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Taiwanese Celebrate Lakers Star Kobe Bryant with Snake Sculpture

Black Rat Snake Resting After Vet Removes Ceramic Egg From Its Belly

Twinkie The World's Largest Albino Reticulated Python Dies

What is up with New Jersey and “Large” Snakes on the Loose?

NY Woman Steals Ball Python From Petco, Crashes into Firehouse During Getaway

Lake Hopatcong Anaconda An Urban Legend

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.

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.

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.

The Deadly Snake Scene in Friday the 13th

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

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.

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.

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.

Firefighter Saves Boa Constrictor from Burning House

Michigan firefighter saves boa constrictor from burning house.

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.

Python Eats Crocodile in Australia's Lake Moondarra

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

San Francisco Bay Area Residents Beware of Snake Scam Burglar

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

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

Car Dealer Mechanic Removes Pet Boa Constrictor From Mini Cooper

A South Florida woman left her snake in the car, which which required a trip to the dealership.

Connecticut's DEEP to Hold

DEEP and Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation will hold interactive program July 24 at Stratton Brook State Park.

Serpentine Exhibit Opens at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia

Photographer Mark Laita captures some of the world's most beautiful snakes in striking poses.

Snake Expert William Lamar Pleads Guilty to Smuggling 7 Snakes Into the U.S.

Co-author of The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America caught with five Peruvian pit vipers and two Colubrid snakes.

Cottonwood Hts. Council Grants Permits For Resident's Boa Constrictor Collection

Residents demanded that the council revoke any exotic animal permits granted to Thomas Cobb.

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.

New Species of Palm Pit Viper From Honduras Discovered and Described

Bothriechis guifarroi was named after slain Honduran environmentalist Mario Guifarro.

NFL Football Player Patrick Willis' Shooting of a Snake Causes Uproar

Willis killed what appears to be a gopher snake that was in his house.

Rapid City, SD Reptile Gardens Hosts Mother's Day With 12-Foot Edible Burmese Python Snake Cake

Area restaurant and bakery Dakota Thyme Builds a 12-foot, 70 pound Burmese python snake cake

Utah Snake Hobbyist Told to Get Rid of 28 of 29 Boa Constrictors

Cottonwood Heights limits snake ownership to just one.

Reward Offered For Information on Connecticut Library Snake Killer

Peaches was killed in March after someone poured cleaning solvent in her enclosure.

Library Visitor Kills Shelton Connecticut Library's Pet Snake

Peaches died five days after someone poured cleaning solvent in snake's enclosure.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Snake Robot That Wraps Around Objects

U.S. Army Research Lab funds the use of accelerometers to enable snake robot to wrap around an object on contact.

Texas Woman Douses Snake With Gas and Sets it on Fire, Burns Her House Down

Burning snake crawls under brush pile which ignites and spreads to her home.

Puma Releases SNAKE COM.A Sneakers to Celebrate Year of the Snake

Shoes include a snakeskin-like print on the stripe and snake character on insole.

Gucci Fashion Execs Attend CITES Conference to Drum Up Support for Python Skin Tracking

Gucci is working on a system to track python skins from "marsh to market."

Madagascar Big-Eyed Snake and Chameleon Encounter Turns Deadly

Video captured of Mimophis mahfalensis eating a chameleon in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

Check Your Local Zoos for Year of the Snake Celebrations

Zoos across America will be celebrating Chinese New Year.

Scared of Snakes? There May be a Gene For That

Study of Philippine Agta Negrito tribe's encounters with the reticulated python points to genetic fear of snakes.

Python Challenge Update: 27 Pythons Captured

Florida Senator Bill Nelson joins hunt for Burmese pythons.

Golden Girl Receives Boa Constrictor for her 91st Birthday

Actress Betty White worked with Jacob the Boa in 2011.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Announces 2013 Python Challenge

Challenge aims to educate public about the impact the Burmese python has on the Everglades.

Coon Rapids Snake Breeder Case Heads to Minnesota Court of Appeals

Snake breeder takes case to higher court in attempt to save his business.

Smuggled Cobra on Plane Bites Handler, Forces Emergency Landing

Jordanian apparently hid snake in carry-on bag during EgyptAir flight to Kuwait.

U.S. Military Doctors Rely on Iranian Snake Antivenin When Soldiers are Bit in Afghanistan

Iran's Razi antivenin is the preferred therapy when soldiers are bitten by venomous Afghan snakes

New Species of Ecuadorean Vine Snake Described

Imantodes chocoensis hails from the Chocoan forests of northwestern Ecuador.

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