Reptile News

On the Web
Aug 21, 2014

Giant Debut

On the Web - A beautiful pair of mature Aldabra tortoises are making their debut in a new exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.

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On the Web
Aug 18, 2014

Pine Snakes and Roads

On the Web - Doctoral students did a study on roadside ecology, including how the roads impact the habitat and lives of northern pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus).

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On the Web
Aug 18, 2014

Struggling but Surviving

On the Web - An interesting article about how rare frogs are surviving through difficult drought conditions in California.

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On the Web
Aug 17, 2014

Deadly Beauty

On the Web - Meet the beautiful and amazing boomslang snake.  Once thought completely harmless to humans, it was discovered in the late 1950’s to have one of the deadliest venoms in...

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On the Web
Aug 17, 2014

Hung like a Turtle?

On the Web - Here’s a fascinating and eye-opening look at the anatomy of the male sex organ in Chelonian species (turtles and tortoises).  It’s far more impressive than one would expect...

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On the Web
Aug 17, 2014

Controversial Gator Hunt

On the Web - Wildlife officials in Florida are allowing a limited number of hunters into a protected wildlife sanctuary in order to hunt American alligators.

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On the Web
Aug 16, 2014

The Cuban Crocodile

On the Web - Enjoy this excellent article on Crocodylus rhombifer, a smaller crocodile species that can be found only in isolated parts of Cuba.

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On the Web
Aug 16, 2014

Talking Turtles

On the Web - Check out this fascinating article about a scientific study showing that certain turtles in the Brazilian Amazon use different sounds to communicate a variety of different actions.

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On the Web
Aug 16, 2014

Dangerous Water

On the Web - A pygmy rattlesnake was found hiding in a case of bottled water purchased at a local Walmart.

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On the Web
Aug 16, 2014

Snake Invasion

On the Web - A family in Florida is freaking out after repeatedly finding harmless, baby rat snakes in their home.  How many herp lovers would want to trade homes with them?

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On the Web
Aug 15, 2014

Gadget Tortoises

On the Web - The Aspen Art Museum is defending their controversial exhibit in which sulcata tortoises have been equipped with iPads to carry around on their shells.

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On the Web
Aug 15, 2014

Mystery Solved?

On the Web - A large Burmese python was captured in a Florida neighborhood that had recently experienced a rash of cat disappearances.  There’s another good reason to keep your kitties locked...

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On the Web
Aug 15, 2014

Tortoise Arrested?

On the Web - A large sulcata tortoise was found wandering the streets of suburban Los Angeles and picked up by police, eventually to be reunited with his human family.

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On the Web
Aug 15, 2014

Froggie Dopplegangers

On the Web - Scientists are puzzling over two different species of frogs in Malaysia that look virtually identical but are genetically different.

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On the Web
Aug 14, 2014

Historical Amphibian Journey

On the Web - Scientists are using DNA sequence data to uncover the history of amphibian migration across the continents.

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On the Web
Aug 10, 2014

Of Tortoises and Touchscreens

On the Web - Scientists studying the brain structure of reptiles have taught redfooted tortoises to recognize and use a computer touch screen.

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On the Web
Aug 10, 2014

Mysteries of Sperm Storing Snakes Revealed

On the Web - A scientist in Darwin, Australia studies the phenomenon of female snakes storing sperm in order to fertilize eggs months or even years after mating.

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Aug 9, 2014

Prehistoric Pets: A Heartbreaking Loss

YouTube - Jay Brewer talks about the tragic loss of Twinkie, the albino reticulated python that was the Guinness record holding world’s largest albino python in captivity and a cornerstone...

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On the Web
Aug 9, 2014

Something Cool for UK Readers!

On the Web - Are dinosaurs considered “herps”?  For sure, reptile lovers feel a special affinity for the ancient giants.  Those living in the United Kingdom have an awesome opportunity to view...

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On the Web
Aug 9, 2014

Turtles Protected by the British Crown

On the Web - On the remote UK territory of Ascension Island, green sea turtles are making a come-back since the government commitment to protect critical nesting beaches.

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