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Poor quality photo but one of our MANY cute lil bebes for sale. **Also, i will announce how to enter for a giveaway 500 followers I'm going to be doing a giveaway 😜**
Poor quality photo but one of our MANY cute lil bebes for sale. **Also, i will announce how to enter for a giveaway 500 followers I'm going to be doing a giveaway 😜**
My second handling session with Carbonara went great! He just shed yesterday and he looks so nice. 😍 unfortunately the poor lighting in my reptile room at the moment doesnt capture that, but it does capture his cuteness. 😉
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My second handling session with Carbonara went great! He just shed yesterday and he looks so nice. 😍 unfortunately the poor lighting in my reptile room at the moment doesnt capture that, but it does capture his cuteness. 😉 . . . #cltcarbonara  #boa  #bci  #boaconstrictor  #boaconstrictorimperator  #salmonboa  #snake  #babysnake  #pet  #petsofinstagram  #pets  #petsnake  #reptile  #reptiles  #girlswithsnakes  #reptilekeeper  #snakekeeper  #instagood  #animalsofinstagram  #instapet  #snek  #animallover  #snakelover  #exoticpet  #snakesofinstagram  #herpetology  #herp 
Mole Snake (Pseudasis cana). A non-venomous constrictor with a nasty bite. Individuals vary in colour from jet black to dark brown, light brown of even brick red.
Mole Snake (Pseudasis cana). A non-venomous constrictor with a nasty bite. Individuals vary in colour from jet black to dark brown, light brown of even brick red.
Definitely don’t give them enough attention on my social media’s. #cornsnakes #angeldust #golddustcorn #ghoststripe #snakesofinstagram #herpetology
Sapo del Obispo (Rhinella alata)

Habita en Bosques Húmedos Tropicales del Chocó, Montano Occidental y Piemontano Occidental.
Su temporada reproductiva es entre enero y abril, viviendo por lo general cerca de cuerpos de agua.
Es un sapo mediano y se alimenta de hormigas.

Lives in Chocó 's Wetforest and Tropical Dryforest, their breeding season begins in January to april living close of water lakes.
It's size medium frog and feeding on ants.

#herpetology #frog
Sapo del Obispo (Rhinella alata) Habita en Bosques Húmedos Tropicales del Chocó, Montano Occidental y Piemontano Occidental. Su temporada reproductiva es entre enero y abril, viviendo por lo general cerca de cuerpos de agua. Es un sapo mediano y se alimenta de hormigas. Lives in Chocó 's Wetforest and Tropical Dryforest, their breeding season begins in January to april living close of water lakes. It's size medium frog and feeding on ants. #herpetology  #frog 
The Cloudy Snail-eating Snake (Sibon nebulatus) from the Jama-Coaque Reserve, Ecuador. Learn more about the herpetology work that we conduct in the Reserve and download free reptile and amphibian field guides on our website: www.tmalliance.org

#snake #snakesofinstagram #reptiles #scales #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animalsofinstagram #nature #herpetology #herping #naturephotography #research #fieldwork #conservation #reservajamacoaque #tropics #manabi #ecuador
The Cloudy Snail-eating Snake (Sibon nebulatus) from the Jama-Coaque Reserve, Ecuador. Learn more about the herpetology work that we conduct in the Reserve and download free reptile and amphibian field guides on our website: www.tmalliance.org #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptiles  #scales  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #animalsofinstagram  #nature  #herpetology  #herping  #naturephotography  #research  #fieldwork  #conservation  #reservajamacoaque  #tropics  #manabi  #ecuador 
Spotted a Redback Salamander today (Plethedon cinereus).
Spotted a Redback Salamander today (Plethedon cinereus).
The side of breeding that no one enjoys... This OD Fire got the cord twisted around the egg sac and passed away on day 52/53... Almost made it. Extremely disappointed at the loss of this baby, and hoping the rest of the season ends up a little better than this.

