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Former Pro Wrestler Jake the Snake Roberts Hospitalized

The Top 10 Reptiles Most Reliant on Zoo Breeding Programs for Survival

Check Out This Albino Wood Frog From Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

USARK Reptile Super Show Pomona Recap

Nicki Minaj Backup Dancer Bit by Boa During Anaconda Performance

How Do Lizards Regrow Their Tails? Researchers Have Found the Answer

Turtles Can Talk to Each Other

Taiwanese Celebrate Lakers Star Kobe Bryant with Snake Sculpture

Flock of Flying Lizard Skeletons Found in Brazil

Black Rat Snake Resting After Vet Removes Ceramic Egg From Its Belly

Twinkie The World's Largest Albino Reticulated Python Dies

Celebrate World Lizard Day!

Green Anole Memes Go Viral

Tree Thinning at Lake Tahoe On Hold Due to Potential Negative Effects to Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog

Is it Art or Tortoise Abuse?

Oregon Grandma Performs CPR on Bearded Dragon and Saves Grandson’s Pet

What is up with New Jersey and “Large” Snakes on the Loose?

NY Woman Steals Ball Python From Petco, Crashes into Firehouse During Getaway

Two-Headed Turtle Thelma and Louise Dies

Mass Die Off of Wood Frog Tadpoles Concerns Scientist

Lake Hopatcong Anaconda An Urban Legend

Biologists Release California Red-Legged Frog Tadpoles Into Santa Monica Mountains

About 850 tadpoles were released into two streams in the Santa Monica Mountains.

USFWS to Analyze Potential Impact of Pesticides on Amphibians

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze certain pesticides on their impact on wildlife in the United States

Gecko Sex Satellite Loses Control with Russia's Mission Control

Comedian John Oliver has implored President Putin to #GoGetThoseGeckos

Florida Teens Who Tortured and Killed Baby Gopher Tortoise Arrested

The two girls recorded video of themselves torturing and then killing a juvenile gopher tortoise, a threatened species.

How Do Alaskan Wood Frogs Freeze and Thaw?

Alaskan wood frogs can freeze and thaw due to sugar buildup in their bodies.

Two Teen Girls Set Endangered Gopher Tortoise on Fire

Florida Fish and Wildlife is working with the state attorney's office to consider charges.

Urban Legend? Is There Any Evidence of a Green Anaconda Swimming in New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong?

The green anaconda can grow to more than 20 feet in length and is considered the heaviest snake in the world.

Iowa Snake Breeder’s Application for Home-Based Business Permit Denied by City

Thompson can double the number of snakes he keeps, but cannot reduce the number by selling them.

Minnesota Snake Breeder Scott Nellis Passes Home Inspection

Scott Nellis can continue to breed certain snakes in his home-based business.

Student in Japan Films Japanese Giant Salamander Near Drainage Canal

The giant salamander is listed as near threatened by the IUCN.

Petco to Hold Nationwide Reptile Rally July 19

Event will enable customers to learn about keeping reptiles s pets.

Frogs Can Resist Chytrid Fungus

Study says frogs that survive exposure to chytrid build resistance to the fungus.

USARK Constrictor Rule Update: July 14, 2014

Deadline is July 24. Comment NOW

California Python Breeder Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Animal Abuse

School teacher became distraught after death of his mother and neglected his snakes.

New Warty Indian Gecko Species Discovered at the National History Museum in London

Hemidactylus acanthopholis was discovered not in the forests of India's Western Ghats, but in London's Natural History Museum.

Nashville Zoo Debuts Komodo Dragon Exhibit

Two female Komodo dragons from the Los Angeles Zoo will be on display in temporary enclosures.

Two Garter Snake Species Get Endangered Species Act Protection

Protections for these snakes will go into effect August 7, 2014.

Frogs Jump Differently Based on Their Environment

Not all frogs can jump as far as the "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

Tortoise Takes Play out of Uruguay's Luis Suarez's Playbook and Bites His Opponent

A tortoise plays with a dog's ball, and the dog doesn't like it.

Reptile Room at Australian High School Catches Fire

About 15 of 50 reptiles perish at Lilydale High School in Melbourne.

Burglar Caught on Camera Stealing $30K Worth of Rare Pythons

35 snakes were taken, including a pied tiger reticulated python worth $12,500.

It is Official! The California Red-Legged Frog Is That State's Amphibian!

The California red-legged frog is now the official state amphibian of California.

Python Ban Update: Now is the Time to Comment

Four large constricting snakes have already been banned.

Florida Man Arrested For Stealing 8 Pythons, 2 Boas and 2 Bearded Dragons

Police are looking for the second suspect who may have the reptiles in question.

Dyeing Dart Frog Color Patterns Differ From Frog to Frog

The varying color patterns of dyeing dart frogs affect how potential predators see the frogs.

The Memphis Zoo Welcomes Carl the King Cobra and a Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Carl, the king cobra is a new resident at the Memphis Zoo's Herpetarium.

Woman's Stolen Bearded Dragon Recovered Safely

Police investigation continues after they retrieve bearded dragon from Pomona, Calif. man.

Willow Smith Loves Snakes!

Daughter of Will Smith has been keeping snakes for more than six years.

Stunning New Gecko Species Discovered in India

The gecko, Cnemaspis Girii was named after noted Indian herpetologist Varad Giri.

Leatherback Turtle Survives Billfish Impalement

The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.

USFWS Sued For Not Listing Kirtland Snake as Endangered Species

The small Colubrid snake is endangered in three states and threatened in two states in which it can be found.

Huge American Bullfrog Caught in Canadian Pond

Man catches and releases American bullfrog back into his private pond.

The Deadly Snake Scene in Friday the 13th

Camp counselors weren't the only deaths in Friday the 13th.

