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Female Snakes Have Had
a Clitoris All This Time
Dec 14, 2022 11:36 AM CST
Female Snakes Have Had a Clitoris All This Time
Actually, 2 clitorises
- Male snakes have not one but two penises, called hemipenes, a fact that's been established since the 1800s. It wasn't until 2022 that their female counterparts' sex organs—two clitorises—were identified. The discovery of their hemiclitores is detailed in a new study published in
Proceedings of the
Passengers 'Started Shrieking'
When They Saw Snake on Plane
Oct 18, 2022 8:38 PM CDT
Passengers 'Started Shrieking' When They Saw Snake on Plane
Florida garter snake is now a New Jersey resident
- "Enough is enough! I have had it with these (expletive) snakes on this (expletive) plane," Samuel L. Jackson's character declared at one point in
Snakes on a Plane
. There was only one snake on a flight from Tampa to Newark on Monday afternoon, but that was more...
Man Who Needed Rescue
From Snake Has Died
Jul 25, 2022 12:18 PM CDT
Man Who Needed Rescue From Snake Has Died
Police in Pennsylvania shot a reptile strangling Elliot Senseman
A Pennsylvania man who needed to be rescued from a snake last week has died from his injuries, reports the
. Elliot Senseman, 27, was being strangled by a large snake—possibly a reticulated python—at his home when a police officer shot and killed the animal to...
Rattlesnakes Are Thriving
May 27, 2022 12:03 PM CDT
Rattlesnakes Are Thriving in California
Study suggests that will continue as temperatures warm
- Residents of California and the Southwest may want to brush up on the do's and dont's of rattlesnake encounters. A new study suggests the snakes' population there is thriving and will continue to do so, reports the
. The reason is the very one causing grief for humans...
Crowd Watches as Rattlesnake
Handler Suffers Fatal Bite
May 3, 2022 11:08 AM CDT
Crowd Watches as Rattlesnake Handler Suffers Fatal Bite
Eugene De Leon Sr. died in Texas 'doing what he loved'
- A rattlesnake handler with more than 20 years of experience was showing off his skills at a festival in Texas over the weekend when he suffered a fatal bite. Eugene De Leon Sr. was bitten on the shoulder around 1pm Saturday as he handled a western diamondback rattlesnake in front...
Python Spotted by a Completely
Appropriate Grocery Shopper
Aug 18, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
Python Spotted by a Completely Appropriate Grocery Shopper
Helaina Alati, who encountered the 10-foot-long diamond python, is a snake catcher
- Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake. The head of the 10-foot-long non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf in the Woolworths in the suburb of Glenorie on Sydney’s northwest outskirts. "I was...
He Sat on the
Toilet at Dawn.
Suddenly, a 'Nip'
in case you missed it
Jul 11, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
He Sat on the Toilet at Dawn. Suddenly, a 'Nip'
Python escapes from Austria apartment, ends up in neighbor's bathroom
- An elderly Austrian man had an unpleasant surprise waiting for him while answering nature's call early Monday: a python, in his toilet. The man, identified by the BBC as 65-year-old Walter Erhart, tells the broadcaster that he "went to the toilet as usual" in his Graz apartment around...
Escaped Spitting Cobra
Captured With Glue Traps
Jul 2, 2021 9:47 AM CDT
Escaped Spitting Cobra Captured With Glue Traps
Police in Raleigh say it is now in state custody
- Raleigh residents no longer have to fear encountering an escaped cobra capable of blinding them with venom from nine feet away. An escaped spitting zebra cobra on the loose since Monday was captured in a home Wednesday night and was in state custody Thursday, the
News & Observer
If You See This Snake in NC,
Don't Go Near It—Call 911
Jun 30, 2021 9:44 AM CDT
If You See This Snake in NC, Don't Go Near It—Call 911
Police are on the lookout in Raleigh for an escaped zebra cobra
- If you're out for a jog or walking your dog in Raleigh today, you might want to steer clear of the Brittany Woods neighborhood. WRAL reports that residents there "are waking up to another day of anxiety" after police reported that a highly toxic zebra cobra is on...
Miles From Shore, He Found
a Deadly Snake in His Boat
May 3, 2021 6:50 PM CDT
Miles From Shore, He Found a Deadly Snake in His Boat
'I didn't like the bugger,' Aussie man says after lucky escape
- A bite from a tiger snake can cause a victim to collapse within 15 minutes, so Australian man Bob Thatcher was understandably nervous when he spotted one just inches from his feet when his tiny fishing boat was 30 minutes from shore. The 80-year-old retired banker tells the
2 Reasons Why This Python's
7 Eggs Are Totally Weird
Sep 11, 2020 10:35 AM CDT
2 Reasons Why This Python's 7 Eggs Are Totally Weird
First, she's 62 years old. Second, she hasn't been near a male python for 2 decades
- A 62-year-old ball python surprised experts at the St. Louis Zoo by laying seven eggs, despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. Mark Wanner, manager of herpetology at the zoo, says it's unusual but not unheard of for ball pythons to reproduce asexually. The...
