Friday, April 16, 2021

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: N is for Nile Crocodile

 The April A to Z Challenge keeps moving and today's letter is N. The reptile for today is the Nile Crocodile. The Nile Crocodile is the second largest crocodile in the world.

Here is a quick video of these apex predators.  

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Battle of the Bands: Bad Romance

This time around for my Battle of the Bands I am going with  Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." First off I have a rock group give their take on the pop hit. I follow that up by a guitar great performing the tune at a Classic Rock Award show a year after Gaga's song shot up the charts. 

I provide the original. Then two covers. My readers then vote by telling me which version they liked the best. I count up the votes and announce the winner a week or so later.

                                                 Lady Gaga "Bad Romance"

Contestant One: Halestorm

Contestant Two: Jeff Beck

Let me know which one you like the best!

Blogging from A to Z: M is for Milk Snake


Red Milk Snake picture Mike Pingleton, Wikipedia

The Milk Snake is a colorful, non venomous snake that has 24 subspecies. They are opportunistic eaters but mainly eat rodents as adults.

A look at someone's pet milk snake...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: L is for Leatherback Sea Turtle

 The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the biggest turtle in the world. These giant reptiles like to eat jellyfish.

Below is a video with some quick facts about his large reptile from the sea...

Moving closer to the halfway point. I've covered a lot of reptiles so far and of course there are more to come. I'm trying to mix them up.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: K is for Komodo Dragon

 We went with a smaller dragon for D let's go with the largest lizard for K. The Komodo Dragon can reach 10 feet in length and weigh 150lbs. 

Here is a clip from a BBC "Special Deadly 60"

These giant lizards were called "Land Crocodiles" by the locals. In the wild they feed mainlyon local deer species and carrion. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: J is for Jungle Carpet Python


Today's letter in the A to Z April Challenge is J. My reptile of the day is the Jungle Carpet Python, Morelia Spilota Cheynei

Picture by Mike Spain

The picture above is one of my personal snakes and is a Jungle Carpet Python. My snake is captive bred and was hatched in Maryland. In the wild Jungle Carpet Pythons are native to the rainforests of Queensland Australia.

Female carpet pythons tend to grow bigger than males. Jungle Carpet Pythons are considered medium size python and average 5 to 7 feet.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: I is for Indigo Snake

A news segment on the Indigo Snake to open my post. It is one of many animals to use my G letter Gopher Tortoise burrows for shelter. Like yesterday's reptile the Hawksbill Turtle the Indigo Snake is endangered.

The longest native state in the United States the largest recorded was over 9 feet long. The snake is nonvenomous but eats venomous snakes and a wide variety of small animals.

Some efforts are being made to reintroduce this snake in places where their population has disappeared or has been severely reduced.