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The side of breeding that no one enjoys... This OD Fire got the cord twisted around the egg sac and passed away on day 52/53... Almost made it. Extremely disappointed at the loss of this baby, and hoping the rest of the season ends up a little better than this. Like and follow for updates 🐍💙 Repost by @doubledpythons __________________________________________ ✅ Double tap the pic ✅Follow @snake.daily ✅Check link in my BIO ✅Tag your friends. __________________________________________ #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #ballpython  #snakes  #reptile  #python  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram  #royalpython  #ballpythons  #snakesofig  #pythonregius  #ballpythonsofinstagram  #pythons  #pythonsofinstagram  #ballpythonmorphs  #reptilelover  #herpetology  #ballpythonbreeder  #serpent  #herp  #cornsnake  #coldblooded  #exoticpets  #boa  #reptilesofig  #boaconstrictor  #constrictor  #venomous  #lizard  __________________________________________
Pygmy rattlesnake mating on the go! 💨  Clearly this girl is done with him but he wont let go 🤷🏻‍♂️. I sympathize :p  #herps #breeding #snakes #venomoussnakes #reptilesofinstagram #frogs #lizards #turtles #bkherps #biology #herpetology
My pretty little fella
My pretty little fella
Live oak 
Quercus Agrifolia
Sharptailed snake ~Contia tenuis
Live oak Quercus Agrifolia Sharptailed snake ~Contia tenuis
DROGON can add model to his resume :) my favorite place in LA for anything alcohol is @blackbeardscrafts ! Visit the shop and find something different to taste! #exoticpets #beardeddragonsofig #vogue #beardeddragon #reptiles #pogonavitticeps #beer #lizardsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #herpetology #pirate #cider
#GPRepost #reposter #regram_app @blackbeardscrafts via @GPRepostApp for Android
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Happy Monday!
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Here are some killer goodies from Chicago, and our newest model!
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Boogie Nights - A dark wheat ale with Roobois tea. Intense herbal aroma. Complex dark toast flavors with stone fruits, followed by hints of chocolate and black tea. ABV 8%
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Piranhas - A tropical pale ale with pineapples and hints of bananas. Smooth and easy drinker with a little bit of funk and mineral notes. ABV 6.2%
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Lost Lake Exotica Ale - A marzen style ale. This one is malty, rich in flavor, medium bodied, spiced and dry! ABV 6.0%
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About our model Drogon!
Drogon is a three and a half year old bearded dragon. He is one social butterfly. Loves to hangout on shoulders and being the in the center of attention. His activities include eating social butterflies, long distance jumping, and modelling in front of the camera. Drogon is one happy reptile, but don't make him angry because his beard will flare up and turn black! Which we are dying to see! And yes, he is Godzilla's 3rd cousin. Just imagine those family dinners!
DROGON can add model to his resume :) my favorite place in LA for anything alcohol is @blackbeardscrafts ! Visit the shop and find something different to taste! #exoticpets  #beardeddragonsofig  #vogue  #beardeddragon  #reptiles  #pogonavitticeps  #beer  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #herpetology  #pirate  #cider  #GPRepost  #reposter  #regram_app  @blackbeardscrafts via @GPRepostApp for Android ------------------ Happy Monday! . Here are some killer goodies from Chicago, and our newest model! . @marzbrewing. . Boogie Nights - A dark wheat ale with Roobois tea. Intense herbal aroma. Complex dark toast flavors with stone fruits, followed by hints of chocolate and black tea. ABV 8% . Piranhas - A tropical pale ale with pineapples and hints of bananas. Smooth and easy drinker with a little bit of funk and mineral notes. ABV 6.2% . Lost Lake Exotica Ale - A marzen style ale. This one is malty, rich in flavor, medium bodied, spiced and dry! ABV 6.0% . . About our model Drogon! Drogon is a three and a half year old bearded dragon. He is one social butterfly. Loves to hangout on shoulders and being the in the center of attention. His activities include eating social butterflies, long distance jumping, and modelling in front of the camera. Drogon is one happy reptile, but don't make him angry because his beard will flare up and turn black! Which we are dying to see! And yes, he is Godzilla's 3rd cousin. Just imagine those family dinners!
