Author: John Virata

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Clarion Nightsnake Rediscovered On Mexico's Clarion Island

Clarion Nightsnake Rediscovered On Mexico's Clarion Island

Hypsiglena unaocualrus has not been seen since it was first discovered in 1936. [...]
Frog Skin Mucus Can Be Tested For Chytrid Resistance

Frog Skin Mucus Can Be Tested For Chytrid Resistance

Scientists use midwife toad skin mucus to develop a defense against the chytrid fungus. [...]
Reward Offered For Info Leading To Killers Of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist

Reward Offered For Info Leading To Killers Of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist

Jairo Mora Sandoval, who worked to protect the leatherback sea turtle was murdered last week in Costa Rica. [...]

Appalachian Salamanders Shrinking Due To Climate Change

Study noticed an 8 percent decline in salamander size from 1980 to 2012. [...]
Crocodile Hunter's Cameraman Reveals Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Crocodile Hunter's Cameraman Reveals Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Justin Lyons, Steve Irwin's cameraman details the last moments of the Crocodile Hunter's life. [...]
Georgia Copperhead Populations Rise As Kingsnake Populations Decline

Georgia Copperhead Populations Rise As Kingsnake Populations Decline

Study authors say loss of predator pressure by kingsnakes lets copperhead populations grow. [...]
Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating In Seaweed

Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating In Seaweed

Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre. [...]
Python Eats Crocodile At Australia's Lake Moondarra

Python Eats Crocodile At Australia's Lake Moondarra

Python struggles with crocodile more than four hours until croc succumbs. [...]

Vet Confirms New Zealand Prime Minister Is Not A Reptile

Auckland man files Official Information Act Request for proof that the prime minister is not a reptile. [...]
How Flying Snakes Fly

How Flying Snakes Fly

The paradise flying snake's body is flattened as it glides through the air. [...]
Blanding's Turtle Conservation Work Honored in Illinois

Blanding's Turtle Conservation Work Honored in Illinois

The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species. [...]
Sea Turtles Ingesting More Plastic Than 25 Years Ago

Sea Turtles Ingesting More Plastic Than 25 Years Ago

Researcher analyzed 37 sea turtle studies that date from before 1900 to 2011. [...]
Video: Croc Nearly Makes A Meal Out Of Handler

Video: Croc Nearly Makes A Meal Out Of Handler

Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo is known for its trainers who place their heads in the jaws of crocodiles. [...]
Kennedy Brothers Rescue Leatherback Sea Turtle, Get Investigated By NOAA

Kennedy Brothers Rescue Leatherback Sea Turtle, Get Investigated By NOAA

The leatherback sea turtle rescue was in violation of the Endangered Species Act. [...]
Herping In Hawaii

Herping In Hawaii

O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles. [...]
Video: Curious Kitten Freaked Out By A Pair Of Bearded Dragons

Video: Curious Kitten Freaked Out By A Pair Of Bearded Dragons

Viral video shows inquisitive kitty jumping and flipping over Pogona vitticeps. [...]
Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Protections Overseen By Oil Lobbyists

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Protections Overseen By Oil Lobbyists

Texas Habitat Conservation Foundation formed by Texas Oil and Gas Association Board Members. [...]
South African Herper's Desert Rain Frog Video Goes Viral

South African Herper's Desert Rain Frog Video Goes Viral

Reptile breeder Dean Boshoff captured video of Breviceps macrops while camping in country's Northern Cape. [...]
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