Category: Wild Snakes

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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 ( [...]
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 [...]
Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male olive sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) in Australia’s Great Barrier reef have been documented pursuing scuba divers in cases of mistaken identity to [...]
New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

Researchers have described a new species of snake of the genus Rhabdophis discovered in a forested region of Northeast India. The snake, Rhabdophis bi [...]
2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge saw hunters remove 223 of the invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from south Florida during the 10- [...]
Snakes Tagged In Japan To Measure Radioactivity In Fukushima

Snakes Tagged In Japan To Measure Radioactivity In Fukushima

Scientists in Japan have outfitted nine Japanese rat snakes (Elaphe climacophora and E. quadrivirgata) with tracking devices with dosimeters, radiatio [...]
Snake Venom-Derived Super Glue Stops Bleeding In Seconds

Snake Venom-Derived Super Glue Stops Bleeding In Seconds

Researchers with the University of Western Ontario have used a blood clotting enzyme called reptilase or batroxobin to create a glue that is so strong [...]
Cottonmouth Captured On Video Employing Straight Locomotion Technique To Evade Predator

Cottonmouth Captured On Video Employing Straight Locomotion Technique To Evade Predator

Herpetologist Frederick Boyce of the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in North Carolina, had just recorded video footage of an Eastern kingsnake (La [...]
Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Land owned by the San Francisco International Airport is home to the largest concentration of San Francisco garter snakes discovered to date, accordin [...]
Rare Striped Copperhead Photographed In Mississippi And Image Goes Viral

Rare Striped Copperhead Photographed In Mississippi And Image Goes Viral

Ben Davis sees a lot of snakes when he is out driving the roads of Mississippi, but a few months ago while behind the wheel, one snake crossing the ro [...]
12 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

12 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

The Nature Conservancy announced today that it has released 12 Eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in northern Florida's Apalachicola Bluffs an [...]
185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

185-Year-Old Painting Helps ID New Indian Snake Species

An Indian snake that was first collected in the mid-19th Century and described first via snake skins in 1796, and named the banded racer (Argyrogena f [...]
USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized critical habitat protection for the northern Mexican garter snake (Thamnophis eques megalops), after [...]
North Carolina Wants To Know If You See Rattlesnakes And Pine Snakes

North Carolina Wants To Know If You See Rattlesnakes And Pine Snakes

If you live in the state of North Carolina, or are visiting the state and happen to see a pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus), timber rattlesnake (Cro [...]
Burmese Python Stolen From Arizona Reptile Shop Returned 8 Months Later

Burmese Python Stolen From Arizona Reptile Shop Returned 8 Months Later

A granite Burmese python (Python bivittatus) stolen last June from an Arizona reptile shop has been returned to the shop, thanks to some tireless dete [...]
Trump Pardons Snake Trafficker In Last Days Of Presidency

Trump Pardons Snake Trafficker In Last Days Of Presidency

As one of his last acts as president, former President Donald J. Trump pardoned a man who was convicted of snake trafficking in the early 1990s. Rober [...]
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 [...]
Researchers Use Facebook Group To Track Eating Habits Of African Snakes

Researchers Use Facebook Group To Track Eating Habits Of African Snakes

Scientists have finally found a good use for Facebook; to track the eating habits of snakes in Africa. Seriously that is a good use for the social med [...]
41 Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

41 Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest

Early this month, 41 captive-bred Louisiana pine snakes (Pituophis ruthveni) were released into Louisiana's Kisatchie National Forest. This release is [...]
Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

A Florida state contracted python hunter has captured and euthanized an estimated 17-foot, 150 lb. Burmese python (Python bivittatus) in the Florida E [...]
Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

The non-venomous wolf snake looks like the venomous common krait. [...]
Narrow-headed And Northern Mexican Garter Snakes To Receive Critical Habitat

Narrow-headed And Northern Mexican Garter Snakes To Receive Critical Habitat

The Trump Administration was sued last winter for failing to protect the two snake species. [...]
New Green Pit Viper Species Discovered  In India’s Western Arunachal Pradesh

New Green Pit Viper Species Discovered In India’s Western Arunachal Pradesh

Trimeresurus salazar was discovered in July 2019 in an evergreen forest environment in the Pakke tiger reserve [...]
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