Currently playing the waiting game with this Massive Eastern Brown. He keeps ducking under the gap in the concrete under the pool. Have tried flushing him out. Next option is I will jump off the top of the pool and drop 2.5 m and land next to him and grab him. Hopefully. Should be interesting!  snake
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Currently playing the waiting game with this Massive Eastern Brown. He keeps ducking under the gap in the concrete under the pool. Have tried flushing him out. Next option is I will jump off the top of the pool and drop 2.5 m and land next to him and grab him. Hopefully. Should be interesting! snake Please follow me: @snake_lov3z Via: @the_snake_catcher
The latest in reptile fashion @jasonclack
The latest in reptile fashion @jasonclack
This is the Rough Scaled Snake (tropidechis carinatus) that I found with @lachlank711 and @daniel_grima_photography , I successfully tailed it once and then we had it under the posing lid and when I tried again I stuffed up big time.this species has a reputation to be very aggressive and if not they normally inject large amounts of their venom which causes necrosis, a bite from this snake would kill if no you don’t get medical attention and even if you do it is possible that you will need an amputation. I was lucky enough to get bitten by it, (don’t ask how idk what was going on kn my mind it was the worst attempt of failing a snake I’ve ever seen). This species is identified by the black stripes along their back and the bulkyness of their head, their scales are also keeled which is why a lot of people mistake them for the keelback snake (found in Queensland), however these guys are a lot more dangerous. This specimen is almost patternless which was nice to photograph. I’ve got a few posts for some more stuff I found on the trip, they will be coming out over the next few days👍🏻
This is the Rough Scaled Snake (tropidechis carinatus) that I found with @lachlank711 and @daniel_grima_photography , I successfully tailed it once and then we had it under the posing lid and when I tried again I stuffed up big time.this species has a reputation to be very aggressive and if not they normally inject large amounts of their venom which causes necrosis, a bite from this snake would kill if no you don’t get medical attention and even if you do it is possible that you will need an amputation. I was lucky enough to get bitten by it, (don’t ask how idk what was going on kn my mind it was the worst attempt of failing a snake I’ve ever seen). This species is identified by the black stripes along their back and the bulkyness of their head, their scales are also keeled which is why a lot of people mistake them for the keelback snake (found in Queensland), however these guys are a lot more dangerous. This specimen is almost patternless which was nice to photograph. I’ve got a few posts for some more stuff I found on the trip, they will be coming out over the next few days👍🏻
Annie: "Yes anacondas have a small head to body ratio don't laugh at me"
Annie: "Yes anacondas have a small head to body ratio don't laugh at me"
Ayyy color me surprised, I got Slytherin 🐍. Haha, my loyalty circle is very tiny. Learned that lesson the hard way.

#slytherinpride#slytherinhouse#slytherinrules#snakelife#sortinghat#harrypotter#herpetology#snakesrule
New additions to the collection! A high yellow female juvenile star and an adult male!! #herpetology #tortoise #startortoise #reptiles #indianstartortoise
Spring will be here in the northeast soon enough, and that means so will the amphibians! Bullfrogs are easy to distinguish from green frogs by their lack of a dorsolateral ridge. #ctwildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #amphibians #ctamphibians #bullfrog #frogs #herpetology
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#hissalot #greenanaconda #anaconda #eunectesmurinus #eunectes #selfie #boa #boasofinstagram #snake #snakesofinstagram #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #beautifulboa #exoticpet #boas #snakes #petstagram #animalsofinstagram #girlswithreptiles #girlswithsnakes #herpetology #snek #instagood #instapet #instadaily #animallover #snakelover #reptilelover #reptilekeeper #newfriend
Feel free to add me 😊 📷photo by: @realclassz 🦂 double tap & tag friends below👇 🎥Follow us to see lots of exotic pictures and videos of reptiles #hissalot  #greenanaconda  #anaconda  #eunectesmurinus  #eunectes  #selfie  #boa  #boasofinstagram  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #beautifulboa  #exoticpet  #boas  #snakes  #petstagram  #animalsofinstagram  #girlswithreptiles  #girlswithsnakes  #herpetology  #snek  #instagood  #instapet  #instadaily  #animallover  #snakelover  #reptilelover  #reptilekeeper  #newfriend 
Connecticut’s most common turtle is the eastern painted turtle. The top half of a turtle’s shell is called the carapace, and the bottom half is called the plastron. #ctwildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #reptiles #ctreptiles #paintedturtle #turtles #herpetology #ecology
Drenched in sweat and python musk it doesn't get much better than that! This was a good night I found 22 snakes representing 5 different species. This was 1/2 retics found and was just over 14' long.

