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  • Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes hunt in packs

    05/26/2017 11:58:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    my champlain valley ^ | 26 May 2017
    Not only that, but they hang from cave ceilings A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. And if a pack of 1 to 2 meter (3 to 6 ft) long snakes working together wasn't enough to give you heart palpitations, they do it by hanging upside down from the roofs of caves. "After sunset and before dawn, some of the boas entered the passage that connected the roosting chamber with the entrance chamber, and hunted by suspending...
  • House Of Snakes: Dream Home Turns Out To Be A Nightmare

    05/03/2017 1:12:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2017 | Liz Collin
    OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — It sounds like a scene out of a horror movie: A Minnesota mom and her kids unsuspectingly move into a house full of snakes. While it may sound hard to believe, it’s the frightening reality for a family left with few options after buying what they once considered the perfect home. Like a couple of crime scene investigators, they treat the property like a puzzle, piecing together a homeowner’s worst nightmare. “Typically, you’ll find them along the siding,” one pest control worker from Adam’s Pest Control said. VIDEO
  • Mystery as FORTY snakes are found dumped in a slithering pile in a Walmart parking lot

    04/26/2017 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 26, 2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
    A writhing pile of up to forty snakes was left in a Walmart parking lot, terrifying shoppers and baffling law enforcement. Panicked shoppers in Paragould, Arkansas called 911 on Saturday evening, after spotting the terrifying sight of dozens of snakes slithering across the parking lot pavement. The vile perpetrator who dumped the snakes in the parking lot remains unknown to investigators. 'Someone dropped a s**tload of snakes in the Paragould Walmart parking lot. Lots of copperheads in there, from what I'm told,' resident Tanya Marie Cole wrote in warning on Facebook. 'What the hell is wrong with people?!'
  • A snake found its way into a Harrington Park yard and spooked the homeowners

    04/19/2017 7:25:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2017 | Daniel Zautsen
    “The electrician had gone around the side of the house and froze when he saw the snake, it had him pinned up so he didn’t want to move,” he said. “Putting a bucket over the snake can be dangerous because you’re within the strike range, it’s better to throw the towel from a small distance to keep you out of that range. “Cats will often chase a snake and because their teeth are sharp and cylinder shaped they will bite and the wound will close up but because of the bacteria in a cat’s mouth which can be quite dangerous...
  • Man posing for a photo with a deadly cobra in India doesn't even realize when the [tr]

    04/10/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dinesh Dubey
    This is the moment a man was fatally bitten by a cobra while watching a snake charmer in India. Video shows the charmer attempting to put the snake around the tourist's neck while other people watch and film.
  • Huge pythons caught so far during state's Everglades hunting challenge

    04/05/2017 9:34:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5 Apr 2017
    The biggest catch, so far, went to Patrick Campbell who caught a python measuring 15 feet, 10 inches and weighing 135 pounds, according to the South Florida Water Management District. The second largest catch was made by Nicholas Banos and trapping partner Leonardo Sanchez whose python measured 15 feet, 2 inches and weighed 144 pounds.... Twenty five people are taking part in the python hunt that began in late March and runs until June. They are paid $8.10 per hour, for up to eight hours a day, and get extra money depending on the length of the snake that’s caught.
  • Copperhead Snake Bites Man Inside Arkansas Walmart

    04/01/2017 2:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 31, 2017
    A copperhead snake bit a man Friday inside an Arkansas Walmart store, according to KTHV. However, surveillance video later showed the man himself bringing the venomous snake into the store, a Walmart spokesperson told the station. No one else was injured, but the snake sighting caused pandemonium, according to customer Linda Moore Mathews, who snapped a photo of the reptile as it lay coiled in the middle of a produce aisle and posted it on Facebook. “Everyone was freaking out,” Mathews said. Another woman recorded video of a man finally catching the copperhead and placing it in a Walmart bag....
  • Rattlesnake Bites Florida Boy Who Mistook It for A Toy

    <p>Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando.</p> <p>Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that the child was playing in the backyard when he saw the snake under a jungle gym. It bit him on the finger and he was rushed to a hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.</p>
  • Missing man found dead in belly of 23-foot-long python

    03/28/2017 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 3/28/2017
    JAKARTA - A man missing since Sunday (March 26) in Indonesia has been found dead inside the belly of a 7m-long python, according to reports. Akbar Salubiro, 25, had not been seen since setting off to harvest palm oil in a remote village on the island of Sulawesi. A search found the giant python sprawled out next to his garden with the 25-year-old’s boots clearly visible in its stomach, according to a report in the Tribun Timur. Villagers then used a large knife to cut open the snake’s belly slowly revealing the father-of-two’s body. Tribun Timur posted a video of...
  • Mother-of-two says she's been forced out of her home by a SNAKE infestation - but....

