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Urban Legend? Is There Any Evidence of a Green Anaconda Swimming in New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong?

The green anaconda can grow to more than 20 feet in length and is considered the heaviest snake in the world.

Iowa Snake Breeder’s Application for Home-Based Business Permit Denied by City

Thompson can double the number of snakes he keeps, but cannot reduce the number by selling them.

Minnesota Snake Breeder Scott Nellis Passes Home Inspection

Scott Nellis can continue to breed certain snakes in his home-based business.

Herper Finds Smooth Green Snake in Unlikely Illinois Town

The state has labeled the smooth green snake as "in greatest need of conservation."

USARK Constrictor Rule Update: July 14, 2014

Deadline is July 24. Comment NOW

California Python Breeder Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Animal Abuse

School teacher became distraught after death of his mother and neglected his snakes.

Two Garter Snake Species Get Endangered Species Act Protection

Protections for these snakes will go into effect August 7, 2014.

Reptile Room at Australian High School Catches Fire

About 15 of 50 reptiles perish at Lilydale High School in Melbourne.

Burglar Caught on Camera Stealing $30K Worth of Rare Pythons

35 snakes were taken, including a pied tiger reticulated python worth $12,500.

The Snake Samba in Canada

Thousands of red-sided garter snakes gather each year to mate.

Python Ban Update: Now is the Time to Comment

Four large constricting snakes have already been banned.

Florida Man Arrested For Stealing 8 Pythons, 2 Boas and 2 Bearded Dragons

Police are looking for the second suspect who may have the reptiles in question.

The Memphis Zoo Welcomes Carl the King Cobra and a Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Carl, the king cobra is a new resident at the Memphis Zoo's Herpetarium.

Willow Smith Loves Snakes!

Daughter of Will Smith has been keeping snakes for more than six years.

USFWS Sued For Not Listing Kirtland Snake as Endangered Species

The small Colubrid snake is endangered in three states and threatened in two states in which it can be found.

Video: News Producer Frees Red Shouldered Hawk From Coils of Black Racer Snake

The black racer snake is a common prey item for the red-shouldered hawk.

The Deadly Snake Scene in Friday the 13th

Camp counselors weren't the only deaths in Friday the 13th.

New Wolfsnake Species Discovered in Cambodia

The wolfsnake lives in high altitude montane forests.

49 Herps Discovered in Southeast Asia

Decades of strife prevented herpetological expeditions in the Mekong region until the late 1990s, the WWF says in their report, "Mysterious Mekong."

Neonate Corn Snake Growth

As a high school teacher I am fortunate to have many different opportunities present themselves for unique educational experiences.

Climbing A Tree to Save an Eastern Indigo Snake

After four years of releasing the indigo snakes, the population is slowly returning to Alabama.

Bottled Cobras Found in Library Rubbish Bin in Hawaii

Cobra wine is a concoction that is sold to remedy certain ailments such as rheumatism and hair loss.

Snake Handling Pastor Cody Coots Survives Rattlesnake Bite

Coots is the son of Snake Salvation Star Jamie Coots, who died from a rattlesnake bite.

Titanoboa Would Still Crush This Newly Described Crocodilian

Recently discovered Anthracosuchus balrogus is dyrosaurid crocodile with a very short snout and large jaw muscles.

This Burmese Python Snake Massage Will Blow Your Mind

Philippine zoo offers snake massages.

Clarion Nightsnake Rediscovered on Mexico's Clarion Island

Hypsiglena unaocualrus has not been seen since it was first discovered in 1936.

Australian Python Eats Wallaby at Dinner Party

Dinner guests said the snake finished eating the wallaby in less than four hours.

NBA Player Scared by Snake in Texas Locker Room Before Western Conference Semifinal Game

News reports say the snake was a rattlesnake though San Antonio arena official says the snake was non-venomous.

Australian Voice Contestant Gets Pet Corn Snake Confiscated

Anja Nissen was 12 years old when she received a pet corn snake. It is illegal to keep in Australia.

Noted Indian Herpetologist Bhupathy Subramaniam Dies During Expedition

Subramaniam was well known for his work on python ecology in India.

Albino Kingsnakes Gain Foothold in Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are dealing with an abundance of albino California kingsnakes.

