Addy my double het albino/gstripe reticulated python :-)
Happy hatchday, Mort!
me and my jaguar coastal carpet python named sheila :)
50% Coastal 50% Darwin Carpet Python
Tail of a hypomelanistic Boa constrictor imperator.
Submit your snake!
Basically, a single drop of this venom (from a Russell’s viper) is dripped onto a petri dish of blood, and in seconds the blood clots into a thick chunk of solid matter.It may sound scary, but snake venom can be very useful to humans. […] Snake venom contains a vast number of toxins that target proteins in platelets,” Yonchol Shin, an associate professor at Kogakuin University who specializes in snake toxins told ScienceDaily. “Some of those toxins prevent platelets from clotting, which can lead to profuse bleeding in snake bite victims. Others, like the one we’ve focused this research on, potently activate platelets, which results in blood clots. Identification of the molecular targets of many of these toxins has made an enormous contribution to our understanding of platelet activation and related diseases. [read more]
i do. i will cuddle you, snakey.
Who knew re-adjusting your jaw could be so adorable? (x)
I would like to set up a page on this blog with links and/or phone numbers to rescues in both the US and UK.
I think it would be great to have a list of active and helpful reptile rescuers so that those interested in adopting or with the need to surrender have easy access to a local outlet. All too often, owners resort to releasing or neglecting their pets, and adoptable animals are overshadowed by pet store babies.
Let us know if they accept volunteers, as well! You can reply to this post or send an Ask. The page will be a work in progress.
Always support local organizations who give their time and care to our scaly friends, both wild and captive. We can never have too much progress when it comes to conservation, education, and responsible ownership of these animals.
Normal Ball Python
Submitted by : Haley N.
What a cutie!
A gorgeous reticulated python says hello. video.