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First Box Turtle Rehab for 2015!

About a month ago I was contacted by a local man who had found a wild Eastern box turtle in his driveway.  This turtle was very sick, its eyes were swollen shut, it had a nasty nasal discharge and it was very weak and thin–all the symptoms of the classic upper respiratory infection that box turtles are often afflicted with shortly after coming out of hibernation.   668 more words

The Hiss-tory of Snakes

Written by Lola Gayle

Snakes are incredibly diverse creatures. There are over 3,400 living species and can be found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and in trees. 452 more words

Science

The Hiss-tory of Snakes

Even though there are over 3,400 living species of snake, we know very little about their origins, evolution and early behavior. That is, until today. Find out more by reading my… 6 more words

Science

STEM Lesson: Your breath smells like butt!

Written by Lola Gayle

Did you know that some species of turtles can actually “breathe” through their butt? Laugh all you want, but it’s an actual fact. 391 more words

Science

RAREBREED SHOWCASE: Chameleon

Chameleons are unusual reptiles being both highly specialized but primitive at the same time. Ranging from less than an inch to two feet in length with almost 200 varieties, some species have remained yet to be discovered. 160 more words

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Western Pond Turtle Brochure - Revised

It has been a while since I last updated the How You Can Help Western Pond Turtles brochure I developed several years ago in response to an inquiry from a San Francisco Bay Area resident who stumbled across a western pond turtle at her front door.   308 more words

Herpetology

Unusual Pets by Clinton Keeling

Unusual Pets by Clinton Harry Keeling (1932-2007) was published in 1958 in the Foyles Handbooks series. A reprint with a different cover was published in 1969 and I suspect it only went out of print in the mid-1970s. 107 more words

Herpetology