Reptiles and Amphibians!
i saw a moderately big snake in texas. the top of it was orange with black diamonds and its underside might have been white from what i saw? it wasn't a diamond back rattle snake because it didn't have a rattle. i have no idea what he was! my best guess right now is a corn snake. do you have a good guess? he didn't look to well so i was wondering if it would be safe for me to help him.

In my opinion as much as one may want to help a snake in need, if you cant 100% identify it its never safe to grab it.
Based on your description it may have been a corn snake, Black-necked Gartersnake, or a Chihuahuan Nightsnake


Happy Easter from Angela!

Hey Kayla, really cool blog. I've been trying to track down images of some rare lizard skeletons (or just skulls). Varanus species: keithhornei, yuwonoi, jobiensis, mitchelli, timorensis, scalaris, glebopalma, pilbarensis, brevicauda, kingorum, primordius, storri, melinus, biviittatus, togianus, cumingi, nebulosus, panoptes, rosenbergi, giganteus, mertensi, spenceri, baritji. Got any leads? My googleprofile is under DanielleWasserman.

Thanks very much, as for the skeleton pictures I would say if you cant find any images online maybe try contacting local herpetology clubs to see if they have any reference photos. I unfortunately don’t have anymore to go one really, sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

I know that this is not herpetology related but it is still a very important ecological issue. If it is of any interest to you please take the time to sign the petition. Shark finning is a cruel practice which damages the ecosystem in many ways.

Mexican Black King Snake (Lampropeltis getula nigritus)

  • Also known as the desert black or Western black king snake
  • Found in Southern Arizona, Western Sonora and Northwestern Sinaloa, and Mexico
  • Occasionally gives a warning by rattling its tail, presumably attempting to mimic rattlesnakes
  • Prefer to prey on lizards and snakes
  • Tend to do very well in captivity under proper researched husbandry

I do not own these images or this information

Mexican Black Kingsnakes please :)

Sure thing!

Could you do a post about Kenyan Sand Boa care requirements?? I'm looking to get one, and was curious how to care for them.
What courses and college are you taking? I've been wanting to become a herpetologist since forever

I am going to college for Captive Wildlife Care and Education but with a personal focus in Herpetology. I take courses in animal health, animal training, as well as courses on animal behavior and physiology.

is an Asian water monitar a reptile or a amphibian