The Editor’s Desk

On the Web
Nov 7, 2014

Eaten Alive?

On the Web - Rather than just pointing out a link that I’m sure everyone has already seen anyhow, I thought I’d take this opportunity for a little editorializing. To say that...

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The Reptile Report
Oct 21, 2014

Editor’s Desk: The Vendor’s View

The Reptile Report - When you think of reptile shows or expos, do you imagine them to be full of wealthy breeders making money hand-over-fist?  You might be surprised at what really...

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The Reptile Report
May 23, 2014

Editor’s Desk: Herping for Couch Potatoes

The Reptile Report - Ever wanted to learn how to “go herping” but didn’t know where to start?  Ever wanted to get to know Orry Martin a little bit better?  Ever said,...

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The Reptile Report
Apr 10, 2014

Editor’s Desk: Globetrotting with Tremper

The Reptile Report - From hunting chameleons in Madagascar to reptile expos in Japan to his own little private patch of paradise in the hill country of Texas, Ron Tremper is living...

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The Reptile Report
Mar 12, 2014

The Texas Rattlesnake Festival

The Reptile Report - How often are we aware of being part of an actual historical event? It’s my sincere belief that anyone who attended the first annual Texas Rattlesnake Festival was,...

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The Reptile Report
Feb 21, 2014

From Oklahoma to Dubai

The Reptile Report - Who flies all the way to the Middle East to sell snakes to the Crown Prince of Dubai? Bob Clark! What kinds of snakes is the Prince interested...

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The Reptile Report
Feb 4, 2014

Lifetime Achievement

The Reptile Report - “How long have you been keeping reptiles?” It’s a common question among herp enthusiasts. Of course, answers vary from just a few days to many, many years. In...

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The Reptile Report
Jan 14, 2014

Graziani’s Trauma

The Reptile Report - It all started on November 11th, 2013. When he woke up that morning, Greg Graziani had no idea that 24 hours later, his life would be changed forever....

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The Reptile Report
Nov 12, 2013

Hi From Down Under! — Your Chief Ed Abroad

The Reptile Report - I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this trip has been so far!  The only downside is missing home and not being able to log in freely...

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The Reptile Report
Oct 25, 2013

Animals in Captivity – Right or Wrong?

The Reptile Report - I’ve seen a lot of reaction to the recent television show “Blackfish.” Let me start by saying that I haven’t watched it. I’m not avoiding it; I simply...

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The Reptile Report
Sep 20, 2013

The Reptile Report Invades Canada

The Reptile Report - Already winging their way to Anaheim, California, the expo-trotting owners of The Reptile Report have high praise and fond memories of last week’s grand slam success at the...

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The Reptile Report
Aug 16, 2013

From the Editor’s Desk: Show Memories

The Reptile Report - Whether they are large professional trade conventions or small local swap meets, reptile shows are guaranteed to produce some awesome memories. For many that attend, they are a...

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The Reptile Report
Jun 28, 2013

The Boa Constrictor – A DVD Review

The Reptile Report - “Boa constrictor keeping and breeding video: Jeremy Stone and Josh Ketchum walk you through the Boa constrictor imperator step by step. This guide will give you an inside...

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The Reptile Report
Jun 7, 2013

Forums vs Facebook

The Reptile Report - Forums are dead! That’s what they say. Or, at least in the process of dying, they might amend, if you point out that there are plenty of busy...

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The Reptile Report
May 31, 2013

Chance of a Lifetime

The Reptile Report - How would you like to go to Australia? How about going to Australia with a small group of like-minded herp-loving friends? What if that small group were being...

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The Reptile Report
Apr 12, 2013

A Blessed Life

The Reptile Report - Few people are born into this world with the calling of their life already burned in their heart. Brian Barczyk is one of those few. He was born...

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The Reptile Report
Mar 29, 2013

In The Beginning…

The Reptile Report - In the beginning, there was a young man who loved reptiles and football. It was my great pleasure, recently, to have a nice long chat with Chad Brown...

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The Reptile Report
Mar 22, 2013

U-Haulin’ Reptiles

The Reptile Report - Whether you’re moving across town or across the country–winter or summer–the idea of safely bringing your scaly pets with you can be daunting. Today’s message is dedicated to...

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The Reptile Report
Mar 15, 2013

A Rant on Rants

The Reptile Report - Everyone has a voice. It’s good to have a voice. And in many ways, the Internet is a miracle of broadcasting, allowing anyone a fair opportunity to have...

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