Category: Snake Information & News

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Leonardo DiCaprio Names New Snake Species After His Mother

Leonardo DiCaprio Names New Snake Species After His Mother

Researchers have discovered five arboreal snake species in the jungles of South America and Leonardo DiCaprio and Brian Sheth of Nature and Culture In [...]
Two-Headed Snake Born In Australia Euthanized

Two-Headed Snake Born In Australia Euthanized

A two-headed carpet python (Morelia sp) that hatched this week in Australia has been euthanized after an examination by a veterinarian at the The Unus [...]
Milwaukee County Zoo Welcomes Olive The Green Anaconda

Milwaukee County Zoo Welcomes Olive The Green Anaconda

A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) that previously lived at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI has been moved to the Milwaukee County Zoo, after the [...]
FWC’s Operation Viper Leads To 8 Arrests For Prohibited And Venomous Snake Trafficking

FWC’s Operation Viper Leads To 8 Arrests For Prohibited And Venomous Snake Trafficking

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement has filed charges against eight people for trafficking in venomous [...]
Evolutionary Tree Of Elapoidea Snakes Reconstructed

Evolutionary Tree Of Elapoidea Snakes Reconstructed

Researchers with the University of Helsinki have reconstructed the evolutionary tree of snakes of the superfamily Elapoidea. "Snakes are not just d [...]
Amphibian Foundation Sets Up Copperhead Snake Rescue and Advocacy  Program

Amphibian Foundation Sets Up Copperhead Snake Rescue and Advocacy Program

The Amphibian Foundation, an Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit organization, hosts a hotline to save copperhead snakes. Atlantans who believe they have [...]
Venomous Coral Snake Successfully Operated for Pentastome Parasites Is OCIC Ambassador

Venomous Coral Snake Successfully Operated for Pentastome Parasites Is OCIC Ambassador

The venomous coral snake that was operated on earlier this month to remove the parasitic pentastome Raillietiella orientalis is an ambassador to the O [...]
New 2023 CITES Herp Listings

New 2023 CITES Herp Listings

Did you know that your pet herp may be a species of protected wildlife? Many exotic reptiles and amphibians are protected under CITES, also known as t [...]
Ball Python Surrendered To Honolulu Zoo

Ball Python Surrendered To Honolulu Zoo

A ball python (Python regius) was surrendered to the Honolulu Zoo January 11 by a person who says it was found in Kahalu’u, which is on the North Shor [...]
Emotional Support Boa Constrictor Denied Boarding On Airplane In Tampa, FL

Emotional Support Boa Constrictor Denied Boarding On Airplane In Tampa, FL

A woman who last week tried to bring her boa constrictor onto a plane in her carry on baggage was flagged by the Transportation Security Administratio [...]
Dwarf Boa New To Science Discovered In Ecuador’s Upper Amazon Basin

Dwarf Boa New To Science Discovered In Ecuador’s Upper Amazon Basin

Researchers have discovered and described a new species of dwarf boa of the family Tropidophiidae living high in the cloud forests of northeastern Ecu [...]
The Top 10 ReptilesMagazine Website Stories For 2022

The Top 10 ReptilesMagazine Website Stories For 2022

Consistently over the years the No. 1 story of the year is 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes. This story has performed exceptionally well ever since it was [...]
16 Foot Reticulated Python Stolen In Texas Last July Reunited With Owner

16 Foot Reticulated Python Stolen In Texas Last July Reunited With Owner

The owner was visiting the city from Dallas when someone broke into his car and stole the snake, named Snow. [...]
Boa Constrictor, Two Box Turtles Saved From House Fire By Louisiana Firefighters

Boa Constrictor, Two Box Turtles Saved From House Fire By Louisiana Firefighters

During a secondary search, the first responders found a 6 ft., 30 lb albino boa constrictor in an enclosure. [...]
10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

It is that time a year. Make your reptile related gift count. Your reptile lover will be thankful! [...]
Female Snakes Possess Two Clitorises, Study Finds

Female Snakes Possess Two Clitorises, Study Finds

The researchers discovered that the female snakes possessed two hemiclitores, both which are separate and non-eversible structures in the tails. [...]
Georgia Biologist Records Banded Water Snake Swallowing American Eel

Georgia Biologist Records Banded Water Snake Swallowing American Eel

The snake and eel were splashing in the water at first and then the snake was able to get the eel onto land, where it began to eat it. [...]
Venomous Eastern Brown Snake Crawls Toward Snake Catcher In Defensive Display

Venomous Eastern Brown Snake Crawls Toward Snake Catcher In Defensive Display

The snake, once released from the confines of the snake bag, crawls toward Jake Stinson of Jake's Reptile Relocations with its head and part of its bo [...]
Red-Bellied Black Snake Gets Head Stuck In Beer Can, Saved By Aussie Snake Handler

Red-Bellied Black Snake Gets Head Stuck In Beer Can, Saved By Aussie Snake Handler

Using a pair of snips with one hand and holding the head of the venomous snake with the other, the snake catcher was able to safely remove the can fro [...]
California Kingsnake Care Tips

California Kingsnake Care Tips

The California kingsnake is one of the best choices among any level of reptile keeper. They are widely available, and for those looking for something [...]
Amelanistic Rattlesnake Found By Hikers In Florida

Amelanistic Rattlesnake Found By Hikers In Florida

The venomous snake is just a baby, which is when amelanistic and leucistic reptiles are most often seen in the wild. [...]
Woman Reunited With Her Boa Constrictor After Three Year Ordeal

Woman Reunited With Her Boa Constrictor After Three Year Ordeal

Brooklyn Beck has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty while her fiancé faces 94 counts of animal cruelty. [...]
Two Species Of Venomous Pit Viper Snake Discovered In South America

Two Species Of Venomous Pit Viper Snake Discovered In South America

The venomous snakes reside in areas of the Andes that are difficult to reach, including the Choco Rainforest in Ecuador, the western lowland Amazon ra [...]
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