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Dutch Town Warned to
Steer Clear of Green Mamba
Nov 23, 2023 7:02 AM CST
Dutch Town Warned to Steer Clear of Green Mamba
Escaped snake hopefully remains in owner's home
- Residents of the Dutch city of Tilburg are being told to keep their eyes peeled for a long green snake—and stay far, far away should they see it. The AFP reports police were called on Monday night by a homeowner who said a highly venomous green mamba had escaped...
Amazon Driver Dropped
the Box. The Snake Struck
Sep 20, 2023 11:41 AM CDT
Amazon Driver Dropped the Box. The Snake Struck
She was bitten on the back of her leg while delivering a package
- An Amazon driver encountered something worse than a porch pirate on Monday. As Monet Robinson was delivering a package to a home in Palm City, Florida, she was bitten in the back of her leg, just above the knee, by an eastern diamondback rattlesnake that had been coiled by the...
Guy Who Surfs With Pet
Python Hit With a Fine
Sep 19, 2023 12:21 PM CDT
Guy Who Surfs With Pet Python Hit With a Fine
Wildlife authorities aren't pleased with Australia's Higor Fiuza and his snake, Shiva
- Higor Fiuza is a familiar face in the beach community along Australia's Gold Coast, and he's often got Shiva in tow. Shiva isn't the name of his surfboard, or a canine companion—that's his pet
python, who accompanies Fiuza in the water as he...
Found in Man's Garage
Sep 15, 2023 4:30 AM CDT
20 Rattlesnakes Found in Man's Garage
That's a new record for Arizona snake removal company
- An Arizona man called a snake removal company after seeing what he thought were three rattlesnakes lurking in the garage of his Mesa home. He was wrong. There actually were 20 snakes—five adult western diamondback rattlers and 15 babies. One of the adult snakes was pregnant. Snake wrangler Marissa...
This Is Not What You Want
to Find in Your Toilet
Aug 14, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
This Is Not What You Want to Find in Your Toilet
Tucson woman discovers a snake in her bathroom after 4 days away
- Like a scene out of a horror movie, Michelle Lespron returned to her home in Tucson, Arizona, to find a snake had set up camp in her toilet. "I'd been gone for four days and was looking forward to using my own restroom in peace. I lifted up...
Want to Happen
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Aug 12, 2023 6:30 AM CDT
What You Definitely Don't Want to Happen While Mowing
Hawk drops snake on Texas woman, then fights to get it off her arm
- Two quotes might help prepare you for reading about Peggy Jones' lawn-mowing ordeal in rural Texas. "It's probably been the most terrifying thing that's ever happened in my life," she tells the
. And, more to the point: "The story was so bizarre that...
Florida Has a Fresh New
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 29, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Florida Has a Fresh New Invasive-Species Hell
Green anacondas may be breeding, worrying locals and conservationists
- A Burmese python incursion has become a headache for Florida over the past two decades, but that's not the only pesky reptile the Sunshine State is now contending with. The green anaconda, the world's heaviest snake, has also been setting down roots, with NBC2 reporting that the invasive...
Jul 22, 2023 7:10 AM CDT
Snakes Appear to Comfort Each Other
- Only the most adamant reptile lover would use words like "cuddly" or "sweet" where snakes are concerned. New research, however, has found that the cold-blooded creatures may have some semblance of emotional life, even comforting fellow legless wonders when they are upset. CNN reports that a study published...
Drop Snake Act
May 11, 2023 11:49 AM CDT
to Drop Snake Act
Terrestrial snakes were dropped in water tank with cabaret dancer
- The snake show is now history at Paris' historic
cabaret. The club has dropped a long-running act in which a dancer swims around snakes in a water tank, the
reports. Animal rights campaigners said the snakes involved, Southeast Asian reticulated and Indian pythons, were terrestrial species and...
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation'
on Back Made Terrifying Find
in case you missed it
Apr 9, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation' on Back Made Terrifying Find
Highly venomous cape cobra had slithered its way onto the plane
- A cobra encounter is nerve-wracking no matter where it takes place, but we imagine it's worse when trapped in a small plane 11,000 feet high in the sky. That was the plight earlier this week of a South African pilot and his passengers when he was confronted by...
In Gator vs. Python,
Guess Who Wins?
Apr 8, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
In Gator vs. Python, Guess Who Wins?
