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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.

Woman At Kruger National Park Happens Upon Cobra Trying To Eat Monitor Lizard

The snake was persistent, but could it have really eaten such a large lizard?

Florida’s Gulf World Says Goodbye To Liberty The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The approximate lifespan of a loggerhead sea turtle is close to 70 years, though some have been known to live longer.

Charles Darwin University’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility Reopens

Injured sea turtles need to time before they are released back into the ocean and sea turtle rehabilitation center at Australia's Charles Darwin University provides that time.

9 Black Mambas Hatched At Reptile Gardens In South Dakota

The black mamba is one of the fastest snakes in the world and one of the deadliest. It is called the black mamba because the black color of its mouth, and not its outside coloration.

Woman Asks For Help On Facebook To Find Her Rainbow Boa

Prometheus the rainbow boa has been missing since July 7.

REPTILES Magazine Contributor Takes In Elderly Woman’s Desert Tortoise

Judith Patience has kept Tommy for 35 years and was worried about his welfare when she passes.

Invasive Species And Climate Change Threaten Australia’s Reptiles

One lizard species, the earless dragon, is being consumed by feral cats in very large numbers.

University of Otago Frog Expert Prof. Phil Bishop Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Bishop has dedicated 30 years of his professional career advocating for frogs and other amphibians around the world.

Sea Turtle With 3 Flippers Rehabbed At Texas State Aquarium Doing Much Better

Champ survived an attack when it was just an inch square.

Canadian Charged With Animal Cruelty For Allegedly Operating On Snake Without Vet License

Man's facility was also raided by the SPCA back in 2015.

Wisconsin Boy Wants His Stolen Tortoise Back

Hopefully Buddy will be returned home real soon.

Invasive Coqui Frog Found On Molokai Island, Hawaii

The coqui frog, invasive and reviled in Hawaii, is loved in its native Puerto Rico.

Agassiz Desert Tortoise Head Start Program Launches

It is speculated that more desert tortoises can be found in captivity than in the wild.

Arkansas Considers Ban On Commercial Harvesting Of Wild Turtles

The majority of turtles harvested in Arkansas from 2014 to 2016 were of breeding age.

Three-Foot Long Alligator Captured In Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania allows for the keeping of alligators as pets.

What Aquatic Turtle Can Live In A Tropical Fish Aquarium?

The razorback musk turtle can be kept in a tropical fish aquarium of an appropriate size, but be prepared to lose fish.

Loggerhead Turtle Treated For Red Tide Poisoning Released

Karenia brevis, also known as the Florida red tide organism can kill sea turtles.

Millions Of Australian Reptiles Killed By Feral Cats Each Year, Study Says

Feral cats kill about 466 million reptiles each year in Australia.

Florida Authorities Seek Person(s) Who Ran Over 8 Sea Turtle Nests

Sea turtle nests are protected by Florida state and federal law.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Detected In Amboli Toad Of India’s Western Ghats

Researchers have thankfully not found any evidence of the chytrid fungus that kills amphibians.

Seychelles President Gifts Pair Of Aldabra Giant Tortoises To India

The Seychelles often gifts Aldabra giant tortoises to friendly countries as part of the country's diplomatic efforts.

Endangered Southern Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Tadpoles Released In California Creek

Wild populations of the southern mountain yellow-legged frogs have been bolstered with the release of 500 captive-bred tadpoles.

Genetics Of Chytrid Fungus Evolves, Posing New Risks To World’s Amphibians

Hybrid version of fungus is even more deadly.

Firefighters Rescue Escaped Iguana From Rooftop In England

Firefighters used a 9 meter ladder to rescue to the wayward reptile.

Snake Catcher In Australia Saves Regurgitated Frog

White's treefrogs are native to Australia, and oftentimes eat snakes, but the tables were turned in this incident.

Bearded Dragon Found In Walmart Delivery Order Gets Adopted

Bearded dragons are native to Australia and are widely captive-bred in the United States

Why (And How) A Reticulated Python Managed To Consume An Indonesian Woman

The reticulated python is considered the longest snake species in the world. It is also one of the heaviest.

West Virginia Police Stop Traffic To Let Snake Cross Busy Road

With a little help from police, the timber rattlesnake made it safely to the other side.

Louisiana Man Charged With Illegally Trading Box Turtles

Terrapene carolina is a protected species in Louisiana.

Endangered Mexican Salamander Being Captive Bred By Nuns

It is estimated that there are only 100 Lake Pátzcuaro salamanders left in the wild.

