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Animals Eat The Strangest Things: Vet X-Ray Contest Winner Is A Pet Frog

Animals Eat The Strangest Things: Vet X-Ray Contest Winner Is A Pet Frog

Veterinarypracticenews.com ran an X-Ray Contest for veterinarians to see what crazy items animals mistook for food and the winner was a frog. Guess wh [...]
Captured: Albino Monocled Cobra On Loose In Southern California

Captured: Albino Monocled Cobra On Loose In Southern California

UPDATE: the monocled cobra has been captured by Los Angeles County animal control officers. The officers used snake tongs to grab the snake that [...]
Four New Species Of See-Through Glass Frogs Discovered In Peru

Four New Species Of See-Through Glass Frogs Discovered In Peru

They are so cool that you will marvel at the pictures of these new species of frogs discovered by herpetologists in the Peruvian Andes. These little g [...]
Former Pro Wrestler Jake The Snake Roberts Hospitalized

Former Pro Wrestler Jake The Snake Roberts Hospitalized

For those of you who are old enough to remember, and were WWF wrestling fans since the beginning, one of the WWF’s biggest stars of the 1980s an [...]
Check Out This Albino Wood Frog From Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Check Out This Albino Wood Frog From Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

This albino wood frog was found in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. [...]
USARK Reptile Super Show Pomona Recap

USARK Reptile Super Show Pomona Recap

The Reptile Super show in Pomona was another great herp event thanks to show promoter Ramy Guirguis and all the great vendors. Successful, well-r [...]

Nicki Minaj Backup Dancer Bit By Boa During "Anaconda" Performance

Headline says it all. Weird as it is. A backup dancer performing with a six-foot-long boa constrictor was bit by the snake during Nicki Minaj's &q [...]
How Do Lizards Regrow Their Tails? Researchers Have Found The Answer

How Do Lizards Regrow Their Tails? Researchers Have Found The Answer

Did you ever wonder how some lizards can regenerate their tails after they drop them? Well, so have scientists at Arizona State University who have fo [...]
Turtles Can Talk To Each Other

Turtles Can Talk To Each Other

Turtle can talk to each other, and not just the teenage mutant ninja kind, as scientists in Brazil have successfully recorded giant South American riv [...]

Taiwanese Celebrate Lakers Star Kobe Bryant With Snake Sculpture

Taiwanese are known to do some strange stuff by Western standards (Taiwan definitely broadcasts interesting commercials and game shows), but this one [...]

Flock Of Flying Lizard Skeletons Found In Brazil

Flying lizards are so cool that there was a punk rock band in the 1970s that was named the Flying Lizards. However, there aren’t any lizard [...]
Black Rat Snake Resting After Vet Removes Ceramic Egg From Its Belly

Black Rat Snake Resting After Vet Removes Ceramic Egg From Its Belly

A black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus) that ate a ceramic egg in a chicken coop August 11 had the fake egg successfully removed on Tuesday, accord [...]
Twinkie The World's Largest Albino Reticulated Python Dies

Twinkie The World's Largest Albino Reticulated Python Dies

Twinkie, the world’s largest albino reticulated python (Python reticulatus) has died. She was a fixture at the Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley, C [...]
Celebrate World Lizard Day!

Celebrate World Lizard Day!

For those of you are lizard fans, today is World Lizard Day! What does that mean? It means you get to celebrate lizard day all day, around the world. [...]
Green Anole Memes Go Viral

Green Anole Memes Go Viral

What is up with memes and animals? Usually they are cat memes. Cats get most of the Internet glory with memes, and don’t get me started with the [...]
Tree Thinning At Lake Tahoe On Hold Due To Potential Negative Effects To Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog

Tree Thinning At Lake Tahoe On Hold Due To Potential Negative Effects To Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog

A tree thinning project to decrease the change of catastrophic wildfires at Lake Tahoe has been postponed due to concerns that the project could have [...]
Oregon Grandma Performs CPR On Bearded Dragon And Saves Grandson’s Pet

Oregon Grandma Performs CPR On Bearded Dragon And Saves Grandson’s Pet

Kudos to Sherrie Dolezal of Salem, Ore. for saving her grandson's beloved bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) via CPR, yes CPR. According to the Sta [...]
What Is Up With New Jersey And “Large” Snakes On The Loose?

What Is Up With New Jersey And “Large” Snakes On The Loose?

What is up with New Jersey and "large" snakes these past few weeks? First it was the as yet unfound and seemingly non-existent green anacond [...]
NY Woman Steals Ball Python From Petco, Crashes Into Firehouse During Getaway

NY Woman Steals Ball Python From Petco, Crashes Into Firehouse During Getaway

This woman obviously doesn't subscribe to the notion that crime doesn’t pay. A ball python costs, what $40 at Petco? Why would this woman st [...]
Two-Headed Turtle Thelma And Louise Dies

Two-Headed Turtle Thelma And Louise Dies

Last summer I reported on the birth of Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas river cooter (Pseudemys texana) that came into the world at the San Anton [...]
Mass Die Off Of Wood Frog Tadpoles Concerns Scientist

Mass Die Off Of Wood Frog Tadpoles Concerns Scientist

A mass die off of wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) in a half-acre pond in Brunswick, Maine has caused concern for the scientist who owns the po [...]
Lake Hopatcong Anaconda An Urban Legend

Lake Hopatcong Anaconda An Urban Legend

We reported a few weeks ago (Read story here) about the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) that was allegedly swimming in New Jersey's La [...]
Biologists Release California Red-Legged Frog Tadpoles Into Santa Monica Mountains

Biologists Release California Red-Legged Frog Tadpoles Into Santa Monica Mountains

About 850 tadpoles were released into two streams in the Santa Monica Mountains. [...]
USFWS To Analyze Potential Impact Of Pesticides On Amphibians

USFWS To Analyze Potential Impact Of Pesticides On Amphibians

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze certain pesticides on their impact on wildlife in the United States [...]
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