Tag: Snakes

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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

Reward For Info Leading To Conviction Of Person Who Killed Rocky The Eastern Indigo Snake

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Georgia DNR Law Enforcement is looking for the person or persons who poached and killed an endangered Eas [...]
Researchers In Taiwan Document Formosa Kukri Snake Gutting And Eating Banded Bullfrogs

Researchers In Taiwan Document Formosa Kukri Snake Gutting And Eating Banded Bullfrogs

Last year, researchers in Thailand documented how the small-banded kukri snake, (Oligodon fasciolatus) used its posterior maxillary teeth to slash ope [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Snail-Eating Snake Uses Jaw To Remove Undigestible Part Of Snail Prey

Snail-Eating Snake Uses Jaw To Remove Undigestible Part Of Snail Prey

Researchers From Japan and Malaysia have discovered a unique feeding behavior with the blunt-headed snail-eating snake, (Aplopeltura boa) whereby it u [...]
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 [...]
Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens [...]
Rattlesnakes Still Strike Fast In Cold Weather, Study Says

Rattlesnakes Still Strike Fast In Cold Weather, Study Says

Researchers with Sand Diego State University and UC Riverside, both institutions of higher learning in southern California wanted to know how cooler t [...]
How The Paradise Flying Snake Glides Through The Air Like An Eagle In Flight

How The Paradise Flying Snake Glides Through The Air Like An Eagle In Flight

Researchers at Virginia Tech just published a paper in the journal Nature Physics that describes how the paradise flying snake (Chrysopelea paradise) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Python Goes After Porcupine And It Doesn’t Go Too Well

Python Goes After Porcupine And It Doesn’t Go Too Well

Indian rock pythons eat a lot of things but porcupines are hard to swallow. Porcupines have quills for a reason, and that is to better defend themselv [...]
10 Popular Snakes For Reptile Keepers

10 Popular Snakes For Reptile Keepers

With good research and proper care, any of these snakes would make for a great captive. [...]
Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snakes Into Alabama Forest

Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snakes Into Alabama Forest

The Eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the wild in Alabama since the 1950s. [...]
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 [...]
Green Tree Python Care Sheet

Green Tree Python Care Sheet

Care sheet for the green tree python (Morelia viridis). [...]
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