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Sailors With USS Howard Free Entangled Sea Turtle In Arabian Gulf

After the turtle was freed from its entanglement, the rescuers sunk the boat.

Endangered Black-Breasted Leaf Turtle Gets 3-D Printed Face

Patches is part of the breeding program at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee.

Jonathan, A 186-Year-Old Male Tortoise Has Spent 26 Years Trying To Mate With Another Male

Jonathan and Frederic(a) are inseparable, even though they are both males.

7500 Frogs Released After Frog Poaching Ring Busted In Turkey

The frogs were released back into the Kizilirmak river, where they were poached.

Asian Water Monitors Thrive In Palm Oil Plantations

Varanus salvator macromaculatus is thriving in palm oil plantations for now.

Minot, North Dakota Votes To Allow Keeping Of Corn Snakes, And Other Small Constricting Snakes As Pets

Colubrids and other small constricting snakes will hopefully be allowed as pets in the city.

Photo Making Rounds Shows White’s Tree Frog Devouring A Hapless Snake

The poor snake screams one last time before it meets its doom.

Sulcata Tortoise Rescued From Northern California Wildfires

It took four people to lift the sulcata tortoise onto a wheelbarrow so it could be taken to safety.

Peter's Banded Skink

Peter’s banded skink is a newcomer to the trade that has arrived from northern Africa in just the past couple years.

Minot, North Dakota Animal Ordinance To Meet On Amending Snake Ban

The city ordinance currently bans all constricting snakes, including corn snakes and ball pythons.

Large Gecko Species Discovered In The Eastern Ghats Of India

The gecko, Hemidactylus kangerensis, sports a resemblance to Hemidactylus maculatus, but differs based on the number of femoral pores on each side.

Promising Venomous Snakebite Therapy Slows Snake Venom Effects For Up To An Hour

The combination of carbon monoxide and iron slows the effects that snake venom has on victim’s blood.

Video: These Snake Catchers In Singapore Get It Done Like A Boss

Singaporean snake handler Carmen Choong handles two reticulated pythons with no problem.

Researchers Map Distribution And Density Of World’s Reptiles

The first definitive map that details the distribution and density of all described reptile species in the world.

California Red-legged Frog Breaks Leg, Vet Inserts Metal Pin And It Is Later Released

The metal pin that was inserted into the broken leg of the frog was eventually removed.

Tiger Snake With Prolapsed Hemipenis Rescued And Taken To Vet

The prolapsed hemipenis and the second hemipenis were surgically removed.

Captive Breeding Brings The Burmese Star Tortoise Back From The Brink Of Extinction

The Burmese star tortoise is a critically endangered tortoise that saw its numbers dwindle to just a few hundred individuals in the 1990s.

Cascades Frog May Get Protections Under California’s Endangered Species Act

The frog was once widely distributed in Northern California but has since disappeared in large areas of its previous habitats.

Video Surveillance Helps Arrest Woman Accused Of Stealing Bearded Dragons From New York Pet Store

The woman was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sulcata Tortoise Run Over By Car Gets 3-D Printed Shell

George the sulcata tortoise will need a new prosthetic shell every three years as he grows.

Mexico Sees Dramatic Increase In Olive Ridley Turtle Nestings

The global population of nesting female olive ridley turtles in 2004 was just 2 million, down from around 10 million before protections were encouraged.

Police In Florida Save Gopher Tortoise From Backyard Pool

The non-aquatic reptile had fallen into a pool and sank.

Oakland Raider’s Punter Skateboards With His Pet Bearded Dragon

Pro football player Marquette King shows some loving as his beardie tries skateboarding.

Scared Of A Snake, Man Tries To Shoot It But Hits Mother-In-Law Instead

It is best to call animal control if you want a snake removed from your property.

Brown Snake In Montreal, Canada Get Help From Herpetologists

Herpetologists at the Ecomuseum Zoo are doing what they can to protect the species.

Frog Named After Charles Darwin Faces Extinction In 15 Years

Researchers believe that the populations of the Darwin's frog are infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which causes the chytrid fungus.

Reptiles As Therapy Pets

According to the National Service Animal Registry, all domesticated animals are able to qualify as an official emotional support animal (ESA).

New Species Of Cobra Discovered On Sao Tomé Island In The Gulf Of Guinea

What was once thought to be Naja melanoleuca is actually a new species, confirmed by DNA analysis.

Suffolk, NY Police Offer $5,000 Reward For Info On Woman Caught On Video Stealing Bearded Dragons

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released In Eelmoor Marsh, United Kingdom

The sand lizard has experienced declines in England and Wales but is doing well in other parts of Europe and Asia.

Fake Mud Helps Critically Endangered White-Bellied Frogs Breed In Australia

The white-bellied frog is critically endangered in Australia and the Perth Zoo is trying to bolster its populations.

