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.
Some in the affluent town of Pinellas want sea turtle nests gone.
The dunes sagebrush lizard is found in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas.
Hatchling Gila monsters leave their nest when food sources are more abundant.
It is illegal to possess the king cobra in the state of New York.
Poyntonophrynus pachnodes is small, at just 31 mm in length and is a brownish copper in coloration.
The Aldabra tortoise can weigh up to 500 pounds, making them one of the biggest tortoises in the world.
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the rarest sea turtles and are critically endangered.
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.
Tiggs the tegu went missing July 31.
The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande rehomed hundreds of tortoises each year.
The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near-threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss.
Makenzie Noland earned a degree in wildlife ecology and hopes to work at a zoo.
Redding Reptiles had to move its 210 reptiles six times during the Carr Fire.
Researchers in England have determined that the forest cobra is actually five different species.
Rescue volunteers will visit the Shasta Fairgrounds staging area to thank firefighters and hand out "Thank You" buttons for their service.
Hopefully this monitor lizard finds its way home soon.
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.
The two new species, Sitana gokakensis and Sitana thondalu hail from the Deccan Plateau.
The smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is non-venomous and bright green in coloration with a white belly.
Monocled cobra venom is fast acting and the man is fortunate to be alive.
Sylvia's treefrog is unique from the splendid treefrog, once thought to be a single species.
The turtle was found in his tank, alive and well.
The Shasta salamander needs federal protections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Noble false widow spider has spread throughout much of Europe.
The toads were taken from a conservation area. The thieves, if captured will be charged with violating Park Rule R-109, vandalism.
Most of the dead sea turtles washing up on southwest Florida beaches are mature adults.
Anole lizards evolve rapidly, often within a single generation.
The eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve for more than 35 years.
One estimate put the number of mountain yellow-legged frogs in the wild at less than 100.
Proceeds from the sale of the special Nevada desert tortoise license plate will benefit conservation efforts of the species.
The snake lived 100 million years ago.
The vet repaired the turtle's shell with fiberglass and expected the fiberglass to eventually fall off.
A biologist's video showing the removal of a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose has helped to spur change.
Salamanders from the southern Appalachian Mountains are adapting to climate change.
Plastic and other debris that ends up in the ocean is killing animals.
The Bandy bandy snake, Vermicella parscauda may already face extinction due to mining.
The scrub python ate a stuffed cow, a toy stuffed cow.
Kemp's ridley sea turtles are one of the rarest sea turtle species.
The state of Arkansas allows for the collection up to six venomous species.
After five weeks of rehab, Lucky was released back into the wild in good health.
The snake was destined for Barbados when it was seized by the TSA.
The snake was persistent, but could it have really eaten such a large lizard?
The approximate lifespan of a loggerhead sea turtle is close to 70 years, though some have been known to live longer.
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.
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.
Prometheus the rainbow boa has been missing since July 7.
Judith Patience has kept Tommy for 35 years and was worried about his welfare when she passes.
One lizard species, the earless dragon, is being consumed by feral cats in very large numbers.
Prof. Bishop has dedicated 30 years of his professional career advocating for frogs and other amphibians around the world.
Champ survived an attack when it was just an inch square.
Man's facility was also raided by the SPCA back in 2015.
Hopefully Buddy will be returned home real soon.
The coqui frog, invasive and reviled in Hawaii, is loved in its native Puerto Rico.
It is speculated that more desert tortoises can be found in captivity than in the wild.
The majority of turtles harvested in Arkansas from 2014 to 2016 were of breeding age.
Karenia brevis, also known as the Florida red tide organism can kill sea turtles.
Feral cats kill about 466 million reptiles each year in Australia.
Sea turtle nests are protected by Florida state and federal law.
Researchers have thankfully not found any evidence of the chytrid fungus that kills amphibians.
The Seychelles often gifts Aldabra giant tortoises to friendly countries as part of the country's diplomatic efforts.
Wild populations of the southern mountain yellow-legged frogs have been bolstered with the release of 500 captive-bred tadpoles.
Hybrid version of fungus is even more deadly.
Firefighters used a 9 meter ladder to rescue to the wayward reptile.
White's treefrogs are native to Australia, and oftentimes eat snakes, but the tables were turned in this incident.
Bearded dragons are native to Australia and are widely captive-bred in the United States
The reticulated python is considered the longest snake species in the world. It is also one of the heaviest.
With a little help from police, the timber rattlesnake made it safely to the other side.
Terrapene carolina is a protected species in Louisiana.
It is estimated that there are only 100 Lake Pátzcuaro salamanders left in the wild.
Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.
The alligator was saved from the coils of the snake just in time.
The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America.
Scientists in Australia hope that sausages made of cane toad meat and laced with a noxious chemical will help save northern Quoll populations.
The reticulated python is the longest snake species in the world.
Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.
The five snakes are all snail eaters and hail from South America.
The Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center has kept 15 of the tadpoles for future breeding efforts.
Electrorana limoae is one of four known fossils to exist that scientists say is direct evidence that the amphibians lived in wet tropical forests.
Kinosternon vogti sp. nov shares the genus with 12 other turtle species.
If all goes well, gopher tortoise hatchlings will emerge from the nest in late summer.
Hopefully the bearded dragon's owner will be found.
There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.
Texas indigo snakes are a protected species in the state.
Plastic bags are often mistaken for jellies by sea turtles.
The man had just decapitated the snake in his yard when he was bitten.
The blue-tongue skink's blue tongue is its last line of defense when trying to ward off predators.
The owner offered a $1,000 no questions asked reward for his pet reptile.
Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.
The pet snake was transported to the Honolulu Department of Agriculture’s Quarantine Branch.
Girlfriend told authorities Dennis killed Nola in a jealous rage.
The bright coloration of the dyeing dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) also acts as camouflage.