Desert Tortoise Will Be Harmed If Nevada Public Lands Bill Becomes Law, Conservation Groups Say

Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.

Video: Florida Python Hunters Save Alligator From Coils of Burmese Python

The alligator was saved from the coils of the snake just in time.

Bog Turtle Is Official State Reptile Of New Jersey!

The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America.

Aussie Authorities Expand Cane Toad Sausage Trials

Scientists in Australia hope that sausages made of cane toad meat and laced with a noxious chemical will help save northern Quoll populations.

5 Facts About The Reticulated Python

The reticulated python is the longest snake species in the world.

Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught And Released In Oklahoma

Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.

5 New Snail Eating Snake Species Discovered In South America

The five snakes are all snail eaters and hail from South America.

More Than 11,000 Endangered Puerto Rican Crested Toad Toadlets Released

The Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center has kept 15 of the tadpoles for future breeding efforts.

Frogs Discovered In Amber Are Oldest Evidence They Occupied Wet Tropical Forests

Electrorana limoae is one of four known fossils to exist that scientists say is direct evidence that the amphibians lived in wet tropical forests.

New Mud Turtle Species Discovered In Western Mexico

Kinosternon vogti sp. nov shares the genus with 12 other turtle species.

Endangered Gopher Tortoise Lays Eggs In Florida Woman’s Front Yard

If all goes well, gopher tortoise hatchlings will emerge from the nest in late summer.

Bearded Dragon Stowaway Arrives In California Couple’s Bicycle Order

Hopefully the bearded dragon's owner will be found.

State Of Nebraska Looking For Volunteers To Help Shore Up Turtle Fencing

There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.

King's Dwarf Monitor Care And Breeding

The King’s dwarf monitor, though rare, is perfect for monitor lizard fans who lack space.

Texas Deputy Safely Removes Threatened Indigo Snake From Bathroom

Texas indigo snakes are a protected species in the state.

Sea Turtle Found In Thailand With Stomach Full Of Plastic Dies

Plastic bags are often mistaken for jellies by sea turtles.

Because Of Their Appetites, Collared Lizards Don't Do Well In Captivity

The high caloric intake of collared lizards is difficult for many herpetoculturists to provide.

Texas Man Recovering From Severed Rattlesnake Head Bite

The man had just decapitated the snake in his yard when he was bitten.

The Blue-Tongue Skink’s Tongue Is Blue To Ward Off Predators, Study Says

The blue-tongue skink's blue tongue is its last line of defense when trying to ward off predators.

Sacramento Police Seek Man Who Stole Rare Albino Tegu Lizard

The owner offered a $1,000 no questions asked reward for his pet reptile.

Human Cancer Treatments Successfully Treat Fibropapillomatosis In Sea Turtles

Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.

5-Foot Ball Python Found Near Hawaii Landfill

The pet snake was transported to the Honolulu Department of Agriculture’s Quarantine Branch.

Actress Sharon Stone Encounters Monitor Lizard On Her Beverly Hills Street

Stone thought the reptile walking down her street was a Komodo dragon, the same species that bit her then husband back in 2001.

Wanted Man Faces 20 Years In Prison If Guilty For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Bearded Dragon

Girlfriend told authorities Dennis killed Nola in a jealous rage.

Poison Dart Frog Coloration Conceals As Well As Warns

The bright coloration of the dyeing dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) also acts as camouflage.

Family Feeding Sailfin Lizards For 10 Years Spurs Authorities To Push For Critical Habitat Near Their Home

The Philippine sailfin lizard is listed as vunerable by the IUCN.

Idaho Biology Teacher Who Allegedly Fed Puppy To Snapping Turtle Charged With Animal Cruelty

The charge stems from a March 2018 incident that caused worldwide condemnation of the teacher.

More Than 100 Freshwater Turtles Found Dead Along Florida’s St. Johns River

Softshell turtles are dying in Florida's St. Johns River system.

Video: Fossil Discovered In The Early 2000s Is Of Oldest Known Lizard, Researchers Say

Megachirella wachtleri is considered the mother of all lizards.

Russian Tortoise Lost For Seven Months Returned To Owner

Jill wandered away from a backyard party in October 2017.

Two Sixth Graders Raise $290 To Help Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Effort In Illinois

The “turtle champions” helped the reptiles by recycling nearly a ton of scrap metal that they sold for $290

Lake County Fire Rescue In Florida Opens Venom Bank, Educates Folks On Snake Species

Venom 2 will get antivenin to those in need much faster.

