Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood
Bamboo was captured after a homeowner spotted green iguanas running all over the street.
Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains.
Biologists with the Florida FWC Commission successfully hatched several Florida pine snakes from two separate clutches found in the wild.
The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate.
The python elimination program has eliminated 1,859 invasive Burmese pythons in just two years.
What events can young herpers attend to get information that they understand?
Blue is not a pigment in herps.
Keeping horned lizards is difficult because most are ant eaters. Phrynosoma asio apparently eats other insects as well.
The folks picked up the coral snakes and were then bitten.
Despite setbacks, the Lizard King’s popularity endures.
The boa constrictor hitched a ride to a Texas Goodwill in a sofa.
The United States has the highest salamander diversity in the world
The leatherback turtle is the largest of all turtles in the sea or on land.
The newly discovered Vietnamese frogs live in a cold climate more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
The U.S. Forest Service began restricting vehicles on the road more than 40 years ago
The tortoises are in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance.
Hydrodynastes gigas are cobras in name only.
Ethel went missing last week after she wandered through an open front gate.
Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.
The humble mealworm has long been a favorite dietary staple of pet reptiles and amphibians.
It is estimated that less than 1,000 Baw Baw frogs remain in the wild.
These are just few examples of the important work of dedicated conservationists who refuse to allow reptiles and amphibians to go extinct.
Rat snakes make great captives. The red rat snake, also known as the corn snake is probably the most popular snake kept as a pet.
Study reveals unexpected behavior in wild puff adders.
The eastern box turtle appears to be healing up nicely and will hopefully be released soon.
Wood frogs that were exposed to neonicotinoids moved less than those that hadn't been exposed.
The Minor’s chameleon breeds readily in captivity. You just need to find some.
Meet “Rooipens skilpad,” otherwise known as the angulate tortoise, also known as the bowsprit tortoise.
Folks who no longer can care for a sulcata tortoise, or any animal, should turn them into a rescue. They should never be released into the wild.
Currently turtle trappers in Arkansas can take an unlimited number of 14 turtle species in the state.
Berger wrote a doctoral thesis on chytrid fungus more than 20 years ago that has since been cited more than 1,800 times by scientists.
Florida is sometimes called ground zero for the number of invasive reptiles that now call the state home.
The baby venomous snake was donated to the center by a couple who found it in their yard.
Frogs in Panama adapting and surviving chytrid fungus infection.
Earless monitor lizards are native to Borneo.
Roshi has been in Biz Stone's care for more than 15 years.
These green and loggerhead sea turtles wait out the stormy weather at the Brevard Zoo.
Thieves made off with the critically endangered tortoises early this month.
Researchers have found that male Cape cobras eat male Cape cobras. They have not yet documented a male eating a female.
A goldspotted eel was removed from a sea turtle that was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The American alligator was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1967 and removed form the list in 1987.
Captive breeding of the Texas horned lizard for release back into the wild should bolster their numbers.
The Legos were fashioned into a wheelchair to help him move about until he is healed enough to be released.
Felix is a Florida kingsnake who was surrendered by his owner in bad shape. He is ready to be adopted.
It is hoped that the venomous reptile can eventually be put on display at a zoo.
Researchers use these methods to look for reptiles in the wild.
Dr. Joshua Llinas, of HerpVet in Mt. Ommaney in Queensland, Australia fixed the jaw of Toothless after she damaged it while feeding.
Here are some facts about the bearded dragon, an Australian native lizard that is popular amongst reptilekeepers.
Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.
All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.
The dueling duo were released about a mile away from the home in which they were removed.
The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.
Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.
Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.
The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.
A colony of side-blotched lizards living on black lava rock in the Mojave desert of Southern California can change its color after some time living under different conditions.
The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species.
Authorities tried working with the owner to try and improve conditions before seizing the reptiles.
Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.
A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.
Herping on the Snake Road in Shawnee National Forest is best done when the road is closed to vehicles, from September 1 to October 1.
Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.
Neurergus kaiserii was once listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, but more recently its classification was changed to Vulnerable.
It turns out the woman has years of experience handling snakes.
West Virginians can possess one timber rattlesnake.
Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.
Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.
There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.
The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.
A journey of the leopard frog from tadpole to adult.
A ball python managed to get itself wrapped up in the engine compartment of a car in Wisconsin. Police called a snake handler to help safely remove the reptile.
Flash was luckily found in seemingly great shape.
One of four chelonians stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo has been recovered.
The facility that was caring for Santana says the snake is being treated for mites.
The wild Hog Island boa population has taken some hits, but surveys indicate it’s rebounding.
One of the stolen tortoises requires daily medical care.
Prior to the ban, residents could harvest an unlimited number of four turtle species on private property, including spiny softshell turtles.
Researchers say a crossbred snake could create a super snake that takes the best traits of both species.
The shell-less turtle, named Eorhynchochelys sinensis was found in China.
An English mastiff bites a Russian tortoise and a vet team saves him just in time.
It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.
Spanish police have shut down what it says is the largest illegal turtle and tortoise farm in Europe.
The habitat of both garter snake species are suffering from issues such as livestock grazing, agricultural and urban sprawl.
While a couple admitted removing the turtles from the beach, authorities continue to investigate the incident.
Tortoises at Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary include both hybridized and pure sub species of the Galapagos tortoise, including G.e. guntheri and C. Porteri.
These animal control officers had quite the time with this boa constrictor.
The pathogen Perkinsea enters the frog through the skin or mouth and then attacks the liver.
Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.
Wood turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN.
A woman says another woman won't return her lost bearded dragon.
The golden coin turtle often end up as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Gopher tortoises and their burrows are protected by Florida state law.
Healthy skin of infected eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes test positive for Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola.