Category Archive: Reptiles

Join, or Die

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin drew a herp-related political cartoon in an attempt to promote unity among the American colonies? Franklin published his cartoon in the Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754,… Continue reading

Snakebite Cures (Sort of)

People fear venomous snakes. Well, most of them do. And with pretty good reason—a bite from some species means possible death. Luckily dangerous snake bites happen very infrequently because most snakes are harmless… Continue reading

Trafficking of Moroccan Tortoises

International demand has created an intense market in animal trade, much of it illegal, leading to far more pressure than populations of many species can handle. Trafficking and other human activities now directly… Continue reading

Moroccan Serpent Charming

In this second post on human-reptile interactions in Morocco, let’s take a look at one of the most charismatic, flamboyant ways that humans and reptiles cross paths: snake charming. Even in parts of… Continue reading

Project on Human-Reptile Interactions in Morocco

Should we define wilderness by absence of human impact? Or are humans as much a part of an ecosystem as plants or any other animal? Although some humans currently race to save the… Continue reading