Herp Queries: Do Snakes Get Dirty?

Snakes definitely do get dirty, as evidenced by this leucistic eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) shedding its old, soiled skin

Footage Shows Dead Blind Snake Stuck In The Nostril Of A Cobra

The dead snake is believed to be a blind snake.

Ancestor Of Pac Man Frog Had Bite Force Similar To Wolves, Study Says

While frogs of the genus Ceratophrys have powerful bites, their ancestors had even more powerful bites.

Pumpkin Toadlets Have Lost Ability To Hear Own Mating Calls

The toadlets continue the call because other frogs can still see visual cues, such as movement of the throat, researchers say.

Man Who Shot And Killed Pet Tortoise Faces Charge Of Criminal Mischief

Merlin was shot and killed by a man who claimed to think he was dangerous.

New Disease A Threat To North American Frogs

Severe Perkinsea Infection (SPI), is caused by a single celled parasitic organism that kills tadpoles.

Dixie Valley Toad Needs Emergency Endangered Species Protections, Nonprofit Says

The Dixie Valley Toad was discovered in the summer of 2017.

Leopard Frog In Canada Gets Help As Calgary Zoo Starts Breeding Program

The British Columbia northern leopard frog has seen its populations dwindle for the last 40 years.

Endangered California Tiger Salamander Gets Tunnel Under Highway

A new tunnel between Buellton and Lompoc, Calif. will enable the California tiger salamander to cross under a busy road rather than over it, thanks to a tunnel constructed by Caltrans.

Arizona Man Who Played With And Planned To Eat A Rattlesnake Gets Bit Instead

The 49-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he survived to tell his tale.

Support Blanding's Turtle Restoration By 'Adopting' One

The Blanding's turtle adoption program will enable scientists to determine the best locations for restoration of the species.

Boa Constrictor Saved By Conservation Officers In Saskatchewan, Canada

This 5-foot boa constrictor was safely removed from a road in Saskatoon, Canada

Snow-Dwelling Frog Faces Extinction As Researchers Try To Save Species

The Baw Baw frog was once abundant in Australia’s Baw Baw Plateau.

Breeding Program Launched For Extinct Galapagos Tortoise

A breeding program at the Galapagos National Park in the Galapagos Islands will hopefully result in Floreana giant tortoise offspring.

Fungus That Rapidly Kills Salamanders Spreading Across Germany

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans can kill salamanders in as little as four days.

Beautiful New Species Of Rhabdops Snake Discovered In India

Rhabdops aquaticus hails from the Western Ghats of India and is often observed in bodies of water.

Little Green Anole Survives Hurricane Irma Thanks To Some Cute Kids

Coconutter lives on a porch in Florida. He was brought inside to escape the winds of Hurricane Irma.

Two-headed Timber Rattlesnake Found In Arkansas

The two-headed timber rattlesnake is about 10 inches in length. It is currently being nursed back to health.

California Man Faces 20 Years In Jail For Smuggling Three King Cobras Into The United States

The venomous snakes were smuggled into the United States in potato chip cans.

Two Lizard Species Slow High Speed Rail Project In Germany

Efforts have been underway for several months to relocate the lizards.

Study Suggests Pollution Causes Sea Snakes To Change Color

Some populations of turtle-headed sea snake have lost their stripes.

Pet Boa Constrictor Missing In Minnesota

Rocky has been missing from his home in Princeton, MN since September 6.

Sulcata Tortoise Escapes Its Yard, Is Shot And Killed By Neighbor

The neighbor said he feared the tortoise would bite someone.

100 Mini Masterpieces of Snake-Inspired Art Sale To Benefit Zoo Knoxville

The sale of the snake-themed art will benefit the zoo.

Snake Lost During Move To New Apartment Found A Few Doors Down

The ball python went missing when a vent on its enclosure got dislodged.

Severely Swollen Musk Turtle Abandoned In UK Park Doing Much Better

The RSPCA is looking for any information on the person who abandoned the sick reptile.

Monitor Lizard In 10-Hour Standoff With Illinois Police Surrenders Peacefully

The 6-year-old, 3-foot long reptile spent more than 10 hours on the lam.

200-pound Tortoise Rescued From Home Damaged By Hurricane Harvey

Goliath is a 31-year old tortoise rescued from a Hurricane Harvey damaged home.

215 Endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, Reared From Tadpoles, Released Into The Wild

Some estimate that the population of the mountain yellow-legged frog has declined by 90 percent.

Herp Snake Road In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest As The Roads Will Close To Vehicles Sept. 1

Snake Road closes to vehicles to allow reptiles and amphibians safely cross to their winter brumation grounds.

Researchers Hope Python Skin Trade Will Adopt DNA-Traceability Tools To Better Manage Species

It is hoped that each country that exports python skins to high end fashion houses implement these tools to ensure sustainability of the species.

