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The Largest EVER Flying Reptile Species of Dinosaur Has Been Discovered

Author: Emily Erickson The image of dinosaurs has changed dramatically over the last handful of generations. From large, galumphing lizards crawling around waiting for food to cross their paths, to terrifyingly elegant birdlike creatures. They hunted, coordinated, communicated, like a pride of lions, or a pack of wolves. Some sported elegant feathers and primitive flight capabilities, but 65 million years [...]

Do Reptiles Hibernate? Understanding Brumation

Winter is coming and that means many animals are preparing for the cold months ahead. But what about our cold-blooded friends? Do reptiles hibernate? The short answer is yes, however it goes by a different name: brumation. This is an important topic for any reptile hobbyist to familiarize themselves with, especially if they own a brumating reptile. Brumation is a [...]

October 16th, 2019|Reptile brumation|

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 [...]