Category: Snake Information & News

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Trial in Murder of Snake Breeder Begins Today

Trial in Murder of Snake Breeder Begins Today

Opening statements began today in the trial of Lynlee Renick, the wife of renowned snake breeder Ben Renick, who was shot and killed in June 2017 on h [...]
Video: Eastern Kingsnake Eats Timber Rattlesnake In Georgia

Video: Eastern Kingsnake Eats Timber Rattlesnake In Georgia

Johnson shared her video with the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. [...]
Escaped Rat Snake Found In Junk Drawer

Escaped Rat Snake Found In Junk Drawer

The staff at the center looked high and low, to no avail until yesterday when the snake was found in the center's hardware drawer. [...]
New Western Himalayas Snake Species Discovered Via Instagram Post

New Western Himalayas Snake Species Discovered Via Instagram Post

A master’s degree student at India’s Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar) spent much of 2020 uploading photos to Instagram of reptiles and amphibians [...]
Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

A new paper out of Australia shows the dire consequences of habitat fragmentation and urbanization, as snakes that are cut off in their ecosystems ten [...]
Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the protection of 447 miles of streams in Arizona and New Mexico for the narrow-headed garter snake ( [...]

More Than 90 Rattlesnakes Rescued From Under Woman’s House In California

A woman in Sonoma County California called the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue with a bit of a dilemma. More than 90 rattlesnakes had taken refuge undern [...]
Chester Zoo Successfully Hatches <em>Orthriophis moellendorffi</em> Rat Snakes

Chester Zoo Successfully Hatches Orthriophis moellendorffi Rat Snakes

The Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom last week posted video onto social media of the first Moellendorff's rat snakes (Orthriophis moellendorffi) the [...]
Drink A Beer And Save A Pine Snake

Drink A Beer And Save A Pine Snake

If you are of legal drinking age and live in the Memphis, TN area, head on over to the Memphis Zoo and drink a beer to help the zoo’s conservation eff [...]
Snake Fungal Disease Appeared In USA As Far Back As 1945, Study Says

Snake Fungal Disease Appeared In USA As Far Back As 1945, Study Says

A microbiologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, looked at more than 500 preserved snakes in [...]
Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male olive sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) in Australia’s Great Barrier reef have been documented pursuing scuba divers in cases of mistaken identity to [...]
New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

Researchers have described a new species of snake of the genus Rhabdophis discovered in a forested region of Northeast India. The snake, Rhabdophis bi [...]
2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge saw hunters remove 223 of the invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from south Florida during the 10- [...]
Snakes Tagged In Japan To Measure Radioactivity In Fukushima

Snakes Tagged In Japan To Measure Radioactivity In Fukushima

Scientists in Japan have outfitted nine Japanese rat snakes (Elaphe climacophora and E. quadrivirgata) with tracking devices with dosimeters, radiatio [...]
Eight Pet Snakes Recovered From Washington Park

Eight Pet Snakes Recovered From Washington Park

Someone apparently released eight large constricting snakes into a park in Washington State. The snakes, two of which are Boa constrictors, and one a [...]
Snake Venom-Derived Super Glue Stops Bleeding In Seconds

Snake Venom-Derived Super Glue Stops Bleeding In Seconds

Researchers with the University of Western Ontario have used a blood clotting enzyme called reptilase or batroxobin to create a glue that is so strong [...]
Aussie Trucker Pulls Over To Move Python Off The Road

Aussie Trucker Pulls Over To Move Python Off The Road

A truck driver in the Northern Territories of Australia happened upon a black-headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus) that was cruising up the middle [...]
Spitting Cobra Escapes In Raleigh, NC

Spitting Cobra Escapes In Raleigh, NC

A venomous snake identified by the Raleigh, NC police department as a zebra (Naja nigricincta) spitting cobra, has been reported missing from a keeper [...]
Man Out Herping Gets Bit By Copperhead Snake

Man Out Herping Gets Bit By Copperhead Snake

Steven Johnson was out herping and recording video in Maryland for his YouTube channel when, while walking down a path, he was bitten by a copperhead [...]
Cottonmouth Captured On Video Employing Straight Locomotion Technique To Evade Predator

Cottonmouth Captured On Video Employing Straight Locomotion Technique To Evade Predator

Herpetologist Frederick Boyce of the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in North Carolina, had just recorded video footage of an Eastern kingsnake (La [...]
Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Land owned by the San Francisco International Airport is home to the largest concentration of San Francisco garter snakes discovered to date, accordin [...]
Rare Striped Copperhead Photographed In Mississippi And Image Goes Viral

Rare Striped Copperhead Photographed In Mississippi And Image Goes Viral

Ben Davis sees a lot of snakes when he is out driving the roads of Mississippi, but a few months ago while behind the wheel, one snake crossing the ro [...]
12 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

12 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

The Nature Conservancy announced today that it has released 12 Eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in northern Florida's Apalachicola Bluffs an [...]
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