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Archive for November, 2016


   Nov 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Pine Snake

Oh Hi! This is one of the best shots of a pine snake I have seen in a long time in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ginter ! Look at the depth of color in the snake! AWESOME! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own […]

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   Nov 29

Herp Photo of the Day: Agama

Wary and keeping his distance, this agama is protecting his territory in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user aero_tiff ! 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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   Nov 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

Ball pythons will forever be a part of our world. This classic normal ball in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user stallmaster2 reminds me of where I started, how about you?! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you […]

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   Nov 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Can you get any more classic rattlesnake than the Western Diamondback posing our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user kevinjudd ! 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. It is our […]

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   Nov 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving.

From all of us at kingsnake.com, including this pilgrim Chuckwalla in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user John-C , these guys are full of personality and awesomeness! 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 […]

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   Nov 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

This sideneck turtle is playing shy in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user reptilicus81 ! 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  (700) Penn Plax Large […]

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   Nov 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

One week old and this chondro is glowing in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user KE! 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  (633) Zilla Reptile […]

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   Nov 22

Wild Horse Station

Trans-Pecos rat snakes were the species most commonly seen. With several mobile homes (cabins) scattered over the hilly terrain, and having a herp-friendly owner, Wild Horse Station is a magnet for herpers and birders. Although Jake and I had failed to make reservations earlier, we had lucked out. Mrs. Hammer (owner) still had one unrented […]

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   Nov 22

West of Comstock

Although a cool morning, eastern collared lizards were up and active. On our second night in Comstock we were treated to more rains and the only significant find was a DOR Baird’s rat snake. It was time to head west again. Radar showed clearing weather and the forecast in the Davis Mountains was for several […]

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   Nov 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

This juvenile alligator in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user mbwright82 brings us warm summer memories! 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  (259) BYB 100W […]

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   Nov 21

One more for Jeff Davis County!

These 3 Trans-Pecos copperheads were found on this trip. Our plans again changed, but only by a few minutes. The hour was late and we had decided to call it a night. Then, well on our way to the road exit, I decided “aww heck. Just one more pass and then we’d leave. I reversed […]

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   Nov 21

A Very Rainy Comstock

This little yellow mud turtle chose to be active during the deluge. We awakened to a persistent and thickening cloud cover rent in all directions by bolts of cloud to ground lightning. Thunderstorms surrounded us. Hmmmm. What now? We hadn’t driven all night only to be thwarted by storms. But as it turned out, thwarted […]

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   Nov 21

Jeff Davis County

This western diamondback was seen several times in one night. At dusk—a clear, warm, dusk– we found a vinegaroon! On a trip that had been plagued with evening downpours, that was a definite step in the right direction. Vinegaroons (aka whip scorpions or uropygids) are always a welcome find. Detaining it for photos induced the […]

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   Nov 20

Snake black market poses risk to humans and wildlife

By Herp News The illegal reptile trade, including venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items […]

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   Nov 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

These two boas are chilling in a fresh tub of water in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user BNixon ! I bet there were babies being made at some point here. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you […]

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   Nov 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Caecilian

Although often called incorrectly a rubber eel, this Rio Cauca Caecilian (Typhlonectes natans) in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user chrish is all amphibian! 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 […]

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   Nov 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Chuckwalla

This adorbs Chuchwalla looks like he is tired of all the drama we humans have in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user dvl and add to your colubrid craziness! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see […]

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   Nov 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Colubrid

So many colubrids, so little time! Check out this African Herald snake in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MVH4 and add to your colubrid craziness! 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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   Nov 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! The icionic Eastern Diamondback just chilling in the sand for our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user evil-elvis ! 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. It is our goal to […]

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   Nov 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

There is always something special with dart frogs like this one in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user FrogUs ! 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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   Nov 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

Stalking his next snack, this Croc Monitor is cool customer here in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user volleyballjoe ! 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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   Nov 08

Humans proven to recognize partially obscured snakes more easily than other animals

By Herp News A research team has used a new image processing tool to confirm that human visual system has evolved specifically to detect snakes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy new: $54.95 […]

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   Nov 08

Ancient toothed turtles survived until 160m years ago

By Herp News Today’s turtles don’t have teeth; they cut off their food using hard ridges on their jaws. But their ancestors were not so dentally challenged. A team of international researchers has now discovered that turtles with remnants of teeth survived 30 million years later than previously thought. The researchers found evidence of this […]

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   Nov 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Tadpole

One normal, one leucy. A lovely shot of two leopard frog tadpoles in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user retnaburner ! 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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   Nov 07

A giant predatory lizard swam in Antarctic seas near the end of the dinosaur age

By Herp News Kaikaifilu is a new species of giant sea lizard (mosasaur) discovered in 66-million-year-old rocks of Antarctica. At about 10 meters long, it is the largest known top marine predator from this continent. It lived near the end of the dinosaur age, when Antarctica was a much warmer ecosystem, and fed on filter-feeding […]

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   Nov 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Gopher Snake

This vibrant Cape Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer vertebralis) in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pitparade will brighten your Monday for sure! 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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   Nov 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! It may not be a rattlesnake, hot patootie it’s a beauty!! This wild shot of a Death Adder from the Great Sandy Desert, uploaded by kingsnake.com user geoffcunningham assumes the traditional cobra pose for this photo! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all […]

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   Nov 03

Frog, toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot

By Herp News Climate change is currently one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and one of the groups of animals most affected by the increase in temperature is amphibians. A team of scientists studied how heat waves affect the dietary choices of three species of amphibian found on the Iberian Peninsula: the European tree […]

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   Nov 03

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

IF you have never experienced a group of Vietnamese Leaf Turtles at feeding time you are missing out! Much like this little one in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cod6545 , these guys are full of personality and awesomeness! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your […]

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   Nov 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Cribo

What a beauitiful noodle! Loving this hatching Cribo in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user alanB ! 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  (658) AmazonBasics […]

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   Nov 01

Herp Photo of the Day: Frilled Dragon

This little frillie in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user mizzy wants you to know he is the biggest baddest frillie in town and you can’t teach that! They are so cute as babies when they try to be tough! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your […]

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