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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Huge python breaks into Qld charity store [Queensland, Australia]

    07/10/2013 12:53:33 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 10, 2013 5:14PM | Cleo Fraser
    POLICE Sergeant Don Auld thought a thief had fallen through the ceiling and vomited on the floor when called to a Queensland charity store break-in. ... The snake had pooed in the St Vincent de Paul store in Ingham and left crockery, clothes and other goods smashed and scattered all over the floor. The following day, on Tuesday, police were called back to the store after a large crowd formed outside. ... Police didn't have the skills to bag the burglar, and called in a snake handler to take the 17kg python away.
  • Snake! Woman says she found one in bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart

    06/21/2013 1:08:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 21, 2013 | Claudine Zap
    A woman says she got an extra ingredient in a bag of potatoes purchased at Wal-Mart: a three-and-a-half-foot orange-and-white snake. According to a video from WTAE, Bonnie Raygor of North Huntingdon, Pa., bought a bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart about a week ago. The bag remained closed until she got out some of the spuds to cook on Thursday. That’s when she found the snake. “First I saw its underbelly, which is white. I thought I had a bad potato. Instead I had a snake," Raygor told WTAE. "The bag was sealed. ... So I'm assuming it was in there...
  • Wally the snake: U.S. “unfair” to fight with modern weapons, should use front loading muskets…

    05/30/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies ^ | 5/31/13 | sheikyermami
    Muslim Waleed Aly, (w)academic and (token) ABC host, is angry that US soldiers are fighting in ways which makes it impossible for the Taliban to kill them: [Drones] so radically and fundamentally alter the nature of war that they risk making war seem far less grave, and far easier to wage. Each side confronts the other, with the risk of death and defeat. In short, war should come at a cost. That contract is shredded when you’re attacked by something that cannot itself be killed. It’s not remotely a fair fight. A word to Aly. There is no contract of...
  • Russell's Viper venom turns blood into jelly (Video)

    05/22/2013 10:26:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 7-14-2012 | sharksandcreatures
    GRAPHIC CONTENT. This terrifying video shows the effect of just one drop of snake venom on blood - turning it solid within moments. The clip shows a handler pinning down a dangerous Russell's viper, using a wooden stick on the back of its head. The handler then encourages the viper to bite into the the lid of a vial, causing venom to drain from its fangs and collect in the glass container. A single drop of the powerful poison is then syringed into a glass of blood. Almost instantly, the blood turns lumpy - sliding around the dish like jelly....
  • Hunter saves own life after rattlesnake bit him

    05/02/2013 2:47:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    Grind TV/Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/1/13 | David Strege
    Chad Cross was hunting for turkey in the woods in Alabama when a venomous pit viper rattlesnake bit him in the lower left leg. Nervous and scared, the Montgomery resident attempted to calm himself and slow his heart rate so as to prevent the quick spreading of the deadly venom throughout his body. He then made a move that saved his life. He pulled out his $10 snake-bite kit. WSFA has the incredible story:
  • Snakeskin Found in Bag of Potpourri, Snake Believed to Be on the Loose

    04/02/2013 10:10:51 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 | Roseanne Colletti
    A woman who found a snakeskin in a bag of potpourri believes the snake escaped in her Long Island home and is now hoping to the creature out and capture it. Natalie Malik tells NBC 4 New York she bought the bag of potpourri on Saturday and poured it into a bowl that was on a table in her Levittown home. She was sleeping in the next room with her two dogs when they were all startled by the sound of something falling. When Malik went to investigate, she found pieces of potpourri in the floor, and an 8-inch long...
  • Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire

    03/24/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 22, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    Texas woman sets snake on fire, snake sets her house on fire The woman was frightened by a snake outside her house, so she doused it with gas and had her son set it on fire. That plan didn’t work out so well. A Texas woman burned her own house down during a heated battle with a snake. The serpent frightened the lady while cleaning outside her home Wednesday night. She doused the limbless reptile in gasoline and called over her son to set it ablaze. The plan backfired. Her son tossed a lit match at the creeping reptile but...
  • Politician stripped of title after lewd snake comment ( Democrat )

