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News of interest to the herpetological community

  • Komodo Dragons & Venom - New study shows Komodo dragons probably use venom, not toxic bacteria, to kill prey.
  • Lizards Sunbathe for Another Reason - Panther chameleons may be basking to regulate vitamin D
  • Venom in Your Eye - How do spitting cobras hit their targets?
  • Snakebit - An article in the April issue of Scientific American discusses the rise in rattlesnake bites in southern California and a seeming increase in the severity of neurological symptoms.
  • Burmese Pythons - An article about how some southeastern states are attempting to promote responsible ownship. Burmese pythons can reach over 20 feet in length. Not your ideal pocket pet!
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