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Habitat Protections For Black Pine Snake Under Review

The habitat of the black pine snake has been under consideration for protections for years.

21 People Infected By Salmonella Via Pet Turtles, CDC Says

Red-eared slider turtles, like all reptiles, carry Salmonella.

California Fish And Wildlife Recommends Protections For Yellow-Legged Frog

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended endangered species act protections for five populations of yellow-legged frogs.

Baby Sea Turtle Found With 104 Pieces of Marine Plastics In Its Stomach

The baby loggerhead starved to death after ingesting so much plastic pollution.

Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 Komodo dragons left in the wild, all in Indonesia's Komodo Island National Park.

Wild Glass Frog Trade Should Be Stopped, South American States Say

Glass frog populations have been decimated in the wild by the wildlife trade, scientists say.

Florida Fish And Wildlife Wants Help In Controlling Tegu Population

The Argentine black and white tegu is established in Florida. The FWC wants your help in controlling its population.

A Loggerhead Sea Turtle As Florida City Mayor? Why Not!

Elizabeth 'Sea Turtle' Drayer is running for mayor of Clearwater, FL.

Several Hundred Reptiles And Amphibians Removed From California Reptile Rescue

The county received complaints of a foul odor emanating from the facility.

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released Near Farnborough, England

Some of the sand lizards were outfitted with radio transmitters to track their movements.

Trump Admin Fails To Protect Florida Keys Mole Skink, Lawsuit Claims

The Florida Keys mole skink lives on a small geographic location in the Florida Keys.

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Taunt A Snake

The snake gets his revenge for being mistreated.

Think Twice Before Using Glue Or Sticky Traps, You Might Catch A Reptile

If you use glue traps and an animal such as a snake or lizard gets stuck in it, you can use nearly any oil used for cooking to help free the animal.

Researchers Discover Two New Salamander Species Thought To Be World’s Largest

The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) a new and much larger species of salamander.

Chattanooga Zoo Hatches Out Three Komodo dragons

The Komodo dragons might have been born via parthenogenesis.

Corn Snake Stuck In Hide Freed By Firefighters

It took some doing, but this corn snake was freed by firefighters.

University Of Northern Colorado Snake Expert Helps Convict Man Who Injected Venom Into Child

The 51-year-old man awaits sentencing.

Sea Turtle Speared In Florida Recovering At Turtle Hospital

Splinter is in recovery after the 3-foot long spear was removed from her body.

Conservationists Sue USFWS For Denying Sonoran Desert Tortoise ESA Protections

The USFWS changed its mind on putting the tortoise on the Endangered Species Act list.

Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Neonate Found In New Jersey

It is hoped the baby snake will feed and has a normal digestive system.

Secretive Ringneck Snake Photographed At Copper Breaks State Park In Texas

The ringneck snake can be found throughout much of North America.

Cuban Treefrogs Ride Out Hurricane Dorian In Florida Man’s Windchimes

The man released the amphibians after he found them.

Bindi Irwin Shares Video With Her Late Dad On Father’s Day

Bindi was just 7-years-old when her dad died.

An Albino Anole Is The First Gene-Edited Reptile

Scientists decided to create albino anoles because removing the tyrosinase albinism gene would not be lethal to the reptile.

YouTube Star Tana Mongeau, Musician H.E.R. Bring Snakes To MTV Video Music Awards

These celebrities donned snakes at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards but received some backlash.

Shawnee National Forest's Snake Road To Close In Illinois September 1

35 snake species can be found on Snake Road in the Shawnee National Forest.

Researchers Save 14 Loa Water Frogs From Probable Death

The critically endangered frogs were in a stream that was drying up.

Kim Kardashian Letting Her 6-year-old Daughter Hold A Corn Snake Sparks Backlash

Kim Kardashian posted a video of her daughter holding a snake on Instagram.

Ringneck Snake Doesn’t Get Past TSA At Newark Airport

The ringneck snake was found slithering around the TSA checkpoint at Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

Under new Trump administration rules, the green sea turtle would no longer be protected.

Man Attaches Wheels to Help Tortoise Hatchling With Spinal Deformity Move About

Helix is now moving about thanks to Techdeck toy skateboard wheels.

