I'm a British-Brazilian natural sciences student with a special interest in amphibians and reptiles. I have always been fascinated by the natural world. As a child, I used to spend my summer holidays helping out at my uncle's vet clinic, and the rest of the year nagging my parents for an 'unusual' pet. 

This website (formerly 'Dooferette Herpetology') started off as a way to share my thoughts on different animal and human matters. Today, it is much more than that. It gives me the opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and recommendations with people from all over the world. It was also included in Bel-Rea's top 25 reptile and amphibian bloggers of 2016 - very kind of them!

Drop me a line at hello@talitabateman.com if you have any questions or feedback. Please do bear in mind that unless indicated otherwise, all photographs on this website are copyright protected and may not be copied or reproduced without permission. 


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