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Herper Finds Smooth Green Snake in Unlikely Illinois Town

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

Two Garter Snake Species Get Endangered Species Act Protection

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

The Snake Samba in Canada

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

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.

New Wolfsnake Species Discovered in Cambodia

The wolfsnake lives in high altitude montane forests.

Climbing A Tree to Save an Eastern Indigo Snake

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

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.

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.

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.

Georgia Copperhead Populations Rise as Kingsnake Populations Decline

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

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.

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.

Python Kills Security Guard at Indonesian Resort

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

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.

Venomous Snakes in Iraq

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

The World's Deadliest Snakes

What are the world's most deadly venomous snakes?

Man Saves Turtle, Gets Bitten by Rattlesnake

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

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.

Mandarin Rat Snake Grounds Qantas 747 in Sydney Australia

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

Florida FWC Seeks Help in Sighting Certain Snakes

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

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.

Long Thought Extirpated Northern Mexican Garter Snake Discovered in New Mexico

Herpetologists with the ABQ BioPark Zoo Discover three Thamnophis eques on the Gila River

Ground Snake Morphs and Coral Snake Mimicry

Why hasn't evolution eliminated ground snakes that look nothing like coral snakes?

Gopher Snake Versus Squirrel

Woman calls 911 to break up fight between gopher snake and squirrel.

Nicaragua Canal Project Could Bring Yellow-Bellied Sea Snakes into Caribbean

Waterway would open up the potential for non native species entering Lake Nicaragua as well.

Cat Rescued From Jaws of Boa Constrictor

Man grabs the snake and removed the cat's hind legs from the snake's jaws.

Black Rat Snake From Delaware Makes Trip to Montana and Back

Educators unknowingly transfer Elaphe obsoleta to their new Montana home.

Man Finds Antique Gold Pendant During Florida Python Hunt

Mark Rubinstein finds gold pendant at site of Eastern Airlines and ValueJet plane crashes in Florida Everglades.

Live Ball Python Found in San Diego, Calif. Dumpster

If owner doesn't claim the snake, it will be put up for adoption.

New Species of Palm Pit Viper From Honduras Discovered and Described

Bothriechis guifarroi was named after slain Honduran environmentalist Mario Guifarro.

Indigo Snake Populations Up in Martin County, Fla.

Florida Gulf Coast University study estimates population in hundreds on 60,000 acres of land.

A 42-inch Rattlesnake Found in Backpack at Texas School Bus Stop

Snakes of all types come out with the arrival of warm weather in many parts of the United States.

Slender-Necked Sea Snake Evolved to Hunt Snake Eels

Two species of sea snake that are identical genetically but not physically evolved from a single species.

Butler's Garter Snake to be Removed From Wisconsin's List of Endangered or Threatened Species

First listed in 1997, DNR says that Thamnophis butleri has sufficient population numbers to warrant removal.

Golf Pro Boo Weekley Rescues Water Moccasin During Honda Classic

Two-time tour winner is no stranger to reptiles.

USDA to Mice Bomb Guam in Effort to Reduce Invasive Brown Tree Snake Population

Boiga irregularis first arrived on Guam during World War II.

Three Big Male Pythons Captured During Florida's Python Challenge Released Back Into the Everglades

Outfitted with transmitters, it is hoped these males will lead biologists to female pythons.

Florida Python Challenge Nets 68 Burmese Pythons

Month long hunt removes 50 invasive Python molurus bivittatus from Florida Everglades.

Proposed Nuke Plant Impact on Eastern Fox Snake Leaves Questions

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold hearings on potential habitat impact of Elaphe gloydi.

Close to 400 Hunters Sign up For Florida's 2013 Python Challenge

The event is designed to reduce the population of the Burmese python in the Everglades and to educate the public.

Philippine Cobra, 12 other Reptiles Added to Island Nation's Endangered Species List

The Panay monitor lizard is listed as critically endangered.

New Species of Ecuadorean Vine Snake Described

Imantodes chocoensis hails from the Chocoan forests of northwestern Ecuador.

University of Florida and USDA Wildlife Services Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections

Growing Evidence Suggest Struggling Florida Pythons Won't Expand North

Deadliest Sea Snake is Actually Two Distinct Species

Beaked sea snake of Australia (Enhydrina zweifeli) is different from its Asian (E.schistosa) counterpart.

California Teenager Survives Six Rattlesnake Bites

Girl was searching for a cell phone signal when she stepped into a nest of snakes.

New Species of Sea Snake Discovered in Copenhagen Museum

Scientists inspecting jars of snakes find mislabeled species now known as Aipysurus mosaicus.

Black Mamba Venom Shown to Reduce Pain in Mice

Study of Dendroaspis polylepis venom could lead to painkillers that are as strong as morphine but without the respiratory distress associated with the painkiller.

Copperheads and Cottonmouths Serve as Winter Hosts to Equine Encephalitis Virus

Virus has found a winter incubator in the venomous snakes

Aussie Teen Bitten By Inland Taipan Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus venom is considered the most deadly by median lethal dose value.

