Category: Snake Information & News

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San Francisco Garter Snake Gets Protections In San Mateo County, CA

San Francisco Garter Snake Gets Protections In San Mateo County, CA

The San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), a subspecies of Thamnophis sirtalis that is only known to exist on the San Francisco [...]
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Re:wild Non-Profit To Help Rewild Galapagos Islands

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Re:wild Non-Profit To Help Rewild Galapagos Islands

An environmental organization cofounded by Leonardo DiCaprio this week announced that it will work, in partnership with the Galápagos National Park Di [...]
After Europeans Arrived, 1/2 of Guadeloupe Islands Snakes And Lizards Went Extinct

After Europeans Arrived, 1/2 of Guadeloupe Islands Snakes And Lizards Went Extinct

A new study of how European colonization impacted the Guadeloupe Islands in the French Caribbean details how the arrival of Europeans caused half of t [...]
185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

An Indian snake that was first collected in the mid-19th Century and described first via snake skins in 1796, and named the banded racer (Argyrogena f [...]

Ibiza Island Wall Lizard Devastated By Invasive Snake

The population of the Ibiza wall lizard (Podarcis pityusensis) the last remaining endemic vertebrate on the island of Ibiza in the western Mediterrane [...]
USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized critical habitat protection for the northern Mexican garter snake (Thamnophis eques megalops), after [...]
North Carolina Wants To Know If You See Rattlesnakes And Pine Snakes

North Carolina Wants To Know If You See Rattlesnakes And Pine Snakes

If you live in the state of North Carolina, or are visiting the state and happen to see a pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus), timber rattlesnake (Cro [...]
New Krait Species Discovered In China

New Krait Species Discovered In China

Chinese and German researchers have discovered a new to science venomous snake that was confirmed to have killed renowned herpetologist Joseph B. Slow [...]
South Carolina Man Charged With Violating Lacey Act, Trafficking In Vipers And Turtles

South Carolina Man Charged With Violating Lacey Act, Trafficking In Vipers And Turtles

The United States Department of Justice has charged a South Carolina man with violating the Lacey Act for allegedly trafficking in spotted turtles (Cl [...]
Reptilian Nation Expo In San Diego Sees Many Reptile Lovers

Reptilian Nation Expo In San Diego Sees Many Reptile Lovers

[gtx_gallery] At the Reptilian Nation Expo in San Diego this past weekend, attendance was so large on Saturday, the expo staff had to limit those c [...]
Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Georgia DNR Law Enforcement is looking for the person or persons who poached and killed an endangered Eas [...]
Do You Want To Build A Snow Snake? These Coloradans Already Did

Do You Want To Build A Snow Snake? These Coloradans Already Did


When it snows what do you do? Build a snowman? For a family in Denver, CO, a snowman was too quaint, so they set out and built a snow snake. That's r [...]
Milksnake Captured In Florida Everglades

Milksnake Captured In Florida Everglades

A Central American milksnake (Lampropeltis abnorma) was spotted in the Everglades National Park the week of February 25 and was safely captured by USG [...]
Florida FWC Votes To Ban Commercial Breeding And Keeping Of Pythons, Tegus, Other Reptiles

Florida FWC Votes To Ban Commercial Breeding And Keeping Of Pythons, Tegus, Other Reptiles

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted today to ban the commercial breeding and keeping of several invasive species of reptiles i [...]
Researchers In Taiwan Document Formosa Kukri Snake Gutting And Eating Banded Bullfrogs

Researchers In Taiwan Document Formosa Kukri Snake Gutting And Eating Banded Bullfrogs

Last year, researchers in Thailand documented how the small-banded kukri snake, (Oligodon fasciolatus) used its posterior maxillary teeth to slash ope [...]
Cousins Capture 16-foot Burmese Python 3 Hours North Of Everglades National Park

Cousins Capture 16-foot Burmese Python 3 Hours North Of Everglades National Park

A 16-foot Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) was apparently sunning itself on private property when Aaron Brown and his mother spotted the rep [...]
Burmese Python Stolen From Arizona Reptile Shop Returned 8 Months Later

Burmese Python Stolen From Arizona Reptile Shop Returned 8 Months Later

A granite Burmese python (Python bivittatus) stolen last June from an Arizona reptile shop has been returned to the shop, thanks to some tireless dete [...]
Dragon Snake Care And Information

Dragon Snake Care And Information

Xenodermus javanicus, or the dragon snake, is a small and unique species of Colubrid snake renowned for its unusual but fascinating appearance. Also k [...]
Seven Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes Born At Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Seven Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes Born At Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced February 3 the birth of seven eastern massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus), one of the smallest ra [...]
Sidewinder Belly Skin Different Than Non-Sidewinding Snakes

Sidewinder Belly Skin Different Than Non-Sidewinding Snakes

Researchers in the United States wanted to know what makes sidewinder snakes move the way they do, so they took a microscopic look at the shed skin of [...]
Burmese Pythons Are Resistant To Cobra Neurotoxins

Burmese Pythons Are Resistant To Cobra Neurotoxins

A new study coming out the University of Queensland in Australia has found that certain snake species that are preyed upon by venomous cobras have bec [...]
Trump Pardons Snake Trafficker In Last Days Of Presidency

Trump Pardons Snake Trafficker In Last Days Of Presidency

As one of his last acts as president, former President Donald J. Trump pardoned a man who was convicted of snake trafficking in the early 1990s. Rober [...]
Brown Tree Snake’s Lasso Locomotion Helps It Climb Trees To Eat Birds On Guam

Brown Tree Snake’s Lasso Locomotion Helps It Climb Trees To Eat Birds On Guam

The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) on Guam uses a newly described mode of snake locomotion, or movement, that enables it to climb up smooth, cyl [...]
Higher Body Temps In Island Lizards Help Them Escape Snake Predation

Higher Body Temps In Island Lizards Help Them Escape Snake Predation

A four decade study of Japan’s Okada's five-lined skink (Plestiodon latiscutatus) and its main predator, the Japanese four-lined rat snake (Elaphe qua [...]
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