Category: Snake Information & News

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Police In Peabody, MA Seek Ball Python Thieves

Police In Peabody, MA Seek Ball Python Thieves

Two thieves entered a Peabody, MA Petco and ran off with an albino cinnamon ball python (Python regius) that they falsely told the sales clerk that th [...]
Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

A subterranean snake that was collected in the Philippines in 2006 and 2007 was misidentified in the field and spent more than 10 years in the Univers [...]
Florida FWC’s Python Dogs Bag First Invasive Burmese Python

Florida FWC’s Python Dogs Bag First Invasive Burmese Python

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that its latest efforts to “sniff” out Burmese pythons on public lands in south Florid [...]
Wild Florida’s Snake Exhibit Destroyed By Fire

Wild Florida’s Snake Exhibit Destroyed By Fire

Wild Florida, an Orlando, FL area safari park, announced on Facebook that an electrical fire destroyed the safari park’s snake exhibit, killing all th [...]
Tesla Factory Paused In Berlin Amid Concerns For Sand Lizards And Smooth Snakes

Tesla Factory Paused In Berlin Amid Concerns For Sand Lizards And Smooth Snakes

Construction of Tesla’s Gigfactory and car manufacturing plant near the city of Berlin in Germany was halted for the second time this week after a cou [...]
New Species Of Odd-Scaled Snake Discovered In Vietnam

New Species Of Odd-Scaled Snake Discovered In Vietnam

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History researchers announced today that they have discovered and described a new species of burrowing snake fr [...]
Monk In Myanmar Takes In Pythons, Other Snakes Rescued From Black Market

Monk In Myanmar Takes In Pythons, Other Snakes Rescued From Black Market

Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus), vipers and cobras that were previously destined for the black market animal trade have found a refuge in the mona [...]
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Save Eggs From Road-Killed Carpet Python

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Save Eggs From Road-Killed Carpet Python

A carpet python (Morelia spilotes) that got hit by a car and died in Australia was gravid with 12 eggs, and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors were able [...]
Vets Save Cottonmouth. She Throws Up Two Garter Snakes And A Leopard Frog

Vets Save Cottonmouth. She Throws Up Two Garter Snakes And A Leopard Frog

Veterinarians at Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation in Frisco, NC were in for a big surprise, well three actually, when the cottonmouth snake (Ag [...]
Three Ball Pythons Abandoned In Pennsylvania Town

Three Ball Pythons Abandoned In Pennsylvania Town

Police in Middletown Township, PA were called to a residence in Levittown after a four foot long ball python was found in a man's garage. And after po [...]
Two-headed Southern Black Racer Found In Florida

Two-headed Southern Black Racer Found In Florida

A two-headed southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus) was found by a Palm Harbor family in good health. The snake is currently at the FWC Fi [...]
Man In Utah Arrested For Possessing 20 Burmese Pythons Without Permits

Man In Utah Arrested For Possessing 20 Burmese Pythons Without Permits

A man in Holladay, UT was arrested for possessing 20 Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) without the proper permits to keep them. Marty Lynn Bone was [...]
Snake Fungal Disease Spreads To 19 States, Puerto Rico

Snake Fungal Disease Spreads To 19 States, Puerto Rico

Snake fungal disease, a deadly snake disease now known as Ophidiomycosis, and caused by the keratinophilic fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, has sprea [...]
Florida Python Hunters Break Record For Largest Python Captured

Florida Python Hunters Break Record For Largest Python Captured

Ryan Ausburn and Kevin Pavlidis last week captured the largest Burmese python (Python bivittatus) ever taken from the Everglades. The reptile measured [...]
Former Aussie Pro Footballer Brent Staker Saves Carpet Python From Busy Highway

Former Aussie Pro Footballer Brent Staker Saves Carpet Python From Busy Highway

Brent Staker, a retired Australian football player was driving on a busy road in Australia when he noticed a carpet python (Morelia spilotes) in the m [...]
Britain’s Only Venomous Snake Threatened By Bird Hunting

Britain’s Only Venomous Snake Threatened By Bird Hunting

Vipera berus, also known as the common European adder and Britain’s only venomous snake, is being threatened by the yearly release of pheasants into t [...]
Two-headed Rat Snake Finds Home At Catawba Science Center In NC

Two-headed Rat Snake Finds Home At Catawba Science Center In NC

A woman in Taylorsville, NC had twice the surprise last month when a two-headed rat snake (Elaphe sp.) crawled into her home. Jeannie Wilson captured [...]
Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

[gtx_gallery] Researchers in Thailand have made an interesting discovery with the kukri snake, (Oligodon fasciolatus), a colubrid snake found in Th [...]
ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

The Tucson shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) a beautiful snake native to Arizona that is noted for its black and red stripes should [...]
Patternless Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Documented In Florida

Patternless Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Documented In Florida

What is an eastern diamondback rattlesnake without the distinctive diamondback pattern that the snake is named for? In this case, it is a patternless [...]
Washington State Sheriff’s Office Gets “Punny” With Ball Python Call

Washington State Sheriff’s Office Gets “Punny” With Ball Python Call

The King County Sheriff's Office in Washington state got a little "punny" after it's latest interactions after a concerned citizen called the police r [...]
The 20 Most Imperiled Australian Reptiles Predicted to Disappear By 2040

The 20 Most Imperiled Australian Reptiles Predicted to Disappear By 2040

Researchers in Australia have released a list of reptiles that they say will disappear in just 20 years if no action is taken to protect them. The rep [...]
Nearly Three Dozen Venomous Snakes Seized From Idaho Snake Keeper

Nearly Three Dozen Venomous Snakes Seized From Idaho Snake Keeper

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has seized nearly three dozen venomous snakes from an Idaho man, including several exotic species from As [...]
Oldest Known Snake In A Zoo Lays Eggs Without Aid Of Male Snake

Oldest Known Snake In A Zoo Lays Eggs Without Aid Of Male Snake

A 50-year-old ball python (Python regius) living in the Saint Louis Zoo has laid eggs, but hasn’t been with a male ball python in more than 15 years, [...]
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