Quantcast
Edit ModuleShow Tags

4 Popular Ways To Find Reptiles And Amphibians In The Wild

Researchers use these methods to look for reptiles in the wild.

Green Tree Python With Broken Jaw Fixed With Paper Clip And Superglue

Dr. Joshua Llinas, of HerpVet in Mt. Ommaney in Queensland, Australia fixed the jaw of Toothless after she damaged it while feeding.

5 Facts About The Bearded Dragon

Here are some facts about the bearded dragon, an Australian native lizard that is popular amongst reptilekeepers.

Why It Matters Where The Turtles Have Gone

Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.

56 Hermann’s Tortoises Stolen From A Cupulatta Park In Corsica

All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.

Aussie Snake Catchers Capture Two Pythons Fighting In Brisbane Home

The dueling duo were released about a mile away from the home in which they were removed.

Reward For Information Leading To Death of Sea Turtle Upped By $5,000

The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.

Michigan Boy Seeks Return Of His Lost Tortoise

Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.

Three-Legged Desert Tortoise Finds New Home At Posh Arizona Resort

Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.

NOAA Offers Reward For Info Regarding Deliberate Sea Turtle Death

The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.

Researchers ID Genes That Enable A Specific Population Of Side-Blotched Lizards To Change Colors

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.

North Carolina' Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Hold Salamander Citizen Scientist Day

The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species.

100+ Pythons Seized From Texas Home

Authorities tried working with the owner to try and improve conditions before seizing the reptiles.

Thieves Steal Leopard Tortoise From NY Reptile Store And Crime Is Caught On Video

Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.

Head Starting Gopher Tortoises Increases Chances Of Survival

A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.

Now Is The Time To Herp Snake Road At Shawnee National Forest

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.

Actor Chris Pratt Takes His Bearded Dragon Out For A Walk

Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.

Breeding The Kaiser's Mountain Newt

Neurergus kaiserii was once listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, but more recently its classification was changed to Vulnerable.

81-Year-Old Grandma Subdues Two Large Pythons Like A Boss

It turns out the woman has years of experience handling snakes.

West Virginia Man Arrested For Illegal Possession of 17 Rattlesnakes

West Virginians can possess one timber rattlesnake.

8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.

Shanon Gann To Head Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center

Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.

Blanding’s Turtle Hatchlings Surprise Officials At Dakota County Park In Minnesota

There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.

More Than 300 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Found Dead In Abandoned Fishing Net

The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.

Man On Vacation In Hawaii Fined $1,500 For Harassing Sea Turtle And Touching Monk Seal

The Northern Leopard Frog: From Egg To Frog

A journey of the leopard frog from tadpole to adult.

Snake Handler Helps Wisconsin Police Save Snake Stuck Under Hood Of Car

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.

After 11 Days, Escaped Tortoise Is Found 9 Miles From Home

Flash was luckily found in seemingly great shape.

Stolen Box Turtle Named David Beckham Returned To Florida Teaching Zoo

One of four chelonians stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo has been recovered.

College Student Says Pet Snake “Held Hostage” At Boarding Facility

The facility that was caring for Santana says the snake is being treated for mites.

Hog Island Boa Constrictors

The wild Hog Island boa population has taken some hits, but surveys indicate it’s rebounding.

Four Sulcata Tortoises Stolen From Kingston Maurward College In England

One of the stolen tortoises requires daily medical care.

Commercial Turtle Trapping Banned In Texas

Prior to the ban, residents could harvest an unlimited number of four turtle species on private property, including spiny softshell turtles.

Burmese Pythons Crossbreeding With Indian Pythons In Florida Everglades

Researchers say a crossbred snake could create a super snake that takes the best traits of both species.

Turtle That Roamed The Earth 228 Million Years Ago Without A Shell Discovered In China

The shell-less turtle, named Eorhynchochelys sinensis was found in China.

How A Russian Tortoise Survived A Dog Bite

An English mastiff bites a Russian tortoise and a vet team saves him just in time.

Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.

Spanish Police Raid Largest Illegal Turtle Farm In Europe

Spanish police have shut down what it says is the largest illegal turtle and tortoise farm in Europe.

