Category: Snake Information & News

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Venomous Rinkhals Snake Species From Zimbabwe Discovered From Museum DNA

Venomous Rinkhals Snake Species From Zimbabwe Discovered From Museum DNA

Rinkhals, or the ring-necked spitting cobra is not a true cobra of the genus Naja, but belongs to the genus Hemachatus. [...]
High School Students In Arkansas Hatch Out Four Louisiana Pine Snakes

High School Students In Arkansas Hatch Out Four Louisiana Pine Snakes

The four snakes will remain on campus as they are not candidates for release into the wild. [...]
Herpetologist Records Failed <em> Natrix maura</em> Snake Predation Event of Invasive Fish Species

Herpetologist Records Failed Natrix maura Snake Predation Event of Invasive Fish Species

Without intervention, the viperine water snake would probably have choked on the invasive fish and died. [...]
Gans’ Egg-Eating Snake Can Eat Prey Twice That Of Burmese Python Relative To Size And Mass

Gans’ Egg-Eating Snake Can Eat Prey Twice That Of Burmese Python Relative To Size And Mass

Of the 13 snake species with known gape, the Gans' egg-eating snake had the greatest gape. The Burmese python and the western diamondback rattlesnake [...]
New Venomous Keelback Snake Species Discovered in Vietnam

New Venomous Keelback Snake Species Discovered in Vietnam

The snake is named the H’mong keelback snake (Rhabdophis hmongorum) in honor of the H'mong people. [...]
Psychedelic Rock Gecko, Other Reptiles Native To Vietnam Need Protections, Study Says

Psychedelic Rock Gecko, Other Reptiles Native To Vietnam Need Protections, Study Says

The study, which draws largely on the bachelor thesis of Lilli Steiger of the University of Cologne in Germany, has recommended that Vietnam adopt the [...]
Snake Road Closes in Illinois For Annual Herp Migration

Snake Road Closes in Illinois For Annual Herp Migration

The state's forest service began closing the road in the early 1970s to let these reptiles and amphibians safely cross without the threat of vehicular [...]
Parasitic Round Worm Common In Carpet Pythons Removed From Australian Woman’s Brain

Parasitic Round Worm Common In Carpet Pythons Removed From Australian Woman’s Brain

The researchers believe that the woman, age 64, inadvertently consumed the eggs of Ophidascaris robertsi directly from the vegetation, or indirectly v [...]
New Sahyadriophis Genus Created For New Snake Species

New Sahyadriophis Genus Created For New Snake Species

Sahyadriophis uttaraghati is brown to dark gray in coloration with black and white markings that are randomly found toward the posterior of the body. [...]
<em>Paikwaophis kruki</em>, A New Snake Species From Guyana Described

Paikwaophis kruki, A New Snake Species From Guyana Described

The researchers say the snake lives in a fairly dense forest environment with small to medium trees and occasional large trees. [...]
New Snake Species Discovered In Peru named After Harrison Ford

New Snake Species Discovered In Peru named After Harrison Ford

An unusual snake character that Tachymenoides harri­sonfordi sp. n. displays, are the three longitudinal skin folds on the posterior dorsal/dorsolater [...]
USARK Auction and Reptile Super Show Los Angeles August 12 to 13

USARK Auction and Reptile Super Show Los Angeles August 12 to 13

The Reptile Super Show is meant to educate the public about pets they may otherwise never get the chance to know, but we are also passionate about cap [...]
Boa Constrictor Captured On Cargo Ship In Honolulu

Boa Constrictor Captured On Cargo Ship In Honolulu

The snake, identified as a boa constrictor was first seen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, crawling on the deck of the ship that was enr [...]
What To Do If Your Pet Is Bitten By a Copperhead, Rattlesnake Or Other Venomous Snake

What To Do If Your Pet Is Bitten By a Copperhead, Rattlesnake Or Other Venomous Snake

It is very easy to panic in cases like these.  The reality is, the calmer you are, the calmer your pet will be. [...]
New Venomous Snake Species Discovered In Australia

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered In Australia

The desert whip snake (Demansia cyanochasma), is a new species of whip snake that is found in dry habitats across Australia. [...]
Caecilians Have Developed Resistance to Neurotoxic Elapid Snake Venoms

Caecilians Have Developed Resistance to Neurotoxic Elapid Snake Venoms

The research is a textbook example of how predatory pressure on the caecilians caused an evolutionary cascade to resist snake venom. [...]

San Diego Vets Safely Remove Fake Chicken Egg From Gopher Snake

Gus swallowed a dummy egg. A farmer took Gus to the humane society where the veterinarians were able to get Gus to regurgitate the dummy egg. [...]
Michigan Reticulated Python Owner Found

Michigan Reticulated Python Owner Found

The snake, which officers named Jerry, was found in good health and was turned over to the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center. [...]
Every Uptick in Temperature Leads to More Venomous Snake Bites. . . In Georgia

Every Uptick in Temperature Leads to More Venomous Snake Bites. . . In Georgia

Similar studies should be carried out in other states to establish a nationwide picture of the risk of venomous snake bites and temperatures. [...]
Boa Constrictor Looking For Its Owner In Idaho

Boa Constrictor Looking For Its Owner In Idaho

The sheriff's office posted a photo of the healthy looking snake and is asking anyone who may know the keeper to contact the office. [...]
Snake Fungal Disease Spreads In California

Snake Fungal Disease Spreads In California

Snake fungal disease, a debilitating disease that causes a slow death in wild snakes has spread tom more locations in California and has impacted more [...]
Rattlesnakes Stress Out Less When Together, Study Says

Rattlesnakes Stress Out Less When Together, Study Says

A Loma Linda University study of the southern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri) has found that when venomous reptiles go through a stres [...]
Climate Change To Kill Off More Than 800 Herp Species During Next 100 Years, Study Says

Climate Change To Kill Off More Than 800 Herp Species During Next 100 Years, Study Says

Data from 14,000 amphibian and reptile species was compiled, which is around 70 percent of all known herp species. [...]
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