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   May 26

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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   May 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

What makes a Monday more tolerable? A baby box turtle hatching like the one in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user norristhenut . Bonus shout out for World Turtle Day, which we missed this weekend! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos […]

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   May 25

The Search for a King

Hatchling Eastern Kingsnakes often have a bit of orange laterally. Jake and I wanted to see eastern kingsnakes, Lampropeltis g. getula, There are a few places where this subspecies can be found in northern Florida but Jake insisted that we’d have a better chance in Georgia. I’m easily swayed, so on a Sunday morning, about […]

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   May 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! The detail in this headshot of an Atrox is amazing in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user scserpents ! 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 […]

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   May 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Amevia

What a gorgeous little Ameiva in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Agata ! 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 No products found. Amazon Auto Links

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   May 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Racer

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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   May 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Lyre Snake

What wonderful field find in Mexico of this Lyre Snake 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 more Read more here: King Snake […]

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   May 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Helmeted Iguana

This Helmeted Iguana or Hernandez’s helmeted basilisk (Corytophanes hernandezi) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user chrish is quite the break from our usual. What a regal and stunning animal! 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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   May 18

A Rainy Spring Night in Tennessee

Black-chinned red salamander It had been an arduous drive from Florida to Tennessee. Traffic had been and continued to be heavy, the weather was warm, and scattered thunderstorms of considerable intensity had slowed traffic a bit. Drivers, often volatile, were inclined to be even more so when impeded in the slightest. We had long ago […]

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   May 16

ALERT: Wildlife-Borne Disease Prevention Act (Federal

In the most recent Covid-19 Relief package is a potential reversal of the USARK federal lawsuit victory by reinstating the ban on interstate transportation of species listed as injurious under the Lacey Act. That victory allowed for captive bred animals to be transported across state lines. This impacts the so called “Big 5” but also […]

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   May 15

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This beautiful pair of Copperheads are just things of beauty in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user ShadowChaser ! 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 […]

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   May 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

What a lovely field shot of a Northern Yellow-faced Turtle hatchling in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user frilly ! 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 No […]

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   May 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

Love is in the air with this pair of Gran Canaria giant lizards (Gallotia stehlini) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user John-C . 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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   May 12

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 No products […]

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   May 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Corn Snake

The colors on this Madison County locale corn snake in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user draybar are screaming! 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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   May 11

Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards

A pretty female Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard. Finding the creature, the Blunt-nosed leopard lizard, Gambelia sila, a Federally Endangered species.took several hours of concerted searching by Tom Tyning and me. We knew sila to be a resident of California’s Carizzo Plains, and it was in that area that we centered our efforts. We had been told […]

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   May 08

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This stunning Guarico Rattlesnake, uploaded by kingsnake.com user robnimmo is a thing of beauty to behold! 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 reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and […]

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   May 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

May this wild Alligator on the Peace River in Florida in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user JonathanH bring you a peaceful monday. 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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   May 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Chuckwalla

This Chuckwalla is feeling the warmth of the sun in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user NDokai ! 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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   May 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

Take a few moments today to follow the lead of this Giant Day Gecko in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user crazyrhacos and give yourself some time to relax! 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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   May 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Pine Snake

This Pine Snake looks so velvety smooth in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Jack77 ! 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 No products found. […]

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   May 04

The Red-eared Slider 101

A normal colored half grown red-ear.Thanks to aid and abetting by the human race (and more specifically the pet trade) the Red-eared Slider, Trachemy scripta elegans, is now quite probably the most numerous and widespread turtle in the world. Originally known only from the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River Valley states, because of its popularity […]

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   May 01

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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   Apr 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

These two little Cresties seem a bit confused which way to go to food 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 and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Apr 30

Anticipation

Most anticipated are Speckled Rattlesnakes, Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus, in red white and blue, all in situ. As you read this Jake and I are hopefully either on our way back to the Sonoran Desert or already there. We’re traveling westward with a list of “hope to sees” almost as long as the wheelbase of the […]

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   Apr 29

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 at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Apr 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Skink

Gotta love the smile from this Monkey Tail Skink in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user sreps ! 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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   Apr 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

The Northern Leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) is an fairly widespread US Native species that get a spotlight in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Terry_Cox! 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! […]

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   Apr 27

Let’s Roll Some Marbles

This aberrant marbled salamander was found in South Carolina. At a total length of 3 ½ to 5 inches, when adult the pretty little marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum, is only about half the length of the more familiar spotted salamander.The marbled salamander ranges southward from extreme souther NH to peninsular Florida and then westward to […]

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   Apr 24

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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   Apr 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Bearded Dragon

One little, two little, three little Bearded Dragons in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user dedragons ! It’s three for Thursday! 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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   Apr 23

Sonoran Collared Lizards

This Sonoran Collared Lizard was in the Collection of Will Wells. Tom had directed me up some rather horrible road that ascended into the mountains in the interior of Organ Pipe National Monument. The Trooper bounced and spun its way upwards. Tom sat there, intermittently singing to himself and complaining about the bumpiness of the […]

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   Apr 22

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day, we bring you this newly hatching Snapping Turtle in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pigletto symbolize new life! 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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   Apr 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

This Timor Python in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user carlovandunsure has her eye on you! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Have a safe New Years Eve! 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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   Apr 20

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 No products found. […]

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   Apr 20

The Big-headed Turtle

Although not brightly colored, big-headed turtles were popular with hobbyists. The chelonian family Platysternidae is represented by a single southeast Asian aquatic turtle species. This is the Big-headed turtle, Platysternon megacephalum. This species is distributed in one or the other of its 3 valid subspecies (megacephalum, shiui, and peguense), in southern China (including Hainan Island), […]

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   Apr 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This is a stunning shot of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake in our Herp 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, not just rattlesnakes. […]

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   Apr 16

Herp Photo of the Day:Corn Snake

This little cornsnake must have been racing to get out of the egg ahead of his siblings in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cochran ! 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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   Apr 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Pine 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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   Apr 16

Coral Pipe Snake

Note the tiny eyes and lack of eyecap on this burrowing snake.This primitive snake possesses a vestigial pelvic girdle that is represented externally by a pair of cloacal spurs. It is an ovoviviparous (live-bearing) species. It is non-venomous, and its diet consists mainly of other ectothermic species (caecilians, frogs, burrowing lizards and burrowing snakes). The […]

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