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Centipede Eats Juvenile Nose-Horned Viper From Inside Out

Viper ate centipede alive, which proceeded to eat viper from inside out

Vietnamese Gecko Species Discovered Near Ho Chi Minh City

Cyrtodactylus thuongae is 78 millimeters in length and lives high in the Ba Den mountains

Detroit Zoo's Search for a New Mayor of Amphibiville is on

Those interested in the position of mayor of Amphibiville must submit an essay detailing why he or she should be mayor.

12-Year-Old's Proposal to Designate Idaho Giant Salamander the State Amphibian to Get Full Hearing

Sixth grader Ilah Hickman has been working on proposal to list Dicamptodon aterrimus as state amphibian for the last two years.

Frog Holding Leaf Umbrella Image Goes Viral

Indonesian photographer shoots a frog under a leaf during a rainstorm.

11-Year-Old Frog Advocate Named a Winner of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Florida girl conducts presentations on frogs and their importance to the environment.

Biologists Awarded Grant to Try to Learn how Cancer Cells Metastasize

Frog embryos used to determine how cell migration is controlled.

Amphibian Populations in the United States Declining at Fast Rates

USGS study shows decline in amphibians on IUCN Red-List at 11.6 percent annually since 2002.

Name the Adventure Aquarium's Baby Loggerhead Turtle and Win!

Enter New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium contest to name its newest turtle.

California Red-Legged Frog as State Amphibian?

The California red-legged frog may become the official amphibian of California.

Spike-Skinned Tree Frog Discovered in Vietnam

Gracixalus lumarius, a new frog species hails from the Vietnamese highlands.

ReptileFest Returns to Chicago April 12-13

Event is "The Nation's Largest Educational Reptile and Amphibian Show.

Snake on a Swiss Train Causes Passengers to Disembark

450 passengers evacuated as Swiss police capture non-venomous reptile.

California's Island Night Lizard Removed from Endangered Species List

Xantusia riversiana has been on the Endangered Species List since 1977.

Firefighter Saves Boa Constrictor from Burning House

Michigan firefighter saves boa constrictor from burning house.

Appalachian Salamanders Shrinking Due to Climate Change

Study noticed an 8 percent decline in salamander size from 1980 to 2012.

Hawaii Man Charged With Illegal Possession of Poison Dart Frogs

50-year-old Oahu resident charged with smuggling poison dart frogs.

Bones Found 160 Years Apart Reveals Huge Giant Sea Turtle

Two fossil pieces collected more than 160 years apart are from the same sea turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni.

Once Thought Extinct Andean Toad Rediscovered

A single Tandayapa Andean toad was first discovered in 1970 and rediscovered in 2012.

SAVE THE FROGS! Grand Opening Celebration Slated for March 29 in Berkeley, Calif.

Grand opening celebration will include a frogging expedition in Strawberry Canyon.

The Great 156-Year-Old Megalania Lizard Debate

Eleven feet or 20, Varanus priscus was a formidable lizard.

Former Animal Planet Wild Recon Host Sentenced to 2 Years Probation, $9,000 in Fines for Violating ESA

Donald Schultz admitted guilt in September 2013

Contestant Bites Head off Lizard on Discovery Channel Reality Show

Naked and Afraid contestant kills lizard and then yells "Take that Madagascar."

World Frog Day!

Celebrate this most interesting herp.

Rare Albino Ensatina Salamander Spotted in Vancouver, BC's Stanley Park

Stanley Park Ecology Society members spot rare albino Ensatina Salamander.

USARK Update: FWS Lawsuit, NARBC Tinley Park

Nearly $22,000 raised for USARK and PIJAC.

Georgia State Herpetologist Wants More Data on Kingsnake Decline Study

Initial study claimed that copperhead populations rose with kingsnake population declines.

Wildlife Queensland Launches Campaign to Save Mary River Turtle Hatchlings

Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.

Aussie Carpet Python Swallows Dog Chained in Backyard

Owner finds snake in the dog house with chain protruding from its mouth.

New Yorker Finds Green Anole Lizard Head in Her Kale Salad

Woman was about 1/4 done with her salad when she saw a lizard head in the corner of the bowl.

Video: NY Cabbie May Lose License for Snake Prank

YouTube Comedian and cabbie put Burmese python in the rear seat of a cab.

