The author handling a boomslang as part of her work with a conservation organisation.
Learning about snakes offers unique insights into the natural world.
It had long been thought snakes can only feel vibrations through the ground. New research shows they can not only sense airborne sound, but can likely detect human voices.
A mulga snake
Christina N. Zdenek
Most people try their best to avoid snakes. This snake photographer couple spends their free time searching for them.
Leopard geckos make fun and entertaining pets.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
Krait bites are so painless that many victims don’t even realise they have been bitten until it’s too late.
Relax, snakes aren’t out to get you.
In 1998 Lee Berger identified a skin fungus as the cause of unexplained mass frog deaths.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear
Lee’s research identified the cause of mysterious and devastating mass frog extinctions that spread across the world starting in the 1970s: it was a skin fungus.
Hatchling southern African pythons bask outside the nest chamber.
Mating in southern African pythons is a serious business, and is rarely just a one-night stand
It’s a relief to lizards and scientists that new hands-off methods are making their way into herpetology.
You have probably heard someone utter the cliché “I grew up in a different era”. Compared to today, my youth was technologically anorexic. It was a time where you would never be told “Please turn off your…