My name is Brian Watkins. I am the owner of Hell Creek.
My business specializes in the importation and captive propagation of snakes and lizards. Our main focus is the selective breeding of super dwarf, and mainland reticulated python morphs.
We also sell museum quality fossils collected from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana and South Dakota. We also have suppliers of fossil specimens from around the world.
I've been keeping reptiles since the late 90's and hatched my first clutch of python eggs in 1999. I have a B.S. degree in Zoology and I am a seasoned paleontological field technician and fossil preparator. In 2012, as a geology student and volunteer, I co-discovered one of the oldest known Tyrannosaurids in the world in New Mexico named Dynamoterror dynastes. https://peerj.com/articles/5749/
Now, what is the Hell Creek?
The Hell Creek is a famous (Cretaceous era) dinosaur fossil bearing rock formation located in several different states just east of the Rocky Mountains, Montana and South Dakota are most famous for it. This is where the fossils of T Rex and Triceratops where first discovered by Barnum Brown in the early 1900's.
The Hell Creek formation is comprised of many different types of fluvial and lucastrine sedimentary rocks. Recording the long extinct ecosystems, It was formed through millions of years of erosion of the Laramide mountains. This mountain range was situated on the west coast of the Western Interior Seaway. Another important feature of the Hell Creek is that it records a catastrophic mass extinction event, when a massive meteor crashed into the earth. Creating the K/Pg boundary. The Hell Creek formation was deposited approximately 66.8 MYA to 65 MYA, when the dinosaurs went extinct.
Our name honors the "Hell Creek" formation and the nightmarish beasts that once roamed the land, air and sea during that time period in our Earth's history.
We hope you join us in our interest and enthusiasm for all things reptile and dinosaur!
~ Hell Creek
We want to provide our customers with the highest quality animals and stand behind what we produce 100%.
We do not ship during inclimate weather conditions for safety reasons, and offer a live arrival guarantee (void during covid pandemic or natural disaster).
We will never sell any reptile whose health is compromised. Therefore, 48 hours after receipt of your reptile, any health conditions are the buyer's responsibility. The sex of your new reptile is 100% guaranteed - buyer is responsible to verify sex within 48 hours for a replacement, or guarantee is null and void.
Animals shipped via FedEx overnight. Someone must be present to accept delivery - Must be 18 years old and over.
Payment plans permitted with a 25% non-refundable deposit and remaining paid off in 30 days unless other arrangements made.
Thank you for your business ~ HCH