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  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • Firefighters face venomous snakes while battling blaze

    04/20/2016 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters came across a new danger while battling a South Carolina house fire — about a dozen venomous snakes. Local media outlets report the James Island homeowner, who workers in nuisance wildlife removal, told fire crews Tuesday to be aware of up to 80 reptiles in the home's garage. Officials say about a dozen of the reptiles were poisonous snakes. Firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour, but they couldn't enter the home while deadly snakes were potentially on the loose.
  • Trump reads The Vicious Snake [Joel 1-2, Rev 9]

    04/04/2016 9:28:18 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 2016 | Rust E
    The Vicious Snake
  • A Brokered GOP Convention in 2016? (from March 2014!)

    03/16/2016 7:22:17 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 21 replies
    USNEWS ^ | March 11, 2014 | David Catanese
    As the dust settled from the fiery rules meeting at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, the leading storyline that emerged was that establishment forces had once again quashed insurgent outsiders by instituting two critical changes to the way the GOP nominates its presidential candidate. One new rule cracks down on delegates who are inclined to peel away from the electoral outcome in their state, a direct response to the rabble-rousing supporters of former Rep. Ron Paul. The other rule allows the Republican National Committee to change a certain set of rules between conventions with a three-fourths vote of...
  • To Scientists' Surprise, Even Nonvenomous Snakes Can Strike at Ridiculous Speeds

    03/16/2016 6:11:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 61 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 15 Mar, 2016 | Marcus Woo
    The Texas rat snake was just as much of a speed demon as deadly vipers, challenging long-held notions about snake adaptations. When a snake strikes, it literally moves faster than the blink of an eye, whipping its head forward so quickly that it can experience accelerations of more than 20 Gs. Such stats come from studies of how a snake lunges, bites and kills, which have focused mostly on vipers, in part because these snakes rely so heavily on their venomous chomps. "It's the lynchpin of their strategy as predators," says Rulon Clark at San Diego State University. "Natural selection...
  • Opportunist Ted Cruz: “Donald Trump is Responsible” For Organized Chicago Violence (video)…

    03/11/2016 10:25:59 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 325 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 11 2016 | Conservative Treehouse
    This is quite stunning even for a politician as low as Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has a prime opportunity to highlight the intolerance of the left. Instead he choses to attack Donald Trump: At a media availability in Chicago, Ted Cruz basically blamed Donald Trump for the violence and protests that occurred earlier in the day at a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
  • Spider Kills Snake in a Battle Between Australia’s Deadly Animals

    02/12/2016 1:29:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The National ^ | February 12, 2016
    A spindly spider took on a brown snake and won in an Australian bush battle of deadly animals. Farmer Patrick Lees, from Weethalle about 400 kilometres west of Sydney, said he found the spindly-looking 'daddy-long-legs' spider with the snake on Saturday. 'The snake was already dead, I made sure of that before I took the photo,' he said about the snake which is known for its deadly venom.
  • The Vicious Snake

    02/11/2016 11:13:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 18 January 2016 | Rust e
    Video at link. Quite powerful.
  • Insane Fishing Technique: Snake makes the Catch

    01/24/2016 4:42:57 PM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/25/2016 | J Hofer
    We've all heard of oddball fishing techniques or crazy fishing stories, but this has to be one of the craziest. A fisherman uses a snake to his advantage in this fishing video. It’s hard to tell exactly what the fisherman was trying to accomplish. My guess is that he was fishing, caught a snake, and while the snake was hooked it bit a fish. What are the odds of that? The other option is the fisherman was using the snake intentionally, to prey on fish. That would certainly be an interesting technique. It appears he was fishing with some variation...
  • Thief stuffs python down his pants at pet store

    01/12/2016 1:05:17 PM PST · by DFG · 42 replies
    AP via NYPOST ^ | 01/12/16 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants. Sgt. Greg Stewart said no arrests have been made in Friday’s theft. But Christin Bjugan, an owner of A to Z pet store, said video surveillance has helped viewers and police detectives identify a suspect, and she expects to have the snake returned soon. “We know who did it,” she said Monday. “We know where he lives, we know where he works, we know all about him and his girlfriend. We’re just waiting to get our snake back.”
  • Snake Hunting 101

    10/23/2015 1:51:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/23/2015 | Tim Hovey
    I’ve always been fascinated with snakes. I will admit that as a youth they absolutely terrified me. While I ran around catching lots of lizards and frogs, whenever I bumped into a snake, I did less catching and more running. As I got older and learned more about them, I began actually seeking snakes out in the hopes of seeing them up close and capturing them. I’d carefully handle the nonvenomous ones, take a few photos and then release them. I did get bit a handful of times, but for the most part the encounters were interesting and educational. Every...
  • Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