    03/01/2013 11:48:40 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | February 28, 2013 | Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- A veteran House member from New London was stripped of his deputy speaker title this week after he made a lewd comment during a budget hearing. Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that Rep. Ernest Hewett made a remark perceived as sexually harassing during an exchange with a 17-year-old intern from the Connecticut Science Center. ... After hearing an audiotape of the incident, which occurred Feb. 21, Sharkey stripped Hewett of his deputy speaker title Wednesday. With the removal of the title goes $6,446 in extra pay above the rank-and-file rate of $28,000.
  • Hewett (CT Rep-D) defends comment, says he won't resign (Told 17 Y/O girl got a "snake" for her)

    03/01/2013 3:16:15 PM PST · by raybbr · 28 replies
    The ^ | 03/01/2013 | Johanna Somers
    Rep. Ernest Hewett, who was removed as deputy speaker this week after making what some saw as an inappropriate comment to a teenager, defended himself Friday. “I have been disciplined and I haven’t even had due process,” said Hewett, a New London Democrat. During a Feb. 20 Appropriations Committee hearing, a female 17-year-old ambassador for the Connecticut Science Center asked the committee to continue funding the center’s ambassador program. During her speech, she said the program helped her overcome her shyness and get over her fear of snakes. According to an audiotape of the hearing, Hewett said: “If you’re bashful...
  • Joe Scarborough to Wash Post: 'I don’t Expect to Be Cheering House Republicans Anytime Soon'

    02/12/2013 1:53:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 26 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Tuesday seemed shocked that Joe Scarborough, who he paints as the voice of moderation, agrees more with Democrats on deficit issues than Republicans. On the subject of fiscal problems and the debt, the MSNBC host told Sargent, "I don’t expect to be cheering House Republicans anytime soon." The left-leaning Post writer asked if, on deficit issues, Scarborough's "views are indeed more in line with Dems than with Republicans." The cable host replied, "yes." He then went on to attack Barack Obama from the left: "I don’t see the Democrats focusing seriously on Entitlements or...
  • Sri Lanka's Cobra Girl Told 'Mom Was Snake'

    12/12/2012 3:03:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Nirosha Wimalaratne who was born to Indian parents was adopted by a Lankan couple; she was charged for keeping a snake as petNirosha Wimalaratne, a snake dancer in a Colombo night club has been reunited with her pet cobra after winning a legal battle following a month-long ordeal. The 21-year-old 'Cobra Girl' from Colombo had been arrested after being charged for keeping a snake in her possession under the Animals Ordinance and Cruelty to Animals Act and, the Dangerous Animals Act. Her troubles began when police raided the Cleopatra Night Club at the Liberty Plaza in Colombo at dawn in...
  • Obama's woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett Leads Secret Negotiations)

    11/05/2012 3:47:24 PM PST · by mojito · 41 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/5/2012 | Alex Fishman
    A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama. Last month, The New York Times reported that the US government is engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the US presidential elections are over. The National...
  • Life imitates Chuck Norris joke: Nepali man bites snake to death in revenge attack

    08/23/2012 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 22 replies
    National POst ^ | Aug 23, 2012 4:55 PM ET | Reuters
    KATHMANDU — A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday. Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died. “I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry,” the 55-year-old Miya, who lives in a village some 200 km southeast of the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, was quoted by the daily as saying.
  • Fake snake cake

    08/16/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 19 replies
    Grind TV blog ^ | 08/15/2012 | David Strege
    The photo of this Albino Burmese Python looks so real, Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes in Kent, U.K., was prompted to add this tagline: "****I DO NOT SELL SNAKES****. This photo is of a snake CAKE made to look like an Amelanistic Burmese Python for a birthday party." Yes, the snake is a fake. It's a fake snake cake.
  • Mortal Combat: Snake vs. Hawk

    06/09/2012 2:20:59 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    AnimalPlanet ^ | 01/12/2012 | David Mizejewski
    I just recevied an email with some stunning photos depicting the daily struggle of life in the animal world. I share them here because while this kind of thing must happen millions of times every day across the globe, rarely do we ever get to see it up close. To me, that makes this an odd thing to see. The outcome is also pretty amazing considering the circumstances. I don't know the origin of the photos, or the veracity of the story, but the photos don't lie and are pretty stunning. Here's the tale included in the email I received:...
  • Snake tale: Slithering serpent's legend grows[South Carolina]

