The Top 10 ReptilesMagazine Website Stories For 2022The individual care articles in the Top 10 averaged more than 15,000 page views a month, a very robust number.

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The Top 10 ReptilesMagazine Website Stories For 2022

This year however, was the year for news.

Consistently over the years the No. 1 story of the year is 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes. This story has performed exceptionally well ever since it was written in 2015. No. 2 on the list has consistently been the Ball Python Care Sheet.

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The year 2022 saw things shake up quite a bit when it comes to the most popular website stories on ReptilesMagazine.com. Consistently over the years the No. 1 story of the year is 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes. This story has performed exceptionally well ever since it was written in 2015. No. 2 on the list has consistently been the Ball Python Care Sheet. This year however, was the year for news.

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This year however, was the year for news.

The No. 1 story for the year was Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades. This was an interesting story because it detailed with scientific evidence, the cottonmouth snakes predating on young Burmese pythons. The No. 2 news article was Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede. This was also a newsworthy story because the snake is hardly every seen in the wild due to its cryptic nature. King Cobra Who Escaped Enclosure Finds His Way Back Inside was pegged at No.3 while the story that announced the cobra’s escape, King Cobra Escapes From Swedish Zoo is No. 4 on the list. Venomous snake stories are always popular with reptile lovers. Number 6 is Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska, and No. 10 is Red-Bellied Black Snake Gets Head Stuck In Beer Can, Saved By Aussie Snake Handler.

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While 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes was the 7th most popular page on the website for 2022, Return of the Dragons, Understanding the new Hydrosaurus species, beat out 5 Great Beginner Snakes, at No. 5 on the list for most popular page on the website. Number 8 on the list is the Ball Python Care Sheet, and number 9 is Caring for the African Dwarf Frog.

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Radiograph images show the Burmese pythons, complete with radio tag, inside cottonmouth snakes. Ian Bartoszek,
Gretchen E. Anderson, Ian Easterling, Andrea Currylow

This marks the first time that news stories were the most popular pages on the website. Indeed, Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades, generated more than 1 million reactions on social media, with Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede not far behind. Both articles combined generated nearly 1 million page views on the website, according to Google Analytics. The individual care articles in the Top 10 averaged more than 15,000 page views a month, a very robust number. Below are links to these stories. All in the Top 10 for 2022.

1. Cottonmouth Snakes Are Eating Burmese Pythons In Florida Everglades

2. Rim Rock Crowned Snake Dies Trying To Eat Giant Centipede

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3. King Cobra Who Escaped Enclosure Finds His Way Back Inside

4. King Cobra Escapes From Swedish Zoo

5. Return of the Dragons

6. Two-headed Garter Snake Found In Nebraska

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7. 5 Great Beginner Pet Snakes

8. Ball Python Care Sheet

9. Caring For The African Dwarf Frog

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10. Red-Bellied Black Snake Gets Head Stuck In Beer Can, Saved By Aussie Snake Handler