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Dead 17-Foot Reticulated Python Found in Riverside Calif. Trash Dump

It is illegal in Riverside, Calif. to dump dead pets in the regular trash.

Massachusetts Gov. Supports Plan to Use Quabbin Resevoir as Timber Rattlesnake Habitat

The timber rattlesnake is endangered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2016 Python Challenge Halfway Point Yields 66 Burmese Pythons

The 2013 Python Challenge produced just 64 snakes

Family Claims

Real or Photoshop? Photo Shows What Appears to Be Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Coyote in Florida

Puma Releases Coral Snake Inspired Shoes

Want a new pair of kicks to show at the next reptile expo?

King Brown Snake Hatchling Yawning In Its Shell Goes Viral

The little hatchling became a sensation on Facebook

Tiger Snake Gets Caught in Mouse Trap

The venomous snake was killed because the man had a child in the house.

California Gynecologist Sentenced For Stalking With Snake

The woman purchased a ball python and placed it in her husband's bedroom in an effort to exact revenge.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore in San Diego

The sea snake most likely got caught in the cooler waters off the coast.

Pregnant Snake Found Under Australian Fridge

Snake Stolen from Oregon Pet Store

A Crash Course in Reptile Genetics

It pays to know some basic rules if you’re going to breed herps!

11 Ball Pythons Abandoned Outside Vet Office Over Christmas Holiday Have Died

Only 1 of the 12 snakes survived.

Latest Snake Prank: Bikini Girl Catches Rubber Cobra

Girl's brother tried to prank his sister but she got the last laugh.

Top Trending Reptile News Stories for 2015

These articles were the top 6 of the year and the top dumbest articles of the year.

Venomous Reptile Keeping May End in Florida

Florida has been marred by venomous snake escapes the last several months.

Puff Adders are Masters of Disguise and Smell

Puff adders employ chemical crypsis to hide in plain sight.

Two Aussie Sea Snake Species Thought Extinct Rediscovered

The short-nose sea snake and the leaf-scaled sea snake were discovered in unexpected locales in Australia.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore in Huntington Beach, Calif.

This is the second time in two months a yellow-bellied sea snake washed ashore in Southern California.

Bronx Zoo Rehabs Stowaway Indian Cobra

The Indian cobra was severely dehydrated when it was captured by Bronx Zoo herpetologists.

Santa and the Snake at the Frontenac Mall in St. Louis!

The Frontenac Mall in St. Louis has a pet friendly Santa Claus.

Russian Amateur Snake Handler Dies After King Cobra Bites Him

Vladmir kept several venomous snakes, including a green mamba, a red spitting cobra and the king cobra that killed him.

66 Snakes Seized From Baltimore Man

Reptile Photo of the Week

A fan of Stuart McKenzie, a professional snake catcher in Australia took the photos of the carpet python eating the king parrot.

Photo: Eastern Brown Snake Devours Blue-Tongued Skink

The woman who took the photo hoped that the blue-tongue would have been released by the snake.

Live Black Rat Snake May Be Evidence in So-Called Snake Infested Maryland Home

Was the Maryland house snake infested?

U.S. Govt. Wants to Keep 300 Pairs of Seized Manolo Blahnik Snakeskin Shoes

Feds claim the shoes were made with dog-faced water snakes, an endangered species.

New Colubrid Snake Discovered in the Andes

Synophis zaheri has large bulging black eyes.

Zoo Atlanta to Name its Black Mamba Kobe in Honor of Lakers Star Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's last regular season game takes place in Atlanta, GA

CT Scan Details When Snakes Lost Legs

Snakes lost their legs when they started to live and hunt in burrows.

Corn Snake Genome Sequenced, Albinism Mutation Detailed

The genome data will be freely available to researchers around the world.

Skitzo the Aussie Cat Kills Red-Bellied Black Snake that Bit Her Caregiver

Skitzo killed the snake and luckily the snake didn't inject any venom.

