Herping Season is Practically Here!

Our usual customers are either in for pet foods for the furry critters, or furry critters for their exotic pets!

Now that the weather is warming up, some of our exotic owners will be out and about Herping.

What is Herping?
It’s when you go out and about looking for reptiles! (short explanation)
Some people do it to photograph the wildlife. Others do it to see how our natives are thriving!

Regardless of why you do it, there are rules to follow when Herping.

You need a Hunting license and a Reptile/Amphibian stamp to handle, touch, pose or contact them in anyway.

If you’re catching to keep, you need to know what’s endangered, protected or what permits to use when doing the capture of these creatures.

Know your species before even coming CLOSE to them. 
Texas has a LOT of venomous native species of snakes. Many of them are deadly, dropping a full grown man in mintues.

Here is a site dedicated to identifying reptiles in Texas
Herps of Texas

Below are links for the needed information.

Or you can even come into our store to let someone elaborate for you!

Amphibian and Reptile Stamp
Online License Sales
White List Species
Black List Species
FAQ on Non-Game Permits

A small Skink caught out in Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas

A small Skink caught out in Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas

A small Skink caught out in Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas

A small Skink caught out in Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas

 

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One Response to Herping Season is Practically Here!

  1. justin says:

    I love getting to go run around the woods with a camera to see what I turn up. Easy entertainment!

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