Reptile News

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Oct 27, 2014

A Hard Loss and Call for Help

Facebook - From USARK: Longtime herper, Larry Kenton from the All Maryland Reptile Show and Maryland Reptile Farm, has lost his home to fire. Larry, his wife and dog escaped...

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On the Web
Oct 27, 2014

Basement Full of Garters

On the Web - Some would consider it a curse, but most of us might see it as a blessing when a family in Canada found their home invaded by over 100...

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On the Web
Oct 26, 2014

No Such Thing as Reptiles?

On the Web - Here’s an interesting look at scientific classification of animals and how it has evolved over time (parden the pun!).

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On the Web
Oct 26, 2014

Python Joins Construction Crew

On the Web - A Burmese python was found at a busy road-work site when it crawled out of some drainage pipes that had been offloaded from a truck the night before. ...

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On the Web
Oct 26, 2014

Surprisingly Rapid “Evolution”

On the Web - Anole species in Florida are adapting physiologically to invasive Cuban lizards at a rate that astounds the scientists studying them.

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On the Web
Oct 25, 2014

Lost Sea Krait

On the Web - A beautiful, highly venomous sea krait was found in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, hundreds of miles from its usual habitat.

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On the Web
Oct 25, 2014

Sex and Meat mean Shorter Lives

On the Web - According to this article, reptile species that eat meat and engage in sex more often live shorter lives than their less-frisky, vegetarian cousins.  Editor’s Note: It seems that...

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Geckos Unlimited
Oct 20, 2014

New Species of Velvet Gecko

Geckos Unlimited - Here is a photo and link to information about the Oedura murrumanu, a new species of velvet gecko from the Kimberley region of Australia.

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On the Web
Oct 20, 2014

Snake Escape

On the Web - How would you like to find a random pastel ball python in your bath tub?

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On the Web
Oct 19, 2014

Bearded Rescue

On the Web - This is a heart-warming story of a bearded dragon saved by firefighters after being trapped in a house fire in England.

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On the Web
Oct 18, 2014

Forced to Give Up Beardies

On the Web - Although well-cared for, a collection of bearded dragons is now in search of new homes when a Salem, Oregon woman is forced to give up her beloved pets.

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On the Web
Oct 18, 2014

Amphibian Collapse

On the Web - This is a very troubling article about new viral strains raging in Spain and wiping out many populations of various amphibians.

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On the Web
Oct 18, 2014

Too Many Tortoises?

On the Web - This is an interesting and thought-provoking article about the overwhelming number of sulcata tortoises coming into reptile rescues.

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Morelia Viridis Forum
Oct 14, 2014

Bittersweet Stunning Additions

Morelia Viridis Forum - David Newman of Moreliaddiction shares some beautiful and heartbreaking photos of Rico Walder’s stunning green tree pythons that were delivered to David at the Tinley show just hours...

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On the Web
Oct 12, 2014

Towering Turtle

On the Web - Check out this incredible giant turtle sculpture welded together from industrial junk by Indonesian artist, Ono Gaf.

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On the Web
Oct 6, 2014

Two-Headed Cutie

On the Web - A woman in Maine found a wild baby two-headed snapping turtle.  She named it Frank and Stein.

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On the Web
Oct 5, 2014

Conservation Milestone

On the Web - Conservation efforts for the Bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus) reached an important milestone with the successful hatching of the 500th captive bred egg.  The event was even more special...

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On the Web
Oct 4, 2014

True Life Worm Horror

On the Web - Even non-wormy life-forms, like humans, may get nightmares after watching this remarkable video of a leech-like creature slurping up a live earthworm.  Bizarre nature at its best!

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On the Web
Oct 4, 2014

Smart Reptiles

On the Web - This is an interesting article about a study that shows evidence of reptiles learning certain behaviors through imitating others.

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