Invasive Brown Tree Snake on Guam Leads to Explosion in Spider Populations

Demise of 10 of 12 native birds leaves spider population largely unchecked.

British Researchers Perform Ultrasound on 198-pound Reticulated Python

It took eight zookeepers to move Bali, a 23-foot-long resident of the Chester Zoo.

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo Releases 18 Smooth Green Snakes Into the Wild

Opheodrys vernalis were hatched as part of breeding program in conjunction with Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Farmer in Nepal Bitten By Cobra Bites Back, Kills Cobra

Mohammed Salmodin was heeding advice from snake charmer.

King Cobra Bites Snake Handler Mark O'Shea

O'Shea was "nipped" on the leg by Sleeping Beauty, a 14-year-old female King Cobra.

Planning a South African Herping Adventure

Egg-Eating Snake Species Discovered in Cambodia

The Cambodian kukri (Oligodon kampucheaensis) snake has curved rear teeth to hold and help swallow eggs.

Extinct St. Lucia Racer Snake Rediscovered on Caribbean Island

11 St. Lucia Racers were captured and tagged during a hunt for the endangered species.

Rattlesnakes Packing More Venom in California

It is unclear why venom is becoming more potent in California rattlers.

Sea Snakes Rarely Venture Off Their Reefs

Study of Emydocephalus annulatus determined that they stay on their own reef, even if another reef is within swimming distance.

Warm Weather in Texas May Bring Out Lots of Snakes

Be prepared says veterinary expert.

New Disease Threatens Endangered Rattlesnake Population

Also reported in other free-living North American snakes.

All About Coral Snakes

Coral snakes are secretive and seldom seen.

Snake Movement Helps Search-and-Rescue Work

Rectilinear locomotion of the Boa dumerili studied.

West Indian Dwarf Boas

Bonus content from the November 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Rare Beauties."

The Burmese Python Can Withstand Extensive Exposure to Saltwater

USGS study shows possibility of Python molurus bivittatus migrating to coastal areas in Florida.

New Bush Viper Species Discovered in Tanzania

Scientists start captive breeding program to discourage wild specimen collection of Atheris matildae.

Rattlesnakes Under Threat Due to Climate Change

Studies indicate the potential impact of climate change on rattlesnake populations.

Herping South America

New Pit Viper Called One of World's Smallest Discovered in China

Very venomous snake measures less than 3ft in length

Snakes With Legs Fossils

X-rays reveal the hidden leg of a fossilized snake.

Lake Erie Watersnake Removed from Endangered Species List

Protection of the snake's habitat coupled with education contributed to the animal's jump in population

Rare Beauties: The Diminutive Wood Boa Constrictor

The West Indian Dwarf Boas, Tropidophis

Concho Water Snake Taken Off Endangered Species List

Endemic to Central Texas, Nerodia paucimaculata, was listed as threatened in 1986.

Large Burmese Pythons Still Found in Everglades Despite Freeze of 2010

Recently captured and killed 16-footer had just eaten 76lb deer

Feds Declare S. Florida Rainbow Snake Extinct, Reward Offered to First Person With Proof Snake is Not

Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Snake Conservation want proof to dispute USFWS.

Roundups Affecting Rattlesnake Populations

A study suggests rattlesnake roundups are negatively impacting populations of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes.

Everglades Burmese Python Program

ReptileChannel contributor works with the FWC on the Everglades Burmese Python Hunting Program.

Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

Interior Secretary Salazar recommits to Burmese python issue in the Everglades.

Snake Eats Toxic Frogs

Snake avoids poisoning from toxic frogs.

Garter Snakes and Toxic Newts

Garter snakes slither past toxic newts in evolving race.

Experts Question Report Stating Burmese Pythons Could Inhabit A Third Of The US

Herping Artificial Safety

Create a versatile, beautiful, tropical reptile vivarium.

Herping the Mighty Amazon

Checking out the wild herps along the Amazon River.

World's Smallest Snake

World's smallest snake described.

World’s Largest Spitting Cobra Identified

Naja ashei has enough venom to kill 15 to 20 people.

Tiny Giant Snakes

The smaller boas and pythons concerned herein are taxonomically placed within the Bolyeriidae, Erycinae, Tropidophiidae and Loxocemidae.

The New Guinea Small-Eyed Snake

The New Guinea small-eyed snake is a secretive nocturnal elapid with a striking patterning that ranges from red bands on a white background in juveniles, to buff or brown bands on a lighter brown background in adults.

Kingsnakes

Searching for wild kingsnakes.

Snakes of Puerto Rico

Learn about Puerto Rico's common reptiles.

Looking for Reptiles in the Amazon

A herping adventure and the herps they saw.

Herping for Western Garter Snakes

Western Garter Snakes: Looking for Thamnophis with other herps sprinkled in.

The Viperine Water Snake

Check out the viperine water snake.

Cast Your Vote

Have You Gone Herping This Summer?