Reptiles

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A gecko: not the hiss or croak for me | Helen Sullivan
The gecko licks its eyeball seductively: ‘I mean, have you seen my feet?’

Helen Sullivan

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Bring back Guardian Soulmates – my go-to for ‘invariably socialist’ online dating | Brief letters
Brief letters: Reliable in romance | Smooth operator | Tory chatbot | Swimming tortoises

22, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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‘Exceptionally rare’: reported crocodile sighting in south-east Queensland sparks investigation
Visitors urged to stay away from Myora Springs on Minjerribah, also known as North Stradbroke Island

Eden Gillespie and Australian Associated Press

18, Jan, 2023 @5:25 AM

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A day at the beach: ‘I’ve had many crocodile encounters over the years but none as close’
Visiting a billabong for a Sunday afternoon fishing session, Northern Territory MLA Bill Yan found himself stranded up a tree with a giant reptile glaring at him

As told to Nannette Holliday

18, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘We need a breakthrough deal on biodiversity’: can Montreal summit deliver for nature?
In 201o, politicians pledged to halt devastation of Earth’s wildlife. Since then, no progress has been made. And despite glimmers of hope, prospects look grim for next month’s top-level meeting in Canada

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Turtle poaching for pet trade threatens half of world’s species
Panama Cites convention considers proposals to protect turtle populations also depleted for food, medication and colorful shells

Samira Asma-Sadeque

11, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ likely making alligators sick in Cape Fear River
Cape Fear River alligators’ blood showed much higher PFAS levels, and had twice as many compounds, as those in neighboring river

Tom Perkins

20, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tiny reptile unearthed in Scotland was ‘closely related to pterosaurs’
Researchers say Scleromochlus taylori belonged to species that evolved into giant flying reptiles

Ian Sample Science editor

05, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Dead or alive: can bounty plan solve Miami Beach’s invasive iguana problem?
City commissioner proposes paying per reptile to ramp up efforts to curb numbers of non-native species

Richard Luscombe in Miami

20, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Teaching with turtles: the NSW program turning school students into conservationists
Schools host the reptiles and visit them in wetlands. Environmental groups say it augurs well for an activist future

Rafqa Touma

18, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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An escaped 18ft python found its way into a Hampshire home – it’s more common than you think | Paul Rowley
Even the most experienced reptile keepers can get caught out by a restless serpent. But there are simple ways to stay safe, says herpetologist Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley

25, Aug, 2022 @2:32 PM

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Endangered sea turtles found on Louisiana islands for first time in 75 years
Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, world’s smallest sea turtle species, discovered in Chandeleur Islands off coast of New Orleans

Maya Yang

21, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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