    10/06/2015 7:04:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>NEWPORT, Ky. – The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.</p> <p>Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Monday morning when the 125-pound python attacked.</p>
  • Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra [Singapore][4-min vid]

    09/02/2015 10:00:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 02, 2015
    It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been making the rounds online. Passersby looked on as the two snakes twisted around one another, the Telegraph reports.
  • Couple who took their 5-foot boa constrictor for swim in Pennsylvania river say it vanished

    08/15/2015 3:12:11 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | AP
    DANVILLE, Pa – A couple who took their nearly 5-foot boa constrictor for a swim in a Pennsylvania river say the pet slipped away and they're concerned about its welfare. The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise reported Thursday that Kolby and Zachary Latranyi had been swimming with the snake named Leyla last weekend in the Susquehanna River. The Latranyis say the red-tailed boa was shedding, so the swim was designed to help it remove material from its scales.
  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later (Here's Why)

    07/31/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 26, 2015 02:33pm ET | Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor
    Ever wonder what might happen if a python ate a porcupine? Well, wonder no more. One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June 14, a cyclist riding along one of the mountain bike trails at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, spotted a very engorged snake. The cyclist snapped a few photos of the gluttonous python and posted them to social media, where they quickly attracted the attention of locals who wanted to...
  • Everglades Python May Be Second-Largest Ever in Florida

    07/31/2015 12:40:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    news.discovery.com ^ | Jul 30, 2015 12:25 PM ET | Staff via CBS Miami
    This python, captured in Shark Valley, in Everglades National Park, may be the second-largest python ever caught in Florida. USGS ======================================================================================================================== A python researcher working in Everglades National Park has captured what may be the second-largest Burmese python in the state of Florida, CBS Miami reports. The snake was captured on July 9 in the park's Shark Valley and was documented at 18 feet 3 inches long. It's just 4 inches shy of the state's record 18 foot 7 inch python caught in Miami-Dade, CBS notes. Whether it's indeed the second-largest, officially, remains unclear, due to differences in record-keeping in...
  • Man Attempts Selfie with Rattlesnake

    07/27/2015 1:53:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | Chris Matyszczyk |
    Recently, though, a San Diego man thought it might be an idea to take a selfie with a rattlesnake. Some might think this has all the sense of taking a boa constrictor clubbing. However, as KGTV in San Diego reported, Todd Fassler picked a rattlesnake out of the brush and thought he might memorialize the event. The snake had other ideas and bit him.....His medical expenses could be described as expensive. KGTV’s Dan Haggerty tweeted Fassler’s bill — for $153,161.25. Of this, more than $83,000 was for “pharmacy.” His case reportedly depleted the antivenom supplies at two local hospitals.
  • Cobra found dead near north Austin Lowe's store

    07/17/2015 5:31:30 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 106 replies
    KVUE ^ | July 17, 2015 | KVUE
    AUSTIN -- Austin police have found the missing monocled cobra that may be connected to the death of an 18-year-old Temple man. The snake was found dead not far from the place where police believed it went missing.
  • Austin police searching for cobra believed to have killed man (TX)

    07/16/2015 11:10:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nicole Chavez
    Police are searching for a cobra that is believed to have bitten an 18-year-old man who died Tuesday evening. Police believe Grant Thompson, 18, owned a monocled cobra and that it bit him in his car while at the parking lot of a Lowe’s at 13000 North Interstate 35. Thompson died after going into cardiac arrest, medics have said. Police said it is possible that the snake is still in the area and are asking anyone with information about the animal to call police at 512-974-5210. Police described the cobra as black with a distinctive circle on its back and...
  • Pregnant Mom Sucks Venom From Young Son’s Foot After Rattlesnake Bite

    06/09/2015 10:50:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 9, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    A mom and her son had quite the scare when the young boy was bitten by a rattlesnake while walking along a bike trail. Jaclyn Caramazza, who is nine months pregnant, was anticipating a trip to the hospital sometime this month. But she was expecting the visit for the birth of her newborn, not for a snakebite scare. On their way back from a stroll on the Folsom Bike Trail, her 4-year-old son Vinny accidentally stepped on something brown. Something coiled up. “It wasn’t dog poop,” Vinny said. “I know, it was a snake,” his mom said. Knowing that something...
  • Man steps on a snake while busy on smartphone.

