Category: Snake Information & News

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Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

The new snakes, Atractus discovery, A. zgap, A. michaelsabini sp. nov. are native to Ecuador and Colombia. [...]
Alabama Police Remove Snake From Toilet

Alabama Police Remove Snake From Toilet

The comments are hilarious. "Wish I could get my toilet that clean." "That toilet is freaking spotless!" said another commenter. [...]
Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska

Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s herpetology lab has received a two-headed plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) that was found near the universi [...]
Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

The rim rocked crowned snake was once found throughout Central Florida south to the Keys in pine rocklands. [...]
5 Facts About the Burmese Python

5 Facts About the Burmese Python

The python is known as the gentle giant in the reptile hobby for its reportedly calmer demeanor than that of the other large constricting snakes. [...]
Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

Scientists have confirmed at least two cases of adult Florida cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti) snakes eating young Burmese pythons. [...]
Rattlesnake Researcher William Martin Dies After Timber Rattlesnake Bite

Rattlesnake Researcher William Martin Dies After Timber Rattlesnake Bite

Martin, a rattlesnake researcher who, at the age of 13, documented the first instance of timber rattlesnakes in the Bull Run Mountains. [...]
Bullsnake Eats Golf Balls, Gets Stuck In Chicken Coop

Bullsnake Eats Golf Balls, Gets Stuck In Chicken Coop

The hapless snake had to be helped by two folks from the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center. [...]
Man Saves Fawn From Black Rat Snake

Man Saves Fawn From Black Rat Snake

The snake was also wrapped around the fawn's legs, but not around its neck completely when he happened upon the encounter. [...]
Sacramento, CA to Hold First SnakeFest Conservation Festival July 16

Sacramento, CA to Hold First SnakeFest Conservation Festival July 16

The festival will also enable participants to tour the Snake Conservation Center. [...]
Live Gopher Snake Found At Hawaii Home Depot

Live Gopher Snake Found At Hawaii Home Depot

There are no native snake species on any of the Hawaiian Islands. [...]
Aussie Woman Vacuums Up Red-Bellied Black Snake

Aussie Woman Vacuums Up Red-Bellied Black Snake

“He seems fine,” McKenzie said in the video posted to Instagram. “Probably just a bit shaken up from his little roller coaster.” [...]
Universal Snake Bite Antivenin Testing Begins

Universal Snake Bite Antivenin Testing Begins

The antivenin is currently in pill form, which would make the potential lifesaver available rapidly all over the world. [...]
Illinois 7th Grader Gets Eastern Milksnake Designated Official Snake Of State

Illinois 7th Grader Gets Eastern Milksnake Designated Official Snake Of State

The eastern milksnake is found in much of Illinois and makes its home in fields, woodlands, rocky hills and river bottoms. [...]
215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

215 Pound Burmese Python Removed From Florida Everglades

Since the launch of the conservancy’s python program in 2013, more than 1,000 pythons weighing more than 26,000 pounds have been removed from 100 squa [...]
Louisiana Cop Wrangles Another Reptile

Louisiana Cop Wrangles Another Reptile

Swanton is no stranger to reptiles, as he keeps both a green iguana and a bearded dragon. [...]
University of Texas at Arlington Study Looks At Snake Venom Gene Evolution

University of Texas at Arlington Study Looks At Snake Venom Gene Evolution

Snakes had to develop highly specialized venom glands to produce and store what the researchers call a diverse and deadly mix of venoms to those who [...]
Robert Irwin Removes Snake From Road Inside Australia Zoo

Robert Irwin Removes Snake From Road Inside Australia Zoo

Robert is growing into quite the reptile handler and while his voice and mannerisms are his own, you can still see the father in the son. [...]
Pitviper Conference To Be Held July 13-16 in New Mexico

Pitviper Conference To Be Held July 13-16 in New Mexico

The conference brings together the world's foremost experts on venomous pitvipers. [...]
New Paraguayan Colubrid Snake Species Discovered And Described

New Paraguayan Colubrid Snake Species Discovered And Described

The researchers note the snake should be the subject of conservation action due to the limited range in which it was found. [...]
13-Foot King Cobra Caught And Released In India

13-Foot King Cobra Caught And Released In India

The king cobra is not a member of the Naja genus, which all other cobras are, but rather has its own genus, Ophiophagus, Greek for “snake eating.” [...]
Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

"Leaving Floridians’ livelihoods, businesses, hobbies and pets open to wide interpretation. . . is scary to all permit holders, especially those of us [...]
Rattlesnake Handler at Texas Rattlesnake Roundup Dies of Snake Bite

Rattlesnake Handler at Texas Rattlesnake Roundup Dies of Snake Bite

This particular festival was showcasing about 18 live rattlesnakes and had about 100 lbs of snake meat to cook for festival goers, according to news r [...]
21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

Climate change is described as a looming threat to reptiles, as the changes reduce thermally viable windows for foraging, among other things. [...]
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