Python reticulatus

#python #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #biology #ecology #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturelovers #naturel #naturephotography #hiking #adventure #explore #thailand
Drenched in sweat and python musk it doesn't get much better than that! This was a good night I found 22 snakes representing 5 different species. This was 1/2 retics found and was just over 14' long. Python reticulatus #python  #snake  #snakes  #snakesofinstagram  #reptile  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram  #herp  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #biology  #ecology  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturelovers  #naturel  #naturephotography  #hiking  #adventure  #explore  #thailand 
Water moccasin or cottonmouth, (Agkistrodon piscivorus).
Even though it was a bit cold during my trip to Florida we still managed to see a few of these awesome vipers! Here you can see the typical defensive posture that these snakes take when frightened. Notice I said Defensive and not aggressive. These snakes sadly have a bad rep that is definitely not deserved. I have encountered hundreds of these snakes in the wild and they are some of the least aggressive snakes to see; they really just want to be left alone. These snakes gape like this as a warning, because they don't want to bite, and when really frightened flee as quickly as they can. It also troubles me when I hear people say they were chased by a moccasin, that just doesn't happen with these guys, chances are if the snake was moving in your direction you just happened to be between the snake and were it wanted to be. If you stay calm and step away from the snake it will go about its business, and you can enjoy the beauty of the animal. 
#agkistrodon #agkistrodonpiscivorus #cottonmouth #watermoccasin #moccasin #venomoussnake #viper #viperidae #pitviper #fangs #gaping #venom #snake #herping #herpetology #florida #floridaherps #wildlife #nature #nikon #photography #reptilephotography #exclusive_wildlife #hiking #adventure #travel #thewildlifebiologist #macro #macrointhewild #macrophotography
Water moccasin or cottonmouth, (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Even though it was a bit cold during my trip to Florida we still managed to see a few of these awesome vipers! Here you can see the typical defensive posture that these snakes take when frightened. Notice I said Defensive and not aggressive. These snakes sadly have a bad rep that is definitely not deserved. I have encountered hundreds of these snakes in the wild and they are some of the least aggressive snakes to see; they really just want to be left alone. These snakes gape like this as a warning, because they don't want to bite, and when really frightened flee as quickly as they can. It also troubles me when I hear people say they were chased by a moccasin, that just doesn't happen with these guys, chances are if the snake was moving in your direction you just happened to be between the snake and were it wanted to be. If you stay calm and step away from the snake it will go about its business, and you can enjoy the beauty of the animal. #agkistrodon  #agkistrodonpiscivorus  #cottonmouth  #watermoccasin  #moccasin  #venomoussnake  #viper  #viperidae  #pitviper  #fangs  #gaping  #venom  #snake  #herping  #herpetology  #florida  #floridaherps  #wildlife  #nature  #nikon  #photography  #reptilephotography  #exclusive_wildlife  #hiking  #adventure  #travel  #thewildlifebiologist  #macro  #macrointhewild  #macrophotography 
Anakin is getting super round😂 ahhhh I have a surprise for everyone tomorrow and I honestly can't contain my excitement at all😭😭
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Cerastes vipera!!!!!!! Viper courtesy of @pacinthesink .