    05/29/2015 1:35:43 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 47 replies
    Loaded Gear ^ | 05-28-2015 | author unknown
    A man walking to work while concentrating on his smartphone showed why one shouldn’t walk while concentrating on their smartphone because you never know what you might run into—like a snake, for instance. Tim Malone, a DJ at OK Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, learned this lesson the hard way, as surveillance video from inside OK Skateland showed:
  • Florida man hospitalized after attempt to kiss venomous snake

    04/22/2015 5:08:38 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 90 replies
    Odd_News/ ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WIMAUMA, Fla., A Florida man is recovering from a cottonmouth snake bite to his lip after he allegedly tried to smooch the serpent on the mouth. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said Austin Hatfield, 18, captured the 4-foot cottonmouth, also known as a water moccasin, while swimming last week and kept it in a pillowcase at his girlfriend's house, where he was bitten on the lip. Friends told investigators Hatfield was trying to kiss the snake when it struck him. Hatfield was initially hospitalized in critical condition, but his status was upgraded to good condition and officials said he is expected...
  • Florida teen recovering after Water moccasin bite to his face

    04/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by fungoking · 44 replies
    Fox Tampa bay ^ | 4/21/15 | Staff
    <p>A Florida teenager is recovering after being bitten in the face by a water moccasin.</p> <p>The bite happened last Saturday, according to investigators with Florida Fish and Wildlife, two days after Austin Hatfield, 18, captured it in his girlfriend's yard in Wimauma.</p>
  • Coroner: Rat raised to feed family's snakes fatally bit baby [ Pennsylvania ]

    03/19/2015 1:07:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 19, 2015
    CARLISLE, Pa. — Authorities say a rat being raised to feed a Pennsylvania family's pet snakes ended up biting a 6-month-old boy, killing him. Cumberland County Coroner Charlie Hall said Thursday that the baby died from meningitis and myocarditis transmitted through the bite. The family lives in Dillsburg. The coroner didn't identify the boy or his family.
  • Eaten Alive Viewers Outraged Man Wasn’t Actually Eaten Alive

    12/08/2014 7:04:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Time ^ | December 8, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Apparently the only thing worse than promising a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda is for a man to not be eaten alive by an anaconda. Many viewers felt Discovery had pledged adventurer Paul Rosolie would be utterly consumed by an anaconda on his special Sunday night. After all, the show was called Eaten Alive and its official programming guide description told viewers that a man “enters the belly of an anaconda.”
  • Good small snake gun?

    11/20/2014 9:48:01 PM PST · by Paul R. · 184 replies
    PaulR | PaulR
    Unlike many Freepers, while I'm pro 2nd Amendment, I'm no expert on guns, so I'm, going to turn to those of you who are more knowledgeable, for some advice. See further "setup" to my questions regarding a good "snake gun" below.
  • Man to be eaten alive by anaconda in Discovery special

    11/06/2014 5:53:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 5, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Discovery has found its next extreme stunt: A man will be eaten by a giant anaconda snake. In Eaten Alive, naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie will be consumed by an anaconda while in a custom-built snake-proof suit. Discovery is keeping some of the details quiet for the moment, but has released these two promos, below. We’re told Rosolie covered himself in pig’s blood to make himself appetizing to the snake. Since the “snake-proof suit” has a cord on the top of it, Rosolie is presumably pulled back out the snake’s mouth after being “eaten.” We are also told the...
  • Valley teen nearly dies from snake bite ( Phoenix )

    10/04/2014 8:38:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    abc15 ^ | Oct 3, 2014
    PHOENIX - Ethan is lucky to be alive after a scary run-in with a rattlesnake while on a hike last month. ... Since the bite, Ethan has been in and out of the hospital receiving treatments for an infection and to have dead skin removed from the wounds. It hasn't been an easy ride, but both Ethan and his father agree it's a lifelong lesson and that you don't truly know how good you've got it until you experience adversity.
  • Snake slithers out of dashboard, forces driver off I-95

    09/26/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    CBS 6 WTVR.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    JARRATT, Va. — A man on his way from New Hampshire to Florida got quite a scare driving down Interstate 95 in Virginia on Friday morning when a snake slithered out from the dashboard of his U-Haul truck. The driver and his passenger pulled off I-95, entered the town of Jarratt, parked the U-Haul at a car dealership and asked for help. “I was sitting at my desk,” Owen Ford employee Jason Lowery said. “A traveler came in and hollered at one of the service technicians ‘I got a snake coming out from behind the dashboard.'” When Lowery jumped up...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Snake In NJ Lake Identified as Green Anaconda

