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Will Smith Handles Olive Python Like It's No Big Deal

Thanks to his daughter Willow, Will Smith has no problem handling the snake.

California Native Snakes Displaced By Montecito Floods End Up On Santa Barbara Beaches

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network wants anyone who sees a snake on Santa Barbara beaches to call them.

Two-Headed Rat Snake That Was Almost Killed Will Live Out Its Life At Interpretive Center

The snake will live out its life at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore In Newport Beach, Calif.

This marks the 5th time since 1972, and the 4th since 2015, that a yellow-bellied sea snake washed up on a California beach.

Boa Constrictor Found With Broken Jaw Recovers And Is Awaiting Forever Home

Rocky Balboa is available for adoption.

Red-Bellied Black Snake Hitches Ride On Delivery Car

The venomous snake from New South Wales, Australia was later safely removed and ushered into the bushland.

Florida’s Invasive Burmese Pythons Spreading Disease To Native Snakes, Study Says

Burmese pythons introduced the Raillietiella orientalis parasite to native snakes in Florida.

Small Snakes Of The American West

They may be easy to overlook, but these small western snake species deserve some attention.

Australian Reptile Park Houses Three Pythons Described As Rarest In The World

Some estimates put the population of the Oenpelli python at less than 10,000 individuals.

Corn Snake Is Now Longest Staying Resident At Scottish Animal Shelter

Snowflake has been at the Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Drumoak centre for more than four years.

PETA Asks Florida FWC To Investigate How Burmese Python Was Killed During Python Elimination Program

The activist group wants to know if the record-setting python was killed humanely.

Video: Python In Australia Mistakes Running Shoe For Food

The python tried to eat a running shoe but it didn't get very far with it.

Snake Fungal Disease Could Spread Globally, Report Says

Snake fungal disease can kill snakes within a few days.

Four New Stegonotus New Guinea Ground Snakes Discovered And Described

Researchers studied the molecular and genetic data of 49 snakes of the Stegonotus genus and discovered four new snake species.

Calabar Burrowing Python Has Thickest Skin Of Any Snake Species

The small python feeds on baby rodents and its skin may have evolved to resist bites from angry mothers.

Giant Scrub Python Takes Its Time Crossing The Road

Queensland Police escorted the giant scrub python off the road.

Northern Mexican Gartersnake Found In Its Native Range After 100 Year Absence

The snake was found at Beal Lake in Mohave County, Ariz., a place where no northern Mexican gartersnake has been documented in 100 years.

Aussie Snake Wrangler Rescues Copperhead Stuck In Soda Can

This Australian copperhead (Austrelaps sp.) got its head stuck in a soda can discarded on the road.

Hunter Captures 17-foot Burmese Python In Florida

The Burmese python is one of many invasive species in the state of Florida.

Database Of 74 Percent Of All Snake Species From 27 Countries Released

Researchers studied distribution patterns, collection records and frequency of occurrence from 147,515 contributions for a total of 886 snake species.

Carpet Python In Seattle Missing Its Owner

Hopefully this python will find its way back to its owner.

Snake Hunter Teams Up With VolAero Drone Start Up To Hunt Pythons In Everglades

2016 Python Challenge Champion Bill Booth conducted successful trial run in locating pythons via a thermal imaging-equipped drone.

Snake Wranglers In Thailand Get A Surprise After Capturing Reticulated Python

After, the snake was captured, it proceeded to regurgitate its meal, a very large monitor lizard.

Former NHL Hockey Player Jeremy Roenick Removes Rattlesnake From His Arizona Home

But then he hurls the snake over his wall, which couldn’t have been good for the reptile.

Aussie Reptile Lover Recovers From Inland Taipan Snake Bite

Even though Nathan Chetcuti got bit, he plans to keep his inland Taipan snake.

Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.

Scientists Hope To Populate Guam’s Forest Canopy With Drug-Laden Dead Mice To Kill Invasive Brown Tree Snakes

Researchers want to expand the drop zones of drug-laced mice to further control the brown tree snake population on Guam.

Ball Python Found In Lake Dallas, Texas Looking For Its Owner

Someone in Lake Dallas, Texas is missing a ball python.

Workers In The UK Discover A Fairly Healthy Looking Corn Snake In Sewer

The corn snake was discovered in a sewer in the town of Gwynedd, North West Wales.

Corn Snake Lost In Rental Van For 5 Months Finally Reunited With Owner

Gavin Burnett was moving to a new city when Mushu escaped inside the moving van.

Man In Germany Locked Up To Sober Up After Police Find A Snake In His Pants

Police noticed a significant bulge in his trousers, which turned out to be a ball python.

