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Ball Python Found by Hunter In Hawaii

Snakes are illegal to keep in the state of Hawaii.

Glass Frogs Are Translucent As A Form Of Camouflage, Study Says

Their bodies are translucent to fool predators.

Arkansas To No Longer Issue Permits To Breed, Sell And Import Five Python Species

You are still able to possess these snakes in the state, per local regulation.

53-Year Old Tortoise Whose Owner Died of COVID19 Gets Adopted

Ms. Jennifer had celebrated her 53rd birthday when she was adopted.

Malaysian Man Removes Sardine Can Stuck On Monitor Lizard's Nose

After four attempts the man was successful in removing the can from the lizard's nose.

New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

The amphibian is known to exist in just three degraded forest patches.

Argentine Black And White Tegus Found In Two Georgia Counties

Salvator merianae is established in Florida as well.

New Species Of Micronesian Varanus Monitor Lizard Described

Varanus bennetti is native to Palau and the Mariana islands.

Watch As Coachwhip Attacks Rattlesnake

Coachwhips are known to eat other snakes.

Researchers See Steady But Still Troublesome Decline In Reptile Poaching In Pakistan

Poaching in the country is mostly undocumented and accurate data is difficult to acquire

Who Flinches First In Frog And Snake Predator Prey Relationship?

It is a game of patience between predator and prey.

Nature Conservancy In Florida Releases 22 Eastern Indigo Snakes

The Drymarchon couperi were captive bred in Florida

Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

The non-venomous wolf snake looks like the venomous common krait.

Researchers Euthanize Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard With Massive Fecal Impaction

The female lizard was found in Cocoa Beach, FL with a visibly distended abdomen.

Pet Corn Snake Mistakenly Released In Canada’s Pittock Conservation Area

The corn snake morph was inadvertently released into the wild.

California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed on the federal endangered species list in 1967.

Check Out Robert Irwin’s Lockdown Buddy!

Robert Irwin and Igloo stop for a photo during self-isolation.

USFWS Again To Consider Dunes Sagebrush Lizard As Endangered Species

The lizard was once considered a candidate for ESA protections but a failed scheme put forth by the state of Texas has the USFWS again considering it.

Five-Lined Skink Discovered In Rhode Island

Plestidon fasciatus is not native to the state, but could be the result of range extension.

Researchers Describe New Mata Mata Turtle Species

The turtles diverged during the Miocene period, about 13 million years ago.

Narrow-headed And Northern Mexican Garter Snakes To Receive Critical Habitat

The Trump Administration was sued last winter for failing to protect the two snake species.

First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

The fossil represents the first helmeted from the Antarctic.

COVID-19 Lockdowns Beneficial To Nesting Sea Turtles

The effects of stay at home orders are having beneficial effects for sea turtle nestings as beaches become devoid of human life.

New Species Of Wood Snake Discovered In India

Researchers Sandeep Das and K.P. Rajkumar discovered the Anamalai wood snake while surveying India’s Kerala Eravikulam National Park.

New Green Pit Viper Species Discovered In India’s Western Arunachal Pradesh

Trimeresurus salazar was discovered in July 2019 in an evergreen forest environment in the Pakke tiger reserve

Social Distancing Helps Salamanders Reduce Rate Of Bsal Transmission

A higher population density of eastern newts increased the rate of Bsal transmission.

Researchers Discover And Describe New Gecko Species From Cambodia

The bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis) was found in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog Is Oldest Frog In Caribbean

The fossil was found by Jorge Velez-Juarbe, associate curator of marine mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

During COVID-19 Lockdown, South American River Turtle At Emperor Valley Zoo Lays Eggs On Land

Zookeepers believe because of the lack of noise due to the lockdown, the turtle laid her eggs on land instead of water.

Texas Horned Lizard Subject Of Conservation Study By U. Of Texas Master’s Student

If you live in Texas and wish to get involved with Killian's study, visit the iNaturalist website and check the Texas horned lizard project of south Texas.

Three-toed Skink’s Ability To Give Birth And Lay Eggs May Signal Evolutionary Shift

The three-toed skink (Saiphos equalis), may be in the midst of an evolutionary shift between being an egg-layer and a livebearer.

Due to COVID-19 Lockdown, Satellite-Tracking Equipped Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Released By USCG

Three six-month-old green sea turtle outfitted with satellite tracker were released by the U.S. Coast Guard.

New Species Of Dragon Lizard Discovered In Southern Africa

Smaug swazicus, or Swazi dragon lizard grows up to 13 inches from snout to the tip of its tail

Colorful New Egg-Eating Snake Species Discovered In Sri Lanka

Dryocalamus chithrasekarai, or Chithrasekara’s bridle snake, is black or brown and white in coloration.

Why Some Frogs Skulls Have Evolved With Body-Like Armor

What is not known is if the frogs evolved to eat larger prey or if they had the armored heads all along.