Serrated Hinge-back Tortoises Successfully Bred At Georgia's Dalton State College

The college says the species has rarely been bred in captivity.

New Salamander Species Discovered in Japan

The Mikawa Salamander is the 29th salamander species of the family Hynobiidae found in Japan.

California Woman Finds Frog in Her Salad And Keeps it as a Pet

The woman was almost done with her salad when she saw the frog move on her plate.

Australian Authorities Seize Smuggled Reptiles Destined For Black Market

Among the reptiles seized were several venomous snakes.

Three-Legged Desert Tortoise in Arizona Gets Forever Home

Tripod, mauled by a dog, was at the center for two months when he was adopted.

Tokay Gecko Attacks Tree Snake, Which Regurgitates Another Gecko

If there is one gecko that would attack a predator, it's a Tokay.

Florida’s Python Elimination Program Dispatches 500 Snakes in Five Months

The South Florida Water Management District opened its lands to help reduce the population of the invasive snake.

Teen In Maine Finds "Rare Blue" Green Frog

The 14-year-old was looking for a frog to enter in a frog jumping contest.

100-Year-Old Tortoise Stolen From Queens, NY Environmental Center

The rock star tortoise participated in many community events.

Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snake Into Alabama Forest

The Eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the wild in Alabama since the 1950s.

Baby Sulcata Tortoise Fitted For 3D Printed Legs After Fire Burns Them

A new bulb caused a fire in Bump's enclosure, severely damaging her legs.

Beachgoers in Florida Confuse Gopher Tortoises With Sea Turtles and its not Good for the Reptiles

St. Johns County warns folks to not touch gopher tortoises at all unless permission is granted by authorities.

Eight Alligators and Venomous Snakes Seized From California Homeowner

An investigation was started by the escape of a monocled cobra 8 weeks ago.

Florida Woman Lets Snake Bite Her 1 Year Old Child To Teach Her A Lesson

The woman had a snake in a dust pan and when the child put her hand in the pan she got bit.

Man Films Snake Regurgitating Snake It Had Just Eaten in a Case of Ophiophagy

Hatchling Turtles Rescued From Los Angeles’ Chinatown

Shopkeepers in Chinatown in Los Angeles have been illegally selling red-eared sliders for decades.

Grammar Matters As 3 Judge Panel Lifts Python Ban

USARK Successfully sues to overturn shipment ban on two large constricting snakes.

Researchers Discover South American Treefrog That Fluoresces in UVA Light

The South American polka dot tree frog turns from green, yellowish-red to blue and green when exposed to UV light.

Newly Discovered Peruvian Frog Named After Sir David Attenborough

A new frog discovered in Peru is named after Sir David Attenbourough.

Iguana-like Lizard Species That Lived 75 Million Years Ago Discovered in Montana

Aussie Discovers Tiger Snake In Her Christmas Tree

A snake catcher was called to remove the "Christmas present"

Were 250 to 300 Salamanders Stolen Or Eaten From a Texas Aquatic Resource Center?

Officials are baffled at the disappearance of so many salamanders.

Frog That Disappeared in Area of Australia Rediscovered

The green and golden bell frog has experienced declines in some of its range.

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Golden Poison Dart Frog Poison

The golden poison dart frog has enough poison on its skin to kill 10 people.

Maryland Snake House Lawsuit Settled

Terms regarding the settlement were not disclosed.

New Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

A researcher thought he found a new species 40 years ago, which has now been confirmed.

Police in Arlington, TX Rescue Ball Python

A ball python was rescued by a police officer with the Arlington Police Department in Texas.

Thief Steals Pied Ball Python From Repxotica Reptile Store in NY and Crime is Caught on Video

Hopefully the reptile community can ID this guy.

Snake on a Plane? Yes it Happened on an Aeromexico Flight to Mexico City

The snake was apparently subdued before the plane made the landing.

Beautiful and Deadly Snake Could Hold Key to Better Human Pain Treatment

The long-glanded blue coral snake feeds on young king cobras and other deadly snakes.

Gunther’s Sea Snake Found in Waters More Than 400 Kilometers From its Native Range

Microcephalophis cantoris was found more than 400 kilometers from its known native range.

New “Graceful” Treefrog Species Discovered in Australia

Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Treefrog Declared Extinct

Toughie, collected during a chytrid pandemic in Panama, was more than 12 years old.

University of North Dakota Football Player Adopts Six-Foot Boa Constrictor Found on Road

The six foot boa constrictor was found on the side of a road in North Dakota.

Snake on a Train, In Japan

The snake was safely removed from the bullet train.

Galapagos Tortoise Fathered 800 Offspring and Helps to Save His Species

A recent DNA study confirms that Diego is a very prolific breeder.

Snake Spotted On Mars?

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