Since it's rattlesnake season and all, we'd thought we'd try to put a positive spin on reptiles, especially those who are looking for someone to love, not to eat. This coming Saturday, Petco is hosting a reptile fete of sorts throughout San Francisco where you can learn all about why these cold-bl ... More >>
There's nothing we enjoy more than a good drug bust, especially if it involves alligators and other marijuana-loving reptiles. For the second time this year, police in the Bay Area came across agitated reptiles that were apparently in charge of guarding drugs. We read the latest story on CBS Ne ... More >>
Dum Dum Girls Crocodiles Oct. 4, 2011 Great American Music Hall Better than: Best Coast -- sometimes, anyway. The problem with reverb-drenched, girl-group-derived, shoegaze-descended guitar pop is that it's as limited as a vegan's view of bacon. You get a monolithic merseybeat, two or three spanky ... More >>
Go ahead, punk: Make my day.Killer frogs lurk in the dark waters of Golden Gate Park's Lily Pond, awaiting the moment when a visiting youngster totes a few tadpoles home to Auburn and lets them loose in a stream -- thus threatening aquatic ecosystems in the Sacramento River Delta and beyond.Notwi ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanRrawr.S.F. Rising is a weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Alligator Source: Panaderia La Mexicana, 2804 24th St. (at Bryant), 648-2633.Price: $5 Toast-appropriateness: Don't you dare.
Kill me, pleaseA tiny pond near the mouth of Golden Gate Park is host to as many as 10,000 invasive African clawed frogs so voracious they're a threat to the entire state's rivers and bays. They've consumed the pond's other frogs and fish, and have taken to eating each other -- just as they'll do ... More >>
The Age of the Reptile is nighThere are close to 5 million U.S. households that are home to pet reptiles slithering, crawling, and gazing coldly -- nefariously, even -- at their doting owners. And soon, we learn via a press release, a goodly portion of them may rally together to overthrow the hum ... More >>
Arthur's tortoisenappers wouldn't have got away if they'd stowed him in one of theseThe thief who stole Arthur the 50-year-old California desert tortoise from The Randall Museum March 10 apparently changed his or her mind. On Saturday left the 12-pound animal was deposited in the museum's lobby w ... More >>
Not seen in these parts...The news that multiple witnesses have spotted what appears to be a monkey tooling around Novato takes the wind out of San Francisco's sails. Nothing is supposed to happen in Novato -- that's why people move to Novato. We're the place that ought to have wild animals galli ... More >>
In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.
The Jade Shader gives San Diego's washed-up scene its moment in the sun
Coming on Strong
California Academy of Sciences
A lawsuit over a proposed Hayward country club promises to be more than just another environmentalists-vs.-developers fight
Life Can Be a Beach
A scientist wonders what the inscrutable snake has to teach us