Be kind and tender to the Frog,


And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
American Alligator
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.
Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953
Sun Skink

Me, I'm not all that fond of reptiles and amphibians. My childhood days of picking up frogs and toads are long gone, snakes make me nervous, and reading about Komodo dragons was decidedly worrying. Somehow though, I seem to be collecting enough images of cold-blooded animals that they need their own separate gallery. Interestingly, several of my pictures of snakes get more public views on other databases than any of the cuddly animal babies or magnificent tigers. Each to his own, and if you enjoy these interesting creatures I hope you will enjoy my images of them!

Smiling Gator
baby alligator Click on an image to see a larger version and to read a little about the sporting event. A new window will open in your browser.
Oriental Whip snake
Waglers Pit Viper
Yellow-banded Mangrove Snake
Common Greenback Frog
Garden Fence Lizard
Painted Bronzeback Snake
Water Snake
Red-eared Slider Turtles
Malaysian Water Monitor
Komodo Dragon
American Alligator
Loggerhead Turtle