I made a new friend at the reptile expo today! We had a good cuddle and then she was on her way.
© Beth & Jeremy Jonkman
TSA Turtle Tuesday: Sulawesi Forest Turtle
Little is known about the critically endangered Sulawesi Forest Turtle (Leucocephalon yuwonoi). The species occurs in a very remote region of Indonesia, in the forest of North and Central Sulawesi.
When spotted in the wild, they can be found along heavily wooded banks and in shallow clear streams. It is believed that their natural diet consists of various insects, leaves and fallen fruit. Because this species is so close to extinction in the wild, the TSA has made the management of a sustainable captive population a top priority.
Read more about our work with this amazing species…
photograph credit: Sheena Koeth
This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
The Horned lizard can squirt blood from its eyes. The blood contains a chemical that is noxious to dogs, wolves, and coyotes. METAL AS FUCK.
Javan spitting cobra (Naja sputatrix)
Cool spitting Cobra
Spitting cobras use venom spray as a defense mechanism, and not for catching their prey. They aim at the eyes and will hold the venom until the face moves. It will not harm the skin, however, if it comes in contact with the eyes it can cause temporary or permanent blindness, along with severe pain. If the venom falls on open wounds, it can be fatal.
These two found their own snuggle spot. #geckos #leopardgecko #cuties #petco #lizard #reptile
Alright you know I won’t say no but it’s totally rude to steal my drink.
The marine iguana is an iguana located only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 30 ft into the water.