Lawsuit To Protect Habitat Of Two Garter Snake Species Launched Against USFWS

The habitat of both garter snake species are suffering from issues such as livestock grazing, agricultural and urban sprawl.

Six Hatchling Loggerhead Turtles Found Swimming In Florida Hotel Room Wastebasket

While a couple admitted removing the turtles from the beach, authorities continue to investigate the incident.

Galapagos Tortoise Conservation: Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary

Tortoises at Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary include both hybridized and pure sub species of the Galapagos tortoise, including G.e. guntheri and C. Porteri.

Boa Constrictor Thwarts Mail Delivery At Overland Park, KS Home

These animal control officers had quite the time with this boa constrictor.

Florida Student Develops Method To Screen Frogs For Perkinsea Disease

The pathogen Perkinsea enters the frog through the skin or mouth and then attacks the liver.

10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.

U.S. Forest Service And Turtles For Tomorrow Help Make Gravel Pits Wood Turtle Safe

Wood turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Woman Doesn't Give Up Found Bearded Dragon Despite Pleas From Owner

A woman says another woman won't return her lost bearded dragon.

Poaching of Hong Kong's Endangered Golden Coin Turtles Spur Calls For Protections

The golden coin turtle often end up as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.

Florida Police Seek Driver Who Ran Over Gopher Tortoise

Gopher tortoises and their burrows are protected by Florida state law.

Snake Fungal Disease Changes Skin Microbiome of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes

Healthy skin of infected eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes test positive for Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola.

Animal Planet's Reptile Show, Scaled To Premiere August 24

Exclusive Belleair Shore Community In Florida Wants Sea Turtle Nests Off Their Beach

Some in the affluent town of Pinellas want sea turtle nests gone.

Texas Seeks Approval For Rewritten Plan To Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The dunes sagebrush lizard is found in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas.

Hatchling Gila Monsters Don’t Leave Their Nest For Up To 10 Months, Study Says

Hatchling Gila monsters leave their nest when food sources are more abundant.

King Cobras, Gila Monsters Seized From New York Home

It is illegal to possess the king cobra in the state of New York.

A Unique Snapping Turtle Rescue

These snapping turtle eggs were rescued from a dead turtle that had been hit by a car.

Researchers Discover New Earless Toad Species In Angola

Poyntonophrynus pachnodes is small, at just 31 mm in length and is a brownish copper in coloration.

Alex, The Aldabra Tortoise At The National Zoo, Dies At 100

The Aldabra tortoise can weigh up to 500 pounds, making them one of the biggest tortoises in the world.

Mangrove Saltmarsh Snake Herpetofauna Field Methods

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, or the mangrove saltmarsh snake, is a semi-arboreal, semi-aquatic snake that is endemic to aquatic habitats in coastal Florida.

Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Found Dead, Stuck In Barstool

Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the rarest sea turtles and are critically endangered.

Whale Watchers Spot Hognose Snake Swimming More Than 1 Mile off Cape Cod

it is speculated that the snake may tried to cool down and was pulled out to sea by currents or got disoriented and swam out.

Massachusetts Woman Continues Search For Her Lost Tegu Lizard

Tiggs the tegu went missing July 31.

After 30 Years, The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande Closes Its Doors

The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande rehomed hundreds of tortoises each year.

Detroit Zoo Builds New Japanese Giant Salamander Exhibit

The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near-threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss.

Texas A&M University Graduate Takes Grad Photo With Her Alligator Friend

Makenzie Noland earned a degree in wildlife ecology and hopes to work at a zoo.

Redding Reptiles Survives Devastating Carr Fire In Northern California

Redding Reptiles had to move its 210 reptiles six times during the Carr Fire.

DNA Analysis Determines Forest Cobra To Be Five Different Species

Researchers in England have determined that the forest cobra is actually five different species.

Carr Fire In California Displaces 20 Tortoises

Rescue volunteers will visit the Shasta Fairgrounds staging area to thank firefighters and hand out "Thank You" buttons for their service.

Hermann's Tortoise Care And Information

The Hermann’s tortoise has remained a heavyweight champion in the reptile community for decades.

