The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.
In addition to eating rodents such as rats, rat snakes also consume eggs.
Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.
Hyloscirtus hillisi is a dark mottled brown in coloration with tiny yellow spots found on its front and hind legs.
The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.
The protected land will total more than 200 hectares by the end of 2019.
Paul Mock was out lowering his dam's spillway when he happened upon the most unusual sight.
Asian house geckos run across water at about the same speed they run across land.
The northern Mexican garter snake and the narrow-headed garter snake were give Endangered Species Act protections in 2014.
A Central American coral snake consumed Cenaspis aenigma, a previously undescribed snake species.
Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater.
Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil- rich west Texas.
The snake is the third largest captured in the state.
10 Texas horned lizards were tagged for tracking. One has since buried itself for the winter.
The 10cm-long amphibian is named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.
The $60 class will offer the basics of handling a snake and a yoga flow class with a snake partner.
The frog is in danger of becoming extinct because the area in which it lives faces the highest rate of deforestation in the country.
Fence lizards have evolved to twitch and flee from fire ants over the course of the last 40 lizard generations.
The All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Honu Airbus A380 is one of three scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Honolulu.
Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.
The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.
North American hognose snakes go all out to sell their death act by opening their mouths and rolling their tongues in the dirt.
It is suspected that a Christmas tree caused the blaze.
Siren reticulata is two feet in length and has external gills and no hind legs.
Sehuencas water frogs are fully aquatic frogs that at one point were found in abundance in ponds, rivers and streams of montane cloud forests in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The elimination of rats, goats and rabbits helped the keel-scaled boa's population numbers to rebound.
Child services were notified that venomous snakes were kept in the home.
The Indian star tortoise is widely captive bred. There is no need for these animals to be taken from the wild.
These snakes are all specialists in that they specialize in eating invertebrates.
A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.
The big lizard is doing much better thanks to a non-surgical method of removing the toy car from its stomach.
The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog was declared an endangered species in 2014.
In Delhi, India, Wildlife SOS is saving reptiles through rescue and education.
It is unknown why the snake died, but experts say that chance of survival for two-headed snakes is slim.
The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.
The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.
Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.
Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood
Bamboo was captured after a homeowner spotted green iguanas running all over the street.
Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains.
Biologists with the Florida FWC Commission successfully hatched several Florida pine snakes from two separate clutches found in the wild.
The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate.
The python elimination program has eliminated 1,859 invasive Burmese pythons in just two years.
The folks picked up the coral snakes and were then bitten.
The boa constrictor hitched a ride to a Texas Goodwill in a sofa.
The leatherback turtle is the largest of all turtles in the sea or on land.
The newly discovered Vietnamese frogs live in a cold climate more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
The U.S. Forest Service began restricting vehicles on the road more than 40 years ago
The tortoises are in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance.
Ethel went missing last week after she wandered through an open front gate.
Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.
It is estimated that less than 1,000 Baw Baw frogs remain in the wild.
These are just few examples of the important work of dedicated conservationists who refuse to allow reptiles and amphibians to go extinct.
The eastern box turtle appears to be healing up nicely and will hopefully be released soon.
Wood frogs that were exposed to neonicotinoids moved less than those that hadn't been exposed.
The Minor’s chameleon breeds readily in captivity. You just need to find some.
Folks who no longer can care for a sulcata tortoise, or any animal, should turn them into a rescue. They should never be released into the wild.
Currently turtle trappers in Arkansas can take an unlimited number of 14 turtle species in the state.
Berger wrote a doctoral thesis on chytrid fungus more than 20 years ago that has since been cited more than 1,800 times by scientists.
Florida is sometimes called ground zero for the number of invasive reptiles that now call the state home.
The baby venomous snake was donated to the center by a couple who found it in their yard.
Frogs in Panama adapting and surviving chytrid fungus infection.
Earless monitor lizards are native to Borneo.
Roshi has been in Biz Stone's care for more than 15 years.
These green and loggerhead sea turtles wait out the stormy weather at the Brevard Zoo.
Thieves made off with the critically endangered tortoises early this month.
Researchers have found that male Cape cobras eat male Cape cobras. They have not yet documented a male eating a female.
A goldspotted eel was removed from a sea turtle that was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Captive breeding of the Texas horned lizard for release back into the wild should bolster their numbers.
The Legos were fashioned into a wheelchair to help him move about until he is healed enough to be released.
Felix is a Florida kingsnake who was surrendered by his owner in bad shape. He is ready to be adopted.
It is hoped that the venomous reptile can eventually be put on display at a zoo.
Dr. Joshua Llinas, of HerpVet in Mt. Ommaney in Queensland, Australia fixed the jaw of Toothless after she damaged it while feeding.
Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.
All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.
The dueling duo were released about a mile away from the home in which they were removed.
The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.
Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.
Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.
The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.
A colony of side-blotched lizards living on black lava rock in the Mojave desert of Southern California can change its color after some time living under different conditions.
The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species.
Authorities tried working with the owner to try and improve conditions before seizing the reptiles.
Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.
A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.
Herping on the Snake Road in Shawnee National Forest is best done when the road is closed to vehicles, from September 1 to October 1.
Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.
It turns out the woman has years of experience handling snakes.
West Virginians can possess one timber rattlesnake.
Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.
There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.
The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.
A ball python managed to get itself wrapped up in the engine compartment of a car in Wisconsin. Police called a snake handler to help safely remove the reptile.