Category: Snake Information & News

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New Venomous Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

The venomous snake was discovered in low to mid elevation areas of central and southern Vietnam. [...]
New Garter Snake Species Discovered in Mexico

New Garter Snake Species Discovered in Mexico

The snake is currently only known to exist in two small high elevation highland areas of Jalisco, known as the Jaliscan Transverse Range Pine-Oak Wood [...]
USFWS To Reconsider Kirtland’s Snake For ESA Protections

USFWS To Reconsider Kirtland’s Snake For ESA Protections

The Kirtland’s snake is a small Colubrid that can be found in wetland, forest, and grassland habitats [...]
Brazilian Rainbow Boa Births 14 Baby Snakes via Parthenogenesis

Brazilian Rainbow Boa Births 14 Baby Snakes via Parthenogenesis

The snake, named Ronaldo, and initially thought to be male, has not been in contact with any other snakes for nine years. [...]
New Pitviper Species Discovered in China

New Pitviper Species Discovered in China

The snake, Ovophis jenkinsi, is named after herpetologist Robert "Hank" William Garfield Jenkins who died in 2023. [...]
USARK Alert: Light Bulb Ban, West Mifflin, PA Proposes Ban On Almost All Animals

USARK Alert: Light Bulb Ban, West Mifflin, PA Proposes Ban On Almost All Animals

This poorly drafted ordinance seeks to ban all “animals,” most “pets,” and also has limits for dogs, cats, and birds. [...]
REPTILES Magazine Interviews Brian Barczyk

REPTILES Magazine Interviews Brian Barczyk

"My whole goal in life is to leave a legacy for people to see how much I love these animals and how much I hope others do too.” [...]
Indonesian Mother Eaten By 16-Foot Reticulated Python

Indonesian Mother Eaten By 16-Foot Reticulated Python

This marks the fourth time since 2017 that a human was consumed by a python in Indonesia. [...]
Rarely Seen Massasauga Rattlesnake Captured During Ohio State Snake Survey

Rarely Seen Massasauga Rattlesnake Captured During Ohio State Snake Survey

In addition to its common name, massasauga rattlesnake, the venomous snake is also known as the swamp rattler, swamp massasauga, swamp rattlesnake, an [...]
New Snake Species Discovered In Saudi Arabia

New Snake Species Discovered In Saudi Arabia

The small snake is found in sandy and stony soils with some vegetation as well as areas disturbed and inhabited by humans. [...]
Asian Snakes That Mimics Venomous Vipers Placed In New Family, Psammodynastidae

Asian Snakes That Mimics Venomous Vipers Placed In New Family, Psammodynastidae

Researchers with the University of Helsinki have placed two rear-fanged, mildly venomous mock vipers from Southeast Asia into a new snake family calle [...]
Gammie’s Wolf Snake Rediscovered In China

Gammie’s Wolf Snake Rediscovered In China

The non-venomous snake is of the family Colubridae and was first named Ophites gammiei based on a single specimen collected in India. [...]
Fort Worth Zoo Releases 75 Louisiana Pine Snakes In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

Fort Worth Zoo Releases 75 Louisiana Pine Snakes In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

This marks the largest number of snakes released in a single event since the captive breeding program began in 2010. [...]
Video Of Arizona Woman Removing Gopher Snake At Wedding Goes Viral

Video Of Arizona Woman Removing Gopher Snake At Wedding Goes Viral

The video was recorded by Sandra Leos, the snake wrangler’s older sister, and then posted to TikTok, where it received more than 1.1 million views in [...]
Arizona Gopher Snake Hitches Ride On Woman’s Car

Arizona Gopher Snake Hitches Ride On Woman’s Car

Waldovogel got off at the next exit and drove to their destination and let the snake just crawl off the car on its own [...]
Nonprofit Petco Love Gives $35,000 Grant to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

Nonprofit Petco Love Gives $35,000 Grant to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

The grant will enable J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue to acquire a vehicle the rescue will use during its Exotic Pet Surrender events. [...]
41 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released Into Florida’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

41 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released Into Florida’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

These snakes were captive bred and hatched at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation. [...]
Venomous Snakes Seized During Arizona Raid Positive for Snake Fungal Disease, Are Euthanized

Venomous Snakes Seized During Arizona Raid Positive for Snake Fungal Disease, Are Euthanized

The investigation found that while some of the reptiles were legal to possess, others, such as the Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum), are illegal to [...]
Queen Snake Found In New Jersey After 50 Years Without a Sighting

Queen Snake Found In New Jersey After 50 Years Without a Sighting

Dragon initially was alerted by a friend who first found one in a 2021 that he had spotted a queen snake in his basement. [...]
Largest Fossil Snake Ever Named After Lord Shiva’s Mythical Snake

Largest Fossil Snake Ever Named After Lord Shiva’s Mythical Snake

The snake fossil, Vasuki indicus gen. et sp. nov. is named after the Hindu mythical snake Vāsuki that was always found around the neck of Lord Shiva. [...]
Asian Lungworm Found In Burmese Pythons Affecting Florida Native Snakes

Asian Lungworm Found In Burmese Pythons Affecting Florida Native Snakes

Florida native snakes infected with the snake lungworm include black racers, eastern coachwhips, pygmy rattlesnakes, and Eastern Indigo snakes, among [...]
Researchers Record Two Red-tailed Coral Snakes Competing For Same Caecilian

Researchers Record Two Red-tailed Coral Snakes Competing For Same Caecilian

The predation event took place on a dirt road in Western Colombia's Valle del Cauca Department, a rainforest habitat in which both species are known t [...]
Two-headed Western Rat Snake Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries

Two-headed Western Rat Snake Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries

Tiger-lily underwent a successful surgery March 11. She won't be on display for the month until she fully recovers [...]
New Mud Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

New Mud Snake Species Discovered In Vietnam

The researchers recommend the snake be called the Dak Krong mud snake, with the Vietnamese name is recommended to be “Rắn bồng đắk krông." [...]
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