Desert Spiny Lizard — Catching Some Sun — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Sometimes when I’m out in the field I come across unexpected opportunities. Such is the case with today’s image, a Desert Spiny Lizard that I caught in the act of warming up in morning sunshine. A couple […]

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Witness Post: Chuckwalla — Henry E. Hooper

Witness Post: Chuckwalla As an early teen and camper with the Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions in New Mexico, I was introduced to one of the meanest looking reptiles in the desert. Called the Chuckwalla, it looked ferocious. Little did I know that it was all just for show and that our counselor, Roy Barnes, liked to […]

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Leopard Gecko Rescue Stories: Alexander — Leopard Gecko Care

Leopard Geckos are a great starter reptile, but unfortunately there is sometimes a misconception that they are extremely easy to look after, which isn’t the case and can lead to them being given the incorrect care. They require a special setup, the correct diet and have different needs to mammals, and unfortunately there are lots […]

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Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR

Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)

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5-foot rattlesnake caught ‘dancing’ atop tree in New Mexico

There was an added complication to keen hunter Frank Gonzales’s scouting trip in Nutt, New Mexico, on August 19.Gonzales spotted a five-foot-long rattlesnake that appeared to be dancing in the high branches of a tree while he was scouting suitable ground for the upcoming hunting season.Uploading the unnerving sight to Facebook, Gonzales wrote: “Not only did we have to watch for rattlesnakes on the ground but the dang trees too.” Credit: Frank Gonzales via Storyful

Watch the video here.

Arkansas snake flying home after hitching a 2,000-km ride to Canada in truck tires

a close up of a snake: This snake made a long journey from the U.S. to Canada, and now it's heading home, the Toronto Wildlife Centre says.
© Toronto Wildlife Centre This snake made a long journey from the U.S. to Canada, and now it’s heading home, the Toronto Wildlife Centre says.

“A young western rat snake that snuck into a shipment of transport truck tires for a long ride to Canada is being flown back home.”

Read all about this snake’s wild ride here.