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Thursday, April 29, 2010

End of Blog (For Now)

As Google is ending their FTP service, I won't be able to continue making posts to this blog (thus the recent lack of herp news). At some future date I may consider starting up a WordPress or other blogging platform here, though it will probably be a slightly different URL so that I don't lose previous posts.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Contribution to Herpetology

A nice article here on the development of a reference guide to the 22-volume Biology of the Reptilia series, by 85-year-old Ernest Liner.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

California Tiger Salamander

The native tiger salamander is now considered threatened in California. (News source.)

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Rediscovered Australian Frog

An Australian frog thought extinct for 30 years has been rediscovered. (News source.)

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fisherman Attacked by Croc

A crocodile carried off a Ugandan fisherman. (News source.)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snakebites

A Florida off-duty deputy was bitten by a water moccasin at a youth fishing event. (News source.)

An Australian man was bitten by a death adder. (News source.)

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Brown Tree Snakes

A report shows that more than 500 brown tree snakes were caught on Guam from October to December last year. (News source.)

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Breeding Behavior

Interesting information on all-female species of whiptail lizardknown to feed on termites.

And, a certain Peruvian frog is the first known monogamous amphibian.

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Python Season

A new season will be available to hunters for reptile of special concern in Florida state-managed areas around the Everglades. (News source.)

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Komodo Attack

A Komodo dragon bit a Komodo Island park ranger on the foot; it had apparently been chasing a monkey. This report doesn't say why or how it turned on the ranger.

[Update: a little more information on the attack here, but several details still missing.]

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Florida Python Ban

Florida is trying to ban "reptiles of concern." (News source.)

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Gator Fingers