Woman records body-slamming encounter in Florida Everglades, in which reptile claims victory
- It's survival of the fittest in the Everglades, and if you're wondering who might win in a showdown between an alligator and a Burmese python, this clip recorded by Katina Boychew should put that question to rest. Per NBC2 , the Florida woman was visiting the wetlands preserve last...
911 Call Was for Unresponsive
Man. Cops Found a Lot More
Mar 25, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
911 Call Was for Unresponsive Man. Cops Found a Lot More
Police find dead body, but also 200 snakes, a crocodile, and a toddler in Pennsylvania home
- Police in Pennsylvania's Beaver County made quite a find this week while responding to a call about an unconscious man. The
Beaver County Times
reports that when officers arrived at the rental residence in Aliquippa, they didn't find an unconscious man, but a dead one—a 23-year-old whose...
Woman Finds Deadly
6-Foot Snake in Bed
Mar 23, 2023 12:39 PM CDT
Woman Finds Deadly 6-Foot Snake in Bed
'This is what nightmares are made of'
- The owner of a reptile relocation service in Australia posted a pair of photos on Facebook this week that people with a fear of snakes should probably avoid looking at if they ever want to sleep again. Zachery’s Snake and Reptile Relocation shared photos of a six-foot Eastern Brown...
Pythons Were Once in
a Sliver of Florida. No More
Mar 8, 2023 3:24 PM CST
Pythons Were Once in a Sliver of Florida. No More
They're now in the bottom third of the state, and spreading rapidly
- Good news, anyone who's terrified of a) snakes or b) Florida ! You now have basically absolutely no reason to visit the Sunshine State, or perhaps the soon-to-be Python State. As the
reports, the population of invasive Burmese pythons has gone from a few in the very southern tip...
Female Snakes Have Had
a Clitoris All This Time
Dec 14, 2022 11:36 AM CST
Female Snakes Have Had a Clitoris All This Time
Actually, 2 clitorises
- Male snakes have not one but two penises, called hemipenes, a fact that's been established since the 1800s. It wasn't until 2022 that their female counterparts' sex organs—two clitorises—were identified. The discovery of their hemiclitores is detailed in a new study published in
Proceedings of the
Florida Teen Captures
28 Pythons, Gets Top Prize
Oct 27, 2022 6:42 AM CDT
Florida Teen Captures 28 Pythons, Gets Top Prize
1K people took part in 10-day contest
- A 19-year-old South Florida man captured 28 Burmese pythons during a 10-day competition that was created to increase awareness about the threats the invasive snakes pose to the state's ecology. Matthew Concepcion was among the 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada, and Latvia who participated in the annual...
There's a Deadly
King Cobra Loose
at a Swedish Zoo
Oct 24, 2022 2:27 PM CDT
There's a Deadly King Cobra Loose at a Swedish Zoo
'Houdini' is venomous but not aggressive, terrarium director says
- Anyone planning a visit to Stockholm's Skansen Aquarium will be out of luck, at least until the staff is able to wrangle an eight-foot king cobra that escaped on Saturday, according to the Local. The zoo's director, Jonas Wahlstrom, told reporters the snake has been dubbed "Houdini"...
Passengers 'Started Shrieking'
When They Saw Snake on Plane
Oct 18, 2022 8:38 PM CDT
Passengers 'Started Shrieking' When They Saw Snake on Plane
Florida garter snake is now a New Jersey resident
- "Enough is enough! I have had it with these (expletive) snakes on this (expletive) plane," Samuel L. Jackson's character declared at one point in
Snakes on a Plane
. There was only one snake on a flight from Tampa to Newark on Monday afternoon, but that was more...
Man Who Needed Rescue
From Snake Has Died
Jul 25, 2022 12:18 PM CDT
Man Who Needed Rescue From Snake Has Died
Police in Pennsylvania shot a reptile strangling Elliot Senseman
A Pennsylvania man who needed to be rescued from a snake last week has died from his injuries, reports the
. Elliot Senseman, 27, was being strangled by a large snake—possibly a reticulated python—at his home when a police officer shot and killed the animal to...
Rattlesnakes Are Thriving
May 27, 2022 12:03 PM CDT
Rattlesnakes Are Thriving in California
Study suggests that will continue as temperatures warm
- Residents of California and the Southwest may want to brush up on the do's and dont's of rattlesnake encounters. A new study suggests the snakes' population there is thriving and will continue to do so, reports the
. The reason is the very one causing grief for humans...
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