The Indian Python is a giant among snakes. It’s also known as the black-tailed python, Indian rock python, its Latin name being Python molurus. Although not venomous, these snakes are highly dangerous, and their hunting technique relies on twisting around the prey and choking it to death, by straining the muscles. Indian Pythons are truly
Common Iguanas are widely spread all over the tropical forests of America, ranging from southern Mexico to Paraguay and south to Brazil. With its whip-like tail and massive head it leaves an imposing impression. Because of its prominent throat skin and back thorns this tree lizard looks quite dangerous. The Iguanas might seem dangerous, but
Rosy Boas are a larger heavy bodied boa constrictor, which is the family of snakes that constrict their prey to kill it rather than eat it live. Rosy boas are among the smallest snakes in the boa family, usually not growing longer than three feet in length. The female Rosy Boa is larger than the
The Reticulated Python is a non venomous species of python that is located in southern Asia. It is also considered the longest snake in the world, with the longest specimen that has been recorded to date to be about the same , or a bit larger than the longest anaconda at about 32 feet long.
The Flying Dragon, native to the rain forests and rubber plantations of Asia and the Indies, is a small lizard that can, when spreading a move able flap of skin that is attached to its movable ribs, form wings for gliding from tree to tree, and is able to cover distances up to 25 feet.
The name anaconda comes from the language of Sri Lanka, and refers to another snake entirely. The python and the anaconda were apparently at one time mistaken for each other. Early settlers to the country called this snake bull killer. The anaconda is considered to be the largest snake in the world today. They can
The Gaboon Viper is a venomous snake which is found in the rainforests of Saharan African. It is the largest member of its genus, and also the world’s heaviest viper. The Gaboon also has the distinction of have the longest fangs and the most copious amounts of venom of any other snake. Adults are stocky
Green Anoles are native to North America and some Caribbean Islands. Their name is deceptive in that they are not always green but can be green or brown and sometimes other colors as well, depending on the mood, time of day or their surroundings. Males and Female Anoles look a great deal alike. As the
Found widely across Australia, the Goanna is a type of Monitor Lizard. In the northern part of Australia they are active all year around; they are great tree climbers and very strong swimmers. A Goanna has a flattened body, a tail ready to strike at enemies, stout limbs, long digits and sharp claws. Goannas have
Chlamydosaurus kingii is one of the most familiar of Australia’s dragon lizards. It is thick limbed with a long tail and averages about 30 inches in length. The tail is striped with a deeper colored tip. Chlamydosaurus kingii are considered to be what is called a dragon lizard. Their mouth and tongues are pink or
Are an amazing color of deep green with a white stripe that runs down their backs, and a bright yellow underbelly. They are very distinctive not only in South America, but also in general. Dependent upon where they live, they can grow to about 9 feet, although generally they don’t surpass 6 feet in length.
Boas are a primitive order of snake, which bear vestiges of limbs, perhaps illustrating the truth of what some scientists say that boas are descendants of burrowing lizards. The Red Tailed Boa is only one subspecies of a larger group of snakes known as Boas. Boas live primarily in trees in the wild, and will