Snake Catcher In Australia Scoops Up Venomous Snake In Heels and Her Melbourne Cup Dress

Lisa Harrap was at a Melbourne Cup party, where she had just won an award when she got the call to remove a snake.

Aussie Snake Catcher Captures Crazy Footage Of Carpet Python Trying To Eat A Bat

The bat's wings proved to be too big for the carpet python.

Aussie Reptile Enthusiast Bitten By Inland Taipan Snake

Nathan Chetcuti, 19, was bit as he tried to put the snake back into its enclosure.

Python Hunter Pulls 16-Foot, 11-Inch Snake Out Of Everglades

The nearly 17-foot Burmese python is a personal best for hunter Dustin Crum.

Could Fear Of Snakes Be Genetic? Study Says Yes

Humans have a built in fear of snakes, according to babies view of photos depicting the reptiles.

Centipede Devours Snake In Midst Of Laying Its Eggs

Scolopendra dawydoffi preys on a triangled black-headed snake (Sibynophis triangularis) that was laying eggs.

Man Leaves His Pet Boa Constrictor In North Carolina Hotel Room

A chambermaid discovered the reptile when she was cleaning the room and called the police.

Visitor At Australia Zoo Gets Starstruck As Robert Irwin Removes Carpet Python From Path

More Crocodile Hunters! makes a return to Animal Planet.

Herp Queries: What Kingsnake Closely Resembles A Corn Snake?

Reddish examples of the mole kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata) of the southeastern U.S. strongly resemble corn snakes and sometime confuse people about their identity.

Minot, North Dakota Votes To Allow Keeping Of Corn Snakes, And Other Small Constricting Snakes As Pets

Colubrids and other small constricting snakes will hopefully be allowed as pets in the city.

Minot, North Dakota Animal Ordinance To Meet On Amending Snake Ban

The city ordinance currently bans all constricting snakes, including corn snakes and ball pythons.

Promising Venomous Snakebite Therapy Slows Snake Venom Effects For Up To An Hour

The combination of carbon monoxide and iron slows the effects that snake venom has on victim’s blood.

Video: These Snake Catchers In Singapore Get It Done Like A Boss

Singaporean snake handler Carmen Choong handles two reticulated pythons with no problem.

Tiger Snake With Prolapsed Hemipenis Rescued And Taken To Vet

The prolapsed hemipenis and the second hemipenis were surgically removed.

Woman Posts Photo Of Copperhead On Facebook After It Bit Her And Asks If It Is

The copperhead was killed by the woman's husband.

Indonesian Security Guard Gets Bit In Encounter With Very Large Reticulated Python

The snake was killed and eaten by villagers.

Tiger Keelback Snakes Know When Their Bodies Contain Toad Toxins

Scientists noted differences in defensive behaviors in snakes that had previously not eaten toxic toads.

Scared Of A Snake, Man Tries To Shoot It But Hits Mother-In-Law Instead

It is best to call animal control if you want a snake removed from your property.

Brown Snake In Montreal, Canada Get Help From Herpetologists

Herpetologists at the Ecomuseum Zoo are doing what they can to protect the species.

New Species Of Cobra Discovered On Sao Tomé Island In The Gulf Of Guinea

What was once thought to be Naja melanoleuca is actually a new species, confirmed by DNA analysis.

Five True Viper Species

In this first of a special two-part article, learn about vipers in general, with emphasis on five true viper species.

Herp Queries: Do Snakes Get Dirty?

Snakes definitely do get dirty, as evidenced by this leucistic eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) shedding its old, soiled skin

Footage Shows Dead Blind Snake Stuck In The Nostril Of A Cobra

The dead snake is believed to be a blind snake.

Rattlesnake Caught On Video Swimming Out To Sea

Timber rattlesnake in North Carolina wanted to go for a swim in the ocean, so it did.

Arizona Man Who Played With And Planned To Eat A Rattlesnake Gets Bit Instead

The 49-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he survived to tell his tale.

Boa Constrictor Saved By Conservation Officers In Saskatchewan, Canada

This 5-foot boa constrictor was safely removed from a road in Saskatoon, Canada

Beautiful New Species Of Rhabdops Snake Discovered In India

Rhabdops aquaticus hails from the Western Ghats of India and is often observed in bodies of water.

Two-headed Timber Rattlesnake Found In Arkansas

The two-headed timber rattlesnake is about 10 inches in length. It is currently being nursed back to health.

California Man Faces 20 Years In Jail For Smuggling Three King Cobras Into The United States

The venomous snakes were smuggled into the United States in potato chip cans.

Study Suggests Pollution Causes Sea Snakes To Change Color

Some populations of turtle-headed sea snake have lost their stripes.

