Beautiful Photos of Exotic Animals

A bearded dragon. A tarantula. A scorpion. These exotic animals aren't for everyone, but Owen Maercks, owner of the East Bay Vivarium in Berkeley, California, looks after slimy, slithering creatures—and he loves it. Whether or not you'd like to bring one of these creatures home, enjoy these photos of animals you don't get to see every day.

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