California Desert Tortoise Needs Stronger Protections, Conservation Group Says

It is speculated that there are more desert tortoises in captivity than in the wild.

Snake Venom Evolved To Subdue Prey Rather Than For Protection, Study Says

Spitting cobras seem to be the only exception and use venom as a defense mechanism.

West Virginia May Ban Collection of Box Turtles, Hognose Snakes, Other Reptiles

State law currently allows the collection of four eastern box turtles.

Seized Indian Star Tortoises Tagged And Released Back Into Wild

The reptiles were seized from smugglers in Singapore back in 2018.

Tesla Installs Sand Lizard Fences At Gigafactory In Grünheide Germany

The sand lizard is a European protected species and is listed as threatened under UK law.

Warming Mountaintops May Cause Greek Meadow Viper To Become Extinct

The Greek meadow viper is a cold weather species found on alpine mountains.

Sea Turtle Recovering After She Was Found Tangled In 37 Pounds Of Marine Trash

Katydid could not dive for food and was found starving.

“Snake Road” In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest To Close Week Of March 15

Now is the time to herp Snake Road.

Tiniest Dinosaur Of All Time Discovered Encased In Amber

Oculudentavis khaungraae has bones similar to that of living lizards.

New Frog Species Of The Genus Walkerana Discovered In India’s Western Ghats

Walkerana muduga, was collected in 2016 by a team led by Dr. S. P. Vijayakumar of the Indian Institute of Science.

Trump Administration Sued For Failing To Protect 8 Skink Species

The USFWS failed to act on a 12-month review of the reptiles.

Puerto Rican Crested Anoles Evolve To Withstand Heat Of The City

Not only can the Puerto Rican crested anole tolerate cold more than its island counterparts, it evolved to better deal with heat.

As Plastic Soaks In The Ocean It Begins To Smell Like Food, And Sea Turtles Ingest It

Plastic in the ocean is coated with algae and microorganisms that the turtles mistake for food.

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander Successfully Bred At San Antonio Zoo

The reticulated flatwoods salamander is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

Biofluorescence Is Strong In Certain Amphibians

It is not known why some amphibians glow brightly when exposed to UV light.

Komodo Dragons Conceived At Chattanooga Zoo Via Parthenogenesis

The three Komodo dragons were on display for three days last week.

Man In Ireland Treated For Venomous Snake Bite

The puff adder is found in nearly all of sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, and on the Arabian Peninsula into Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Researchers Find 20 Million-Year-Old Anole Forefoot Preserved In Amber

While the image is finely detailed, there is very little left of the structure of the leg.

Snake Saved By Veterinarian After It Ate Beach Towel

The 18-year-old jungle carpet python went home the same day, a little hungry but otherwise healthy.

USFWS Seeks Comment On Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Draft Recovery Plan

The venomous reptile is one of the smallest rattlesnakes in the United States

The Black Pine Snake Is Now Protected In Mississippi And Alabama

The black pine snake is a subspecies of pine snake that isn't seen too often in the wild.

Pittsburgh Councilman Aims To Change Recently Passed Reptile Ordinance

The ordinance should be more humane with regard to enclosure requirements.

Worms Found In Brains Of Wall Lizard Embryos

This is the first instance in which the worms were found in reptile eggs.

Rainbow Snake Seen In Florida’s Ocala National Forest For First Time Since 1969

The non-venomous colubrid is also known as the eel moccasin.

Sea Turtle Recovering From Hook Removal Poops Out More Than 100 Pieces Of Plastic

The turtle ingested more than 100 pieces of plastic.

Another 16 Snakes Found Abandoned Behind Fire Station in Sunderland, England

The corn snake morphs are beautiful and can be adopted, not abandoned.

First Ever San Luis Obispo Reptile Expo Coming March 14-15

Don’t be SLO - it’s nearly time to go!

13 Ball Python Morphs Abandoned In Buzz Lightyear Pillowcases

A total of 13 ball pythons were abandoned. One has since died.

Chytrid Fungus That’s Killing Off Amphibians Causing Tropical Snake Species Collapse

The loss of amphibians is having a negative cascade effect up and down the food web.

Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

The bill, if signed into law, would affect thousands of jobs in a $100-million-a-year business.

Pinta Island Tortoise Not Totally Extinct As Tortoise With 16 Percent Pinta Genes Discovered

The tortoise will be part of a breeding program to bolster the population of the Pinta Island tortoise.

Cave Dwelling Olm Salamander Doesn’t Move Much For Seven Years

Proteus anguinus does not move very far during its lifetime, which can reach 100 years.

Southern Corroboree Frog Breeding Program Suffers Setback Due To Australian Fires

Thirty to 40 percent of the frogs in the program survived the fires.

