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Herp Highlight #9: Eastern Glass Lizard

January 10, 2018 Walking through the museum’s Chesapeake Bay Gallery, you may notice a rather small exhibit located just between our beach and saltwater marsh exhibits; a literal hole-in-the-wall. At first glance, you might believe the exhibit to be empty, save for a few sticks,…

Can You Name the Reptile?

December 2, 2016 Have you visited the VLM recently? We have tons of cool exhibits full of awesome animals including, of course, our herpetology collection. Think you can identify some of the Virginia Living Museum’s reptiles from a close up photo? Test your skills at…

Identifying Common Snakes

July 28, 2016 I recently posted an instructional guide on what to do if/when you find a snake in your yard. Today, I thought it’d be a good idea to briefly introduce a few snake species so that homeowners might better be able to identify…

Timber Rattlesnake Feeding (Video)

Most people have a basic understanding of how snakes kill their prey; some snakes, such as boas and pythons, constrict their prey, squeezing it to death before consuming, while others, such as cobras and vipers, envenomate their prey with deadly toxins. But then what happens after…

Herp Highlight #7: Eastern Cottonmouth

Virginia’s swamps and marshes are home to a huge variety of reptiles, but few are as feared or disliked as the Eastern Cottonmouth. Perhaps the most common venomous snake in South East Virginia, this species is commonly found in our region and in close proximity to…