Snake on a Swiss Train Causes Passengers to Disembark

450 passengers evacuated as Swiss police capture non-venomous reptile.

Honduran Milk Snake Breeding Tips

Honduran milksnakes make for an interesting breeding project.

Firefighter Saves Boa Constrictor from Burning House

Michigan firefighter saves boa constrictor from burning house.

Translocated Burmese Pythons Return to their Everglades Home

Burmese pythons can find their way home from as far as 36 kilometers away.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Spends as Much as Seven Months at Sea in Dehydrated State

Hydrophis (Pelamis) platurus spends as long as 7 months in a dehydrated state.

Georgia State Herpetologist Wants More Data on Kingsnake Decline Study

Initial study claimed that copperhead populations rose with kingsnake population declines.

Aussie Carpet Python Swallows Dog Chained in Backyard

Owner finds snake in the dog house with chain protruding from its mouth.

Video: NY Cabbie May Lose License for Snake Prank

YouTube Comedian and cabbie put Burmese python in the rear seat of a cab.

USARK Federal Lawsuit Update March 2014

USARK responds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) motion to dismiss legality of python listing under Lacey Act.

Tables Turned for Woman Who Opposed Connecticut Snake Breeder's Permit

Snake breeder files complaints against woman who filed complaint against him.

Aussie Gets Bitten by Eastern Brown Snake Then Grabs a Beer

Sommerville, 54 grabbed a beer after being biten by the Eastern brown snake because he didn't want to panic.

Expensive Lesson for Owner of Boa That Ate Towel

Killer the boa constrictor ate the towel while eating a rat.

Georgia Copperhead Populations Rise as Kingsnake Populations Decline

Study authors say loss of predator pressure by kingsnakes lets copperhead populations grow.

Reticulated Python Care Tips

This is not your father's retic

Python Eats Crocodile in Australia's Lake Moondarra

Python struggles with crocodile more than four hours until croc succumbs.

Woma Python Care and Breeding

Captive care for the forever fascinating woma python.

False Coral Snake Found in Galapagos Islands

Resident ran over the snake and turned it over to Galapagos National Park staff.

Nat Geo's Snake Salvation Star Dead From Rattlesnake Bite

Preacher Jamie Coots had been bitten nine previous times by rattlesnakes.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History To Open Snake That Ate the Dinosaur Exhibit

The fossil shows a snake in the midst of preying on a titanosaur before sediment covers the nest.

Breeding Emerald Tree Boas

Tips and secrets for breeding Corallus caninus.

SoCal Herp Community Comes Together to Aid Rescued Snakes

California herp rescue teams up with area reptile vendors to help rescued ball pythons.

Conservation Efforts Brings Eastern Indigo Snake Back to Georgia

The Eastern indigo snake has been listed as a threatened species in the state since 1978.

USARK's Q & A for Lacey Act/Constrictor Rule Challenge

USARK Lacey Act Update to December 2013 complaint.

Officials Request Removal of Two Snakes from List of Threatened Species

County officials in Kansas say the snake mitigation efforts are too costly.

18-Foot Burmese Python Captured Near Florida's Everglades National Park

Water district workers in South Florida capture and kill a 17-foot, 8 inch Burmese python.

You Can Now Keep 25 Snakes in Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Vague ordinance led council to rewrite the code.

Stimson’s Python Born in Captivity Against the Odds

The Stimson's python is a popular pet snake native to Australia

USARK Wisconsin Assembly Bill 703 Action Alert

First public hearing is February 4, 2014

How Flying Snakes Fly

The paradise flying snake's body is flattened as it glides through the air.

IBD Blood Test Developed for Pythons and Boas

IBD Blood Test Developed for Pythons and Boas

California Python Breeder Arrested After 100s of Dead Pythons Found in Home

More than 300 pythons found in California man's home.

18 Lawmakers Urge USFWS to Ban Boas, Retics, and Anacondas

Lawmakers want five more constricting snakes added to ban.

Utah Snake Collector Leaves City Before City Council Votes on Exotic Pet Permit Limit

Thomas Cobb, who last year was fighting for the right to keep his collection of more than 25 boa constrictors, has left Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Florida Pizzeria Offers Up Python-Topped Pizza

Fort Myers pizza parlor offers up an exotic pizza with python, alligator, and froglegs.

