Category: Snakes

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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 [...]
New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

All over the world there are extraordinary Reptiles and Amphibians hiding among the unique habitats they exist in, but many of us will never see [...]
Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

Extinction means an animal is gone forever, so they will never be back! Reptiles and amphibians are currently facing this risk, where 20% of the descr [...]
Puff Adder Research In Africa

Puff Adder Research In Africa

Study reveals unexpected behavior in wild puff adders. [...]
Sand And Scrub-dwelling Snake Species

Sand And Scrub-dwelling Snake Species

Sandy landscapes are home to many interesting snakes, from leaf-nosed species to the sand swimmers. [...]
Top 10 Venomous North American Snakes

Top 10 Venomous North American Snakes

Some of these North American venomous snakes pack a lot of venom. [...]
Venomous Or Poisonous?

Venomous Or Poisonous?

Go to any reptile show or zoo, and I can guarantee you will find herpetoculture’s future generation pointing at a reptile or amphibian on displa [...]
5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes

5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes

We often get questions about what is an ideal beginner-friendly snake for those new to the hobby. Beginner meaning fairly easy to care for with not a [...]
Dr. Robert Cyril Stebbins, Renowned UC Berkeley Herpetologist Dies At 98

Dr. Robert Cyril Stebbins, Renowned UC Berkeley Herpetologist Dies At 98

Stebbins authored the Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians and more than a dozen other books. [...]
West Fargo, ND Residents May Keep Certain Constricting Snakes If New Proposal Becomes Law

West Fargo, ND Residents May Keep Certain Constricting Snakes If New Proposal Becomes Law

Ordinance passed first reading that sets up permitting system and limits the number of snakes to three. [...]
British Man Buys Stolen Python After Drinking Binge

British Man Buys Stolen Python After Drinking Binge

British authorities arrest man after he tried to sell the python to a local reptile shop. [...]
Pet Snake Sales Rise In Hong Kong

Pet Snake Sales Rise In Hong Kong

Pet shop employees attribute rise to Year of the Snake. [...]
Reptile Retailer Spotlight: Exotic Amphibian And Reptile Center In St. Louis, MO

Reptile Retailer Spotlight: Exotic Amphibian And Reptile Center In St. Louis, MO

Called the Exotic ARC for short, the Exotic Amphibian and Reptile Center has focused on captive-breeding projects for more than 25 years. They&rsqu [...]

PIJAC Lobbies Against 3 Proposed Pet Laws

Laws would ban certain reptiles, other exotic animals. [...]
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