Police In Maine Seek Owner Of Found Monitor Lizard

Hopefully this monitor lizard finds its way home soon.

First Of Its Kind Welfare Facility For Reptiles Opens In England

The National Centre for Reptile Welfare in Kent, England, can house up to 600 reptiles and amphibians at a time and rehome 1,000 animals each year.

Yellow-Bellied Puffing Snake Venom Adapts To Prey

Man Charged In Indonesia For Illegally Possessing Two Radiated Tortoises

The radiated tortoise is a critically endangered, CITES Appendix I reptile that is native to Madagascar.

Two Fan-Throated Lizard Species Discovered In India

The two new species, Sitana gokakensis and Sitana thondalu hail from the Deccan Plateau.

22 Smooth Green Snakes Released On Barrington Prairie In Illinois

The smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is non-venomous and bright green in coloration with a white belly.

Michigan Man Bitten By Monocled Cobra Saved By Antivenin Flown In From Florida

Monocled cobra venom is fast acting and the man is fortunate to be alive.

Frog Resembling Splendid Treefrog Identified As New Species

Sylvia's treefrog is unique from the splendid treefrog, once thought to be a single species.

Pet Turtle Survives Devastating Apartment Fire In Texas

The turtle was found in his tank, alive and well.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Shasta Salamander

The Shasta salamander needs federal protections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

Researchers Describe First Recorded Predation Of Ireland’s Only Lizard Species By Invasive Spider

The Noble false widow spider has spread throughout much of Europe.

Arizona Authorities Looking For Sonoran Desert Toad Thieves

The toads were taken from a conservation area. The thieves, if captured will be charged with violating Park Rule R-109, vandalism.

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Die In Southwest Florida

Most of the dead sea turtles washing up on southwest Florida beaches are mature adults.

Anole Lizards Evolve To Better Survive Hurricane Winds

Anole lizards evolve rapidly, often within a single generation.

20 Eastern Indigo Snakes Reintroduced In Habitat That Hasn’t Seen Them In 35 Years

The eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve for more than 35 years.

USFWS Releases Recovery Plan For Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

One estimate put the number of mountain yellow-legged frogs in the wild at less than 100.

Virginia Living Museum Seeks Name For Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The loggerhead turtle will be released after it is fully rehabilitated.

Nevada Releases Desert Tortoise License Plates To Benefit Tortoise Conservation

Proceeds from the sale of the special Nevada desert tortoise license plate will benefit conservation efforts of the species.

Scientists Discover Tiny Snake Fossil Encased In Amber

The snake lived 100 million years ago.

Click here for our Amazon Kindle digital edition

Veterinarian Reunites With Turtle She Rehabbed And Released

The vet repaired the turtle's shell with fiberglass and expected the fiberglass to eventually fall off.

2015 Video Of Sea Turtle With Straw Stuck Up Its Nose Causes Some To Rethink Single-Use Plastic

A biologist's video showing the removal of a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose has helped to spur change.

Salamanders Resisting Global Warming Better Than Previously Thought

Salamanders from the southern Appalachian Mountains are adapting to climate change.

Villagers Kill Nearly 300 Crocodiles After Man Dies In Croc Attack

Crocodiles from juveniles to adults were killed in the attack.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Found Dead Entangled In Alabama Football Beach Chair

Plastic and other debris that ends up in the ocean is killing animals.

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered In Australia

The Bandy bandy snake, Vermicella parscauda may already face extinction due to mining.

Vet In Australia Removes Stuffed Toy From Scrub Python

The scrub python ate a stuffed cow, a toy stuffed cow.

Sea Turtle Rescued From Fishing Line Poops Out Plastic Balloon During Treatment

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are one of the rarest sea turtle species.

Arkansas Suspends Issuance Of Venomous Wildlife Importation And Breeder/Dealer Permits

The state of Arkansas allows for the collection up to six venomous species.

Regurgitated Frog In Australia Released Back Into The Wild

After five weeks of rehab, Lucky was released back into the wild in good health.

Someone Tried (And Failed) To Smuggle A Ball Python At Miami International Airport

The snake was destined for Barbados when it was seized by the TSA.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

Do you have a plan for your herps in place in case of emergency



 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module