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    Reptiles and amphibians of Brazil

    A couple years ago I took a trip to Brazil for a couple of months. I had are amazing opportunity to see some of the fascinating animals that live there. Among them were quite a few reptiles. Here's just a few that I saw. All these photos were taken with a small Olympus point and shoot, I didn't have my big Canon camera yet.


    This is a Sipo. It's a long thin tree snake, and the Brazilians fear it because they think they lay in wait for passersby and bite them on the head, and poison them. In reality Sipos are harmless, and eat lizards and frogs. This one however was a bit cranky because the children in the school yard I caught him in we're playing a bit rough. So I caught him and released him in some nearby mangroves.
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    This is a House Gecko, actually it's an invasive species from the Mediterranean region. Pretty much every house has a resident population of these guys. This one was also caught in the school.
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    Lastly, here is a species of Tropidurus lizard (unsure if species however, there's quite a few), which is basically South Americas equivalent of the United States' Fence lizard.
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    Plenty more where this came from, and many stories to tell as well. What do you guys think, wanna see some frogs next?

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    very interesting. I like that Sipo.

    Frogs would be cool.
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    Cool, I'll post some frogs on another page.
    I figured out what species that lizard is, Tropidurus torquatus— Amazon Lava lizard. Quite similar to those fence lizards you posted.
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    lava lizard, very cool, that attachment didn't work though, try it again.
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    yeah that one is working, nice!
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    Thought I might post this picture as well, probably fits the best here. This is a Caiman and side-necked turtle in a canal in Recife.
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    hah I had to take a second look to see the turtle, that caiman kind of steals the show.
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    Here lizard lizard lizard.
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