    07/21/2014 10:28:55 AM PDT · by njslim · 154 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Nick Sanchez
    An anaconda snake is loose in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong, and a local reptile expert said Friday he's breaking his silence after animal control told him to keep quiet about the dangerous reptile. "I've known it was an anaconda since last week, but I was told by animal control and state police not to say anything," Gerald Andrejcak, who works for Common Sense for Animals, told The New Jersey Herald. "Officials were afraid that if it came out that the snake was an anaconda it would cause mass hysteria. It needed to come out, it is a public safety issue."
  • Great Boa Constrictor terrorizes NJ Lake

    07/12/2014 6:47:51 AM PDT · by njslim · 53 replies
    WCBS - TV 2 (NY) ^ | Tracee Carrasco
    A new danger has been lurking in the waters of the largest lake in New Jersey, in the form of a potentially dangerous snake. As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, a boa constrictor that could be up to 20 feet long is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, and neighbors have been worried.
  • Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

    07/10/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LA times ^ | Jeremiah Dobruck
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes inside William Buchman's Santa Ana home, the Daily Pilot reported. About 240 of the non-venomous pythons were dead or died soon after being collected from the house, and more than 150 of the still-living snakes were malnourished, authorities said at the time. After Buchman's guilty plea, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours...
  • Texas woman finds 12ft African python slithering around her bathroom

    05/16/2014 1:43:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas homeowner got a shock when she walked into the bathroom of her College Station home to find a 12ft python wrapped around her toilet bowl. Veronica Rodriguez, 50, discovered the huge African python slithering across the bathroom floor earlier this month. It is believed that the python got in through the back door to Ms Rodriguez's home, which she shares her teenage daughter Kelsie.
  • Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists and Rubber Snake

    04/19/2014 1:50:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    abc ^ | Sabrina Elfarra
    A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said. “One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake,” Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department told ABC News. The car was swiped from in front of the home of Lucia Lozada Thursday as the mother was standing just feet from the vehicle. Her twin sons and a 1-year-old were buckled into the car as the family...
  • ..Centipede EATS its way out viper's stomach

    04/18/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sally Lee
    Freedom was so close, yet so far for this centipede. After being swallowed whole by a snake, it made one last desperate attempt to escape by eating its way out of her stomach. Researchers found the dead nose-horned female viper with its prey exploding from its side during a field study in Macedonia on May 14 last year. Both creatures were dead.
  • Dog eaten in its kennel by a python: Owner finds snake with leash still dangling from its mouth

    03/17/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 135 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2014
    An Australian woman discovered her pet dog had been eaten by a snake in the most gruesome possible way after finding a bloated python lying curled in its kennel with the end of the dog's chain still dangling from its mouth. Amazingly, the wildlife-lover had only chained her Chihuahua-Maltese cross overnight to stop it disturbing native animals near her Caniaba home in northern NSW, but it meant there was no escaping the 2.5-metre python that slithered into the kennel. When the woman went outside to let the dog off its chain the following morning, she discovered the bloated snake curled...
  • The Full Monty Python: Snake Devours a Crocodile… Whole

    03/03/2014 11:41:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 3 Mar 2014
    Crocodiles have a fairly fearsome reputation in the wild, including via videos of them eating unsuspecting buffalo, fighting with sharks and even grappling with sharks. But this weekend it was time for another representative of the animal kingdom to fight back. Onlookers in Australia’s Outback were shocked to witness a 10ft snake, believed to be a python, strangle a crocodile for five hours and then devour it in one piece. ‘It was amazing,’ Tiffany Corlis told the BBC. ‘We saw the snake fighting with the crocodile – it would roll the crocodile around to get a better grip, and coil...
  • Snake-Handling Pastor Dies After Bite

    02/16/2014 8:58:59 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 16, 2014
    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic reality television show “Snake Salvation” died Saturday after being bitten by a snake. The Middlesboro Police Department said Sunday that emergency medical workers received a call around 8:30 p.m. Saturday about a snakebite at a church. When an ambulance arrived, emergency workers were told the pastor, Jamie Coots, had been bitten and had gone home. Ambulance crew members went to his house, where Mr. Coots refused medical treatment, they said, and left around 9 p.m. They returned an hour later and found Mr. Coots dead.
  • About 350 Snakes Found in Santa Ana (CA) Home

    01/29/2014 10:25:10 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 30 replies
    OC Register ^ | January 29, 2014 | Claudia Koerner and Alyssa Duranty
    SANTA ANA – Police found about 350 pythons – many of them dead – at a home Tuesday morning. Officers served a search warrant at the house on the 2900 block of North Fernwood Drive around 7 a.m., said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police and animal control officers had been investigating the home since receiving complaints from neighbors about a smell, he added. Bill Buchman, a 52-year-old elementary school teacher, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, said Sondra Berg of the Santa Ana Police Department. Police said they believe Buchman...
  • Saudi Man Finds Cobra in His Bed While Camping

