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How Natures Deadliest are Actually Saving Lives!

Nature’s deadliest snakes are typically associated with dread and fear as a single bite from the Inland Taipan is almost certain death! Its venom contains such high levels of neurotoxins that exposure can easily result in paralysis and blood clots, which prevent the flow of blood and will almost certainly result in a painful death. However, despite the overwhelming evidence [...]

Florida’s 10 Most Wanted Invasive Species!

When most people think of Florida, they conjure up thoughts of peaceful retirement communities and childhood trips to Disney World, however there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to visiting the Sunshine State on your summer vacation. Florida is also home to a diverse variety of animal life, and while some species are native to [...]

Snake Eyes- A Gamble at Best

Author: Emily Erickson In Disney’s film interpretation of “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, Kaa the snake hypnotizes Mowgli with his enchanting gaze so the large serpent can eat the boy. Though this isn’t the most realistic hunting method, some snakes are very highly vision oriented. In species such as Mambas, Cobras, Garter Snakes and Rat Snakes, their eyes are [...]

May 24th, 2019|Ball Pythons, Snake Eyes|

The Key to Infection Resistance in Dragon’s Blood?

Scientists are Entering The Dragons Lair! What might sound like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie is reality for today's scientists who claim that the blood of Komodo dragons is filled with 48 proteins called antimicrobial peptides, an  infection defense produced by all living creatures, that one day may be used in drugs to protect humans. What's so special [...]

Extinct Species of Tortoise Getting a Second Chance

How Science is Bringing Back a 160-year-old Extinct Species At Reptile Shows of New England, it’s our mission to bring you closer to exotic, and often misunderstood, species. Our audiences always come away from our shows with a new fascination and appreciation for these incredible creatures. One of such creature is the tortoise. It just so happens that there was [...]

November 25th, 2018|Floreana tortoise|

Reptiles are not Christmas Gifts

We get calls quite often from those who have pet reptiles, but can no longer care for them because it’s a snake that has gotten to large, or a bearded dragon who can no longer walk due to a lack of calcium in their diet. It’s simply heart breaking to see these beautiful animals in pain and without the proper [...]