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Snake Locomotion

We all know that snakes have no legs, but how can they possibly move without them? We will reveal the secret of what moves snakes as we dive into the secret world of snake locomotion! Did you know that it took a team of mathematicians to figure out that the secret to how a snake moves is actually in it's [...]

Is That Snake Venomous?

Get the Facts about Deadly Snakes Snakes are among the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. Almost everyone knows someone who has a snake phobia, but those who fear snakes might be a lot less afraid if they had all the facts. What is snake venom? Snake venom is basically saliva that’s toxic because it can paralyze prey after a [...]

Happy World Snake Day!

Over the centuries snakes have really gotten a bad rap for being mean creatures who only want to hide in the tall grass and bite anyone or anything that comes their way. Truth is, that they really are gentile creatures who just want to be left alone. It is truly understandable that humanity would fear something that is potentially venomous [...]

How to Conquer your Fear of Snakes

Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a type of phobia or fear of snakes. It is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles. This is one of the most common phobias, which is right up there in the polls with having a fear of public speaking, effecting more than 50% of Americans! The good news is that this [...]

Top 5 Snake Superstitions

Reptiles have been around for well over 370 million years, yet we are still learning about them. Most humans are terrified of snakes and throughout the years we have come up with some pretty outlandish superstitions. Check out some superstitions that have stuck around over the years: Snakes are slimy: Actually most snakes are extremely soft to the touch, in [...]

June 16th, 2017|Myths About Reptiles, New England Reptile Shows|

Endangered Reptiles – The Marine Iguana

Once they are gone, they are gone for good. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature endangered animal species are being lost at 1,000 times the normal rate. The reptile, a species that has been around for nearly 200 million years  and are among the Earth's oldest creatures. The Marine Iguana An amazing reptile that is now in [...]

June 15th, 2017|Endangered Reptiles, Marine Iguana|