4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

The captive breeding program produced a pair of four-eyed turtles and two Beal's four-eyed turtles.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Seeks Bra Hooks To Stitch Up Turtle Shells

The rescue has been seeing as many as 40 injured turtles a week during the last month.

Stolen NYC Bearded Dragon Found Safe

Sandy was taken in May from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hitches Ride To Canada, Gets Returned To Georgia

The Cope's gray treefrog is a species of least concern.

Woman Bitten By Pit Viper In Thailand Treated With Antivenin From Toronto Zoo

The woman received initial treatment in Thailand but her symptoms re-emerged.

California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

Back in 2014, biologists Mark Mendelsohn and Katy Delaney released more than 850 tadpoles into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Hikari to Bring Its Popular Hikari Herptile Foods To US Market

Hikari's Herptile line of prepared foods offer complete nutrition requirements, the company says.

Man Straps GoPro Onto Turtle And Gets Some Cool Footage

The GoPro footage is straight from the perspective of a red-eared slider.

24 Texas Horned Lizards Hatch At San Antonio Zoo

The 24 hatchling Texas horned lizards are part of a breeding program launched at the zoo two years ago.

Dead Sea Turtle Found In Florida Entangled In Fishing Line And Plastic Trash

“Another reminder to leave only your footprints when visiting the beach!”

Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food.

Woman Arrested In Florida For Harassing Sea Turtle Nest

Police and bystanders observed Yaqun Lu, from China poking and stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Snake Stowaway Lands In Hawaii Where Snakes Are Illegal

The hatchling snake was confirmed to be a southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus).

15 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Florida’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

The release is part of a 10 year effort to reintroduce the species into the wild.

Asian Water Dragon Born Via Parthenogenesis At Washington’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons.

Detroit Zoological Society Releases Close To 8,000 Puerto Rican Crested Toad Tadpoles

The toad is a critically endangered species native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Want To Intern In The Maldives To Help Sea Turtles? Read On!

The internship is two weeks and includes free room and board at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort.

Asian Elephant Tracks Are Ideal Breeding Sites For Frogs

Frog eggs and tadpoles were found in elephant tracks in Myanmar.

Two Central Texas Salamanders Need Federal Protection, Lawsuit Says

Both salamanders were given ESA protections in 2014 but the federal government failed to follow through.

Turtle Island Restoration Network May Sue Florida Power & Light Co. For Incidental Taking of Sea Turtles

The nuclear plant operator has a “biological opinion” from the fisheries service that allows the incidental take of sea turtles.

Family Of Bearded Dragon Stolen From New York Pet Shop Offers $1,000 Reward For Its Safe Return

Sandy was stolen from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Arizona Game and Fish Desert Tortoises Up For Adoption

Once a desert tortoise is placed in captivity, it cannot be released back into the wild.

New Rat Snake Species Discovered In Eurasia

The blotched rat snake is a large-bodied snake of the genus Elaphe.

Two Anaconda Born Via Parthenogenesis At New England Aquarium

Parthenogenesis occurs when a female gives birth without having been impregnated by a male.

Australia’s Grassland Earless Lizard Is Actually Four Distinct Species

The grassland earless dragon is an endangered lizard native to Australia

USFWS Proposes Neuse River Waterdog Salamander For ESA Protections

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a permanently aquatic salamander.

Tadpole Tail Regeneration Cells Discovered

Tadpoles can regenerate their tails after loss via cells in their skin.

Stray Russian Tortoise Gets Damaged Shell Fixed By San Diego Veterinarian

Teddy is now up for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society.

New Glass Frog Species Discovered And Described

The Guajira giant glass frog is native to a remote mountain in Colombia.

US Marines Control Raven Populations To Save California Desert Tortoises

The decline in Mojave desert tortoises is attributed to the increase in the raven population, according to the U.S. Marines.

After A Year Of Trying, An Asian Water Monitor Finally Caught In Florida

The Asian water monitor was first reported loose in October 2017.

Exotic Rescue In Florida Wants Savannah Monitor Returned

Peaches was taken from her temporary home May 6.

Florida Box Turtle Walks Again With Help From Custom Wheelchair

Scoot Reeves walking with his new wheelchair.

Fang Facts of Vipers, Elapids, and Colubrids

Fangs developed a series of times to give us some of the most venomous predators of the planet.

