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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

All About the Insides

On the Web - Take a look at this neat page with plenty of pictures dissecting and labelling the inner and outer features of a tortoise and a snake.

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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

Hello, Cousin!

On the Web - New genetic sequencing techniques reveal that turtles’ closest relatives are birds, crocodilians, and dinosaurs, not snakes and lizards as was previously believed.

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On the Web
Nov 27, 2014

Ninja Turtle!

On the Web - What a once in a lifetime shot! This terrapin looks doomed for sure, but actually managed to escape the hungry crocodile’s jaws.

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Field Herp Forum
Nov 25, 2014

Beauties from the Iberian Peninsula

Field Herp Forum - A spring spent doing field work in Spain leads to a spectacular collection of photos featuring colorful amphibians, amazing lizards, gorgeous snakes, breathtaking vistas and so much more. ...

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Field Herp Forum
Nov 25, 2014

An Arizona Review in Pictures

Field Herp Forum - This is a great look back at the 2014 herping adventures of one photographer visiting Arizona several times throughout the year.  See some beautiful snakes, Gila monsters, and...

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TortoiseForum.org
Nov 25, 2014

A Handful of Gold

TortoiseForum.org - Check out this awesome photo from Gerard Saitkowski, with a palm full of a dozen baby albino common snapping turtles.  Just look at that one cute little booty!

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Field Herp Forum
Nov 24, 2014

Wrapping up a New York Season

Field Herp Forum - The snows have hit and the herps have all gone to bed for the winter, so one photographer takes the chance to review some of the great shots...

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On the Web
Nov 23, 2014

Kemp’s Ridley Again in Decline

On the Web - The Kemp’s Ridley had been making a slow comeback over the past decade, but the 2001 and 2014 nesting seasons have numbers again in decline, possibly due in...

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Facebook
Nov 23, 2014

I’m Sexy and I Know It

Facebook - Mike Fedzen’s adorable albino hieroglyphic cooter looks like he knows just how special he is.

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On the Web
Nov 23, 2014

Fossilized Sex

On the Web - If you gotta go, is there a better way to go out?  Check out this cool story about turtle fossils found in a copulating position at the Messel...

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On the Web
Nov 22, 2014

Ribs and Breathing—Tortoise Style

On the Web - An interesting article that looks into both the modern and ancient physiology of the tortoise with their unique ribs and method for breathing.

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Facebook
Nov 20, 2014

Big ol’ Boy

Facebook - Jay Brewer of Prehistoric Pets and The Reptile Zoo shows off a fabulous alligator snapping turtle that may have been alive during the American Civil War.

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Captive Bred Reptile Forums UK
Nov 19, 2014

Menorca Herping

Captive Bred Reptile Forums UK - See lots of photos of the reptiles that a member found during a field herping trip to Menorca including lizards, snakes and tortoises.

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Nov 18, 2014

Kamp Kenan: Sex Up My Tortoise

AnimalBytesTV - In this excellent episode, Kenan takes a peek at the undercarriage of turtles and tortoises to show how to tell the difference between male and female.

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Ball-Pythons.net
Nov 18, 2014

Phoenix Reptile Expo

Ball-Pythons.net - If you’ve ever wondered if the Phoenix expo is a good show, this will answer that question for you.  Check out tons of great pictures of many different...

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Facebook
Nov 16, 2014

Prehistoric Pets: How Old?

Facebook - Jay at Prehistoric Pets shows off a large snapping turtle that is likely to be over 150 years old.

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TortoiseForum.org
Nov 14, 2014

3D Box Turtles

TortoiseForum.org - Here are some trippy 3D images of charming box turtles. Get your glasses ready.

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Field Herp Forum
Nov 12, 2014

The Midwest 2014 Review

Field Herp Forum - From ice to high summer, you won’t want to miss this wrap-up of a year’s worth of herping with tons of gorgeous photos of amphibians, turtles, snakes, lizards...

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Field Herp Forum
Nov 10, 2014

Frogs, Crabs, and a Turtle

Field Herp Forum - This is an eclectic collection of superb photos from Kurt Orion G, showing off critters he has encountered around Malaysia.

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