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Archive for March, 2018


   Mar 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Check out this gorgeous Southern Pacific Rattlesnake in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user lichanura ! 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  (50) Repashy […]

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   Mar 29

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

A shout out to the little guys! Loving this Vinales Anole in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user macraei ! 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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   Mar 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

Such a common find for most of us, but a welcome one come spring! What a great Painted Turtle field shot for our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user PATMAN ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could […]

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   Mar 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

Godzilla doesn’t have a thing on the mighty Mata Mata as he patrols the depths of the water in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Geo! 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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   Mar 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

It is clear from our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Craig_V_Rensburg why some people call Naja nigricollis nigricincta Zebra Snakes! On Rattlesnake Friday, we celebrate ALL things venomous to hep raise their conservation status! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos […]

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   Mar 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Komodo Dragon

A True Giant. This Komodo Dragon takes center stage in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cowboyfromhell ! 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  (45) […]

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   Mar 21

Red-sided Garter Snake

A prettily marked red sided garter snake in eastern OK. Although to some degree all of the 12 subspecies of the common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, are variable in color and pattern, overall some subspecies are more colorful than others. The red-sided garter snake, T. s. parietalis, of our plains states (and far northward into […]

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   Mar 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Chuckwalla

Time to hit the Throwback machine for this one! This hatchling Chuckwalla in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user bj is from 1993! Proof that reptile pets are not a new thing! 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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   Mar 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

This gecko in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user eve is so bright we gotta wear shades. 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  (45) Rep-Cal […]

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   Mar 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

This black Roughie is monitoring the world in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cynthy07! 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  (217) Reptile Heat […]

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   Mar 19

The Brazilian Slider

Aquatic plants provided food and seclusion for these turtles. The 2 subspecies of the Trachemys dorbigni, are the southernmost of the red-eared slider group. The northernmost, T. d. braziliensis, occurs in various waterways in northern and central Brazil while the southernmost form, T. d. dorbignyi, occurs in southern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. Where the […]

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   Mar 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

A much happier #RattlesnakeFriday this week with a baby timber rattlesnake in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user jameswv! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! No round-ups this week, just a look at a new life. Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you […]

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   Mar 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Mangrove

Poised and watch, what a stunning Mangrove in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ptahtoo! 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  (467) Fluker's Buffet Blend […]

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   Mar 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Monitor

This female Kimberly Rock Monitor is just hanging out in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user bob! 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  (612) […]

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   Mar 14

On a Sunny Afternoon

Although this big eastern diamondback initially coiled when we surprised each other, It soon continued slowly across the road. The diamondback in front of the car was unhappy. It had emerged from the grassy expanse on my left and made it unchallenged halfway across the road when along came I. Swerving back and forth in […]

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   Mar 13

Jenna and George: A lifetime of love

Photo: Boyd Huppert, KARE 11 When Jenna had her 10th birthday party at the Milwaukee County Zoo, she received a gopher tortoise as a gift from the then director. That was in 1962. Jenna named the tortoise George and she grew up like any other normal Milwaukee kid in the 60’s, except she had a […]

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   Mar 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

Such a lovely contrast against the blue, this Angolan Python takes the spotlight in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user EdCB ! 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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   Mar 12

Gone But Not Forgotten

Scattered roofing tins were eagerly sought by herps and herpers alike. I’m unsure of the year, but it was probably in the late 50s or early 60s, Gordy Johnston and I motored to Arkansas to visit Denny Miller. At that time there were woodlands, trash piles, pieces of cardboard, and discarded newspapers (today, in any […]

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   Mar 09

Rattlesnake Round-ups Celebrate Animal Abuse

Looking into the Rattlesnake Pit – Sweetwater Texas – Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur Nothing says “quality family time” like beheading live animals with blunt force trauma to the head, or skinning them alive! If you have young children, they can paint in the blood of the recently slaughtered on the hand-print wall in the children’s […]

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   Mar 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

This American Alligator is chilling like a villian in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user mwright82 ! 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  (217) Reptile […]

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   Mar 07

Florida Green Water Snakes

In February, with temperatures still in the mid-40s, Florida green water snakes were basking and breeding. My target on that seasonably warm mid-February morning was Florida round-tailed muskrats. In the 3 hours I spent scanning the marsh, discounting the underwater activities of the little rodents, the total number of muskrats seen was a resounding zero. […]

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   Mar 07

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 photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (44) Tantora Premium […]

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   Mar 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

Love this gorgeous Moluccan python, Morelia clastolepis, in all its shimmering beauty in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user krantz! 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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   Mar 05

Living with Reptiles: Education, jail breaks and dining down under

The best way to overcome fears is to confront them head on and learn and that is why we love seeing these types of news stories! Recently in Australia, where everything can kill you, Sharna Ayton and her Tamworth Reptile Awareness show worked to change some perceptions. “It’s about giving reptiles a voice and getting […]

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   Mar 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Skink

Today’s herp photo of the day reminds us to always flip that tin! This five-lined skink was found with her eggs under a paving stone, uploaded by kingsnake.com user CDB_reptiles! 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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   Mar 05

Cuban Giant Toad

This Cuban giant toad was active near our motel. It was 10PM and I was strolling around the hotel at Playa Giron in Cuba’s Cienega Zapata, wearing a headlamp, just as if I knew what I was doing. In reality I knew only that it was dark and that in this general area there lived […]

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   Mar 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! What a stunning albino Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri) for our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user lichanura ! 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 […]

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   Mar 01

Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise

This Sulawesi Forest Turtle looks like he is ready to take on the world and dominate it in our herp photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user andystorts ! 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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