Sellersville Pickup)
Mountain Home: Pickup
Shawnee: Pickup
Oklahoma City: Pickup
Arlington: Pickup + Delivery (from Mountain Home Pickup)
Stayed in a motel, which we allowed ≈9 hours for.
Sunday, 7/17
Franklin: Pickup
Orange: Delivery (from Little River Pickup)
Brenham: Pickup x 2, + Delivery (from Penn Hills Pickup)
Monday, 7/18
San Antonio: Pickup x 7
Burnet: Delivery (from Little River Pickup)
San Angelo: Delivery (from Alexandria Pickup)
Tucson: Pickup
Chandler: Pickup
Tuesday, 7/19
Cheyenne: Delivery (from Brenham Pickup)
Alliance: Delivery x 2 (from Jackhorn & Shawnee Pickups)
Wednesday, 7/20
Cambridge: Delivery (from Jackhorn Pickup)
Lincoln: Pickup
Carthage, MO: Pickup x 2, + Delivery x 2 (from Sellersville & San Antonio Pickups)
Mountain Home: Pickup + Delivery x 2 (from Oklahoma City & Arlington Pickups)
Thursday, 7/21
Rochester: Delivery (from Gainesville Pickup)
Indianapolis: Delivery x 3 (from Chesapeake, Seneca & San Antonio Pickups)
Friday, 7/22
South Bend: Delivery x 2 (from Ridgeland & San Antonio Pickups)
Hamilton: Delivery (from Alexandria Pickup)
Webberville: Delivery (from Franklin Pickup)
Parma: Delivery (from Plantation Pickup)
Butler: Delivery (from San Antonio Pickup)
Irwin: Delivery (from Carthage, MO, Pickup)
Greensburg: Delivery (from Ridgeland Pickup)
Saturday, 7/23
Taylorsville: Delivery (from Tucson Pickup)
Ridgeland: Pickup x 2, + Delivery (from San Antonio Pickup)
Sellersville: Pickup + Delivery x 3 (from San Antonio, Carthage, MO, & Mountain Home Pickups)
Sunday, 7/24
Sussex: Delivery (to a zoo = permitted; from Lincoln Pickup)
Matamoras: Pickup
Bushkill: Delivery x 3 (from Brenham, San Antonio & [second] Ridgeland Pickups)
Concord Twp.: Delivery x 2 (from Chandler & Matamoras Pickups)
Dayton: Delivery (from [second] Ridgeland Pickup)
Meyersdale: Delivery (from [second] Sellersville Pickup)

≈13,091 miles, divided by ≈30 MPG ≈ 436 gallons, times $4.366/gal (AAA National Average as of 7/24) ≈ $1,905 in gas, let alone wear n' tear (e.g., synthetic LOF every month/$80, tires every ≈3 months/$700), tolls (<$200/mo.), food ($400-$500), et cetera. Not that anyone has ever given me issue on my transport fee, knock on wood, and I thank You All for Your understanding and acceptance, but this is to explain why rates had increased in February should there ever be any question or complaint, and further to explain surcharges for Extended Territory (see above).

Nota Bene: These Google Maps GPS screenshots aren't entirely accurate, as we use Apple Maps from Stop-to-Stop, and from Chandler, AZ-->Cheyenne, WY for example, Apple Maps took us up through Utah to I-70E, which we were on for 318 miles, not what You see depicted here in Google Maps. Also, added Shipments do not necessarily mean added Stops if both Pickup and Delivery are locations we are already hitting up. Id est, added Shipments will not necessarily add time, save playing Tetris to fit everything as well as more animals to inspect in our daily inspections.

Please share these ads like wildfire! The more Shipments the merrier! And as far as payment options and quotes, please inquire.

I thank You in advance for Your (continuing) patronage!! I offer many benefits to my service, including but not limited to: Daily inspections with videos of each animal sent as proof (Customers love this!); conditional live arrival guarantee (see link above for terms and details); no special crating nor IATA labels; hand-delivery to Your home, work or public place of Your choice; flexibility and versatility including able to change course last minute (e.g. from home to work); direct communication (and timely responses) with the carrier of Your precious gems.

Give Obscure Gems Reptiles, LLC’s, Animal Transport Service a shot, You will not be disappointed!!


Timothy Gould
Obscure Gems Reptiles, LLC
Cell: (413) 427-4832
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Old 07-07-2022, 10:52 PM   #2
Screenshots #4-7

Screenshots #4-7. Forty-five (45) Shipments/55 Stops so far, keep'em comin'!!
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Old 07-14-2022, 12:04 PM   #3
Major, major update!! Have never had to change an itinerary so many times, every day...ha. I enjoy it, though.
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