    03/01/2017 12:37:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 1, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Mother-of-two says she's been forced out of her home by a SNAKE infestation - but is stranded because landlords won't return her deposit A mother-of-two was forced out of her home by a snake infestation but is left stranded because her landlord won't return her deposit. Tonya Bell packed up her family from the house she was renting after finding a host of snakes inside the walls and throughout the home, earlier this month in Kansas City, Missouri. In less than a week, Bell claims she found eight snakes and said her two children didn't want to go...
  • Australian Teen 'Snake Boy' Grabs Snake From Under SUV

    02/25/2017 2:07:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A daring teenage boy in Australia earned the nickname "snake boy" after pulling a large snake from the undercarriage of an SUV. Video uploaded to Facebook by Yogi McDougall from Queensland shows the teen Oli Wardrop pulling the lengthy snake from underneath the vehicle before leaving for school. The teen wrestles with to grab the snake by the head as it begins to slither its way up and into the vehicle while his father lay on the ground holding a hook and grabbing the snake by the tail. "I've got the head," Wardrop eventually proclaims. He then proceeded to pull...
  • Snake Venom Can Be Used for Pain Treatment

    02/17/2017 3:50:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KGNS ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Jamie Guirola
    A cobra's deadly venom is being used to heal chronic aches and pains. Tom's handling a Southeast Asian Cobra he raised at his farm. Twice a month, he milks the venom that's used to help people and pets with chronic pain. (Photo Courtesy: NBC) It's a toxin turned treatment that can be used by both pets and people. They are not the friendliest creatures. And they can be intimidating... "Right now I'm removing a cobra from its cage," says herpetologist and venom supplier Tom Crutchfield. "This is the cobras' keep for the venom line for the pharmaceutical company Nutria Pharma."...
  • Redback v snake: Extraordinary moment a spider takes on a brown serpent caught in its web [tr]

    02/15/2017 10:57:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Nelson Groom
    It is nature’s David versus Goliath battle – a redback spider squaring off with a much larger brown snake. Extraordinary footage has surfaced of the moment the spider won a duel to the death with a reptile who slithered too close to its web. The vision of the two deadly creatures has made a splash on social media, where commenters voiced their astonishment at the underdog victory.
  • Revenge of the pigs: Animals rip apart a giant PYTHON after the snake killed one of the [tr]

    02/09/2017 5:51:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman
    A huge python was ripped to shreds by a pack of furious wild boars seeking revenge after the snake ate one of their young. At least eight of the wild beasts descended on the reptile after he slithered into their home and gobbled up a piglet.
  • Progressives Have A Secret Tech Weapon In The Fight Against Trump

    01/26/2017 6:29:44 AM PST · by beejaa · 52 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/25/17 | Emily Peck, Ryan Grim
    ItÂ’s the leftÂ’s secret weapon in the continuing resistance. While Facebook is getting a lot of the credit for making last weekendÂ’s WomenÂ’s March happen, a somewhat obscure tech platform called the Action Network was critical to organizersÂ’ efforts. And in the wake of that worldwide protest, the platform is already helping to push the movement forward. A nonprofit created by progressives who hoped to build a political movement with staying power, the Action Network offers tools for sending emails, organizing marches and events, fundraising, creating petitions, conducting surveys and connecting with other organizers. Activists who use the tools can...
  • Snake Catchers from India Hunt Pythons in Florida Everglades

    01/25/2017 7:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 25, 2017
    The tribesmen have removed 13 pythons in just over a week, including a 16-foot-long femaleFlorida wildlife officials have recruited tribesmen from India in the state's ongoing hunt for Burmese pythons. Irula tribesmen are well-known in southern India for their snake-catching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes they'll reveal something that has long eluded researchers: a reliable way to track and spot the tan, splotchy snakes that all but disappear in the Everglades. One of the commission's exotic species experts, Kristen Sommers, said in a statement Monday that the state hopes the tribesmen can teach people in Florida some...
  • Think sharks are scary? There’s a new critter swimming in Biscayne Bay [Burmese python]

    12/28/2016 7:48:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 27, 2016 | Jenny Staletovich
    South Florida’s most aggressive invasive species has found a new way to grab headlines: slither atop a research platform in Biscayne Bay. Last month, a kayaker spied a 9-foot Burmese python wrapped around part of a platform more than a half mile offshore in Biscayne National Park usually inhabited by sunning cormorants. The sighting was a first for the park and another worrisome sign that the state’s out-of-control pythons are getting more adept at inhabiting the state’s salty fringes. In September, state wildlife biologists confirmed for the first time that the snakes are now breeding in the Keys.
  • Snake Drops Out of Overhead Bin on Flight to Mexico City

    11/07/2016 2:22:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Where’s Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Because, we can put up with a lot of things, but a snake dangling overhead while we’re on a plane is not one of them. That’s the situation passengers on an Aeromexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City found themselves in on Sunday. Just take a look at this video. It is positively terrifying! Aeromexico said the flight made a quick landing and animal control took the stowaway reptile into custody. “The procedures carried out for this flight are currently being evaluated to determine how the animal entered the cabin, and measures...
  • Panic as 200 Deadly Snakes Escape From Farm in China

    10/12/2016 11:38:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/12 | Michael Howie
    A hunt is underway for dozens of highly-poisonous snakes after a mass escape from an unlicensed breeding farm in China. A hunt is underway for dozens of highly-poisonous snakes after a mass escape from an unlicensed breeding farm in China. About 200 monocled baby cobras escaped from the farm in Nanjing. So far about 150 of them have been caught or killed. Monocled cobras are highly poisonous and their venom can prove fatal if not treated. The snakes escaped in August, but the authorities only became aware when a villager discovered one in his home earlier this month. Snake parts...
  • Snakes in the grass on the campaign trail

    09/20/2016 6:32:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    My unexpected encounter with a live snake lying in wait a few feet from where I was working inside the house, reminds me of what lies on the road to Election 2016. Shrieks to be heard coming from Lake Huron country yesterday morning were mine and not Hillary’s. My little dog Yankee tipped me off to its presence by trying to growl it away, and while someone else was getting rid of it, I was already out on the deck leading from the room where it was found, shivering and shaking. It was only a garter snake, and a little...