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Archive for January, 2018


   Jan 31

Herp Photo of the Day: Indigo

An amazing shot of this Indigo Snake in the field in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user ACO3124! 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  (610) […]

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   Jan 31

Western Massasauga

Coiled and posed, a western massasauga on the defensive. Although the various massasaugas, be they eastern, western, or desert, that I have encountered have moved away at reasonable speed, none, until my recent meeting with western massasaugas, Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus, in Kansas, had I thought of as “speedy.” But those Kansas examples have definitely altered […]

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   Jan 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Corn Snake

<img width="250" src="http://gallery.connectedbypets.com/data/70sunglow_motley_corn_stripe.JPG" alt=" Corn Snake, uploaded by kingsnake.com user jcherry” /> The best part about corn snakes is their wide variety of looks, like this Striped Sunglow Motley in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user jcherry! Be sure to tell them you like it here! Corn Snake, uploaded by kingsnake.com […]

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   Jan 29

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

This Diamond Python in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user CincyGrady really can be a girl’s best friend! 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  (40) […]

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   Jan 29

Prairie Rattlesnake

This prairie rattler was one of 3 found on our final day Central Kansas. Our targets were twofold—a western hognose, Heterodon n. nasicus, and a prairie rattler, Crotalus v. viridis.The afternoon sun shone from a cloudless sky with a palpable force. Despite being basically white in color the roadway we were on was uncomfortably hot. […]

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   Jan 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy 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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   Jan 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Salamander

What a great field shot of this Black Salamander found in a redwood forest in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user sc_shark! 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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   Jan 24

Western Plains Garter Snake

Western Plains garter snakes are pretty and brightly colored. When it seemed to us that the sun was so hot that it was baking those Kansas dikes, when all good rattlesnakes and Plains leopard frogs were concealed in the roadside grasses, when we had turned the car’s a/c to its lowest temperature, it was then […]

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   Jan 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

What a stunning shot of a Painted Mantella (Mantella baroni) in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user Hoosierfrogger starts your week out right! 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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   Jan 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

These adorable Crested Geckos are just hanging around in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user MOC_Reptiles ! 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  (610) Zoo […]

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   Jan 22

Painted Turtles, East, Central, West and South

The western painted turtle has carapacial reticulations and a red plastron that bears a complex dark figure. So pretty are painted turtles, collectively, that were they rare they would command formidably high pet trade prices. However not only are all 4 of the subspecies common, but they breed easily in captivity as well. In many […]

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   Jan 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Pine Snake

Hope your Monday shines like this Northern Pine does in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Turekj ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake […]

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   Jan 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

In celebration of all things venomous, ciccada is on the menu for this Copperhead in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user coolhl7 ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more […]

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   Jan 19

Indian Star Tortoises

Female Indian star tortoise nesting Indian star tortoises, Geochelone elegans. The adults, as hatchlings themselves bred at the Knoxville Zoo, were forwarded to Jim Harding by Bern Tryon about 20 years ago. Jim kept them for about 14 years and then deciding the (by then) adults needed some southern sunshine, he brought them to me. […]

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   Jan 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Basilisk

Alert and always keeping his eye on you, this Basiliscus plumifrons shines 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 photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Jan 17

Eastern fox Snakes

Eastern fox Snake waiting for a warbler meal on a cool morning. From a distance we could see that 9 feet above the ground in a sapling there was a brown ball. Why? What was it? We were on a noted wildlife sanctuary. We neared the “ball” and…Uh oh! Trouble! Not for us but for […]

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   Jan 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

Happy Wednesday from this gorgeous pair of Blue Tree Monitors in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user roadspawn ! 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 […]

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   Jan 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Vine Snake

It is hard to not see beauty when you look at the Asian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) our Herp Photo of the Day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user 13lackcat! 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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   Jan 15

Common Map Turtles

The aberrant carapacial scalation of this wild hatchling common map turtle was probably caused by overly warm incubation temperatures. Common map turtles, Graptemys geographica. First we saw one. A few moments later it was joined by 2 others, and 5 minutes later there were at least a dozen of these pretty turtles on the large […]

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   Jan 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Caecilian

Often called the rubber eel, this Rio Cauca caecilian (Typhlonectes natans) looks quite content in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user chrish! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read […]

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   Jan 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

This Cobra in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MaxPeterson just learned we celebrate venomous animals every Friday! Boy is he happy for the respect! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to the world. It is our goal to help dispel the fears […]

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   Jan 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

<img width="250" src="http://gallery.connectedbypets.com/data/127647anery_boa_2-med.jpg" alt=" Anery boa, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pythonas” /> This boa is chilling out for photo in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pythonas! Be sure to tell them you liked it here Anery boa, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pythonas” /> Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos […]

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   Jan 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Garter Snake

Stunning is the only word to describe this Oregon red spotted garter snake in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Concinnitor! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more […]

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   Jan 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

ADORABLE! There is no other way to describe the squee of cuteness that this hatchling Peach Throat Monitor has in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user MikesMonitors ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see […]

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   Jan 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

Hang in there, just like the Tree Frog in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user gerrygi! 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  (351) TetraFauna ReptoGuard […]

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   Jan 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Yeah we know, this Copperhead in our Herp Photo of the Day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user HerpLvr, isn’t a rattlesnake! Remember, we salute all our venomous lovelies on Fridays to help raise awareness of their need for greater conservation efforts for their benefit to the entire human race! Be sure to tell […]

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   Jan 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

The often-underestimated beauty of a Macklot’s python shines through in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Bob Garby! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake […]

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   Jan 03

Herp Photo of the Day: Crocodile

From his toothy grin, even this Nile Crocodile knows today is a good day in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user CDieter ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more […]

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   Jan 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Lyre Snake

A wonderful field find in Mexico of this Lyre Snake brightens the start of 2018 in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user Chuck_Ch ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read […]

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