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Shoshone pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone) collected in Shoshone, California.

This fish was considered extinct at one point, but was rediscovered at the source of a spring in the town of Shoshone, California, in 1986.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A shoshone pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone) collected in Shoshone, California.

This fish was considered extinct at one point, but was rediscovered at the source of a spring in the town of Shoshone, California, in 1986.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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Amargosa speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) collected on the Amargosa River in Tecopa, California.

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A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata mossambica) named ‘Zulu’, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This genet originated from the cradle of humankind, north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A silver orb weaver (Argiope argentata) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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A silver orb weaver (Argiope argentata) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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An unidentified cellar spider (Pholcidae family) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

In many frames, they are shown “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A salt marsh water snake (Nerodia clarkii clarkii) at a private collection.

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A salt marsh water snake (Nerodia clarkii clarkii) at a private collection.

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A Florida keys corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus rosacea) at a private collection.

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A Florida keys corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus rosacea) at a private collection.

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A Baird’s ratsnake, Eastern Mexican grey headed form, (Pantherophis bairdi) at a private collection.

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A Baird’s ratsnake, Eastern Mexican grey headed form, (Pantherophis bairdi) at a private collection.

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A red rubber frog (Phrynomantis microps) at a private collection.

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A red rubber frog (Phrynomantis microps) at a private collection.

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A granite night lizard (Xantusia henshawi) at a private collection.

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A granite night lizard (Xantusia henshawi) at a private collection.

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A Madagascar ground gecko (Paroedura pictus) at a private collection.

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A Madagascar ground gecko (Paroedura pictus) at a private collection.

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A giant bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus irianjayensis) at a private collection.

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A giant bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus irianjayensis) at a private collection.

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