USARK Federal Lawsuit Update March 2014

USARK responds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) motion to dismiss legality of python listing under Lacey Act.

Tables Turned for Woman Who Opposed Connecticut Snake Breeder's Permit

Snake breeder files complaints against woman who filed complaint against him.

Crocodile Hunter's Cameraman Reveals Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Justin Lyons, Steve Irwin's cameraman details the last moments of the Crocodile Hunter's life.

Aussie Gets Bitten by Eastern Brown Snake Then Grabs a Beer

Sommerville, 54 grabbed a beer after being biten by the Eastern brown snake because he didn't want to panic.

Expensive Lesson for Owner of Boa That Ate Towel

Killer the boa constrictor ate the towel while eating a rat.

Georgia Copperhead Populations Rise as Kingsnake Populations Decline

Study authors say loss of predator pressure by kingsnakes lets copperhead populations grow.

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peruvian Andes

The new marsupial frog, Gastrotheca dysprosita hails from the Cerro Barro Negro mountain in Peru.

Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed

Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.

Aussies Trying to Determine if Newly Discovered Lizard is Endangered

Barrier range dragon may be restricted to rocky habitats.

Florida Biologists Hope For Successful Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.

Python Eats Crocodile in Australia's Lake Moondarra

Python struggles with crocodile more than four hours until croc succumbs.

Swedish Animal Park Hatches Two Gila Monsters

The two babies mark the first time Gila monsters were born in Europe.

Massachusetts Amends Exotic Animal Regulations

Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas can be kept as pets.

USARK Federal Lawsuit Update and FAQ February 2014

Marin County, Calif. Water District Looking for Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Docents

Frog docents will warn hikers not to trample frog breeding grounds in Marin County, Calif.

False Coral Snake Found in Galapagos Islands

Resident ran over the snake and turned it over to Galapagos National Park staff.

Black and White Tegus Established in Tampa Bay, Fla.

More than 100 lizards seen in the wild in Hillsborough County.

Two Texas Salamanders Get ESA Protection

Salado and Georgetown salamanders of Texas get Endangered Species Act Protections

Peru's Manú National Park World's Most Diverse for Reptiles and Amphibians

Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Pig-Like Indian Purple Frog Calls to Mates Underground

Scientists document the first acoustical and statistical analysis of the frog calls of Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis

Turtle Soup Political Ad Blasts Politician For Looking Like a Cartoon Turtle

Tea Party candidate likens Mitch McConnell to Cecil the Tortoise.

Nat Geo's Snake Salvation Star Dead From Rattlesnake Bite

Preacher Jamie Coots had been bitten nine previous times by rattlesnakes.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History To Open Snake That Ate the Dinosaur Exhibit

The fossil shows a snake in the midst of preying on a titanosaur before sediment covers the nest.

SoCal Herp Community Comes Together to Aid Rescued Snakes

California herp rescue teams up with area reptile vendors to help rescued ball pythons.

Conservation Efforts Brings Eastern Indigo Snake Back to Georgia

The Eastern indigo snake has been listed as a threatened species in the state since 1978.

USARK's Q & A for Lacey Act/Constrictor Rule Challenge

USARK Lacey Act Update to December 2013 complaint.

Officials Request Removal of Two Snakes from List of Threatened Species

County officials in Kansas say the snake mitigation efforts are too costly.

18-Foot Burmese Python Captured Near Florida's Everglades National Park

Water district workers in South Florida capture and kill a 17-foot, 8 inch Burmese python.

You Can Now Keep 25 Snakes in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Vague ordinance led council to rewrite the code.

Kingdom of Qatar Commissions Lizard Study

Lizards of the family Gekkonidae dominate the Qatari landscape.

Utah Offering 40 Desert Tortoises For Adoption

The tortoises were previously kept as pets and cannot be returned to the wild.

Devil Frog Had Spiked Armor Possibly to Keep Dinosaurs at Bay

Beelzebufo may have been a voracious little dinosaur eater, or not.

USARK Wisconsin Assembly Bill 703 Action Alert

First public hearing is February 4, 2014

How Flying Snakes Fly

The paradise flying snake's body is flattened as it glides through the air.

