Two ingenious design features make the alligator a fearsome predator as he chases fish, birds, and small mammals. But alligators were not always meat-eaters. Like other predators in this now-fallen world, they continue to remind us about the Curse caused by Adam’s sin.
Box turtles truly take “hibernation” to another level. What special provision enables these four-legged tanks to endure subzero weather in such woefully shallow burrows? The answer sounds almost like science fiction. God equipped them with antifreeze!
A leg on a snake would not be a truly novel genetic feature, since there is evidence that the snake genome once had the information to produce legs. The leglessness of snakes today represents a corruption, loss, or deactivation of that information.
Stealth. Patience. Vigilance. Slowly the hunter moves unseen among the branches. His independently rotating eyes constantly scan the leafy canopy in every direction. No insect is safe within striking distance of his infamous weapon—a fast-acting and deadly accurate catapulting tongue. Aided by his steady grip and excellent vision, the chameleon is always ready to seize unsuspecting prey.
A study comparing the original Kenyan chameleons with the Hawaiian populations found the island dwellers were 30% brighter than their African counterparts.
Horned lizards aren’t known for speed to avoid predators or venom to bring down threats. But these miniature dragons have tricks for desert survival.
The existence of venom in so many animals has long challenged creationists. How did it show up in a very good creation?
Scientists studying a species in the Mojave Desert, known as side-blotched lizards, have learned that individual lizards can change coloring within a few weeks.
The gecko is designed to climb. Scientists had to magnify the gecko’s foot thousands of times to find out its secret to defying gravity.
Eastern box turtles can literally be “frozen alive” and emerge unharmed.
Hailed as a transitional form between modern snakes and their supposed lizard ancestors, Tetrapodophis amplectus is now the subject of heated controversy.
You don’t have to travel to Paris to see one of the world’s greatest cathedrals. If you look carefully, one may be walking around in your own backyard.
Winged reptiles were primitive, clumsy, “prehistoric” beasts, barely able to get off the ground, right? Take a closer look and see.
Many evolutionists believe the discovery of a four-legged fossilized snake is evidence of a burrowing lizard in the snake’s evolutionary past, but is it?
With Pappochelys’s shell characteristics like those of other extinct turtles and a diapsid skull, should creation scientists be having nightmares?
This issue of Answers in filled with muscular tools—many articles to help you on topics where the Bible is under attack.
Chameleons’ skin color can shift dramatically, and in just a few minutes their colors can revert back to the original. How do they do this?
To evolutionists, the "butcher" crocodile demonstrates crocodiles had evolved to be major Triassic predators millions of years before dinosaurs ruled the world.
Evolutionists declare stickier toes reveal the path up the evolutionary tree.
A chameleon might look bizarre to you, but not to a bug.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, crocodilians not only can digest fruit but seem to commonly and intentionally consume it.
The marine iguana displays special design for sneezing excess salt.
Learn fun facts about chameleons.
Turtles are some of the most unique of God's creatures.
If the riddle of where fangs fit into snake evolution has been gnawing at you, biologists may have come up with an answer.
Rare and rarely seen outside of zoos, the Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard. But recently a group of stranded Britons had an encounter with a Komodo dragon that was reminiscent of a dinosaur-era battle.
Mighty pterosaurs may have landed and strolled about on land when it was time to dine, reports LiveScience on a study published in PLoS ONE.
Norwegian scientists have announced the largest marine reptile known to modern science, a fossil discovered in 2006 in Norway’s far-north Svalbard islands.
Researchers in India have discovered a lizard without limbs, and it looks virtually identical to a snake.
Sea turtles are intriguing to watch and study. A look at the facts reveals that they have been around for thousands (not millions) of years.
One of this week’s examples of “evolution” in action is Pareas iwasakii, the Japanese snake.
Some preliminary thoughts about snakes with legs.
The gecko lizard can walk across your ceiling upside-down without falling off. How does it do tills? Until a few years ago scientists did not know, though they proposed several conflicting theories.