Category: More Reptile Reading

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Chytrid Fungus That’s Killing Off Amphibians Causing Tropical Snake Species Collapse

Chytrid Fungus That’s Killing Off Amphibians Causing Tropical Snake Species Collapse

The loss of amphibians is having a negative cascade effect up and down the food web. [...]
Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

The bill, if signed into law, would affect thousands of jobs in a $100-million-a-year business. [...]
Pinta Island Tortoise Not Totally Extinct As Tortoise With 16 Percent Pinta Genes Discovered

Pinta Island Tortoise Not Totally Extinct As Tortoise With 16 Percent Pinta Genes Discovered

The tortoise will be part of a breeding program to bolster the population of the Pinta Island tortoise. [...]
Cave Dwelling Olm Salamander Doesn’t Move Much For Seven Years

Cave Dwelling Olm Salamander Doesn’t Move Much For Seven Years

Proteus anguinus does not move very far during its lifetime, which can reach 100 years. [...]
Aussie Snake Catcher Photographs Green Tree Frog Eating Coastal Taipan Snake

Aussie Snake Catcher Photographs Green Tree Frog Eating Coastal Taipan Snake

The green treefrog, despite being bitten by the coastal taipan snake, is apparently healthy and will be released February 7. [...]
Florida Urged To Require Turtle Excluder Devices For Blue Crab Traps

Florida Urged To Require Turtle Excluder Devices For Blue Crab Traps

Diamondback terrapins get caught in crab pots and drown, turtle experts say. [...]
Firefighter In Australia Successfully Performs CPR On Lizard

Firefighter In Australia Successfully Performs CPR On Lizard

After 10 minutes of CPR, the lizard was able to breathe on its own. [...]
Crocodile In Indonesia With Tire Stuck Around Its Neck Spurs Contest To Remove It

Crocodile In Indonesia With Tire Stuck Around Its Neck Spurs Contest To Remove It

It is not known how long the tire has been stuck around this Siamese crocodile's neck. [...]
Chester Zoo Hatches Three Bearded Pygmy Chameleons

Chester Zoo Hatches Three Bearded Pygmy Chameleons

The zoo is hoping to establish a robust breeding program for the species. [...]
Green Sea Turtle Rescued Off Argentina Pooped Out Plastic During Rehab

Green Sea Turtle Rescued Off Argentina Pooped Out Plastic During Rehab

The turtle, which is doing better, expelled more than 13 grams of plastic from its digestive system. [...]
2020 Florida Python Bowl Nets 80 Invasive Snakes

2020 Florida Python Bowl Nets 80 Invasive Snakes

The longest python was 12-foot, 7.3-inch, the heaviest python was 62-pounds, and the most pythons captured by an individual was 8. [...]
Aussie Researchers Receive $400,000 Grant To Help Save Pygmy Blue-Tongued lizard

Aussie Researchers Receive $400,000 Grant To Help Save Pygmy Blue-Tongued lizard

Pygmy blue-tongued lizards spend nearly all of their lives underground, in burrows constructed by trapdoor spiders. [...]
Were Snakes The Source Of The New Coronavirus Sickening And Killing Chinese?

Were Snakes The Source Of The New Coronavirus Sickening And Killing Chinese?

Researchers say that snakes were the likely cause of transmission to human, but others dispute that notion. [...]
Eastern Fence Lizard Saved From Glue Trap

Eastern Fence Lizard Saved From Glue Trap

A little mineral oil and a bit of elbow grease helped safely remove this eastern fence lizard from a glue trap. [...]
Eastern Indigo Snakes Breeding On Their Own In Alabama

Eastern Indigo Snakes Breeding On Their Own In Alabama

Researchers with Auburn University captured a young, 27-inch eastern indigo snake believed to be the offspring of captive bred specimens. [...]
Center for Biological Diversity Sues Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Two Map Turtle Species

Center for Biological Diversity Sues Trump Administration For Failing To Protect Two Map Turtle Species

The Pearl River map turtle and the Pascagoula map turtle are only known to inhabit two river systems in Mississippi and Louisiana. [...]
The State Of Texas Wants To Know When You See A Texas Horned Lizard

The State Of Texas Wants To Know When You See A Texas Horned Lizard

The Texas horned lizard is in decline in much of the state of Texas. It is illegal to possess this species. [...]
New Tibertan Frog Species, Liurana vallecula, Discovered And Described

New Tibertan Frog Species, Liurana vallecula, Discovered And Described

Liurana vallecula, has a snout-to-vent length of 20.4 mm, a reddish brown body coloration with dark brown streaks and a marbled pattern on the top of [...]
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