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  • Turtle
    Salmonella warning: Small turtles an unhealthy pet choice for kids
    Despite the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) more than three-decade ban on the sale of turtles less than 4 inches long for other than educational purposes, the tiny reptiles are still being sold illegally at fairs, flea markets and...
  • Review: Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town, Albuquerque
    Review: Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town, Albuquerque
    The Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town is an interesting trip you can take when you're in the area and looking for something to do. They claim to have "the largest collection of different species on public display in the world", even...
  • Copperheads are venomous snakes found in Maryland
    Is that a copperhead?
    The copperhead is one of the most misunderstood snakes found in Maryland. These venomous beauties can be found in most of the state, but only in their specific habitats. Most neighborhoods will not have copperheads, even though they are mistakenly...
  • Nothosaurus sp., a Nothosaur from the Triassic of Europe, North Africa and Russia, pencil drawing.
    First direct evidence of nothosaur locomotion discovered in China
    Nothosaurs ruled the world’s oceans for 186 million years. Many theories of locomotion for nothosaurs have been proposed but no direct evidence of the method of locomotion has been discovered until now. Professor Qiyue Zhang from Chengdu...
  • Baby bearded dragons
    Repticon returns to Timonium
    For the past few years, if it is Memorial Day weekend, it is time for Repticon. This reptile expo offered an assortment of pets: fuzzy tarantulas, slippery frogs and slithering snakes on display and for sale.Unfortunately for reptile enthusiasts,...
  • Pterosaur Exhibition
    Flying reptile exhibition at Museum of Natural History opens today
    The "Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs" exhibition opens today, the American Museum of Natural History announced on Saturday.The exhibition, held in the LeFrak Family Gallery, features pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived from...
  • Repticon
    Repticon makes Huntsville debut with reptiles and exotic animals (March 22-23)
    Repticon is making its Huntsville debut on March 22nd and 23rd, 2014. Repticon has staged conventions around the country for more than 10 years, and is one of the world’s largest promoters of shows featuring reptiles and exotic animals...
  • Tippecanoe County area outdoor happenings, Jan. 25-26
    Tippecanoe County area outdoor happenings, Jan. 25-26
    Jan. 25: Sycamore Audubon Society field trip, meet at Celery Bog in the first parking (gravel) lot at 8:30 a.m. Fill the tank, carpool with other birders, and head out on this winter foray. Birders will be looking for winter visitors like...
  • Everett, Wash. pet shop owner faces federal prison for pet smuggling
    Everett, Wash. pet shop owner faces federal charges for animal smuggling
    On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Seattle PI reported that an Everett, Washington pet shop owner became a pet smuggler to attain rare animals - and now he's facing federal charges.The Snohomish County, Wash. pet store owner and two other men face...
  • Reconstruction of a phytosaur skeleton (Rutiodon).
    Researchers find first evidence of arthritis in Triassic reptiles
    The first evidence of spinal arthritis in Triassic reptiles was reported by scientists from the Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung and the Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Berlin, Germany in the Jan. 15, 2014, edition of the...
  • Python against rocksRepticon,
    Celebrate reptiles at Atlanta’s first Repticon 2104
    Got snakes? How about lizards, turtles and spiders? See them or buy them as Repticon returns to Atlanta for the first show of the year.Repticon Atlanta www.repticon.com/atlanta.html will be held January 11 and 12, 2014 at the Gwinnett County...
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    Katy Weekly Preview: Nov. 15 - 19
    Don’t let the colder weather keep you indoors this weekend. Visit the Owl Prowl on Friday evening or the Reptile Expo Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live music and entertainment at Central Green!Central Green23501 Cinco Ranch BlvdA signature...
  • Scientists discover three new reptile species in Australia's 'lost world'
    Scientists discover three new reptile species in Australia's 'lost world'
    According to the Telegraph on Tuesday, scientists have discovered a "Lost World" of unknown creatures in a rainforest perched on boulders in a remote part of Queensland, Australia in Cape Melville.The discovered species, that includes a...
  • Six-foot alligator at Florida Walmart
    Walmart alligator: 6-foot gator forces store shutdown
    Sunday, at Walmart, an alligator stunned workers and shoppers in Florida. A six-foot gator lurked around the main entrance to a store in Apopka for an hour before it departed, according to an October UPI news report.Obviously, the alligator at...
  • Director Bob Myers at the American International Rattlesnake Museum
    Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque not for those with snake phobias
    There’s a place in Old Town Albuquerque where rattlesnakes meet people, or maybe it’s vice versa. One thing is for certain: There are more different species of live rattlesnakes here than the Bronx Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, National Zoo,...