Lizards rank among nature's most incredible creatures, with the reptiles evolved to be armed with abilities to fly, swim, walk up walls and even change color.
Footage shows snake catchers trying to catch an eastern brown snake after it was found in a child's bedroom.
The dog was attacked at around 10 p.m. local time and the guard fended off the deadly predator by hitting it with a stick.
The animal was relocated to a wildlife rescue sanctuary in Dallas.
The cold-blooded reptiles can't tolerate lower temperatures, which causes their bodies to become rigid and not able to hold onto perches.
Conservation worker Alberto Silva helped the massive reptile back to safety by using a tree branch to gently move it.
"That kid would not stand a chance," one person on Reddit warned, while another added he could "kill the guy and the couch at the same time."
The fossilized remains of a 33-foot-long ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile, were uncovered in the U.K.
The man was almost bitten by a red-bellied black snake he was recovering from the backyard of a home in Queensland, Australia.
A turtle with an unusual nose fell victim to online abuse after a photograph of him was shared to celebrate his birthday.
The pregnant red-bellied black snake was spotted on a residential property where events are regularly held.
A nail-biting video shows snake catchers cutting open a sofa to remove the eastern brown snake, the second deadliest species in the world.
Evolutionary adaptations have excited researchers that have discovered a connection between mammals today and predators from about 300 million years ago.
The teenagers told police that the alligators had been bothering them while they were trying to fish.
"I wanna see the Pixar movie about the turtle and buffalo in the zoo," noted one enthusiastic viewer.
"This big old turtle just wanted to go for a walk and be free," the officer that found the creature said. "Still not sure where he got loose from."
Officials with the Bronx Zoo say there may be less than 2,500 of these dragons living in the wild.
Footage of a ginger cat who climbed into the large reptile's tank to relax alongside him has gone viral, demonstrating true interspecies friendship.
The coastal carpet python, which can reach up to four meters in length, slithered into the car through a window that had been left ajar.
A video has shown the snake being captured after a family found it curled up under their daughter's bed.
Nile crocodiles, common in the iSimangaliso wildlife park, are the most deadly of all crocodilians, accounting for hundreds of human deaths every year.
"We're not calling for an end to public sex, but we do want people to be aware of the damage it can do," noted study co-author Patrick Hesp.
Police said: "The men are very lucky to have survived this ordeal."
Livestock deputy Damon Bailey was called to a pipeline site in Texas on Wednesday when contractors spotted the massive reptile.
Some felt he had "infringed" on the snake's rights, while others said it would be ineffective as you could just "pull it out and throw it away."
"We do not know the temperament of the snake. It was taken to a local caretaker before going to the reptile facility," the local police department said.
Snake handlers can be seen breaking up the amorous pair of Eastern Browns—the world's second-deadliest species.