Category: Ground Reptiles

Western Scaly Foot Legless Lizard

Western Scaly Foots are legless lizards found in nearly all areas of Australia except the southern coastlines and the very mountainous areas. The Western Scaly Foot lives in wet forested areas, as well as in drier spots such as sandy beaches and sand dunes. western Scaly Foot Legless Lizard A Western Scaly Foot Lizard will

Australian Death Adder

Common Death Adders live in eastern and south-western Australia. They are found in woodlands and forests, wetlands and in nearly every aspect of Australia that is damper and provides some ground cover. Australian Death AdderThe Death adder is among the most deadly of snakes, and its venom can kill in a very short time, however,

Legless Lizard

When most people think of a lizard they think of a being with legs, but there is one lizard that defies this description and it is aptly called the legless lizard. This species looks an awful lot like a snake and it belongs to the Anguidae family, which is a family that contains 80 species.

Desert Iguana

The Desert Iguana is a small Iguana in comparison to its rain forest cousins, and is found living in the Mojave and the Sonoran Deserts, both in California. The Iguana can also be found in Utah, South Central Arizona and parts of Nevada. Desert iguanas are medium-sized lizards with a blunt heads that are about

Rosy Boa

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

Granite Spiny Lizard

The Granite Spiny Lizard is its own species of LIzard, and ranges between 7 and 10 inches long. It is distinguished by strongly keeled dorsal scales that are very pointed on both body and tail. The Granite has a very wide purple stripe on its dorsal. The male is yellowish green or deep blue in

King Cobra

The King Cobra is not the most venomous snake in the world, but it is in fact among their numbers and the amount of venom that it injects in a single bite is enough to kill about twenty five people, or to drop an elephant. It seems extremely unfair then, that this most poisonous snake


The Mudpuppy, also called a waterdog is actually a salamander, of a much larger size, and one of the few that actually make noise, which is what gives them their name. The squeaky sound they make sounds like the barking of a small dog. Having caught these and released them in swiftly flowing Pennsylvania streams,

Black Mamba

Black Mambas are one of the more poisonous snakes alive and are very widely considered the most lethal snake in the world today. They are lightening fast, very nervous, their toxin is more than lethal and they are extremely aggressive when frightened or threatened. The Black Mamba, considered the most poisonous snake in the world

Alligator Snapping Turtle

The Alligator snapping turtle is the largest turtle that lives in fresh water in North America, and is also one of the largest turtles in the world. Looking for all the world like a prehistoric sea monster, it boasts a spiked shell, a jaw that reminds you of a birds beak, thick scaly tale and

Giant Madagascar Chameleon

Giant Madagascar Chameleons (Oustalets Chameleon) are very large. The majority of its size is in length, and reports up to 70 cm are almost common. The prehensile tail can grow up to 1.5 times the body’s length, and the tongue can be as long as both combined. The casque that found on top of the

Pancake Tortoise

Ranging in area from Kenya to Tanzania, the Pancake Tortoise inhabits rocky hills and arid dry areas such as the savannah. The Pancake tortoise is a very small flat tortoise that has a flexible and somewhat thin shell. It is usually about 7 or 8 inches long, while the legs feature scales that point down


Gharials which may also be called the Indian Gharial, is one of two types of long living crocodile like reptiles. This one is the second longest of all the crocodile and crocodile like reptiles, and can easily approach 9 feet in length. One of his most unique and attention getting features is the very long


The most common type of cobra is the Indian cobra or what is called the spectacled cobra, which is very common to the India, and has long been associated with the snake charmers. Cobras of all varieties are widespread. The cobra is recognised by its most visible feature, which is the hood. The hood is

Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

Cottonmouth Water Moccasin is a viper, and one of the most deadly that roam North America. Extremely dangerous to people and pets, they are aggressive and venomous. The adult water moccasin can be anywhere from 20 inches to as much as 7 feet long. When they swim a great deal of their body rests above