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Curtis Tails

A Big Hello from Curtis!

Welcome to Tales and Tails. I am Curtis Curly-tail, the very special lizard who launched Elaine’s career as the author of science-based children’s books–and now,

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Living with Reptiles

Territorial!

Many animals (and some plants) establish territories. They protect these areas for their places to live, eat and mate. When I think of a territory,

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Tales From Elaine

Eat Your Veggies!

June 17th is one of my favorite days of the year.  June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetable Day. As an omnivore, I enjoy my

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Tales From Elaine

Empty Night Skies

I love to swim. I taught myself how as a child after watching my brothers’ swim classes. I’m fortunate to have a pool at my

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Living with Reptiles

Who Protects Your Home?

Many homeowners have security systems to protect the premises.  There are many choices: Ring, ADT, Vivint, etc., all of which involve people. My security system

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Iguanas

See What Happens!

Red-foot tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonarius), like Gladiola, are omnivores, which means they eat meat, as well as vegetables and fruits. Being tortoises, they don’t run down

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Click Image to Hear “Don’t Call Me Turtle!”

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TALES & TAILS CATEGORIES

Meet Curtis Curly-tail at You Tube!

Come hear life from a lizard's point of view!

FREE IDENTIFICATION BROCHURES

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SAVING ENDANGERED SPECIES IS UP TO ALL OF US.

This free brochure teaches how to tell the difference between the endangered Rock Iguana and the invasive Green Iguana.
ALSO available: A brochure that shows the differences between Statia’s Iguana and the Green Iguana.
Use the Email Box on my Contact Page to contact me to obtain them.

Iguana Specialist Group

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International Reptile Conservation Foundation

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International Iguana Foundation

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