Author: Mike Wines

Komodo Dragon Trappers

A New Jersey zookeeper embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime, catching and releasing Komodo dragons.

Is Diet Diversity Important To Your Snake?

Several years ago I landed a job as the guy that incubates, hatches, and raises Eastern Indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) for a head start and release program in the state of Alabama. It was by far the most rewarding work…

Field Research Adventures With The Red Hills Salamander

In the world of reptile and amphibian field research, looking for salamanders can be fun and rewarding, but doesn’t immediately come to mind as a grand adventure. For a real herpetofaunal adventure most people would imagine wrestling alligators in Louisiana,…

How to Entertain your Dragon

So, you have a pet lizard. You’ve set it up in a state-of-the-art lizard house with all the necessities including: space, comfortable shelter, healthy food, UV light, proper heat and humidity, clean water, and hopefully a good vet checkup or…