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#saharansandviper #cerastes #cerastesvipera #viper #vipersofinstagram #snake #venomous #zoology #biology #herpetology #dreamsnake #frogeyedvipers
Cerastes vipera!!!!!!! Viper courtesy of @pacinthesink .
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#saharansandviper #cerastes #cerastesvipera #viper #vipersofinstagram #snake #venomous #zoology #biology #herpetology #dreamsnake #frogeyedvipers
On a recent research survey for University of Florida my friend Ed and I caught these three invasive Burmese pythons. All three were in the water and caught within a twenty minute span, one  female and two males. We suspect they were close for breeding. The first snake was quite a surprise when Ed spotted it, then a few minutes later I yelled out "look another!", and a few short minutes after that I spotted the big female on the edge of some cattails. It was a really exciting night out!  Pythons are consistently a very controversial topic with a lot of misinformation and lack of education on the subject. I spend the majority of my python post's character limit going over the same repetitive questions, so I made a blog to cover all the frequently asked questions such as why are they here, how big do they get, what do they eat, ecological threats, what about a bounty, comparisons to feral cats, how many there are, can they be eradicated, what happens to ones you catch, can they be rehomed, and more. Check it out! Link in bio, read before you ask!
Photo of me by @thermoregulator_ with a Canon 80D, 10-22mm wide angle lens. If you enjoy my photos I always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.ChrisGillette.com 
#python #burmesepython #invasive #invasivespecies #florida #southflorida #floridapython #research #biology #herpetology #bigsnake #nonnative #everglades
On a recent research survey for University of Florida my friend Ed and I caught these three invasive Burmese pythons. All three were in the water and caught within a twenty minute span, one female and two males. We suspect they were close for breeding. The first snake was quite a surprise when Ed spotted it, then a few minutes later I yelled out "look another!", and a few short minutes after that I spotted the big female on the edge of some cattails. It was a really exciting night out! Pythons are consistently a very controversial topic with a lot of misinformation and lack of education on the subject. I spend the majority of my python post's character limit going over the same repetitive questions, so I made a blog to cover all the frequently asked questions such as why are they here, how big do they get, what do they eat, ecological threats, what about a bounty, comparisons to feral cats, how many there are, can they be eradicated, what happens to ones you catch, can they be rehomed, and more. Check it out! Link in bio, read before you ask! Photo of me by @thermoregulator_ with a Canon 80D, 10-22mm wide angle lens. If you enjoy my photos I always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.ChrisGillette.com #python  #burmesepython  #invasive  #invasivespecies  #florida  #southflorida  #floridapython  #research  #biology  #herpetology  #bigsnake  #nonnative  #everglades 
Da vida não quero muito. Quero apenas saber que conquistei tudo o que quis, tive tudo o que pude e perdi apenas o que, no fundo, nunca foi meu. Que o universo continue conspirando ao meu favor.
Espécie: Boana faber antiga Hypsiboas faber 
#biologando #biology #herpeto #herpetology
Da vida não quero muito. Quero apenas saber que conquistei tudo o que quis, tive tudo o que pude e perdi apenas o que, no fundo, nunca foi meu. Que o universo continue conspirando ao meu favor. Espécie: Boana faber antiga Hypsiboas faber #biologando  #biology  #herpeto  #herpetology 
Looking forward to seeing this guy and few others very soon!!
Looking forward to seeing this guy and few others very soon!!
tag a derp
tag a derp
Starred Agama chillin' on favorite spot 🦎
Starred Agama chillin' on favorite spot 🦎
Loggerhead sea turtle from “Herpetology” by Charles Girard 1858
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#seaturtle #loggerheadturtle #loggerheadturtles #caretta #herpetology #antiquarian #scientificillustration #scienceillustration
Durante o campo de hoje teve Jibóia (Boa constrictor) atravessando a estrada debaixo do calor do sol do meio dia!! Registro realizado em São José do Rio Preto, SP.

