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USARK Constrictor Rule Update: April 4, 2016

USARK Constrictor Rule Update: April 4, 2016

Being the party that appealed USARK’s preliminary injunction, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) carries the burden [...]
Indian Dancing Frog Tadpoles Finally Observed

Indian Dancing Frog Tadpoles Finally Observed

The Indian dancing frog (Micrixalus herrei), a frog that waves its legs when courting mates as well as in defense of its territory has been known to s [...]
New Viper Species Discovered in Ethiopia

New Viper Species Discovered in Ethiopia

University of Utah students snapped a picture of the new species in 2013. [...]

Researchers Determine Skin Color Of 10 Million-Year-Old Snake

With the help of a scanning electron microscope and the color palette of modern day colubrid snakes, researchers have devised a color pattern. [...]
USFWS Releases Draft Recovery Plan for Tiger Salamander

USFWS Releases Draft Recovery Plan for Tiger Salamander

The recovery plan for the California tiger salamander was 10 years in the making. [...]

Man Releases 13-foot Python inside Japanese Restaurant in California

A customer at a sushi restaurant in Studio City, Calif. was arrested after he apparently threw his 13-foot python at guests of the restaurant after an [...]
Wood Turtles Need Endangered Species Protections, Lawsuit Says

Wood Turtles Need Endangered Species Protections, Lawsuit Says

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming the service has not decided whether to list t [...]

Chinese Man Feeds Puppy to His Python And Gets Some Serious Flack

Chinese social media reacts with impunity at this man for feeding a puppy to his snake. [...]
You Think Vipers Are The Fastest Strikers? Think Again!

You Think Vipers Are The Fastest Strikers? Think Again!

While snakes of the viperidae family are perceived as the fastest strikers, the rat snake is oftentimes a faster striker than the vipers. [...]
83 Desert Tortoises up for Adoption in Arizona

83 Desert Tortoises up for Adoption in Arizona

Desert tortoises cannot be released back into the wild once they are kept in captivity. [...]
Check Out This New Species of Shieldtail Snake Just Discovered in India

Check Out This New Species of Shieldtail Snake Just Discovered in India

Khaire’s black shieldtail was discovered in India's southern Maharashtra, Goa, and northern Karnataka region. [...]
Reptile Fossil Discovered That Links Reptiles to Dinosaurs

Reptile Fossil Discovered That Links Reptiles to Dinosaurs

Teyujagua paradoxa fills an evolutionary gap between archosauriforms and more primitive reptiles. [...]
New Frog Species Discovered in Laterite Rock Formations of India

New Frog Species Discovered in Laterite Rock Formations of India

Microhyla laterite was discovered in laterite rock formations on India's coast. [...]
Florida Owner Of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

Florida Owner Of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year. [...]
Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year. [...]

New Bush Frog Discovered in Western Ghats Region of India

The frog was discovered in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve. [...]
Texas Rattlesnake Festival Runs March 12-13

Texas Rattlesnake Festival Runs March 12-13

Rattlesnake festivals have traditionally been a gruesome affair for the stars of the show. The rattlesnakes gathered for these spectacles usually ende [...]
Woman Bitten By Iguana At Marriott Hotel In Virgin Islands Sues Hotel Chain

Woman Bitten By Iguana At Marriott Hotel In Virgin Islands Sues Hotel Chain

A woman who was staying at the Marriott Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, claims she was bitten on the leg by an iguana while loun [...]
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