    06/07/2012 11:58:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 234 replies
    WECT ^ | 25 May 2012 | WECT
    It's the talk of at least one part of Columbia and it all started Tuesday with a phone call from a concerned neighbor. Heathwood resident Andrew Philson got a call about a snake in his backyard and thought he'd be finding a small garter or black snake, but got the shock of his life when he saw the beast slithering up one of his trees. That snake has slithered his way into the national spotlight. First, WIS, then CNN, Fox, even the Drudge Report. Why? Well, it's a big snake and who knows how long it had been sneaking --...
  • Serpent-handling pastor profiled earlier in Washington Post dies from rattlesnake bite

    05/30/2012 6:26:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Washington post ^ | 5/30/2012 | Julia Duin
    Mack Wolford, a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia whose serpent-handling talents were profiled last November in The Washington Post Magazine , hoped the outdoor service he had planned for Sunday at an isolated state park would be a “homecoming like the old days,” full of folks speaking in tongues, handling snakes and having a “great time.” But it was not the sort of homecoming he foresaw. Instead, Wolford, who turned 44 the previous day, was bitten by a rattlesnake he owned for years. He died late Sunday. Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford was known all over Appalachia as a daring...
  • Snake Has Surgery After Swallowing Ceramic Egg

    05/08/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    The vet believes the snake is ready to eat his first mouse since the surgeryA five-and-a-half-foot Yellow Rat snake that swallowed a family’s ceramic egg during an Easter Egg hunt is recovering from surgery in a West Port St. Lucie clinic, WPTV reported. The reptile, which was operated on by Dr. Leonard Fox of the Animal Hospital of West Port St. Lucie, was captured and brought to the facility almost a month after it swallowed the egg. “It is actually not that mean,” Fox said about the snake. Fox, who confirmed the presence of the egg in an x-ray, said...
  • Staten Island Man Finds California Kingsnake In His Toilet Bowl

    03/14/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Scythian · 33 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | 3/14/2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s the stuff urban legends are made of. A Staten Island man got quite the shock after a snake showed up in his toilet. Allen Shepard was brushing his teeth in his Granitville apartment around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when he looked down at the bowl saw a California Kingsnake staring back at him. Shepard told the Staten Island Advance he grabbed a bottle of Clorox Greenworks and began spraying the snake but that wasn’t enough to deter his unwelcomed guest. He ended up calling building superintendent Karen Genco who didn’t buy his story.
  • Ticks on a snake [excellent metaphor material]

    02/08/2012 8:02:30 PM PST · by krb · 31 replies
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  • Python likely wiping out Glades mammals, new study finds

    01/30/2012 2:12:24 PM PST · by fso301 · 61 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | Curtis Morgan
    For the first time, scientists have put numbers to the toll Burmese pythons have had on native wildlife in the Everglades. But one word can sum it up: carnage. In the decade since the giant constrictors started showing up in significant numbers, mammals once among the most common in Everglades National Park have declined dramatically, according to a study published online Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.The study, based on night field surveys conducted over 10 years, found three animals had all but disappeared. Opossum sightings fell 98.9 percent. Raccoons — once so abundant park managers warned...
  • Snake dies from baby's bite

    01/26/2012 7:31:06 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 32 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 01.26.12 | Maor Buchnik and Aviel Magnezi
    An encounter between a snake and a baby ended in a surprising outcome Thursday, when the infant's mother walked into his room to find him chewing on the dead reptile. The infant, Imad Gadir, whose family resides in Shfaram, was not hurt when he bit the unlucky coin snake, but was taken to Haifa's Ramabam Medical Center, just in case. According to Imad's grandfather, Shaheen Shaheen, who recalled the family's tumultuous morning, the boy woke up when his father left for work at 6:30 am. The 1-year-old left his parents' bed and headed to his room, where he found the...
  • Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right'

    12/05/2011 9:39:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 272 replies
    Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right' By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/05/11 11:44 AM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday. “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. … I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year....
  • UPDATE: Woman Goes Through Several Surgeries Following Snake Attack

    11/17/2011 5:50:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    UPDATE: Thursday 11/17 @ 6:55 p.m. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A young woman has already undergone four surgeries and is still in intensive care after suffering not one, but two copperhead snake bites. Tara Williams, 21, of Logan was on a hunting trip with her boyfriend three weeks ago in Ritchie County when she stepped on a large copperhead snake. Click here to find out more! Tara's mom tells, the snake snapped at her and bit her twice and her boyfriend drove her to the hospital. "Right now, mentally, she's having a hard time with this," said Tara's mother...