Category: Snake Information & News

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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.” [...]
Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake Needs Protection, Lawsuit Says

Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake Needs Protection, Lawsuit Says

From the family Colubridae, the snake has a shovel-shaped snout and an inset lower jaw. [...]
Saw-Scaled Viper From Pakistan Rescued In Container of Bricks In England

Saw-Scaled Viper From Pakistan Rescued In Container of Bricks In England

They are called saw-scaled because of their threat display in which they move their coils together in a sawing motion. [...]
Invasive California Kingsnake Decimates Native Reptiles On Gran Canaria Island

Invasive California Kingsnake Decimates Native Reptiles On Gran Canaria Island

A very big reason why you should secure your enclosures and never release your reptiles into the wild. [...]
Blind Snakes Are More Blind Than Their Ancestors

Blind Snakes Are More Blind Than Their Ancestors

The researchers also say the hypothesis that modern snakes evolved from burrowers should be challenged. [...]
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 [...]
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