Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Sidewinder

The Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) is a small species of rattlesnake found in the southeastern United States and northeast Mexico. The common name alludes to its unusual form of locomotion, and it is famous for this ability to travel over loose sand by “sidewinding” which leaves unique prints in the sand. Most adult specimens measure between 43 … Continue reading

Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Horned Adder

The Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis) is venomous snake species found in the arid region of southwest Africa, easily distinguished by the presence of a single, large horn-like scale over each eye. It usually averages 30–40 cm (12-16 inches) in total length (body + tail). The largest specimen reported is a female from southern Botswana measuring 51.5 … Continue reading