search/label/crocodile Reptiles and Amphibians Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians in the News

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fisherman Attacked by Croc

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

Labels: ,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Croc News

A Frenchman and Burundi resident is trying to hunt down Gustave, that country's infamous killer crocodile. (News source.)

A Uganda minister is trying to make it legal for residents to kill (and eat) crocodiles, which are a constant danger in that country. (News source.)

Mugger crocs in Iran are seriously on the decline due to poaching and habitat loss. (News source.)

A well-known large American crocodile, Wilma, on Sanibel, has been found dead. (News source.)

Labels: , , , ,

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crocs in the News

Bangladesh's only crocodile farm will be sending its first export to Germany next month. (News source.)

A UK aquarium is training its dwarf caiman to respond to commands. (News source.)

A UK man wants to start his own crocodile park. (News source.)

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Herp Conservation Notes

A new hibernaculum was created for some relocated fox snakes in Illinois. (News source.)

Half of a Sussex Co., NJ, bog was acquired for conservation as bog turtle habitat for $1.1 million. Negotiations for the other half are ongoing. (News source.)

Some tuatara conservation research here.

Freshwater crocs are being pushed out of the Northern Territories by saltwater crocs. (News source.)

Labels: , , , ,

Crocodilian Attacks

Eight fish poachers were killed by crocodiles by a dam in Zimbabwe. (News source.)

A teenage boy in Zambia was killed by a crocodile on Lake Kariba. (News source.)

A Malaysian man used his thumbs to fend off a crocodile. (News source.)

A South African woman was killed by a crocodile in the Olifants River. (News source.)

Two girls in Namibia were injured by crocodile attacks. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Herp Attacks

A South African woman was killed by a crocodile while she was swimming in a river. (News source.)

A Czech man was hospitalized after being bitten by his pet puff adder, and he was bitten a few weeks ago by another venomous species. (News source.)

5 young children in Uganda were apparently killed by the same venomous snake when they went to get water from Lake Victoria. (News source.)

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Uganda Man Killed by Croc

Despite warnings not to bathe in a lake at night, a Uganda man ignored them and was killed by a crocodile. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Killer Croc Killed

Police in the Solomon Islands killed a crocodile they believe recently took a 7-year old boy. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Malawi Croc Attacks

A Dutch national was attacked by a crocodile while he swam in a Malawi river. Elsewhere in the country, a woman was killed by crocodiles as she was fetching water. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Culture, Politics, and Crocodile Trappers

An interesting article here, from Nigeria.

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Herp Attacks

A young Israeli man was killed by a venomous snake bite while hiking in South America. (News source, and here.)

Crocodiles killed a 13-year old Angolan boy, and a 12-year old Zambian girl.

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Croc News

A 12-year old girl in Zambia was killed by a crocodile, while swimming in the Chambeshi River. (News source.)

Pics were taken of a croc being killed by a herd of hippos, here.

Labels: , ,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crocodilians in the News

35 pure Siamese crocodiles were found among a larger group of rescued crocs in Cambodia. These will be used to help in the conservation of this endangered species. (News source.)

A profile here on a Namibian man attacked by a large crocodile.

A Florida man stuck his hands under a car, thinking his dog was under it, and got bit by an alligator. (News source.)

Labels: , , , ,

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reptile Attacks

A 68-year old Georgia man died from a rattlesnake bite sustained while hunting. (News source.)

A 16-year old boy was killed by a crocodile in the lower Zambezi river. (News source.)

A Melbourne, Australia, boy survived a brown snake bite. (News source.)

Labels: , , ,

Friday, October 2, 2009

Croc Attack in Kakadu

A 57-year old tourist at Kakadu National Park survived a crocodile attack while swimming in the wrong area. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Profile of a Killer Croc

A profile here, on "a huge man-eating crocodile that terrorised the villages along the Batang Lupar River in Sri Aman, Sarawak."

Labels: ,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Dangerous Herp Encounters

Two people were reported bitten by venomous snakes in northern Wyoming this past weekend. (News source.)

Another crocodile attack in Brunei took a young boy. (News source.)

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Borneo Croc Attack

A fisherman was attacked and killed by a crocodile along the Belait River. (News source.)

Labels: ,

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More on Philippine Crocs

A few more details on the reintroduction of young Philippine crocodiles in a lake on Luzon island. (News source.)

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Philippine Crocs Released

"50 captive-bred Philippine crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis) have been released into the wild in Dicatian Lake, Isabela Province, Luzon Island." (News source.)

Labels: , ,