Reptiles and scaly friends have been making their own splash on social media in recent years, with many of the most photogenic racking up millions of followers. So if you’re looking for a funny and low-maintenance pet, or just want to see some amazing creatures up close, make sure to check out these popular pets.


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MacGyver the Lizard a Red Tegu Lizard That Thinks He’s a Dog

Dubbed “a good ambassador of the giant lizard world”, MacGyver the Lizard acts like a dog, cuddles up like a dog, asks for pets like a dog, and craves snacks like a dog. The hunky red lizard sits at around 20lbs, and he shares his adventures through his Instagram @macgyverlizard, Facebook and YouTube channels for over 200,000 fans. MacGyver the Lizard was hatched at Ty Park’s lizard farm in Punta Gorda, Florida on July 4, 2012 and he has been an Internet sensation since the age of three.

Man Uses Live Alligator as Purse When Beer Shopping

You guessed it – Florida strikes again and it’s almost as weird as this possum’s B&E. A man grabbed a live gator and went for a beer run. In the video, you see him toting the gator under his arm like a crocodile-skin clutch, only still alive.

Couple Finds Bearded Dragon In Their Walmart Delivery Box

Falkor the bearded dragon traveled from China to America via bicycle. Granted, he did do it via post inside the box that was delivering the bike. Al Brummett and his wife ordered a bicycle for their granddaughter off of Walmart’s online site.

Petey the bearded dragon likes long relaxing baths, worm dinners, and murder

Petey’s not your average bearded dragon. Not only is Petey a Twitter celebrity but she also has a penchant for (cue dramatic music) murder. I think my lizard may have murdered someone— izzy (@danisnobunk) March 5, 2018 The photo was snapped at Petey’s home (suspicious) by Isabella Mione.

Tiny Dog Chases Off Massive Crocodile in Australia

Small dogs have a reputation for thinking they’re tougher than they look. This little Aussie pup is no exception. A tiny, blonde pup chased after a 3.5 meter croc at Goat Island in Australia.

Spaghetti the Snake got a Christmas surprise and it’s the cutest

Spaghetti looks fly as hell (or as fly as a snake be) in his new Christmas sweater. Spaghetti was adopted four years ago by reddit user Rancor_Emperor, known otherwise as Sean, who had lived with Spaghetti’s previous owner. “He got [Spaghetti] from one of his old coworkers, and when my roommate had to move to England to get his master’s degree, he got on Facebook and tried to give him away, but nobody would take him. I’d lived with the snake for two years, and I loved him and I knew how to take care of him, so I said I would.” Sean told The Dodo.

Top 5 Fierce Presidential Pets

We all know America has had some wild leaders in the past (and present) but what about their pets? The most common animal to grace the White House is a dog, and the long standing tradition of having man’s best friend lay down at the wise leader’s’ feet is rarely deviated from. We’d like to suggest some canine options to Donald Trump, since he’s the first prez with no pup.

Top Five Terrifying Animal Names

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the scariest animal names known to man. Some of these creatures are well suited to their nightmare-inducing titles and others, not so much. Read on to discover the top 5 animal names you don’t want whispered in your ear in a dark alley. 1.

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Still championing environmentalism from the grave, Steve Irwin (you may know him as the Crocodile Hunter) will be posthumously honoured on the 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television. Alongside his wife Terri Irwin was the face of the documentary nature show The Crocodile Hunter, subsequent Crocodile Hunter films and the owner/operator of the iconic Australia Zoo in Queensland. Steve Irwin was a dedicated conservationist who was known internationally for his television persona.

Top 10 Odd Instagram Pets

Dogs might be man’s best friend, but exotic pets make the most interesting Instagram accounts. If you want to see a raccoon having a bath or two prairie dogs on leashes chillin’ with a hedgehog, look no further. We’ve found Instagram’s top 10 strange-but-cute pet accounts so you don’t have to, check them out below… 1.