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Ball Python Found Dead in English Lake

If you purchase a reptile or any other animal and decide that you no longer want to can’t care for it, don’t release it where you live. Chances are it will not survive.

Ball Python Found in Beaumont, Tex. Woman’s Oven

Snake was safely removed by the city’s animal services.

Man Holds Snake as Pomeranian Tries to Attack It

People do cruel things to get famous.

11 North American Rattlesnakes

Them Guns Frontman Navarone Garibaldi Shows off His Clutch of Retics

Man Kills Someone’s Pet Ball Python

Some people are just ignorant about snakes while others just hate them.

60 Snake Traps Removed from California's Santa Monica Mountains

Snake poachers are setting wood traps to capture and then sell wild snakes.

Cottonmouth Snakes Eating Each Other on Small Florida Key

Cottonmouth snakes are resorting to cannibalism because birds that they depended on for free fish meals left the island in which they live.

Snake in North Carolina Gets Electrocuted Biting Another Electrocuted Snake

City workers came across these dead snakes in an electrical box on a house slated for demolition.

Indonesian Pop Star Irma Bule Dies After King Cobra Used as Stage Prop Bites Her

The king cobra's handler apparently had antivenin on hand but she refused treatment.

USARK Constrictor Rule Update: April 4, 2016

New Viper Species Discovered in Ethiopia

University of Utah students snapped a picture of the new species in 2013.

Researchers Determine Skin Color of 10 Million-Year-Old Snake

With the help of a scanning electron microscope and the color palette of modern day colubrid snakes, researchers have devised a color pattern.

Pit Vipers Shipped From Philippines to Pennsylvania Found Dead at Post Office

The snakes were found in a box declared to be T-shirts.

Man Releases 13-foot Python inside Japanese Restaurant in California

Chinese Man Feeds Puppy to His Python And Gets Some Serious Flack

Chinese social media reacts with impunity at this man for feeding a puppy to his snake.

You Think Vipers Are The Fastest Strikers? Think Again!

While snakes of the viperidae family are perceived as the fastest strikers, the rat snake is oftentimes a faster striker than the vipers.

Check Out This New Species of Shieldtail Snake Just Discovered in India

Khaire’s black shieldtail was discovered in India's southern Maharashtra, Goa, and northern Karnataka region.

Have You Seen This Video of Terry Phillip Feeding Monocled Cobras?

Terry Phillip is super cam as he feeds monocled cobras.

Python Hitches Ride on Engine of Car in Zimbabwe

The python was safely removed and released.

Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year.

Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year.

Bad News for Louisiana as Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed in the State

The USGS has announced the first confirmed case of snake fungal disease in Louisiana.

Texas Rattlesnake Festival Runs March 12-13

Python Abandoned in Front of Home in Scotland

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for the snake.

New Grass Snake Species Discovered on Iberian Peninsula

Massachusetts to Build Timber Rattlesnake Habitat Near Boston

The timber rattlesnake population will be located on an island in the Quabbin Reservoir.

Snake Thief Wanted by Colorado Police

A man stole a piebald python from a Petsmart in Glendale, Colorado

Aussie Snake Catcher Interrupts an Eastern Brown Snake Eating Another Snake

2016 Florida Python Challenge Has Ended

The number of pythons captured has exceeded the 2013 hunt.

Aussie Snake Breeder Hatches out Two-Headed Coastal Carpet Python

The two-headed coastal carpet python share the same body but different necks.

Former Major Leaguer Glenn Hubbard to Get His Own Boa Constrictor Loving Bobblehead

Hubbard, who played in the Majors in the 1980s took his all star photo with a boa constrictor on his shoulders

Ball Python Dumped in Trash at Philadelphia Train Station

Don't throw out your snakes, adopt them out.

Video: Aussie Snake Catcher Happens on Small-eyed Snake Eating Another Snake

Australian snake catcher records a snake eating another snake.

City of Norman in Oklahoma Considers Python and Boa Ban

Estimates put 800 to 1,200 people in jeopardy of losing their pet snakes.

Viral Reptile Photo of the Week: Heath Monitor Devours Tiger Snake

Comedian Kevin Hart Freaks as Ice Cube Handles a Black-headed Python

“Look at that face look at that face? Why his face all black like that? Cube’s about to die!”

Two Green Anacondas Found on Florida’s Space Coast

The snakes are presumed to be pets at one point

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.
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