Minnesota Police Posts Lost Ball Python On Facebook, Asks Citizens To Post Photos Of Their Snakes

Folks in the city responded in kind by posting photos of their pet snakes.

Giant Chinese Salamander, Now Viewed As 5 Species Level Lineages, Faces Extinction

The Chinese giant salamander is five species level lineages and not just a single species, a new study says.

Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Trafficking 48 Armadillo Girdled Lizards

The armadillo girdled lizard is known to roll into a ball as a defensive mechanism against predators.

Los Angeles Zoo Hatches More Than 2,000 Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs

The recovery plan for the endangered species was launched in 2014 and seems to be on track.

Cuban Brown Anole No Longer Evolving, Scientists Say

The brown anole has essentially stopped evolving because it may not need to.

Researchers Witness Cannibalistic Tendencies In Aegean Wall Lizard

This may be the first documented case of an Aegean wall lizard feeding on its own species.

Bearded Dragon Looking For Its Owner At University Of Wisconsin, Madison

The bearded dragon may have escaped its enclosure or was left behind.

Florida’s Python Elimination Program Removes 1,000 Snakes In 15 Months

The Burmese python has gained a foothold in the Everglades.

Family Who Claimed Man Was Bitten By Rattlesnake That Fell In His Kayak Changes Story

It is unclear why the family changed their story, but at least the man is doing better.

Long-tailed And Emerald Grass Lizard Care Tips And Information

The long-tailed and emerald grass lizards are unique and won’t break your bank.

Oklahoma Man Hit By Car And Cited By Police For Trying To Save A Turtle

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says drivers should not attempt to move a turtle off the road in heavy traffic if no shoulder to park.

New Frog Species Of The Genus Microhyla Discovered In India

Microhyla kodial is the 10th Microhyla species from India.

Wisconsin DNR Seeks Citizen Help ID’ing Turtle Crossing Hotspots

The data will be used to help make it safer for turtles to cross roads in the state.

Florida Man Arrested For Possession Of Endangered Gopher Tortoises Intended To Eat Them

The two gopher tortoises were returned to their burrows.

Painted Frogs Of Madagascar

Mantellas may be tiny in stature, but their appeal is enormous.

Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed In Indiana

Species that tested positive for SFD in the state include the northern water snake, racer, milk snake, and queen snake.

Man Who Shot And Killed Sulcata Tortoise Reaches Settlement With Owner

Merlin the sulcata tortoise was just 16 years old when he was shot and killed.

Florida Woman Rescues Injured Turtle On Road, Which Promptly Lays Eggs In Her Car

The turtle was given antibiotics and will soon be released back into the wild.

New Guinea Lizards Have Lime Green Blood And Toxic Bile

These green-blooded reptiles have high levels of green bile pigment and are resistant to bile pigment toxicity.

Florida Man Arrested In Case Of Gopher Tortoise Painted Red

A 37-year-old man was arrested for littering and possession of a gopher tortoise.

Turtle And Tortoise Adoption Event In Southern California Takes Place May 19

The club will educate attendees of the event on how to keep chelonians.

Florida Woman Finds Gopher Tortoise Someone Painted Blue

Paint on a tortoise's shell can cause significant health issues.

Texas Residents Encouraged To Fill Out Texas Invasive Brown Anole Survey

The invasive brown anole competes with native green anoles for food and brown anoles are also known to eat young green anoles.

Snake Makes Minor League Debut At San Antonio Missions Baseball Game

The snake was swarmed almost immediately after it took to the field.

New Jersey Fourth Graders Testify In Favor Of Bog Turtle For State Reptile

The bog turtle is one of North America’s smallest turtle species and also one of its rarest.

Origin Of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Came From Asian Amphibians, New Study Says

Researchers determined that based on DNA data, the fungus came out of Asia between 50 and 120 years ago.

Politician In South Carolina Gets Flack For Shooting Snakes Ad

According to the South Carolina Fish and Wildlife Service, finding an eastern diamondback rattlesnake in Fair Play is highly unlikely.

Alabama Man Fights For His Life After Coral Snake Bite

Jeffrey Phillips apparently thought the snake he picked up was a kingsnake.

Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Zoo Seeks Funds For Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit

The Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, PA hopes to build a walk-thru Aldabra tortoise exhibit and is soliciting donations to help build it.

South Carolina Aquarium Will Livestream The Release of Two Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

The two sea turtles spent nearly a year in rehabilitation.

Ranavirus Confirmed In Canadian Reptile For First Time

The virus has been detected in reptiles in the United States, but not in Canada, until now.
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