Category: Reptiles

American Alligator (Flopsies by Aurora World)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 Alligators have held a unique appeal for me for many years since I was quite small. I remember watching an old VHS on reptiles in 2003 that prominently featured alligators. It was called “Crocodile Rocks: Itty Bitty Kiddy Wildlife.” The program played classic rock in the …

Komodo Dragon, 2019 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Giant animals exist throughout the world. This can be seen in insular gigantism, and the isle of Komodo has the mighty dragon, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). This ten foot lizard is the top predator in it’s environment, using it’s size, strength, speed and venom to outmatch any species in the area, no matter where …

Galápagos Tortoise, 2020 (Wild Animals by Schleich)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 “I frequently got on their backs, and then giving a few raps on the hinder part of their shells, they would rise up and walk away;—but I found it very difficult to keep my balance.” – Charles Darwin Such was the experience of the legendary naturalist when …

Red-eared Slider, baby (Primary Turtles in Colour by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) are a semi-aquatic species of turtles (in some places, they are also known as terrapins). They are found in most freshwater habitats of North America, including the southern United States and Northern Mexico. Juveniles are typically a green colour with a ‘red …

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is the second largest living turtle after the leatherback, averaging around 135 kg (298 lbs) in mass, but capable of achieving up to 545 kg (1200 lbs). Its name derives from its large head and powerful jaws, which it uses to …

Wedge-tailed Eagle with Brown Snake (Southlands Replicas)

Review and images by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 Glaring sun scorches the land as a venomous death silently slides towards its den beneath the sparse shade of the burned grass. Suddenly night falls and accompanied by a hot but soft wind, eight fiercely piercing blades start to cut all life from its automatically wildly curling …