The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.
In addition to eating rodents such as rats, rat snakes also consume eggs.
Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.
It took the author several decades to finally find his holy grail of herps, an eastern spadefoot toad.
Hyloscirtus hillisi is a dark mottled brown in coloration with tiny yellow spots found on its front and hind legs.
The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.
Reptiles are a lot smarter than some think.
The protected land will total more than 200 hectares by the end of 2019.
Paul Mock was out lowering his dam's spillway when he happened upon the most unusual sight.
Video shows a man stuffing a large reptile hide down his pants.
Asian house geckos run across water at about the same speed they run across land.
The northern Mexican garter snake and the narrow-headed garter snake were give Endangered Species Act protections in 2014.
Spending 8 days in the rainforest yields a variety of herptiles.
A Central American coral snake consumed Cenaspis aenigma, a previously undescribed snake species.
Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater.
Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil- rich west Texas.
The snake is the third largest captured in the state.
The king cobra is the largest venomous snake of the world.
10 Texas horned lizards were tagged for tracking. One has since buried itself for the winter.
The 10cm-long amphibian is named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.
Captive breeding of Varanus salvator has increased the popularity of this beautiful lizard.
The $60 class will offer the basics of handling a snake and a yoga flow class with a snake partner.
The frog is in danger of becoming extinct because the area in which it lives faces the highest rate of deforestation in the country.
Fence lizards have evolved to twitch and flee from fire ants over the course of the last 40 lizard generations.
The All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Honu Airbus A380 is one of three scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Honolulu.
Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.
Why would our beardies suddenly stop eating?
Get hooked on these awesome anurans.
The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.
North American hognose snakes go all out to sell their death act by opening their mouths and rolling their tongues in the dirt.
Night snakes are abundant on roads in the southwestern U.S. on warm nights during the rainy season.
It is suspected that a Christmas tree caused the blaze.
CrocFest 2018 raised quite a lot of money toward conservation issues.
Light cycles are vital for reptile health, which is why proper lighting is key for quality husbandry.
Siren reticulata is two feet in length and has external gills and no hind legs.
As wild herps face unprecedented challenges, conservation groups work together to restore species and habitat.
The yellow anaconda is a very large snake for expert reptile keepers only.
Sehuencas water frogs are fully aquatic frogs that at one point were found in abundance in ponds, rivers and streams of montane cloud forests in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The elimination of rats, goats and rabbits helped the keel-scaled boa's population numbers to rebound.
Child services were notified that venomous snakes were kept in the home.
The Indian star tortoise is widely captive bred. There is no need for these animals to be taken from the wild.
These snakes are all specialists in that they specialize in eating invertebrates.
A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.
The big lizard is doing much better thanks to a non-surgical method of removing the toy car from its stomach.
The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog was declared an endangered species in 2014.
In Delhi, India, Wildlife SOS is saving reptiles through rescue and education.
It is unknown why the snake died, but experts say that chance of survival for two-headed snakes is slim.
The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.
The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.
Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.
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.