This photo, being posted on November 1st) marks the last in the queue.
Stay tuned to see if I get any processed and uploaded over the next several days.
When I was setting up to do the holiday themed shots, it was hard to work with the bearded dragon – mostly because there were a bunch of tiny bugs on the black fabric.
Thought you might like to see a gharial that’s more in focus.
The gharial’s thin snout allows it to move much more quickly to catch fast moving fish.
The evolutionary trade off is that they can no longer eat larger prey.
Before I visited this zoo, I didn’t know that Gaboon and Rhino vipers could crossbreed.
Iguana realizing that, despite what the maps say, he can’t just swim south-west of Arizona and get to Alaska.
It’s a little known fact that the eighth dwarf was a crocodile named Bitey.
In the still of the night
He hears the wolf howl
In the still of the night
He feels his heart beating heavy
In the shadow of night
He sees the full moon rise
In the heat of the day
He hangs his head down low
And hide his face from the sun
He will, however, keep away, as rattlesnakes don’t bother you unless you bother them.
Later, after the snake complained, the frog drew a line down the center of the enclosure to more clearly demark their shared territory.
Looking forward to climate change.
According to Jayson Egeler (1999, paraphrasing Behler and Iaderosa (1991)) The radiated tortoise seems “to prefer new growth rather than mature growth because of the high protein, low fiber content.”
I think it’s because the newer growth tastes better.
Snake who really just wants to borrow a cup of sugar but is worried about speciesist neighbors.
This turtle doesn’t look down on all people.
Just most people.
No matter how many times I misread the sign, this is not, and will never be, a magma lizard.
Sea turtle pondering trickle-down economics.
When you have eyes on the sides of your head, it’s hard to see the pole in front of you.
This photo exists so people can use chromakey to make the snake lick anything (or anyone) they wish.
You’re welcome, Internet.
This lizard doesn’t think it’s right that Minnesota’s abbreviation “MN” looks more mountainy than all the other states and thinks it should swap names with Colorado.
In the 1960’s, the temple vipers had smooth scales. They didn’t get the now-characteristic ridged scales until 1979. Since then, their scales have looked different in every generation.
Rumor has it that we will finally learn why this is the case sometime this month.
It’s a little known fact that Yondu tested his early models on animals.