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Posts tagged reptiles

November 29, 2007

 

Two baby snapping turtles

Turtles: Cute but Contaminated

Did you have a pet as a child? Maybe a dog, cat or a turtle? Turtles actually carry salmonella, a bacterium that can cause poisoning.

November 20, 2007

 

Red Fox with Cub

What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

April 15, 2007

 

coastal workers help rescue a stunned sea turtle

Bad Weather for Sea Turtles

How do freezing temperatures affect the endangered green see turtle?

November 21, 2006

 

a puerto rican coqui frog sitting on a leaf

Plague of Frogs

Find out what is keeping Hawaiian residents and vacations up until the croak of dawn.

September 27, 2003

 

Gorgons. For Real

Paleontologists in South Africa recently discovered the first complete skeleton of a pre-dinosaur creature called Gorgonopsid, or "Gorgon" for short.

September 27, 2003

 

A possum sits perched in a tree and eats a cracker.

Playing Possum

Playing dead doesn't seem like much of a strategy, but it works for the opossum, commonly known as the possum.

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