About Us

Susquehanna Ectotherms is the result of 20 years of captive breeding, field observations and reptile husbandry. My passion for herpetoculture evolved from a small hobby to a full time, large scale breeding operation. I work exclusively with reptiles, often 60-80 hours a week! I am dedicated to producing the finest reptiles possible. To me, this means pure bloodlines, no hybrids or integrations.
Most of my animals are locality specific, either field collected by me or reputable herpers. My breeding stock is comprised of the healthiest, most beautiful reptiles obtainable, with many unrelated bloodlines. All of the offspring I produce are flawless and reflect the years of experience put into their breeding.

I have an eclectic assortment of herps. I believe that variety is the spice of life and I appreciate all reptiles and amphibians. I enjoy the contrast of working with a 15-foot Amethystine python then going on to a 15-inch red pygmy rattlesnake. I have animals for every level of experience from beginners to the most advanced hobbyist. I absolutely love reptiles and the reptile business. I would not want to be doing anything else! Thank you for visiting s-ecto.com. Please feel free to E-MAIL me any time about the animals I have.

Ted Thompson

I've had a lifetime filled with experiences in the field, catching, photographing and releasing all kinds of wildlife where ever I happen to be! From 1979 to now, here are just a few pictures I want to share, to give you a peak into my life.

1979 Florida

Even as a child in 1979 my enthusiasm for reptiles was no secret.


Here's one of me handling a Mussurana in Costa Rica in 2004

Hellbender in Pennsylvania!


Of course a picture of me and an Eastern King in NC from a herping trip with friends.