Video: Tortoises versus Hares

In this Chinese version of Tortoise versus the Hare, it is unclear who won the race.

Where do Baby Hawaiian Sea Turtles Go?

NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.

USARK Update: June 6, 2014

Update on reptile legislation throughout the United States.

49 Herps Discovered in Southeast Asia

Decades of strife prevented herpetological expeditions in the Mekong region until the late 1990s, the WWF says in their report, "Mysterious Mekong."

Neonate Corn Snake Growth

As a high school teacher I am fortunate to have many different opportunities present themselves for unique educational experiences.

What This Guy Found in His Beer Will Gross You Out

Man in Zimbabwe finds dead lizard in his beer.

David Beckham is Afraid of Frogs

Footballer admits in interview with BBC's Michael Palin that he doesn't like frogs.

Bottled Cobras Found in Library Rubbish Bin in Hawaii

Cobra wine is a concoction that is sold to remedy certain ailments such as rheumatism and hair loss.

Snake Handling Pastor Cody Coots Survives Rattlesnake Bite

Coots is the son of Snake Salvation Star Jamie Coots, who died from a rattlesnake bite.

Titanoboa Would Still Crush This Newly Described Crocodilian

Recently discovered Anthracosuchus balrogus is dyrosaurid crocodile with a very short snout and large jaw muscles.

Insanely Colorful Lizard Species Discovered in Ecuador

The emerald-headed lizard is a ground dweller and lives among the leaf litter of the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve.

Illinois Man Finds Frog in Kale, Keeps it as Pet

This little treefrog was found in a bunch of kale.

This Burmese Python Snake Massage Will Blow Your Mind

Philippine zoo offers snake massages.

Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Feeder Mice

Always wash your hands after handling your reptiles and their food.

Clarion Nightsnake Rediscovered on Mexico's Clarion Island

Hypsiglena unaocualrus has not been seen since it was first discovered in 1936.

Godzilla

The king of all lizards has been let loose with the release of Godzilla.

Australian Python Eats Wallaby at Dinner Party

Dinner guests said the snake finished eating the wallaby in less than four hours.

New Species of Horned Lizard Discovered in Southern Mexico

Newly described horned lizard has rough scales.

Philippine Police Arrest Sea Turtle Poachers From China

Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.

14 New Frog Species Discovered in India's Western Ghats Mountain Range

They are named dancing frogs due to the male's leg kicking during breeding season.

Australian Voice Contestant Gets Pet Corn Snake Confiscated

Anja Nissen was 12 years old when she received a pet corn snake. It is illegal to keep in Australia.

Treefrog in Fish's Mouth Photo Generates 5 Million Views on REPTILES Facebook Page

Australian angler Angus James was about to release the jungle perch when he noticed a live green treefrog in its mouth.

Mountain and Sierra Yellow Legged Frogs Added to Endangered Species List

The amphibians have been devastated by pollution, pesticides and the chytrid fungus.

Noted Indian Herpetologist Bhupathy Subramaniam Dies During Expedition

Subramaniam was well known for his work on python ecology in India.

Frog Skin Mucus Can Be Tested for Chytrid Resistance

Scientists use midwife toad skin mucus to develop a defense against the chytrid fungus.

Monkey Brains Hardwired To Fear Snakes

Macaque monkeys have evolved to detect the threat of snakes.

How Do Frogs Fall? DePauw University Research Highlights How Frogs Fall Safely

Study uses arboreal frogs and terrestrial frogs to determine what frog parachutes more efficiently.

Time Lapse Video of Decomposing Monitor Lizard

Decomposition of monitor lizard took about four weeks.

Tortoise in England Needs Penis Surgery, Owner Turns to Crowd Funding to Defray Costs

Owner turns to Go Fund Me to raise funds for tortoise's surgery.

Virginia Aquarium False Gharial Dies

Grover, a 28-year-old 13-foot false gharial (also known as a gavial) had been living at the aquarium for the last four years

Coral Snake Antivenin In Short Supply

Florida Surfer Rescues Sea Turtle From Fishing Line

A surfer in Cocoa Beach, Fla. saved a young loggerhead sea turtle entangled in fishing line.

YouTube Video of a Frog Eating a Caterpillar Gets Close to 1.5 Million Views in Three Days

Caterpillar continued waving its head in front of frog until it gets eaten.

NARBC Making Record Strides For Industry Support

NARBC raises a lot of money for PIJAC/USARK

PIJAC Sets Feeder Rodent Standards

The first nationwide set of standards governing rats and mice raised as food for reptiles and birds of prey.

Italian Wall Lizards Focus Of 10th Grader In Los Angeles

The Italian wall lizard (Podarcis sicula) has found a suitable home in a Los Angeles area suburb

Two Frog Species Discovered In Venezuela

The frogs are of the genus Pristimantis

Natural History Museum Los Angeles Raad Day

5th annual Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day (RAAD)

Chytrid Fungus Releases Toxic Fungal Factor In Frogs

Macrophage and neutrophil cells are not impaired and can fight off the fungus

New Species Of Rough Scaled Seasnake Confirmed

This venomous sea snake has been given the scientific name of Hydrophis donaldi

Petland Store In Florida Victim Of Snake Thieves

Snake thieves stole boas and ball pythons from Petland store in Bradenton, Fla.

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Killers of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist

Jairo Mora Sandoval, who worked to protect the leatherback sea turtle was murdered last week in Costa Rica.

Turtles Losing Habitats To Climate Change

Warming climate has adverse effect on native American turtles.

Los Angeles Zoo Uses Bird Test To Sex Komodo Dragon Embryos

DNA test to determine gender of bird embryos works on Komodo dragons.

Amphibians Assist Horses to Run Better

Illegal drug traced back to South American frog.

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