Blizzard-Phased Corn Snake Captured in Australia

Exotic snakes are euthanized in Australia

Giant Pythons in Florida

Needles, 18-foot invasive and hungry needles, in the Florida Haystack

Persian Dwarf Snake is Actually Six Distinct Species

The snakes were already described between 1872 and 1911.

Video: Goanna Attacks Western Brown Snake at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia

Goannas are known to take down and eat venomous snakes.

Gucci Debuts Snake-Inspired Shoes for Women

Would you spring for one of these designs or add another morph to your collection?

Snake Tries to Grab Fisherman’s Fish in Thailand

This snake wanted an easy fish dinner.

Florida Man Cited For Monocled Cobra Escape

Owner apparently lied to FWC officers and doctored paperwork relating to the snake.

Snake Fungal Disease Formally Identified

The fungus in snake fungal disease is Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

Death of Texas Man Ruled Suicide by Snakebite

The Texas man was a lifelong reptile lover who apparently had suicidal ideations.

Four Men Get Probation for Killing and Grilling Timber Rattlesnake

Officers wrote a total of 32 citations, including destroying an endangered species.

Australian Handles Eastern Brown Snake and Doesn’t Get Bit

Man was extremely lucky he didn't get bit by the Eastern brown snake.

Florida Cobra Owner May Get His License to Keep Venomous Reptiles Revoked

Airplane Repo star may loses his venomous reptiles after his king cobra escaped its enclosure.

Snakes Show Off Their Sweet Side by Wearing Hats

This Florida Burmese Python Has Met its Match

This invasive python got eaten by an alligator

Cobra Escapes Its Enclosure in Florida and is Recaptured Within a Day

The monocled cobra was about 5 feet in length and was found 200 yards from where it was reported.

Australian Vet Removes Rooster Foot That Punctured Python’s Belly

Hawaii Agriculture Officials Investigate Report of Large Snake on O’ahu

Hawaii has no native snakes but has had its share of illegal pets the last few years.

Want to Help the Florida FWC Count Snakes?

You can report locations of these snakes on the FWC website.

Desert Horned Viper Observed in Turkey’s Küre Mountains National Park

A desert horned viper was spotted in the Küre Mountains National Park in Turkey.

Stokes Sea Snake Washes Up on Beach in Sydney, Australia

A Stokes sea snake washed up on a beach in Sydney, Australia, far from its native range.

Did This Eastern Brown Snake Die Eating the Red-Bellied Black Snake?

One thing is certain. Both snakes were dead when the photo was taken.

Honduran Milksnake History and Care Tips

Found throughout Central America and northwestern South America, Honduran milksnakes are large and powerful constrictors.

The Death Diary of Noted Herpetologist Dr. Karl Schmidt

Schmidt was killed by a boomslang snake bite in 1957

Python Abandoned in Fontana, Calif. Apartment Complex Dumpster

The 5-foot ball python was at first unresponsive but is now doing well.

The Natural History and Captive Care of the Northern Water Snake

Maintaining northern water snakes in captivity can be a rewarding experience.

Country Singer Kevin Fowler Posts Photo of Rattlesnake He Killed in His Shed

Singer Kevin Fowler killed a rattlesnake he found in his shed.

The Natural History and Captive Care of the Eastern Hognose Snake

A wide spread snake, the Eastern hognose snake is found throughout the eastern United States

California Kingsnakes Slide on Lubricated Fat Cells to Move About Smoothly

Initial findings show the California kingsnake sliding on lubed up belly scales.

Ball Python Missing 3 Months in Maine Found

Mr. Smithers went missing from a home in Orrington.

Cleopatra Didn’t Die From a Cobra Bite Researchers Say

The death of Cleopatra and two of her servants were attributed to bites from an Egyptian cobra.

Herper Loses His Pet Snake on Philly Bus

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Found on Silver Strand Beach in Ventura County

Bindi Irwin Surprises Dance Partner with Snake at Rehearsal

What did dancer dancer Val Chmerkovskiy think of that large anaconda?

