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  • Texas man shocked as 7-foot snake wrapped around front door grille moves in for a 'closer look'

    05/27/2018 11:59:54 AM PDT · by ETL · 78 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    A Texas man who had just moved into a new home in Morgan's Point Resort was shaking in his boots after a surprise guest showed up at his front door Tuesday. A nearly 7-foot reptile, later identified as a Texas rat snake, was coiled around the grille on the homeowner's door. As the man went to turn his key in the door, the snake moved. -snip- The Texas rat snake is a non-venomous reptile that's commonly found in North Texas. ..." "Texas rat snakes are excellent climbers and there have been occasional reports of Texas rat snakes climbing the sides...
  • Oklahoma man, 57, dies after rattlesnake bites him twice: 'Don't mess with snakes'

    05/02/2018 4:09:38 PM PDT · by I Drive Too Fast · 195 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/2018 | Madeline Farber
    A 57-year-old man in Oklahoma is dead after being bitten by a rattlesnake, his wife said. Barry Lester was driving in Osage County on Sunday when he saw the snake in the middle of the road and decided to stop and move it out of the way, the Tulsa World reported. But during the attempt the rattler bit him — twice. “It bit his left hand, and then he put it in his right and it bit that hand too,” Lester's wife, Roberta, told the newspaper. The couple was traveling to Keystone Lake when the incident occured. “We were just...
  • Let's Chase The Snakes Out

    03/17/2018 11:14:35 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 14 replies
    Quentin Ireland | March 17, 2018 | Quentin Ireland
    Happy St. Patrick's Day. Let's chase the snakes out of D.C.!
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

    03/17/2018 7:23:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-17-18 | MOTUS
      For this year’s reenactment of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland… AG Jeff Sessions fired Andy McCabe. If this godforsaken island of perfidy is ever going to be habitable by decent men there are a lot more snakes that need a one way ticket out of town. But nice start.On another St. Patrick’s day note I feel I should warn those of you wandering off to a bar to celebrate the day with a beer and perhaps a wee dram chaser: along with the usual green brews this year’s on tap selections include a new “glitter beer”...
  • Snakes alive! Burmese python devours 35-pound deer in Florida

    03/04/2018 3:24:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Valley News Live ^ | Mar 03, 2018
    That’s a heck of a meal! The Conservancy of Southwest Florida documented a Burmese python eating a white-tailed deer that weighed more than the python itself. According to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which does research on python behavior and habitats in order to help control the population of the invasive species, this is believed to be the largest predator-to-prey ratio documented for the Burmese python, and possibly for any species of python. The findings will be published in the March 2018 issue of Herpetological Review. This snake, an 11-foot female, was found in Collier Seminole State Park on April...
  • Rock Singer Has Been Injecting Himself With Snake Venom for 25 Years

    12/13/2017 5:44:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    ScienceNordic ^ | December 11, 2017 | Charlotte Price Persson
    Scientists have now made a catalogue of Steve Ludwin’s antibodies.For 25 years, Steve Ludwin has self-administered weekly injections of venom from some of the world’s most venomous snakes. He initially used extremely low doses, diluted with water. Since then, he gradually increased the dose and expanded his repertoire to more than 35 snake species. He believes that the injections boost his immune system and keep him young. There is no scientific evidence that this is the case, just as there is no doubt that Steve has embarked on a potentially life-threatening hobby. But it does present scientists with a unique...
  • As the climate warms, snakes could slither north

    09/15/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Yale Climate Connections ^ | September 15, 2017 | By Eileen Mignoni
    Venomous snakes are among the most feared animals in the world, and they may start slithering into new places. Yanez-Arenas: “So as our climate changes, so too will the potential for a species to expand their ranges and come in contact with people they never will have before.” Carlos Yanez-Arenas is a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2015, while a post-doc at the University of Kansas, he used climate models to predict where dozens of species of snakes will be able to live by 2050. He found that with warmer temperatures, many snakes, such as copperheads...
  • Monterey Park Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Poisonous Cobras in Potato Chip Cans

    09/08/2017 11:22:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 7, 2017
    Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong.A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wildlife smuggling charge. Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong, according to his plea agreement. Prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 18 months in exchange for the plea. A Dec. 7 sentencing hearing was set by U.S. District Judge...
  • Fungal disease found on milksnake in WV

    07/25/2017 5:26:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 25, 2017 | WOWK
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia wildlife authorities say an Eastern Milksnake in Kanawha County has tested positive for snake fungal disease in the first contemporary occurrence in the state. Kevin Oxenrider, Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, says dramatic declines in snake populations, particularly rattlesnakes farther north, have been linked to the disease.
  • Video captures snake hitching ride on vehicle down I-26

    07/09/2017 2:46:00 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | July 6, 2017 | Rachel Cumberbatch
    Try to imagine this: You're making your way down the interstate when all of a sudden, you notice a huge snake dangling right by your driver's side window. For Becky Reeves Castro of Spartanburg, this was no imaginary tale. This was real life. Reeves said she, her boyfriend and her mother-in-law were all traveling from Roebuck in a truck down I-26 on Thursday when it happened. She shared footage of the terrifying incident with us, and you've been warned - the commentary is GOLD. Becky and the other passengers inside the truck can be heard discussing the incident in real...
  • South African Pastor Who Fed Live Snakes to Members Pleads for Deliverance for Misreading the Bible

    06/06/2017 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Controversial Pastor Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries in South Africa reportedly admitted to Nigerian megachurch preacher T.B. Joshua that he misread the Bible in having his congregants eat live snakes back in 2015. Mnguni claimed at the time that through the power of God true believers can eat anything. Photos emerged online showing the pastor feeding live snakes, rats, underwear and other things to congregants. South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities rose up against his practices, however, and he was arrested, before being released in 2016....
  • 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
    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...