Sylvio, a 3.5-foot red tegu lizard, went missing from his home in Beaumont, Texas, without his family noticing. He was found wandering the streets by a reptile expert who fostered him until his owners claimed him.
A 9-foot alligator attacked three people in separate incidents at the Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Florida, leaving them with injuries to their heads and necks. The park officials have closed the swimming area until further notice.
Murphy, a Komodo dragon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, celebrated his 25th hatchday on October 12, 2023. He is one of the few Komodo dragons in the world who is trained to participate in his own healthcare.
A low-flying helicopter sparked a crocodile mating frenzy at a farm in Australia. Herpetologists are still trying to understand why, but there are a few possible explanations, including infrasound from the helicopter’s rotors.