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Tim Cole
Tim Cole

Due to unforeseen circumstances,
all Austin Reptile Service's events, parties, and classes are canceled.

If you have not heard from us, please contact
Tabitha [at]

Here are some great resources:

Local (to Austin TX) Reptile Vets:

Reptile Rescue
Austin-area Snake identification

If you need assistance with an event you may have booked with ARS,
please contact Tabitha [at]

Austin Reptile Service is an organization dedicated to the conservation of native Texas reptiles through education.

Austin Reptile Service on CBS Local News (KEYE):
Snake season is here: What you need to know about Central Texas rattlesnakes


The owner, Tim Cole, has been keeping reptiles for over four decades and has professional experience working with herpetologists, zoos, and on scientific field studies.

Tim has been the Reptile Team Leader with Austin Wildlife Rescue in Austin, TX, with who he has been working since 1989. He has achieved the level of State Advanced Certified Animal Control Officer and has held a Texas Parks & Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit.

Tim is a founding member of the Austin Herpetological Society and has sat on the board of various Herpetological Societies. 

Tim teaches snake identification and awareness programs to Animal Control Officers, City Utility Departments, State agencies, Cub & Scout groups, and schools.

If you want to learn about reptiles, ARS can help you!

If you want to have an event with local Texas reptiles on display, ARS can help you!

girl holding snake