Tag: Reptiles

Loggerhead turtle
May 19, 2015

First Tagged Loggerhead Turtle Released Off West Coast

Government scientists have tagged an elusive sea turtle species with a satellite transmitter for the first time off the coast of southern California. The information they gain while tracking the...

Burmese pythons
May 8, 2015

Telemetry Reveals Habits of Invasive Pythons in Florida

While one the largest invasive snakes in the world has wreaked havoc on the Everglades ecosystem for several years, very little is known about their movement habits. But a new...

May 7, 2015

TWS Member Tracks Snakes Around Bird Baths

Removing bird baths and other features where prey congregate has no effect on nuisance rattlesnakes turning up around homes, according to a recent study. “We wanted to try something else...

April 8, 2015

Lizard Activity Can Act as “Barometer” to Environmental Change

Cold-blooded lizards can be notoriously finicky over the weather, so much so that tracking the activity of certain species could give researchers a way to measure environmental change, according to...

Snapping Turtle
March 26, 2015

Bad Fences May Lock Wildlife in Dangerous Highway Corridors

Poorly-built fences lining highways may lock reptiles in a deathtrap unless they are done properly, according to new research. “If you want road mortality mitigation to work for small animals...