#biologoemcampo #consultoriaambiental #snake #herpeto #herpetofauna #zoology #biologia #wildlife #herpetology @crbio01
Mi cara lo dice todo 🐊❤ Crocodylus acutus.
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Just a couple of juvenile pythons caught this winter. The first was caught while walking the dog near our neighborhood! •
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Common Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) in the Basin Desert, photographed back in 2014. These guys and Horned Toads were always coming by to check us out while exploring the deserts. 
#desertsurvival #bushcraft #commoncollaredlizard #herpetologyrocks #herpetology #lizards #reptiles #canadianbushcraft
Went herping a little yesterday and found a bunch of these Grey Tree Frogs. I don't know much of anything about frogs but they're a lot of fun to catch! Haha.
Went herping a little yesterday and found a bunch of these Grey Tree Frogs. I don't know much of anything about frogs but they're a lot of fun to catch! Haha.
#Repost @instituto_boitata with @get_repost
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Equipe Boitata (@instituto_boitata). Conservação da biodiversidade é o nosso objetivo!
#herpetology #herpetofauna #herpeto #biodiversity #frogs #reptilia #nature #conservation #Cerrado #savannah #brasiliansavanah
This incredibly tiny mummy lizard was brought to me all the way from Hawaii...and made it in one piece!🦎
This incredibly tiny mummy lizard was brought to me all the way from Hawaii...and made it in one piece!🦎
Just a few minutes down the road from our @frogrescue center is a pond FULL of these cute Yellow Cricket Frogs (Dendrosophus microcephalus).
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#frog #amphibian #conservation #wildlife #nature #science #cute #instagood #biology #herpetology #frogs #instacute #rainforest #macro #closeup #portrait #macromood #macro_freaks #macroworld_tr #macro_vision #top_macro #scientist #biologist #travelblogger #rei1440project #naturelovers #earth #nationalgeographic #lovenature #yourshotphotographer @natgeoyourshot @stateoftropics @ilcp_photographers
Just a few minutes down the road from our @frogrescue center is a pond FULL of these cute Yellow Cricket Frogs (Dendrosophus microcephalus). . . #frog  #amphibian  #conservation  #wildlife  #nature  #science  #cute  #instagood  #biology  #herpetology  #frogs  #instacute  #rainforest  #macro  #closeup  #portrait  #macromood  #macro_freaks  #macroworld_tr  #macro_vision  #top_macro  #scientist  #biologist  #travelblogger  #rei1440project  #naturelovers  #earth  #nationalgeographic  #lovenature  #yourshotphotographer  @natgeoyourshot @stateoftropics @ilcp_photographers
Ana: "Sneak increased to level 100"
Ana: "Sneak increased to level 100"
This was on my story yesterday but I wanted to share it with those of you that hadn’t seen it. I’ve never really seen these animals in person, so the chance to handle an adult at Repticon yesterday was really a neat experience. The best way I can describe them is Africa’s take on a kingsnake or corn snake. Their scales are really smooth too! #BrownHouseSnake #CapeHouseSnake #housesnake #boaedon #boaedoncapensis #africanhousesnake #snake #snakesofinstagram #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelover #herpetoculture #herpetology
This was on my story yesterday but I wanted to share it with those of you that hadn’t seen it. I’ve never really seen these animals in person, so the chance to handle an adult at Repticon yesterday was really a neat experience. The best way I can describe them is Africa’s take on a kingsnake or corn snake. Their scales are really smooth too! #BrownHouseSnake  #CapeHouseSnake  #housesnake  #boaedon  #boaedoncapensis  #africanhousesnake  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilelover  #herpetoculture  #herpetology 
Male Chamelon Dragon (Chelosania brunnea). This species was named for its chameleon like characteristics, such as their slow deliberate movement and eyes set within scaly turrets. However, they are not closely related to chameleons at all and are even dissimilar to other Australian dragons. Like the Thorny Devil, they branched away from Australian agamids relatively early in their evolutionary history and are the sole members of their genus. They are also rarely encountered in the wild, so I feel extremely lucky to have found a bunch of these guys for work 🤗
Male Chamelon Dragon (Chelosania brunnea). This species was named for its chameleon like characteristics, such as their slow deliberate movement and eyes set within scaly turrets. However, they are not closely related to chameleons at all and are even dissimilar to other Australian dragons. Like the Thorny Devil, they branched away from Australian agamids relatively early in their evolutionary history and are the sole members of their genus. They are also rarely encountered in the wild, so I feel extremely lucky to have found a bunch of these guys for work 🤗
Just hanging out with the little roughneck while studying this morning ☺ He was really enjoying the sunspot I was in and kept "pancaking" on my books. By flattening his body and increasing his surface area, he is enabling himself to absorb more sunlight and speed his warming up process. Infrared light is essentially the sun’s warmth, and basking reptiles like NooMoahk here are able to absorb infrared radiation very efficiently directly through their skin.
