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Turtle Thief

The turtle in this science lab
Clunks uselessly in his plastic
Cooler, prison.
Sometimes I am that turtle
Gawping uselessly at those
Impermeable walls.
Legs are hopeless here, 52 more words


Nothing marks spring's arrival like ... snakes

Different folks have different ways of ushering in spring. For some, the simple arrival of the vernal equinox, marking the point on the calendar when days and nights are of the same approximate length, (March 20 this year) is good enough. 917 more words

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Last Supper: Centipede Dies Eating Way Out of Snake Belly

A Serbian herpetologist was out snake-tagging in Macedonia when she came across a bizarre find: A young viper, with a centipede’s head poking out of its abdomen. 277 more words


A stroll in Rifle Range, Singapore : The Barred Kukri snake : Oligodon signatus

When:  April 2014                                 Weather :  25C and hot

A night ramble in rifle range road, Singapore started off quietly……a few usual grasshoppers and spiders….

And as the night wore on, it looked as if it was going to be one of those quiet nights with nothing too dramatic..and then we saw it…just sitting on a concrete bollard in the middle of a conduit…..the rarely seen Barred Kukri snake…apparently only a handful of sightings ever in singapore/malaysia. 188 more words



I have a good friend that hates that word. Cloaca. She visibly cringes when she hears it. I think we all have those words we just don’t like. 519 more words

Dreaming of Snakes

A confusion of reality versus that of the imagined. In the coiled depths of my subconscious, the night was brimming with visions of vibrantly colored coral snakes and earthy toned pit-vipers weaving elegantly between my bare feet. 1,925 more words


Sunday Brunch

He is a bearded dragon, yet he eyes his food up like an eagle and wolfs it down with haste.  His jaws snap shut upon crisp lettuce, munching so fast that the camera’s shutter cannot do him justice.   82 more words