Lots of Snakes

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

superpredatorsexoticreptiles:

Siorghra is a total drama queen about shedding. The picture on the left is last shed and the one on the right is from tonight. Poor baby looks so uncomfortable! We always panic though because we think she’s dead but then we can see her breathing and then wake her up to be sure she’s okay.

reptiliaherps here’s Siorghra sleeping. She only does this when she’s super in blue but she’s definitely sleeping though. We have to wake her up each time to make sure she’s okay and she turns and looks at us like “who disturbs me from my slumber!?”

reptiglo:

Girls who set tortoise on fire have been arrested-

Two girls seen on a Facebook video torturing and killing a gopher tortoise on July 16 in front of an Orange Park home were arrested Friday by investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, and a 15-year-old juvenile were both charged with felony cruelty to animals and a misdemeanor charge of taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, according to commission spokeswoman Karen Parker. Greene is in the Clay County jail on $55,000 bail.

The gopher tortoise has been listed as a threatened species in Florida since 2007, an upgrade from its previous “species of special concern” designation. “We are pleased the authorities acted so quickly and we hope this sets a precedent that animal cruelty should not be tolerated,” Welzant said. “Our Facebook and our email was getting a lot of feedback and a lot of outpouring from the community regarding this case and how upset they were.”

The graphic videos shows two Orange Park girls burning a small gopher tortoise, then laughing and cursing as they throw it down the street. The tortoise is doused with alcohol and lit as it crawls in circles through the flames. The tortoise tries to flee after it is doused again.

“Burn baby, burn baby,” one girl says as they light the tortoise on fire. “Now you are scared of us, huh?”

The second video is more graphic as one girl stomps on the tortoise until it is dead, with its organs squishing out. The girls scream in laughter. “His heart came out with a bunch of grass,” the girl with the camera says as she laughs, then kicks the corpse. “He’s dead. That’s funny.”

If convicted, Greene faces up to five years in prison on the felony animal-cruelty charge, while the misdemeanor charge carries up to 60 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, according to commission officials. The 15-year-old’s case would be handled in juvenile court.

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reptiglo:

lizardsarestupid:

technicolorchameleons:

scrapbot13:

Crested gecko ownership in twenty seconds.

I am sobbing. This is exactly it.

I need 8

100% true

WAHT A IS DUMMIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10/10 fly that gooper to MY house next time you DO!

okay, good, it’s not just me

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alovecraft:

Grim is photogenic when he wants to be.

alovecraft:

Grim is photogenic when he wants to be.

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flygex-eatin-on-softies:

Bean just made this face at me 

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And I knew it was time to put him back.  He looked like a gremlin! 

Photo is by Ingo Hess.

libutron:

Vogel’s pit viper
Viridovipera vogeli (Viperidae), the Vogel’s pit viper, is a venomous, Asian pit viper found in the southern portion of the Indochinese peninsula, from the western Dongraek Mountains of eastern Thailand through southern Laos, central and southern Vietnam, and Cambodia.
This species was previously recognized in the genus Trimeresurus. However, it was redescribed by Malhotra et al. (2004), who clarified the distribution of this snake based on voucher specimens. 
Viridovipera vogeli exhibits a general green color pattern, with red elements considerably reduced (no red in eyes or tail, and only a faint red lateral stripe present in some males).
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Jeremy Holden
Locality: Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

libutron:

Vogel’s pit viper

Viridovipera vogeli (Viperidae), the Vogel’s pit viper, is a venomous, Asian pit viper found in the southern portion of the Indochinese peninsula, from the western Dongraek Mountains of eastern Thailand through southern Laos, central and southern Vietnam, and Cambodia.

This species was previously recognized in the genus Trimeresurus. However, it was redescribed by Malhotra et al. (2004), who clarified the distribution of this snake based on voucher specimens. 

Viridovipera vogeli exhibits a general green color pattern, with red elements considerably reduced (no red in eyes or tail, and only a faint red lateral stripe present in some males).

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Jeremy Holden

Locality: Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

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lizardbeans:

cbconcepts for the leos bins I actually melted plastic with the mesh straight into the bin so it handles washing better. On the largest one I just hot glued it down but if I ever redo that one I think I’ll melt it down too. The mesh I’m using is actually plastic canvas, my aunt had a ton brand new that she didn’t want so I put it to use.
Reptile keepers, masters of recycling

lizardbeans:

cbconcepts for the leos bins I actually melted plastic with the mesh straight into the bin so it handles washing better. On the largest one I just hot glued it down but if I ever redo that one I think I’ll melt it down too. The mesh I’m using is actually plastic canvas, my aunt had a ton brand new that she didn’t want so I put it to use.
Reptile keepers, masters of recycling

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Daily grumpy snoots

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cornysnake:

Anonymous said: I reaaaaaaally want a snake! I've done a lot of research, and I'm aware of the responsibility. I only have one problem- I'm going to college in a few years, and I know most snakes have a long lifetime. My parents aren't willing to care for it after I go. What should I do?

You should wait until after college. I know it will be hard suppressing that absolute need to have a scaled friend (I am suffering the same pain at the moment) but it will be better for the little buddy if you wait until you can care for them without any problems getting in the way!

snekysnek:

SLIGHTLY BETTER PHOTOS OF SNOOTS

The little bee retreated back into its egg but gosh look at them.♥

Anonymous said: Your blog is just what I needed to find. I recently lost my 6.2ft snow corn, common house toad, and several salamanders to an electrical issue while out on vacation.... I've been missing my slithering, hopping, crawling buddies ever since. I get so much comfort here just seeing pictures and reading things left around by other scale baby owners.

i’m so sorry about your loss! I’m really glad I can be of some help though! 

Anonymous said: I like your blog a lot your snakes are so cute

They are adorable little boogers aren’t they

Anonymous said: Hi! I'm considering purchasing my very first snake (I've had other reptiles and amphibians before...but no snakes). Got any tips for a newbie?

(Newbie anon here): I’m mainly considering either a corn snake or a ball python…

It really depends on what you’d like. Corn snakes are quick, flighty, and sometimes a little pain to handle (since they like to move so much). Ball pythons are slow, fat, and calming (to me). Corn snakes are definitely easier to keep up, and ball pythons take just slightly more attention to detail with their husbandry. 

Try looking up caresheets for both, and decide what you think you’d be able to provide for them with the least amount of stress on the animals side and your side. :)