Category: Snakes

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USFWS Proposes Listing Rim Rock Crowned Snake, Key Ringneck Snake As Endangered

USFWS Proposes Listing Rim Rock Crowned Snake, Key Ringneck Snake As Endangered

There will be no habitat left for both snake species by 2080 in the lower Florida Keys and they will potentially perish without action. [...]
Top 10 Venomous Snakes Of Australia

Top 10 Venomous Snakes Of Australia

If you’re visiting Australia, be careful of cattle, horses, crocodiles, and kangaroos—they, like most everything in the Land Down Under can kill you! [...]
Milksnake Breeder Hatches Out Two-Headed Albino Honduran Milksnake

Milksnake Breeder Hatches Out Two-Headed Albino Honduran Milksnake

Two-headed snakes are said to live a shortened life in the wild due to the fact that they have two heads, which may inhibit their defenses when faced [...]
Kingsnake Climbs Wall Like a Boss

Kingsnake Climbs Wall Like a Boss

Kingsnakes are some of the most popular snakes to see out in the wild while herping, and one of the most popular captive bred colubrids in the reptile [...]
Batesian Mimicry and the Evolution of Snakes

Batesian Mimicry and the Evolution of Snakes

The mimic imitates the more dangerous species to deter predators. [...]
Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

Three New Snakes of The Genus Atractus Discovered in Ecuador

The new snakes, Atractus discovery, A. zgap, A. michaelsabini sp. nov. are native to Ecuador and Colombia. [...]
Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska

Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s herpetology lab has received a two-headed plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) that was found near the universi [...]
Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

The rim rocked crowned snake was once found throughout Central Florida south to the Keys in pine rocklands. [...]
5 Facts About the Burmese Python

5 Facts About the Burmese Python

The python is known as the gentle giant in the reptile hobby for its reportedly calmer demeanor than that of the other large constricting snakes. [...]
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.” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

Whether you’re a first-time reptile owner or an experienced keeper, one pet that can cause a lot of trouble is hognose snakes. These adorable snak [...]
Let SnakeSnap Help You ID A Snake While Out Herping

Let SnakeSnap Help You ID A Snake While Out Herping

See a Snake and want to know what it is?  SnakeSnap It! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BmDLukMjbY&feature=youtu.be For more information, v [...]
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