☀This is common knowledge of course, but it is extremely important to emulate natural sunlight as best you can with captive reptiles (particularly those that are housed indoors). Reptiles that require full-spectrum lighting including UVA and UVB (most lizards and chelonians for example) can and WILL develop serious health issues such as metabolic bone diseases (in the case of inadequate light, NMBD) without the correct lighting and temps for vitamin D3 synthesis and calcium metabolism within the body. Major health problems aside, mimicking natural sunlight will keep your reptile comfortable. We owe it to our pets to keep them as happy and healthy as possible! You can provide appropriate artificial light for your reptiles by closely imitating the animal's natural environment and incorporating a temperature gradient typical of the species' microhabitat. Do you have a reptile originating from a tropical environment that basks during the late-morning to midday or a species from an arid habitat that basks in the early morning or evening when it's cooler out? It just makes sense to give our reptilian family members the provisions for the most authentic basking experience each day, especially when attempting to breed them in captivity. Investing in a solar meter to track where your lights' uv indexes are at is a good idea, as is being consistent with when exactly lights turn on and off each day. 
This was a jumbled mess as always but in short, do your research before bringing any reptile home to be sure to provide them with the specific lighting and other husbandry requirements they need to live long, happy lives! :)
Just hanging out with the little roughneck while studying this morning ☺ He was really enjoying the sunspot I was in and kept "pancaking" on my books. By flattening his body and increasing his surface area, he is enabling himself to absorb more sunlight and speed his warming up process. Infrared light is essentially the sun’s warmth, and basking reptiles like NooMoahk here are able to absorb infrared radiation very efficiently directly through their skin. ☀This is common knowledge of course, but it is extremely important to emulate natural sunlight as best you can with captive reptiles (particularly those that are housed indoors). Reptiles that require full-spectrum lighting including UVA and UVB (most lizards and chelonians for example) can and WILL develop serious health issues such as metabolic bone diseases (in the case of inadequate light, NMBD) without the correct lighting and temps for vitamin D3 synthesis and calcium metabolism within the body. Major health problems aside, mimicking natural sunlight will keep your reptile comfortable. We owe it to our pets to keep them as happy and healthy as possible! You can provide appropriate artificial light for your reptiles by closely imitating the animal's natural environment and incorporating a temperature gradient typical of the species' microhabitat. Do you have a reptile originating from a tropical environment that basks during the late-morning to midday or a species from an arid habitat that basks in the early morning or evening when it's cooler out? It just makes sense to give our reptilian family members the provisions for the most authentic basking experience each day, especially when attempting to breed them in captivity. Investing in a solar meter to track where your lights' uv indexes are at is a good idea, as is being consistent with when exactly lights turn on and off each day. This was a jumbled mess as always but in short, do your research before bringing any reptile home to be sure to provide them with the specific lighting and other husbandry requirements they need to live long, happy lives! :)
The highly variable Boettger's Caco (Cacosternum boettgeri). These are both adult males, but from different localities

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