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Archive for February, 2018


   Feb 28

Amazon Tree Boas

This yellow example was found hanging from a low limb only a few meters from camp. Amazon tree boas! The finding of one of these variably colored snakes was always exciting. More often than not, the color of Corallus hortulanus would be of some shade of brown dorsally and orange to off-white ventrally. But there […]

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   Feb 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Uromastyx

What amazing colors Uros come in, like this ornate in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user plietz! 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  (770) […]

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   Feb 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

There is no denying the extreme cute factor of this Xenopus laevis in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user Krallenfrosch ! 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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   Feb 26

Crocodile Tegu

The crocodile tegu is a largely aquatic, 2 foot long, Amazonian species. Kayaking the shallows of the Rio Orosa, a beautiful river in Amazonian Peru, whether by day or night, was always a pleasurable and sometimes an exciting pastime. Finding birds and an occasional caiman, with the possibility of finding such taxa as caiman lizards, […]

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   Feb 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Bullsnake

Monday’s are just a giant load of bull sometimes. Sadly it is not usually as fun as the load of Bullsnakes in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user hermanbronsgeest ! Be sure to tell oursnakes you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could […]

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   Feb 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Massive support is needed in the conservation of the gorgeous Massasauga Rattlesnake all across the country. That is why they take the spotlight today in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user ratsnakehaven ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian […]

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   Feb 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake

The West Alpine locality momma is holding tight to those new eggs in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user oursnakes ! Be sure to tell oursnakes 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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   Feb 22

Inside Madagascar's Smuggled Beauty

A suitcase full of smuggled tortoises seized in a raid in Madagascar. Photograph: Courtesy of Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) Most animals found on Madagascar are only found there and that is where the attraction lies. For years, those trying to protect the animals on the island have run into corrupt government officials and weak laws […]

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   Feb 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Watersnake

This sassy lil watersnake had to stop and eat a toad in the yard before the photographer captured it for our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user dinahmoe ! 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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   Feb 21

A Mock Viper

As an adult, the mock viper attains a length of only 15 inches. Hirnan, our boat captain, was not a great fan of snakes. Frogs, salamanders, turtles, crocodilians, lizards were all OK, but when snakes were encountered, they and Capitan Hirnan quickly parted company. We had been were on a discus (tropical fish) finding foray […]

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   Feb 21

Fossil gives insight to Aldabra's historic predator

An Aldabran giant tortoise from the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, feeding on algae. A new study suggests these giant tortoises might once have been hunted by giant, prehistoric crocodiles. Credit Dennis Hansen/University of Zurich, Switzerland Today Aldabra Atoll, part of the Seychelles, is predator free, but a recent discovery of a fossilized jaw […]

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   Feb 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Love Your Pet Day

It is National Love Your Pet Day and to not be outdone by our mammal counterparts, a very old pic of a member and his pet Crested Gecko in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pac-man! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian […]

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   Feb 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

Not a very common sight, but these Brahminy blind snakes are the spotlight today in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Canes05! 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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   Feb 19

Herp News Round Up: Salamanders, celebrities and education

Congratulations to the Honoulu Zoo on their new Giant Salamander exhibit! Two females — Panda and Maru — and one male — Peace — were gifted to the Honolulu Zoo on Feb. 20, 2014 by the Asa Zoo in Hiroshima, Japan to honor what was then the 55th anniversary of the sister city relationship with […]

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   Feb 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! To end the week, this Jackson’s Tree Snake (Thrasops jacksonii) comes in to represent rear-fangs for our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Claus ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to […]

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   Feb 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

Curiosity doesn’t seem dangerous to this Nile Monitor in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user Mantafish every once in a while! 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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   Feb 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Kenyan Sand Boa

This Kenyan Sand Boa is helping us at ks.com wish you allHappy Valentine’s Day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Thera, in our herp photo of the day! 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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   Feb 14

Pink Coachwhips

A young western coachwhip from the “pink” Big Bend population. There’s one! Stop! This was Jake informing me that while I had been watching a pyrrhuloxia (a cardinal-like bird) on the powerline I had motored past a good sized pink phase western coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum testaceus, that had been concealed by long roadside grass. The […]

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   Feb 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

How cute is this Pacman Frog in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user doobie119 ! 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 Ear and Forehead Baby […]

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   Feb 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon

Everyone feels just like this little chameleon does here in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user 1Sun every once in a while! 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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   Feb 12

Sonoran Sidewinder

As first seen from the car, a Sonoran sidewinder. OK, Frank. This is my last night here (Tucson). Let’s find a sidewinder. It had been well over a decade since I had last sought a sidewinder of any subspecies, and probably 20 years since I had last seen the Sonoran form, Crotalus cerastes cercobombus. Although […]

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   Feb 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

What a fabuoous shot of a Great Basin Rattlesnake in Utah in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user crocman6594! 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 […]

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   Feb 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

Here’s to hoping this IJ Jag in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user StonedReptiles makes your day a bit brighter!! 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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   Feb 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

Despite their reputation of being angry, the beauty of a Tokay gecko puts it front and center in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user stingray! 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 […]

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   Feb 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana

How beautiful is this Ctenosaura quinquecarinata in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rockabirdie ! 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  (24) DocSeward Snake Hook, […]

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   Feb 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Caiman

Gotta love the sassy nature of the Schneider’s smooth-fronted caiman in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cpipes! 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  (77) […]

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   Feb 05

Northern Crawfish Frogs

“Waterwing” vocal sacs distended, a northern crawfish frog calls on a cold night. John called from KY and simply said the Crawfish Frogs are calling. He added,that he would meet me at such and such a place and to get my tail in gear and get up there. Well, I’ve driven a whole lot further […]

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   Feb 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

A great shot of a live (as they should be) Pygmy Rattlesnake on concrete in the field in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user JARHEAD1969 ! 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 […]

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   Feb 01

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

This gorgeous closeup of a Painted Turtle also shows a bit of old fashion home grown cage decor in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user trachemys ! 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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