Category: Snake Information & News

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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. [...]
26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

Eastern indigo snakes are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. [...]
Ball Python Found On Walmart Shelf In Indiana Adopted

Ball Python Found On Walmart Shelf In Indiana Adopted

The seemingly healthy snake was found at the store April 19 and brought to the City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control. [...]
Vietnamese Rat Snake Found In California Man’s Couch

Vietnamese Rat Snake Found In California Man’s Couch

Vietnamese blue beauty rat snakes are of the family Colubridae and are a semi-arboreal species native to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. [...]
Eastern Indigo Snake Found In Alabama Wild For Second Time In 60 Years

Eastern Indigo Snake Found In Alabama Wild For Second Time In 60 Years

The Eastern indigo hatchling found last week, and the first found in 2020, indicates the captive breeding and release efforts are having success. [...]
Canned Wine Company Retracts Live Snake Giveaway

Canned Wine Company Retracts Live Snake Giveaway

Elizabeth Banks is co-owner and chief creative officer of Archer Roose Wines. [...]
Nearly 8ft Eastern Indigo Snake Photographed By Georgia Biologists

Nearly 8ft Eastern Indigo Snake Photographed By Georgia Biologists

Biologists with Georgia Southern University Department of Biology who work with the species photographed the specimen at Fort Stewart. [...]
Snake On A Plane Causes AirAsia Flight To Reroute

Snake On A Plane Causes AirAsia Flight To Reroute

In Kuching, the plane was fumigated and the passengers were allowed to board and continued with their flight. [...]
Two Venomous Australian Snakes Came By Sea, Not Land

Two Venomous Australian Snakes Came By Sea, Not Land

Researchers conclude that the ancestor snake to all Australian elapids have genes that are not found in their land-based relatives. [...]
America COMPETES Act of 2022

America COMPETES Act of 2022

This bill gives supreme unilateral authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine what species can be imported into the U.S. [...]
USFWS Denies Protection Of Kirtland’s Snake In 2017, Conservation Groups Are Suing

USFWS Denies Protection Of Kirtland’s Snake In 2017, Conservation Groups Are Suing

The Kirtland’s snake is a small Colubrid that can be found in wetland, forest, and grassland habitats. [...]
Ball Python History, Care And Breeding

Ball Python History, Care And Breeding

The ball python (Python regius) goes by many names, but perhaps the most accurate of all is “favorite.” [...]
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