How to Breed Gray-banded Kingsnakes

Expert breeding tips for the gray-banded kingsnake.

Michigan Woman Finds Boa Constrictor in Her Couch

Boa constrictor lives two months in woman's couch.

Coon Rapids Snake Breeder Appeal Rejected by Minnesota Supreme Court

Coon Rapids snake breeder's appeal not heard by Minnesoty Supreme Court.

Snake Fungal Disease Now Present in South Carolina

SFD is now present in 10 states in the eastern and midwestern United States

Python Kills Security Guard at Indonesian Resort

Guard was attempting to remove the snake when he was killed.

USARK Sues Over Large Snake Ban

USARK Sues USFWS on Listing of Four Constricting Snakes

USARK files suit against the U.S. Department of the Interior

Georgia's Whigham Community Club Urged to End Rattlesnake Roundups

Center for Biological Diversity presented club with 48,000 signature petition to end practice of killing rattlesnakes.

How to Incubate Python Eggs

Reptile eggs have certain requirements, and once they are met, a good, viable egg will hatch.

Venomous Snakes in Iraq

Of all the hazards of living and serving in Iraq, dealing with venomous snakes may be the least discussed.

Tips for Breeding Boa Constrictors

Seasonal temperature fluctuations are the key to success with Boa constrictor imperator.

The World's Deadliest Snakes

What are the world's most deadly venomous snakes?

Conquer the Challenge of Breeding Green Tree Pythons

Morelia viridis presents some challenges when it comes to breeding. Follow these instructions for success.

How to breed the popular corn snake

Pantherophis guttatus (formerly classified as Elaphe guttata) is easy to breed if you provide the right temperature and photoperiod triggers.

Breed the Laid Back Annulated Tree Boa

Tips on breeding the annulated tree boa.

Breeding Trans-Pecos Rat Snakes

Breeding Bogertophis subocularis, a popular North American rat snake.

Passengers on Qantas Air Flight Screen Own Version of Snakes on a Plane

Scrub python spotted trying to survive on wing of plane bound for Papua New Guinea.

A Look at Ball Python Morph History

The ball python has become the most popular pet snake in herptoculture.

Breeding Oreocryptophis porphyraceus Rat Snakes

Expert Breeding Tips For Oreocryptophis porphyraceus Rat Snakes

Man Saves Turtle, Gets Bitten by Rattlesnake

Florida man had just helped a turtle cross Interstate 75 in Florida when he was bitten.

Motorist Runs Over 5ft. Boa Constrictor on Oahu's Pali Highway in Hawaii

There are no native land snakes in Hawaii and keeping them is illegal.

USDA Testing New Burmese Python Trap in Everglades

The department has patented the snake trap design and is placing them in the Florida Everglades.

18-foot Invasive Burmese Python Killed in Florida

Largest Florida Burmese python on record weighed 128 pounds.

U.S. Bans Importation and Transportation of Burmese Pythons, Three Other Snakes

Northern and southern African rock pythons, and the yellow anaconda to be banned, others considered.

Mandarin Rat Snake Grounds Qantas 747 in Sydney Australia

Elaphe mandarina was found after the jet landed from a Singapore flight.

New York Animal Control Officer Charged With Running Snake Breeding Business Out of His Home

Man also cited for keeping two Burmese pythons, which are illegal to keep in Shirley, NY.

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San Francisco Bay Area Residents Beware of Snake Scam Burglar

Several Bay area homes burglarized by snakes of the human kind.

Florida FWC Seeks Help in Sighting Certain Snakes

Tracking website launched for the southern hognose snake, short-tailed snake, and the Florida pine snake.

Python Suspected in Deaths of Two Boys

Snake was housed in enclosure where children were visiting friends.

Snakebite Treatment in a Nasal Spray? It Could Happen

UC San Francisco medical doctor researching portable neostigmine nasal spray for snakebites.

USARK Working Hard in D.C.

President Phil Goss meets with House and Senate congressional members to express opposition to USFWS efforts on Lacey Act

Two Southwestern Garter Snakes Proposed for Endangered Species Protections

USFWS will render a decision on the narrow headed garter snake and the northern Mexican garter snake in fiscal year 2014.

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