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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  (690) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian […]

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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  (690) Zilla […]

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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  (77) DocSeward Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ […]

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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  (58) Exo Terra […]

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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  (209) Flukers 5.5" […]

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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  (35) Electric Pet Heating Pad, […]

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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  (1193) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank […]

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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  (455) Fluker's […]

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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  (27) SWEETER HEATER Infrared […]

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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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   Sep 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Today we bring you this serene headshot of a lovely Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus), uploaded by kingsnake.com user MartinWhalin1 ! This guy was found in the wild in Arizona and as you can see, he was respected by the herpers and he gave them respect in return. Be sure to tell them […]

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   Sep 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

This gorgeous Ctenosaura quinquecarinata is just hanging around 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  (478) BYB […]

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   Sep 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

This kingsnake has perfect camouflage in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rick d ! 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  (166) Fluker's All Natural Premium Sand […]

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   Sep 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

This young banded water snake being very curious in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user casichelydia ! 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  (368) Exo Terra Repti-Glo […]

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   Sep 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

So many colors! This is one gorgeous Dumeril’s boa 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 and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (382) Zoo Med […]

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   Sep 24

Three Non-native Color-changing Anoles Now in Florida

The green bark anole, Anolis distichus dominicensis, may still be seen in a few isolated Florida hammocks. The established alien anoles in Florida range from Lake Okeechobee southward to the Keys and in size from the 4 ½ inch long bark anoles, A. distichus ssp., to the gigantic, foot and a half long, knight anole, […]

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   Sep 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! The true American Icon, the Atrox, or Western Diamondback stands his ground in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user juzior ! 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 […]

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   Sep 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

This Mexican Pine Snake (Pituophis deppei jani) is ready for action in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pitparade . 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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   Sep 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

This beautiful Trans-Pecos Rat Snake is holding on to her most valueable treasure in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pecoskid ! 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: […]

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   Sep 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

Loving this Blue tongue skink just chilling in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user PatS . 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  (43) Rep-Cal SRP00300 […]

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   Sep 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon

This Ambilobe Panther Chameleon is all fired up in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user vinniem1210! Be sure to tell vinniem1210 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  (455) Fluker's […]

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   Sep 17

One (and Maybe a Second) Native Anole

Native or not, that is the question. The Florida bark anole, Anolis distichus floridana. Of the Baker’s dozen (maybe 14) anole species that are still listed as being present in the USA, there are probably at least 2 taxa that no longer occur. And of those listed only 2 are native. These are the color […]

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   Sep 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Loving the close-up of this Southern Pacific Rattlesnake in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user goombaorigato ! 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 help […]

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   Sep 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Gharial

How awesome is this group of breeding Gharials in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Lucky_7 . 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  (145) TetraFuana […]

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   Sep 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Snake

This is a once in a lifetime shot! How cool is this field shot of an Alameda whipsnake grabbing a meal 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 and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them […]

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   Sep 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Axolotl

If this axolotl in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user tadpoleo doesn’t make you smile, I am not sure what will! 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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   Sep 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What a cool field shot of this Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user reptoman ! 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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   Sep 10

The Gray Treefrogs

Once thought to be restricted to southernmore locales, Cope’s gray treefrog is now known to occur pretty much over the entire range of the gray treefrogs. This is Hyla chrysoscelis. Two genetic terms, diploid and tetraploid come into play when discussing these 2 lookalike species, the Gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor and Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla […]

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   Sep 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Do you know a diabetic? LLet them know that animals like this Gila Monster in our herp photo of the day in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user LJs Herps Are helping to save their lives! Medication made from the venom of Gila Monsters helps to keep blood sugar balanced for […]

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