Reptile News

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Jul 30, 2014

Representing Amphibians

Facebook - The California red-legged frog has been named the official state amphibian for California.

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On the Web
Jul 28, 2014

Surprise Under the Hood

On the Web - A woman in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the good Samaritan who stopped to help her after her car broke down were both shocked to find the reason...

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On the Web
Jul 28, 2014

Out for a Stroll

On the Web - Here’s a cool story about a giant Japanese salamander that decided to go for a stroll on the road.  See some pictures and a neat video showing the...

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Jul 27, 2014

UJR: The Snake on the Lake Report

YouTube - Urban Jungles Radio travels to the front lines of the Snake on the Lake scenario unfolding in Lake Hopatcong, NJ this week where a large snake is terrorizing...

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On the Web
Jul 27, 2014

The (Possible) Amazing Spider Ban

On the Web - Anthony, from theTurtleRoom, takes a look at a proposal being considered to list the spider tortoise species under the US federal Endangered Species Act and what such a...

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On the Web
Jul 27, 2014

Extreme Survival

On the Web - This is a fascinating article about how Alaskan wood frogs survive multiple freezes and thaws every winter, even during record-breaking cold.

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On the Web
Jul 27, 2014

Hope for Threatened Garter Snake

On the Web - The narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus) is a threatened species.  In 2007, the Phoenix Zoo received a small population of wild-caught animals in hopes of developing a conservation and...

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On the Web
Jul 26, 2014

Rattlesnakes Fighting Lyme Disease

On the Web - We often use or hear the argument that snakes help reduce the rodent population, but have you ever stopped to wonder how many wild ticks (that carry Lyme...

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On the Web
Jul 26, 2014

Business Permit Denied

On the Web - Fearful neighbors made a fuss and prevented an Iowa town from issuing a business permit to allow a breeder to sell snakes from his home.  The irony is...

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On the Web
Jul 25, 2014

Noah’s Ark at Heathrow

On the Web - So many live exotic animals, including countless endangered reptiles, are seized at London’s Heathrow Airport that they have dubbed the holding area for them as Noah’s Ark.  This...

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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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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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