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Amazon Driver Dropped
the Box. The Snake Struck
Sep 20, 2023 11:41 AM CDT
Amazon Driver Dropped the Box. The Snake Struck
She was bitten on the back of her leg while delivering a package
- An Amazon driver encountered something worse than a porch pirate on Monday. As Monet Robinson was delivering a package to a home in Palm City, Florida, she was bitten in the back of her leg, just above the knee, by an eastern diamondback rattlesnake that had been coiled by the...
Guy Who Surfs With Pet
Python Hit With a Fine
Sep 19, 2023 12:21 PM CDT
Guy Who Surfs With Pet Python Hit With a Fine
Wildlife authorities aren't pleased with Australia's Higor Fiuza and his snake, Shiva
- Higor Fiuza is a familiar face in the beach community along Australia's Gold Coast, and he's often got Shiva in tow. Shiva isn't the name of his surfboard, or a canine companion—that's his pet
python, who accompanies Fiuza in the water as he...
Man Killed Trying
to Get Snake
Off His Friend
Sep 11, 2023 3:15 AM CDT
Man Killed Trying to Get Snake Off His Friend
Snake ended up biting him, and he could not be saved
- An Australian man trying to help a friend who was being attacked by a snake ended up dead when the snake bit him. Authorities say the two men were at Koumala State School in Queensland, for an event celebrating the school's 100th anniversary Saturday night, when the snake coiled...
This Is Not What You Want
to Find in Your Toilet
Aug 14, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
This Is Not What You Want to Find in Your Toilet
Tucson woman discovers a snake in her bathroom after 4 days away
- Like a scene out of a horror movie, Michelle Lespron returned to her home in Tucson, Arizona, to find a snake had set up camp in her toilet. "I'd been gone for four days and was looking forward to using my own restroom in peace. I lifted up...
Florida Has a Fresh New
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 29, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Florida Has a Fresh New Invasive-Species Hell
Green anacondas may be breeding, worrying locals and conservationists
- A Burmese python incursion has become a headache for Florida over the past two decades, but that's not the only pesky reptile the Sunshine State is now contending with. The green anaconda, the world's heaviest snake, has also been setting down roots, with NBC2 reporting that the invasive...
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation'
on Back Made Terrifying Find
in case you missed it
Apr 9, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation' on Back Made Terrifying Find
Highly venomous cape cobra had slithered its way onto the plane
- A cobra encounter is nerve-wracking no matter where it takes place, but we imagine it's worse when trapped in a small plane 11,000 feet high in the sky. That was the plight earlier this week of a South African pilot and his passengers when he was confronted by...
In Gator vs. Python,
Guess Who Wins?
Apr 8, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
In Gator vs. Python, Guess Who Wins?
Woman records body-slamming encounter in Florida Everglades, in which reptile claims victory
- It's survival of the fittest in the Everglades, and if you're wondering who might win in a showdown between an alligator and a Burmese python, this clip recorded by Katina Boychew should put that question to rest. Per NBC2 , the Florida woman was visiting the wetlands preserve last...
Woman Finds Deadly
6-Foot Snake in Bed
Mar 23, 2023 12:39 PM CDT
Woman Finds Deadly 6-Foot Snake in Bed
'This is what nightmares are made of'
- The owner of a reptile relocation service in Australia posted a pair of photos on Facebook this week that people with a fear of snakes should probably avoid looking at if they ever want to sleep again. Zachery’s Snake and Reptile Relocation shared photos of a six-foot Eastern Brown...
Found Dead on
Side of New York Road
Mar 7, 2023 4:00 AM CST
14-Foot Python Found Dead on Side of New York Road
Officials are trying to find out who owned it
- Finding animals dead on the side of the road is not uncommon. But finding a 14-foot-long python dead on the side of the road is. That's what happened on Valentine's Day in New York, when the state's Department of Environmental Conservation got word that a large snake...
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...
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