IBD Blood Test Developed for Pythons and Boas

IBD Blood Test Developed for Pythons and Boas

California Python Breeder Arrested After 100s of Dead Pythons Found in Home

More than 300 pythons found in California man's home.

18 Lawmakers Urge USFWS to Ban Boas, Retics, and Anacondas

Lawmakers want five more constricting snakes added to ban.

U.S. and China Release Sea Turtles into Disputed South China Sea

Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.

New York Proposes Recovery Plan for Northern Cricket Frog

There are just three populations of the northern cricket frog in New York.

Bats Hunt Frogs By Sensing Water Ripples

When túngara frogs call out to find a mate, bats sense it.

Blanding's Turtle Conservation Work Honored in Illinois

The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.

Utah Snake Collector Leaves City Before City Council Votes on Exotic Pet Permit Limit

Thomas Cobb, who last year was fighting for the right to keep his collection of more than 25 boa constrictors, has left Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Florida Pizzeria Offers Up Python-Topped Pizza

Fort Myers pizza parlor offers up an exotic pizza with python, alligator, and froglegs.

Protections Sought for Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard and 6 Other Herps

Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.

Adventure Aquarium to Open New Frog Exhibit

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ opens a frog exhibit featuring more than 20 frog species.

Scientists Turn to GPS to Map Out Hotspots for Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific

It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.

Biologists to Reintroduce California Red-legged Frog to SoCal Mountains

California red-legged frogs haven't been seen in Santa Monica Mountains in more than 40 years.

Island Born Lizards Are Less Prone to Fleeing Than Those Found on Mainlands

Study confirms Darwin's notion that island prey animals are tamer than mainland counterparts.

Canadian Reptile Rescue Seeks Donations for Bigger Facility

Mike the Reptile Guy in Abbotsford , B.C. is looking for a larger facility for his rescue

Michigan Woman Finds Boa Constrictor in Her Couch

Boa constrictor lives two months in woman's couch.

Coon Rapids Snake Breeder Appeal Rejected by Minnesota Supreme Court

Coon Rapids snake breeder's appeal not heard by Minnesoty Supreme Court.

Snake Fungal Disease Now Present in South Carolina

SFD is now present in 10 states in the eastern and midwestern United States

Python Kills Security Guard at Indonesian Resort

Guard was attempting to remove the snake when he was killed.

USARK Sues Over Large Snake Ban

Canada Designates 75 acres as protected Blanding's Turtle habitat

The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.

Three Lizards Species Discovered in Peru

Three lizard species of the genus Liolaemus discovered in Peru.

USARK Sues USFWS on Listing of Four Constricting Snakes

USARK files suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior

Passengers on Qantas Air Flight Screen Own Version of Snakes on a Plane

Scrub python spotted trying to survive on wing of plane bound for Papua New Guinea.

UV Lamp Measurement for Reptiles

Bonus content from the April 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Rethinking Reptile Lighting" by Shane Bagnall.

Australia's Armoured Mist Frog Range Expanded

Scientists move 40 Litoria lorica to new location four kilometers from only known area in which the frogs can be found.

Remembering Kevin Wright, DVM (1963-2013)

Wright wrote more than 300 articles on exotic animal care and husbandry during a 25 year span as a veterinarian.

Motorist Runs Over 5ft. Boa Constrictor on Oahu's Pali Highway in Hawaii

There are no native land snakes in Hawaii and keeping them is illegal.

New CITES Herp Listings Effective June 12, 2013

What do the new listings mean to herp owners?

U.S. Bans Importation and Transportation of Burmese Pythons, Three Other Snakes

Northern and southern African rock pythons, and the yellow anaconda to be banned, others considered.

Mandarin Rat Snake Grounds Qantas 747 in Sydney Australia

Elaphe mandarina was found after the jet landed from a Singapore flight.

New York Animal Control Officer Charged With Running Snake Breeding Business Out of His Home

Man also cited for keeping two Burmese pythons, which are illegal to keep in Shirley, NY.

San Diego Zoo Institute Hatches Jamaican Iguana

Cyclura collei is the first successful hatching of the species at the institute.

Former Wild Recon Host Donald Schultz Accused of Illegally Selling Endangered Lizards

Ex Animal Planet host charged with selling Iranian desert monitors to undercover USFWS agents

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