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Archive for October, 2018


   Oct 31

2018 Herp Symposium Live blog Day 1

Regretfully I missed the first talk. We will start with the second panel from the event. This is a live blog and will have errors. It is typed as the day goes. Panel 2 – Lacey Act Changes, Implications – Scott Hardin moderator Craig Martin, Chief of the Branch of aquatic invasive species, USFW Craig […]

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   Oct 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

This hatching Burmese python our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user OrangeTurtle is our inspiration as we prepare to head to the reptile legal summit. Seeing these back at shows this year reminded us WHY we keep fighting. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and […]

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   Oct 29

Herp Photo of the Day: Newt

What a stunning shot! 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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   Oct 29

Eastern Black Kingsnake

The Eastern Black Kingsnake, Lampropeltis nigra The Eastern Black Kingsnakes was recently revised from what was a sub-species to a full blown species, Lampropeltis nigra. This snake has a relatively small range when compared to many other species that used to also be included in what was the getula complex. A considerable amount of variation […]

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   Oct 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Let’s celebrate in the mighty southwest beauty of the Rock Rattlesnake here in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Janne ! 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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   Oct 23

Herp Photo of the Day: 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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   Oct 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

Hopefully this hatching Ctenosaura palearis in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ilovemonitorliza cures any case of the Mondays you might have! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King […]

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   Oct 22

The Dreaded Cacophony

Female Cuban treefrogs can attain a length of more than 5 inches. I had been told for years that the ”Dreaded Cacophony” was coming. And about 12 years ago it finally got here. The “dreaded cacophony” had become a reality. I think it was first heard in Alachua County, FL in a tiny temporary runoff […]

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   Oct 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! We know, this isi NOT a rattlesnake but Thai the King Cobra greeter at Wildlife Discovery Center in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user SoLA ! 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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   Oct 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

There is so much to love about Colubrids, so why not celebrate them with a big ole pile of beauty in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user xtranch ! 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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   Oct 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Caiman

This little Caiman in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user roadkill55 is feeling SASSY! 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  (803) Zoo Med Economy Analog […]

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   Oct 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What an awesome field shot of a Blue Spiny Lizard in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user arkherps ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (352) TetraFauna […]

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   Oct 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

What an adorable little tree frog in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user redjiboia ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (217) Reptile Heat Lamp Bulb – […]

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   Oct 15

Red-cheeked Mud Turtle

This is a very pretty male red-cheeked mud turtle. The turtles of the genus Kinosternon are distributed southward from extreme southern New York and North Carolina to northern Argentina. The common name—mud turtle—aptly describes most not only in color (muddy brown or gray—some species do have contrasting colors—white, yellow or red– on the cheeks) but […]

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   Oct 12

Texas Venomous Snake Myths Explained

Mottled Rock Rattlesnake gallery photo by Tom Lott Is the bite of of baby venomous snake more dangerous than an adult? Can a decapitated snake still bite? And does the “red and yellow kill a fellow” rhyme ring true? With answers by State herpetologist Paul Crump of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Elda […]

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   Oct 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday from this Sidewinder in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Uncloudy ! 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  (1215) Zoo Med […]

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   Oct 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

So simple and so beautiful. That is the black racer in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ReptileProducts ! 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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   Oct 10

Northern Pine Snakes

Northern Pine Snake gallery photo by user orchidspider Northern Pine Snakes, Pituophis melanoleucus, have fascinated North American Snake Enthusiasts since before I was born and have been discussed with whispered breaths since my introduction to snakes at pet stores, shows, zoos, native wildlife agencies, universities, herp societies, internet groups, and every other facet of the […]

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   Oct 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

What wonderful color contrast in this hatchling Mud Snake in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Godfrey ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (220) Fluker's Repta-Clamp […]

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   Oct 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What a beautiful Cuban Knight Anole in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user StPierre68 simply could not be any cuter! 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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   Oct 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

What a beautiful boa constrictor in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user biophiliacs . 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  (492) Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, […]

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   Oct 08

Green Anaconda

A profile of a 5 foot long green anaconda in Amazonian Peru. “Anaconda!” That word always brought an excited response from our tour clients in Amazonian Peru. As a matter of face, the finding of one of these potentially giant water boas brought feelings of excitement from us, the tour leaders. It is the green […]

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   Oct 07

Green mamba found after biting owner in Prague

Green Mamba kingsnake gallery photo uploaded by fangfatale A Green Mamba that bit it’s owner has been located and caught in a tree after an escape following the envenomation in Prague Czechoslovakia. According to the BBC the The woman, who was found unconscious by paramedics, had not registered the highly venomous snake, and is in […]

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   Oct 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy 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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   Oct 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What a handsome Caiman Lizard 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 photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here!http://gallery.kingsnake.com/photo.php?id=393527 …read more Read more here: King Snake  (612) Zoo Med Labs Mini Combo […]

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   Oct 03

Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake

“You’re kingsnake.com, where are all the kingsnakes?” Right here in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user trevid ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (29) DocSeward […]

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   Oct 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

This lacerta is loving to lounge in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user krloucks . 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 SRP00300 Herptivite […]

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   Oct 01

Herp Photo of the Day: Caecilian

This caecilian (Typhlonectes natans) is often incorrectly called the Rubber Eel, we just like his “smile” in this awesome close up 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 and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them […]

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   Oct 01

Three Non-Native Brown Anole Species Now In Florida

The large-headed anole is very locally distributed in South Florida. This is a confusingly variable, sexually dimorphic (males being the larger (to 8 inches) and bulkier) trio of anoles. Several anole species lack the ability to change colors from brown to green or vice versa, and these 3 are among the “unables.” Two of these, […]

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