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Archive for September, 2016


   Sep 30

Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?

By Herp News Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, according to new research. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. […]

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   Sep 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Today we bring you this serene headshot of a lovely Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus), uploaded by kingsnake.com user MartinWhalin1 ! This guy was found in the wild in Arizona and as you can see, he was respected by the herpers and he gave them respect in return. Be sure to tell them […]

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   Sep 29

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

There is nothing Common about this Frog in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user kus . Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (1599) Zoo Med […]

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   Sep 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Garter Snake

So tiny and cute! This young garter in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Scott_Felzer is seeing how he measures up. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Sep 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Skink

Loving the pose from this Cunningham’s Skink (Egernia cunninghami) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ilovemonitorliza. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (29) BYB […]

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   Sep 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Pine Snake

This Mexican Pine Snake (Pituophis deppei jani) is ready for action in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pitparade . Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King […]

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   Sep 24

Fate of turtles, tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature

By Herp News Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered, because they are being traded, collected for food and medicine and their habitats are being degraded. Understanding the […]

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   Sep 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Today we bring you this classic pose with from an Eastern Massasauga, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MartinWhalin1 ! This guy is doing what rattlesnakes do best. Trying to hide and stay safe. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles […]

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   Sep 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Frilled Dragon

Smug Frilled Dragon is just waiting for a reason to flair out in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cochran . Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Sep 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana

What an adorable trio of Banana Pectinatas in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user kellyp. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (37) Exo Terra Short […]

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   Sep 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Hognose

And the Oscar goes to this Hognose in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MCMB . They are SUCH drama queens. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Sep 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Skink

Loving this Blue tongue skink just chilling in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user PatS . Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (686) Zoo Med […]

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   Sep 16

How rattlesnakes got, and lost, their venom

By Herp News Millions of years ago, the ancestor of modern rattlesnakes was endowed with a genetic arsenal of toxic weaponry. But in a relatively short period of evolutionary time, different types of snakes kept different types of toxin genes, and shed others. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried […]

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   Sep 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Today we bring you the Central American jumping pitviper (Atropoides mexicanum), uploaded by kingsnake.com user Gaboonviper1388 ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to the world. Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, […]

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   Sep 15

Bats use second sense to hunt prey in noisy environments

By Herp News Like many predators, the fringe-lipped bat primarily uses its hearing to find its prey, but with human-generated noise on the rise, scientists are examining how bats and other animals might adapt to find their next meal. According to a new study, when noise masks the mating calls of the bat’s prey, túngara […]

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   Sep 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Newt

What a serene photo! This gorgeous California newt in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user AndrewFromSoCal takes you right into the field. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more […]

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   Sep 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon

Loving the electric blue on this Panther Chameleon in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user viper1 . Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (1209) K&H […]

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   Sep 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

Love em or hate em, Bullfrogs are everywhere! Just like this handsome one in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user herper_fromMS , They are loved where they are native and loathed where they are invasive. I live in the midwest, so native love! Be sure to tell them you liked it […]

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   Sep 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

We are LOVING this motley snow Boa Constrictor in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Sharkman20 , is ready to take no prisoners! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read […]

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   Sep 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This certainly is not a rattlesnake, but it is a beautiful venomous creature. What a great close up of a Gaboon Viper, uploaded by kingsnake.com user magnum26 is full of sassy and potentially life-saving venom! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of […]

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   Sep 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

Ohhhh He so mad!!! This Sulawesi forest turtle in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user andystorts , is ready to take no prisoners! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read […]

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   Sep 07

Snake eats lizard eats beetle: Fossil food chain from the Messel Pit examined

By Herp News Scientists have examined a spectacular discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage site Messel Pit: A fossil snake in whose stomach a lizard can be seen, which in turn had consumed a beetle. The discovery of the approximately 48-million-year-old tripartite fossil food chain is unique for Messel; worldwide, only one single comparable piece […]

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   Sep 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Tree Boa

Amazon Tree Boas are some of the most photogenic snakes in our world, like this one in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user BPruett , always perfectly posed! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them […]

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   Sep 06

Global warming data not enough to predict animal extinction, lizard study finds

By Herp News Current models used to predict the survival of species in a warming world might be off target because they ignore the spatial distribution of shade, report scientists. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.32 […]

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   Sep 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Anaconda

This juvenile yellow Anaconda is ready for his close-up in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user mattf77 , and fondly remembering of our old friend Bert! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! […]

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   Sep 05

Blue coral snake, calliophis bivirgata: A mysterious beauty armed with exotic toxins

By Herp News Toxicologists in Malaysia published the first report on the venom proteome correlating toxic functionalities of the Malayan blue coral snake, an exotic species from the country. The toxins are unique among snakes and have deep implication on antivenom production and drug discovery. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) […]

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   Sep 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana

What is that? You thought there were only Green Iguanas? The club tail iguanas are smaller, full of sass and come in so many brilliant colors, like this Ctenosaura quinquecarinata in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rockabirdie , and fondly remembering of our old friend Bert! Be sure to tell […]

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   Sep 04

‘Ghost snake’ discovered in Madagascar

By Herp News Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it ‘ghost snake’ for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced ‘luu luu,’ which means ghost in Malagasy. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter […]

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   Sep 04

Organized poaching is decimating Madagascar’s sea turtles

By Herp News The illegal hunting of Madagascar’s sea turtles is reaching a crisis level as a result of organized trafficking networks says a team of conservationists. The team asserts that the recent spike in the exploitation of marine turtles is being driven by increasing demand for marine turtle meat and oil both on local […]

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   Sep 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This certainly is not a rattlesnake, but it is a beautiful venomous creature. This hatchling Monocoled Cobra, uploaded by kingsnake.com user abyssus is full of sassy and potentially life-saving venom! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their […]

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   Sep 01

Herp Photo of the Day: Lacerta

Seriously, why do we not see more of these as pets!? Loving this Jeweled Lacerta in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user krloucks , and fondly remembering of our old friend Bert! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and […]

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