Thousands of Pythons
Removed From Everglades
Aug 3, 2020 1:46 AM CDT
Thousands of Pythons Removed From Everglades
Namely, 5K since 2017
- Burmese pythons have invaded the Florida Everglades and are wreaking havoc, and last week, the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced it has removed 5,000 of them from the ecosystem since a python elimination program was established in 2017. The snakes, which likely got established after pets were...
Driver Fights Off
Deadly Snake With
Knife, Seat Belt
Jul 9, 2020 7:42 AM CDT
Driver Fights Off Deadly Snake With Knife, Seat Belt
Cops says Aussie man had a reasonable excuse for speeding
- Government guidance in Queensland, Australia, says people who encounter snakes should calmly back away to a safe distance. It doesn't specify what you should do if one starts to wrap itself around you while you're driving. That's what a 27-year-old man, identified only as Jimmy, told...
Woman Found Dead in House
With Python Around Her Neck
Nov 1, 2019 1:55 AM CDT
Woman Found Dead in House With Python Around Her Neck
There were 140 snakes in the home
- An Indiana woman found with an 8-foot-long python wrapped around her neck had apparently kept snakes at the residence, which was filled with snakes and outfitted for a collection of the reptiles, police say. Laura Hurst, 36, was found unresponsive Wednesday night on the floor of a home in the...
He Opened the Toilet Lid,
Snake 'Rose Up and Bit Him'
May 29, 2019 2:21 PM CDT
He Opened the Toilet Lid, Snake 'Rose Up and Bit Him'
Fortunately, the ball python was nonvenomous
- Like something out of a horror movie, a 4-foot-long snake slithered out of a toilet in Coral Springs, Florida, and bit a man on the arm Sunday. Fortunately, the ball python is a nonvenomous snake, and the 52-year-old man was able to be treated at his apartment. He had just...
He Tried to Open Door.
Then, a White Flash
May 8, 2019 9:07 AM CDT
He Tried to Open Door. Then, a White Flash and Screaming
The snake didn't like visitors, apparently
- Footage from a doorbell camera on a porch in Lawton, Okla., is circulating, and
reports that Jerel Heywood is the unfortunate star. CNN reports Heywood went to visit his friend Rodney Copeland on Sunday, and the video shows what happened as he tried to enter Copeland's...
A Snake Needs
a Name: Your Ex's
Feb 5, 2019 8:40 AM CST
A Snake Needs a Name: Your Ex's
Aussie zoo contest lets you explain why its resident reptile deserves your ex's moniker
- The brown snake of Australia is among the most poisonous in the world, which is apparently why a zoo Down Under has decided to let you name one of them after your ex. That is, if you win Wild Life Sydney's Valentine's Day contest, which is giving competitors...
She Was Taking
Care of Business.
a 'Sharp Tap'
in case you missed it
Jan 27, 2019 12:28 PM CST
She Was Taking Care of Business. Then, 'Midstream,' a 'Sharp Tap'
Aussie woman bitten by carpet python while on the toilet
- Australia has been mired in quite a heat wave , and the snakes are taking to the toilets to cool off. Newshub reports that a Brisbane woman found that out, um, "midstream" after a carpet python hiding in her porcelain throne apparently freaked out when she went to take care...
Man's Unusual Death in
Australia: by Sea Snake
Oct 5, 2018 4:21 AM CDT
Man's Unusual Death in Australia: by Sea Snake
The 23-year-old Brit was working on a fishing trawler
- A freak accident that claimed the life of a British man in Australia may be the first of its kind on record. The 23-year-old working on a fishing trawler off the Northern Territory was lifting a net onto the boat when he was bitten by a sea snake on Thursday....
Cops: Man Bit Rattlesnake
to Exact Revenge on Neighbor
Jul 2, 2018 5:01 AM CDT
Cops: Man Bit Rattlesnake to Exact Revenge on Neighbor
He put the de-rattled snake in his rival's trailer
- If you encounter a rattlesnake in the wild, experts advise freezing and then slowly backing away from the animal. They certainly don't advise biting its rattle off and then turning it loose in your neighbor's trailer, as a Caldwell County, Texas, man is accused of doing. Police say...
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