Aussie Snake Catcher Photographs Green Tree Frog Eating Coastal Taipan Snake

The green treefrog, despite being bitten by the coastal taipan snake, is apparently healthy and will be released February 7.

Florida Urged To Require Turtle Excluder Devices For Blue Crab Traps

Diamondback terrapins get caught in crab pots and drown, turtle experts say.

Firefighter In Australia Successfully Performs CPR On Lizard

After 10 minutes of CPR, the lizard was able to breathe on its own.

Kansas Firefighters Rescue Boa Constrictor Found In Sofa

The boa constrictor has not yet found its owner.

Chester Zoo Hatches Three Bearded Pygmy Chameleons

The zoo is hoping to establish a robust breeding program for the species.

Green Sea Turtle Rescued Off Argentina Pooped Out Plastic During Rehab

The turtle, which is doing better, expelled more than 13 grams of plastic from its digestive system.

2020 Florida Python Bowl Nets 80 Invasive Snakes

The longest python was 12-foot, 7.3-inch, the heaviest python was 62-pounds, and the most pythons captured by an individual was 8.

Aussie Researchers Receive $400,000 Grant To Help Save Pygmy Blue-Tongued lizard

Pygmy blue-tongued lizards spend nearly all of their lives underground, in burrows constructed by trapdoor spiders.

Were Snakes The Source Of The New Coronavirus Sickening And Killing Chinese?

Researchers say that snakes were the likely cause of transmission to human, but others dispute that notion.

Eastern Fence Lizard Saved From Glue Trap

A little mineral oil and a bit of elbow grease helped safely remove this eastern fence lizard from a glue trap.

Eastern Indigo Snakes Breeding On Their Own In Alabama

Researchers with Auburn University captured a young, 27-inch eastern indigo snake believed to be the offspring of captive bred specimens.

Center for Biological Diversity Sues Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Two Map Turtle Species

The Pearl River map turtle and the Pascagoula map turtle are only known to inhabit two river systems in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The State Of Texas Wants To Know When You See A Texas Horned Lizard

The Texas horned lizard is in decline in much of the state of Texas. It is illegal to possess this species.

Bearded Dragon Saved From House Fire In Florida

The reptile was given oxygen by several respondents.

New Tibertan Frog Species, Liurana vallecula, Discovered And Described

Liurana vallecula, has a snout-to-vent length of 20.4 mm, a reddish brown body coloration with dark brown streaks and a marbled pattern on the top of its head.

Diego, The Galapagos Tortoise Who Fathered More Than 800 Returned To Wild

Diego was returned back to the wild on Española Island.

South Carolina Bill Calls For Protections of Reptiles And Amphibians From Commercial Trade

Reptiles and amphibians would be better protected under a proposed law in South Carolina.

Indian Cobra Swallows And Then Regurgitates Plastic Bottle

Hopefully the snake makes a full recovery after the ordeal, and people learn to manage their trash effectively.

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking CITES-Protected Water Monitors From The Philippines

The yellow-headed water monitor, the white-headed water monitor, and the marbled water monitor are endemic to the Philippines.

Dorrance Family Foundation Gifts $250,000 To Help Yellow-Legged Frog Recovery

The Dorrance Family Foundation’s Animals of the Sierra Nevada Grant Program will help in the recovery of these amphibians.

Southern Grass, Alpine Bog Skink At Risk Of Extinction Due To Australia’s Fires

The alpine bog skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma) is already listed as endangered and the southern grass skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii) is only found in areas that have burned.

Georgia’s 2019 Indigo Snake Count Finds Them At 60 Percent Of Sites Assessed

The species is listed as federally endangered in the states of Georgia and Florida.

Researchers Create Computer Model To Track Hatchling Sea Turtles

Once sea turtles hatch, they head straight to the ocean.

45-Year-Old Tortoise Sets House On Fire On Christmas, Is Rescued

The tortoise knocked over a heat lamp, which caused a fire.

Researchers Find 300-Million-Year-Old Lizard Cared For Its Young

Dendromaia unamakiensis was found in Nova Scotia was a Varanopid, an extinct family of animals that resembled monitor lizards.

Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragon Found On Sidewalk in Stoughton, MA

Police want to speak with owner who left the reptiles.

Gulfarium CARE Center Receives Sea Turtle Grant Money From State Of Florida

Florida sea turtle license plate grant money helped to purchase this transport van that will be used to help move stranded or otherwise injured sea turtles.

Two-headed Monocled Cobra Found In India

Two-headed snakes are rare, but not uncommon.

U.S. Agencies, Liberty University Keep Peaks Of Otter Salamander Off Endangered Species List

The Peaks of Otter salamander lives in just a 12 mile area of Virginia.

King's Skink Can Re-regenerate More Functional Tail Than Other Lizards

The king's skink is a very large lizard native to Australia.

The New Oldest Parareptile Is Dubbed Coal Dragon

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