    01/22/2014 11:47:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2014
    It seems the snake spent the night with him in bedA Saudi man who was camping with his family in a valley in the Gulf kingdom woke up in the morning to find a cobra in his bed. “It is a desert cobra. It seems that it spent all the night with me in my bed but it did not make any move that could have alerted me,” Ali Al Omari said. “Thanks God that I was not bitten by this snake which is considered as the most dangerous and poisonous snake in Saudi Arabia,” he told Sada newspaper. He...
  • Python strangles security guard

    12/27/2013 7:25:37 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 December 2013
    A security guard has been killed by a python near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Agung Bawa, assistant security manager at the Bali Hyatt hotel in Bali's Sanur area, says the incident happened at about 3am today as the 15ft python was crossing a road near the hotel, which is closed for renovations until 2015. People watching were unable to help and called the police, who came but failed to save the man. The python escaped into nearby bushes. Bawa says the victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, a 59-year-old security guard at a nearby restaurant, had managed...
  • Cayman Racer Snake Devours Iguana

    12/11/2013 10:14:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A Cayman Islands resident captured this Cayman Racer snake in the South Sound area, devouring a Green Iguana. Cayman Racer snakes are endemic to the Cayman Islands and aren't found anywhere else in the world. Adults have been known to reach the 4-5ft length. In fact, no Cayman snakes pose any threat to people, cats or dogs however these non-venomous snakes should be avoided by the average Green Iguana!
  • Woman sees 'huge snake' in Suffolk lake[Virginia]

    10/15/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    13News Now ^ | 19 Sept 2013 | Joe Flanagan
    Tracey Payntar says she spotted a huge snake in the lake next to her Suffolk house as it was attacking a river otter. The mother of four says she had just gotten out of her car and the disturbance in the water got her attention. "I ran to the shoreline freaking out and tried to take some video with my phone. I was so scared I could not concentrate very well," said Payntar. Payntar and her husband contacted Suffolk Animal Control who referred a snake expert from a company called Zoo Pro. Based on her description, the professional wildlife workers...
  • ‘Not Going to Happen’: Reid Says No Negotiations with GOP Before Shutdown Ends

    10/10/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Minutes after concluding a meeting with President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters outside the White House that there would be no negotiations with Republicans until the House passes a “clean” continuing resolution which ends the government shutdown. Reid began by saying that the government must reopen and the debt ceiling must be raised. “We, if that happens, will negotiate on anything. Anything,” he said. Reid indicated that the Senate would consider a resolution from the House that extends the debt limit but does not reopen the government. He added, however, that the House has to...
  • Lindsey Graham: Sneaky Snake

    09/26/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 17 replies
    9/26/2013 | Bolobaby
    I just called Lindsey Graham's office (several times) to make my voice heard as a constituent. I was never able to get through, but Lindsey's staff has put up a tricky message on his main line. Call 202-224-5972 to listen to it yourself if you want to. It won't take long. IT'S A TRICK. Graham says he will be voting against funding Obamacare, but says NOTHING about CLOTURE. He knows exactly what he is doing. I sent him the email below as a response...
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.“Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...
  • Boys in snake attack asphyxiated, RCMP say (Preliminary autopsy results)

    08/07/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    CBC News ^ | 7 Aug 13 | CBC News
    Preliminary autopsy results on two New Brunswick boys who were killed after an African rock python escaped its enclosure in Campbellton, N.B., show they died from asphyxiation, RCMP say. The pathologist completed the autopsies on Noah and Connor Barthe on Tuesday. "At least right now we have a cause of death. Even though we still need some reports from the pathologist to be forwarded, that's going to help the investigation to move forward," RCMP Sgt. Alain Tremblay told CBC News. Tremblay said in a statement that police are aware the case has "touched the hearts of people across the world"...
  • 2 boys killed after python escapes store in Canada

    08/06/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT · by arthurus · 72 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Rob Gillies
    Autopsies will be performed Tuesday on two young boys who were strangled in their sleep by a python that escaped from a pet store in Canada and slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment.
  • The resurrection of Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

    07/26/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | Jay Busbee
    SMYRNA, Ga. – In the tiny second-floor bedroom, there's a pile of Jake "The Snake" Roberts action figures on a table, plastic muscles ripped and bulging, snarls on tiny faces. Above them, on the wall, are signed comic-book-style cartoons of Jake The Snake fighting atop the Empire State Building and deep in the heart of the jungle. All around the room are photographs of Jake The Snake wrestling in some of the world's largest arenas against fellow iconic wrestlers. It'd be a hell of a tribute to the man, were it not for Jake the Snake himself writhing in the...