Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network
Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network
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Introduction to Herpetology Blog

Did you know? All our blog posts are pages from our award-winning eBook, A Primer on Reptiles and Amphibians. You can download it here for FREE, or buy a beautiful hardcover for your coffee table here
Please excuse the paucity of links at present- this blog is very new and we are working to add much more content very quickly!

Living With Wildlife

These are general posts to help you learn about and live in harmony with the natural world.
Watch for Wildlife on the RoadThe Mischievous RatsnakeThe Maligned CottonmouthAmerican Box TurtlesRelocating Reptiles

Classification & Diversity

These are posts about how we classify the organisms in our world and how amazing biodiversity can be.
A Bit About Common NamesThe Usage and Importance of Scientific Names

Biology, Physiology, and Reproduction

This section is where you can learn more about the organisms we share our world with.
Rear-fanged SnakesVenomVenomous vs. PoisonousSex DeterminationTortoise Pee!

Natural History

These are posts about ecology. Learn about how reptiles and amphibians interact with each other the world around them.
A Complex WebAdapting to Suburbia

Conservation

This super-important section is for learning about conservation concerns, solutions, and what you can do to help the natural world.
Herp ConservationHabitat LossCitizen Science

Observation

Otherwise known as "field-herping," this section is about observing herps in their natural environment.
Venomous Snake ID- Forget the RulesTake Nothing But PhotosTips & Tricks

Herpetoculture

Here is where you can build a foundational knowledge about the care of captive animals.
Code of Conduct and EthicsWe're Not Disposable!Never Release CaptivesCommunity Enclosures (Cohabitation)

Lagniappe

These posts may not fit nicely into another category, but there is some great info here!
Becoming a HerpetologistScientific ResearchIrresponsible Handling of Venomous Snakes

"Appendixes"

Found at the end of our book, these are valuable bits of raw information, forms, tables, and the like.
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