New Species Of Rough-Sided Snake Discovered In Sri Lanka

De Silva’s rough-sided snake's coloration resembles the soil in the habitat in which it lives.

New Pit Viper Species Discovered in India

Sea Snakes Recorded Diving To Record 245 Meters

The sea snakes were poking their heads in the sand looking for food.

More Than Half The World’s Amphibians In Danger Of Extinction, Study Says

"We found that more than 1,000 data-deficient amphibians are threatened with extinction, and nearly 500 are Endangered or Critically Endangered.

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care!

Buffalo Zoo Welcomes New Resident Komodo Dragon

Kadal is a Komodo dragon who came to the zoo in October.

Captive-Breeding Brings Red-Legged Frogs Back To Yosemite National Park

Captive breeding efforts enabled 500 California red-legged frogs to be released back into Yosemite Valley.

Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

Sea Turtle That Swallowed Fish Hook Released Back Into Ocean

Kernel was released after four months of rehabilitation. He had a fishhook lodged in his esophagus.

Australian Rangers Find Three-Eyed Snake

A three-eyed snake with all eyes fully functioning was found in Australia.

Florida License Plate Sales To Help Fund Study of Turtle-Killing Virus

The Florida FWC hopes to raise $30,000 to develop a test for Virus X, which has killed hundreds of turtles in the last year.

Green Sea Turtle Populations Rebound In U.S. Pacific, Study Says

Green sea turtle populations around Hawaii and U.S. Pacific islands are up markedly but hawksbill turtle populations are not.

TheTurtleRoom Gets Tax-Exempt Status, Serves As Public Charity

TheTurtleRoom is now a tax-exempt conservation organization that works to ensure the survival of turtle and tortoise species around the world.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Siskiyou Mountains Salamander

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and northern California.

Last Known Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Has Died

Zoo officials have been trying to breed China Girl since 2009.

Asian Parasites Found In Burmese Pythons Killing Native Florida Snakes

The Asian parasite Raillietiella orientalis, has found its way, via the invasive Burmese python, into Florida-native snakes.

Released Texas Horned Lizard Hatchlings Survive Winter

Three of the 10 lizards released were found in good condition.

Three-toed Skink Gives Birth To Live Young And Lays Eggs

The lizard is bimodally reproductive, which means it can give birth to live young and lay eggs.

Albino Anoles Created At The University Of Georgia

Through gene editing, scientists were able to cause albinism in brown anole lizards.

Kangaroo Rats Use Their Long Legs To Kick Rattlesnakes When Attacked

The kangaroo rats can also reorient their body in mid-air to escape rattlesnake bites.

Commercial Wild Turtle Trapping Ban Sought For Maryland

Common snapping turtles can be caught in unlimited amounts in the state of Maryland.

Surveillance Footage Shows Man Taking Ball Python From Michigan Pet Store

This man is wanted by police in Rockwood, Michigan for allegedly stealing a ball python from I Love My Pets.

Olive Sea Snake Senses Light Through Its Tail, Avoiding Predation, Study Says

The discovery is seen as a defense mechanism against predators.

Florida FWC Seeks Assistance In Turtle Die-Off Mystery

The turtles have been dying in and near the St. Johns River since March 2018.

Bsal Fungus Not Found In The United Kingdom’s Wild Newt Population

Amphibian owners are urged to prevent Bsal fungus from infecting wild populations.

Researchers Discover New Species Of Stiletto Snake

Branch's stiletto snake has fangs that jut out the side of its mouth, researchers say.

Nature Conservancy Acquires Texas Beach To Protect Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

More than 6,000 acres of Kemp's ridley nesting sites will be protected.

Gila Monster May Just Become Utah State Reptile

Students studying the reptile hope that their efforts pay off and the governor signs the house bill into law.

Massachusetts Students Get Involved In Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

Students at Weston High School in Massachusetts captive breed and then release Blanding's turtles.

Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

800 Flapshell Turtles Confiscated In India

The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.

Snake That Ate Ping Pong Ball And Survived Surgery Released Back Into Wild

In addition to eating rodents such as rats, rat snakes also consume eggs.

Idaho Science Teacher Found Not Guilty In Snapping Turtle Case

Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.
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