Category Archives: herps

World Turtle Day + 1

by Greg Mayer I was not aware that yesterday was World Turtle Day. My only excuse is that I had spent the previous nine days in Costa Rica, and thus was largely out of touch with the Internet. (More on Costa Rica later.) So, a day late, here are my turtles. First, here’s Slidey, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos):

As I’ll be traveling till the end of the month starting tomorrow, there will be a hiatus on my saved wildlife photos until I return. But if you send me a batch when I’m on the road, I might put it up then. One never knows. At any rate, we have photos AND videos from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some herp photos sent by a new contributor. Let’s have a warm welcome for—Peter Uimonen! His notes are attached: Here are two photos I took in Big Bend National Park in the summer of 2014. The first is of a Trans-Pecos Rat Snake (Bogertophis subocularis). They are not often seen because they […]

Snake on a wire

[JAC: In lieu of “readers’ wildlife” today, we have “Mayer’s wildlife”: His disquisition on snake locomotion. Be sure to keep those photos coming in, and don’t worry if you haven’t seen yours yet, as I have them all.] by Greg Mayer Matthew sends the following tweet of a tiger snake making its way along a […]

Spot the frog!

From reader Paul Mosquin, we have a cryptic frog with this information: “Some photos attached of a frog hiding by the shore of a North Carolina stream.”  After you find it, tell me the species, as I don’t know it. Answer at 2 pm Chicago time.

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Reader Andree Sanborn (flickr site here, FB page here) sent a series of photos taken by her daughter.  It shows nature red in tooth and mouth, so be warned. Andree’s notes: My 2nd daughter, Amelia Michaud, is the manager of the Frontier Animal Society in Orleans, VT. She is crazy busy and never posts her […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Divy F sent some photos from Puerto Rico; her notes are indented: Hi! You posted some pics I submitted a few months ago, of the fauna my husband saw on his trip through the Indonesian isles. We recently visited our island home of Puerto Rico with a couple of friends who had never been. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tom Gula sent some photos converted from Kodachrome slides (back in my own photo days, when I had three Nikon bodies, about seven lenses, and a Leitz-Minolta CL, I shot with Kodachrome 64. Now I have over 10,000 slides that are virtually useless–unless I scan them). Tom’s notes are indented: This is a retro […]

Snakes on a plane!

by Grania Perhaps it lacks the gravitas of Matthew’s post, and it wasn’t narrated by David Attenborough, but it is in its own class of terror. According to KTLA yesterday Aeromexico made this unwelcome discovery on a Sunday flight to Mexico. No-one was hurt and animal control took the snake into care once they reached their […]

National Reptile Awareness Day

by Greg Mayer It’s a bit late in the day, but I must announce that today is, at least in the USA, National Reptile Awareness Day. Happy Reptile Day to all! I must admit, as a herpetologist who joined all the major American herpetological societies while still in high school (1975), I had never heard […]