Reptile News

On the Web
Jul 21, 2014

New Study on Turtle Disease

On the Web - A new study casts doubt on long-held suspicions that persistent organic pollutants in the environment make green sea turtles more susceptible to the virus that causes large tumors...

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On the Web
Jul 21, 2014

Scientists Fighting for Snakes

On the Web - Scientists have developed a faster and more accurate test to detect and follow the progression of a deadly fungal disease responsible for decimating snake populations in the Midwest...

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On the Web
Jul 20, 2014

Turtle Gratitude

On the Web - After being freed from a dangerous entanglement, a sea turtle seems to make a conscious decision to return and express thanks to its rescuer.  Enjoy this heartwarming video.

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On the Web
Jul 20, 2014

Britain’s Oldest Pet?

On the Web - Enjoy this cool story about a 116 year old Hermann’s tortoise named Tommy.

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Jul 19, 2014

Turtle Dogs

YouTube - Watch this cool story about a group of dogs playing a significant role in conservation efforts for the ornate box turtle.

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On the Web
Jul 19, 2014

Fool Me Twice

On the Web - A neat little video news story about a young sea turtle named Voldemort that has been rescued twice in as many weeks for having been caught on a...

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On the Web
Jul 18, 2014

Big, Spiky Meal

On the Web - Have you ever thought about just how tough the inside of a snake’s body must be?  Check out these amazing photos and video of a large Australian olive...

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On the Web
Jul 18, 2014

Threatened Garters

On the Web - Two species of garter snakes—the northern Mexican garter snake (Thamnophis eques megalops) and narrow-headed garter snake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus)—are being added to the list of threatened species by the...

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Facebook
Jul 17, 2014

Tortured Tortoise

Facebook - The video is viral and we don’t feel the need to share it here. What we are happy to share is the evidence that Florida Fish & Wildlife...

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Ball-Pythons.net
Jul 15, 2014

In the News in a Good Way

Ball-Pythons.net - A belly-dancing member makes the local news with an upbeat and positive article about keeping snakes as pets and being an ambassador for them to the general public. ...

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On the Web
Jul 14, 2014

Better Watch What You Eat

On the Web - A small horn-nosed viper took on just a bit too much when it decided to eat a centipede that was too large, and possibly too alive, for its...

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On the Web
Jul 13, 2014

Electric Adhesion

On the Web - A very cool article looking into the possibility of electrostatic forces being a part of the reason sticky-footed geckos are so sticky.

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On the Web
Jul 13, 2014

Turtles on the Runway

On the Web - Scientists work hard to figure out why large groups of diamondback terrapins are drawn to one of the runways at Kennedy Airport in New York.

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On the Web
Jul 13, 2014

Changing with the World

On the Web - An interesting article detailing changes in common native frogs’ tadpoles to defend against an invasive crawfish species.

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On the Web
Jul 13, 2014

Hope for Frogs

On the Web - Scientists believe that some amphibian species may be able to develop a resistance to the deadly chytrid fungus responsible for decimating populations around the world.

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

Sea Turtle Gets Wings

On the Web - A green sea turtle in Israel received a very specialized prosthetic using design elements from an F-22 jet fighter after losing both left flippers.

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

New Threat to Amphibians

On the Web - In addition to the chytridiomycosis fungal disease believed to be responsible for decimating amphibian populations worldwide, scientists now believe that the ranavirus may also be posing a significant...

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

Endangered Dining

On the Web - The Chinese government is using harsher penalties to crack down on the cultural practice of consuming endangered animals, but so far have had little impact on the sale...

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On the Web
Jul 12, 2014

Pet Store Break-In

On the Web - Two thieves broke into a Florida pet store and stole several snakes, lizards, and some electronics.

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USARK
Jul 11, 2014

USARK: West Virginia Update

USARK - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers remains active in West Virginia with the passing of their new Dangerous Wild Animals Act.  Read here to find out how...

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