In this episode, Bryce and Dillon discuss why we should offer a more natural and varied diet to the snakes in our care. This of course includes using geckos, lizards, frogs, and snakes as regular prey items. We also discuss Bryce’s herping trip to St.Lucia, South African, and his hunt for the East African Gaboon Viper. Bryce also explains the visual difference between the East and West African Gaboon Viper. We also cover the importance of recording keeping, breeding venomous snakes, why keep reptiles, and much more!

LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:

 

Record-Keeping PDF: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/Reptile-Record-Sheet-PDF

Record-Keeping Spreadsheet: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/Reptile-Record-Sheet-xlsx

MPR w/ Dr. Zac Loughman: https://apple.co/2RfvJlr

Snake Talk Podcast: https://bit.ly/34CXTKg

ASBI: https://www.africansnakebiteinstitute.com/

Reptiles & Research Prey Varity Video: https://youtu.be/0WIO_C3PaoE

“Suitability of day-old chicks…” Research Paper: https://bit.ly/3z5p7aD

Reptile Research & Preservation Institute: https://gofund.me/dc0e7f33

BOOKS:

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Snakes of Southeast Asia: https://amzn.to/3igrcu7

Reptiles of India: https://amzn.to/3pc3NeK

Snakes of Southern Africa: https://amzn.to/3uPUdQc

Snakes & Snakebite in Southern Africa: https://amzn.to/3uMGf1c

PHOTO CREDITS (in order of appearance):

“A 2009 neonate/juvenile Bitis nasicornis” by Simongsh is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

“Bitis nasicornis” by Amirnahhas95 is Licensed under CC BY 3.0 / Cropped from original

“Gaboon Viper, Butterfly Adder, Forest Puff Adder or Swampjack Bitis gabonica, Family: Viperidae, Location: Germany, Munich, Zoological Garden” by Holger Krisp is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

Marius Burger, Gaboon Viper on iNaturalist:

“Bitis gabonica rhinoceros” by Hectonichus is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

“West African gaboon viper (Bitis rhinoceros)” by Tim Vickers is Public Domain

“Green turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona” by Brocken Inaglory is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

A loggerhead sea turtle in the National Aquarium in Washington DC is Public Domain

“Leatherback sea turtle/ Tinglar, USVI” by USFWS is Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped from original

“A Royal Meal” by Lip Kee is Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped from original

“Leptophis ahaetulla Snake Eating a Frog (Craugastor gollmeri)” by Brian Gratwicke is Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped from original

“Asian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) eating a Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) male” by Bernard DUPONT is Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped from original

“Red-tailed Racer, a snake living in trees and caves in South-East Asia” by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen is Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 / Cropped from original

“Telescopus semiannulatus in an acacia, central Tanzania” by Kwamikagami is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

Philothamnus Species (iNaturalist, Public Domain images)

“Western Green Mamba, Dendroaspis viridis, captive animal. Location: Jacksonville Zoo, Jacksonville, Florida, United States” by Patrick Coin Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 / Cropped from original

Picture of Snake at Vivarium, Lausanne, Switzerland. Probably a green bush viper (Atheris squamigera) by Stéphane Magnenat is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 / Cropped from original

“Atheris hispida” by Bree Mcghee is Licensed under CC BY 2.0/ Cropped from original

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