Northern Water Snake Grabs a Catfish Dinner

Nerodia sipedon are fish eaters often mistaken for water moccasins

Angry Prairie Rattlesnakes Get Stressed By a GoPro Video Camera

Can You Keep a Radiated Tortoise with a Malagasy Tree Boa? No, You Can't

The Memphis Zoo tried to create a mixed species environment.

Herp Queries: Tricolor Hognose Snakes

Airplane Repo Star's King Cobra Found Alive

The 8-foot king cobra escaped after a storm damaged its enclosure.

Black Pine Snakes Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Reticulated Python Bites Owner of Captive Born Reptiles

Three officers helped to remove the python from the owner.

South Carolina Utility Crew Accidentally Runs Over Boa Constrictor

The snake was probably someone's pet that got loose.

USFWS Proposes Protections for Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake populations have declined due to wetlands draining and disease.

Florida Woman Looking for Flea Market Bargains Finds an 8-Foot Burmese Python

A Burmese python was found amongst some clothing at a flea market in Florida.

Kansas Family Finds Ball Python In Toilet

Have you ever found a reptile after a move to a new place to live?

Wild Copperhead Snake Bites Child at Alabama Zoo

The snake was not part of an exhibit at the Birmingham Zoo.

3-Year Old Girl Finds Two-Headed Ringneck Snake While Exploring in Her Backyard

The ringneck snake is common throughout much of North America

Man Places Puppy Into His Snake Enclosure and Posts Video to Facebook

The puppy was still alive after the 3 minute video ended.

Lawsuit Regarding the “Snake Infested” Maryland House to Commence

Mediation as required by the sales contract failed to resolve the dispute.

Search Called Off For Escaped King Cobra in Florida

The venomous snake escaped its enclosure after storms damaged the roof of the garage in which it was kept.

Yellow-Bellied Water Snake Gives Birth via Parthenogenesis

The snake succesfully gave birth two a pair 2014. The current offspring did not survive.

Spider-tailed Horned Viper Uses Spider-Like Tail to Capture Birds

Video shows viper luring a bird to its death.

Snake Infested Maryland House Lawsuit Postponed

Judge has not recused himself but may do so.

New Venomous Snake Species Discovered in Australia

The snake, of the genus Acanthophis, is a death adder.

Indian Farmer Survives Bite on His Penis From Levantine Viper

Antivenin for Black Mamba, other African Venomous Snakes Set to Run Out in 2016

The antivenin Fav-Afrique is proven to counteract snakebites from the venomous snakes in sub-Saharan Africa

Ball Python Captured in Hawaii Garage

There are no native snakes in Hawaii and it is illegal to keep them as pets.

5 Facts About the King Cobra

The king cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world.

King Cobra Escapes Its Handler in Florida

Media says reality TV star reported the cobra missing the day after it escaped.

Man Causes Python to Regurgitate 5 Birds

Nobody was guarding the hen house.

Python Gets Honorable Mention in They Ate What? Vet Radiograph Contest

Two Critically Endangered Louisiana Pine Snakes Hatched at Florida Zoo

Louisiana pine snakes have very small clutches, usually around three to five eggs per clutch.

Sea Snake and Venomous Stonefish in Epic Jaw Lock Battle in Australia

Both the sea snake and the stonefish were essentially in a stalemate when a local diver tried to separate the two.

King Cobra and Reticulated Python Battle Caught on Video

Reticulated pythons are common prey items of the king cobra

Another California Man Who Tried to Take Selfie With Rattlesnake Gets Bit

Alex Gomezes' mother shared his story so others would helpfully learn what she thought her son already knew.

Man Gives Up Beautiful Reticulated Python

A man in Vermont could no longer care for his snakes, so they were rescued by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Red-bellied Black Snake Stuck in Beer Can

Staff at the Australian Reptile Park cut the can that a red-bellied black snake was stuck in.
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