Category: Snake Information & News

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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. [...]
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. [...]
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