Pet Boa Constrictor Missing In Minnesota

Rocky has been missing from his home in Princeton, MN since September 6.

Nevada To Consider Banning Or Limiting Commercial Collection Of Wild Reptiles

Nevada does not have a limit on the number of reptiles collected in the wild.

100 Mini Masterpieces of Snake-Inspired Art Sale To Benefit Zoo Knoxville

The sale of the snake-themed art will benefit the zoo.

Snake Lost During Move To New Apartment Found A Few Doors Down

The ball python went missing when a vent on its enclosure got dislodged.

Back to Nature: Is It Wrong To Keep Wild Snakes

The court of popular opinion has certainly turned against what was once the norm just a few decades ago.

Herp Snake Road In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest As The Roads Will Close To Vehicles Sept. 1

Snake Road closes to vehicles to allow reptiles and amphibians safely cross to their winter brumation grounds.

Researchers Hope Python Skin Trade Will Adopt DNA-Traceability Tools To Better Manage Species

It is hoped that each country that exports python skins to high end fashion houses implement these tools to ensure sustainability of the species.

Tokay Gecko Attacks Tree Snake, Which Regurgitates Another Gecko

If there is one gecko that would attack a predator, it's a Tokay.

Florida’s Python Elimination Program Dispatches 500 Snakes in Five Months

The South Florida Water Management District opened its lands to help reduce the population of the invasive snake.

Grass Snake in Europe Classified as New Species

The barred grass snake (Natrix helvetica) was previously thought to have been a common grass snake (Natrix natrix).

Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snake Into Alabama Forest

The Eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the wild in Alabama since the 1950s.

Eight Alligators and Venomous Snakes Seized From California Homeowner

An investigation was started by the escape of a monocled cobra 8 weeks ago.

New Wolf Snake Species Discovered in Indonesia

Lycodon sidiki is the seventh species endemic to the Sunda Shelf.

Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed in Wild Snakes of Europe

The strains of SFD in Europe are distinct from the strains found in North America.

Snoop Dogg Voice Overs BBC’s Planet Earth 2 Featuring Galapagos Racers and Baby Marine Iguanas

Florida Woman Lets Snake Bite Her 1 Year Old Child To Teach Her A Lesson

The woman had a snake in a dust pan and when the child put her hand in the pan she got bit.

Man Films Snake Regurgitating Snake It Had Just Eaten in a Case of Ophiophagy

Cuban Boas Coordinate Their Hunts, Study Says

The Cuban boas will take the positions of other snakes into account when choosing where to set up their own ambush location.

Man in Florida Gets Bit By Rattlesnake As He Tried To Kiss It

The man is in critical condition.

Grammar Matters As 3 Judge Panel Lifts Python Ban

USARK Successfully sues to overturn shipment ban on two large constricting snakes.

Watch These Two Handle an Angry 12-Foot King Cobra

A king cobra set to go on exhibit doesn't want to be messed with.

SnakeBite911 Now Available on Android Devices

Application for Android and Apple devices enables you to identify venomous snakes of North America.

Video: Monitor Lizard Makes Quick Work of Python in Noosa, Australia

A monitor lizard (Goanna in Australia) makes quick work of a python.

Phoenix Residents May Be Able To Shoot Snakes On Sight If House Bill Becomes Law

If you have the right shot, you may be able to shoot snakes in Phoenix, but why would you want to?

Aussie Discovers Tiger Snake In Her Christmas Tree

A snake catcher was called to remove the "Christmas present"

Video Footage Shows Texas Indigo Snake Playing Dead

The behavior is apparently rare in Indigo snakes.

Maryland Snake House Lawsuit Settled

Terms regarding the settlement were not disclosed.

Police in Arlington, TX Rescue Ball Python

A ball python was rescued by a police officer with the Arlington Police Department in Texas.

Thief Steals Pied Ball Python From Repxotica Reptile Store in NY and Crime is Caught on Video

Hopefully the reptile community can ID this guy.

Hatchling Iguanas Run For Their Lives From Galapagos Racer Snakes in The BBC's Planet Earth 2

Snake on a Plane? Yes it Happened on an Aeromexico Flight to Mexico City

The snake was apparently subdued before the plane made the landing.

Beautiful and Deadly Snake Could Hold Key to Better Human Pain Treatment

The long-glanded blue coral snake feeds on young king cobras and other deadly snakes.

Tiny Rat Snake Freed From Glue Trap With Butter

Another reason why glue traps are inhumane.

Proposal That Would Have Banned Gassing of Rattlesnake Dens in Texas Killed

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has removed the issue from its November agenda, citing pushback from local lawmakers and communities that hold rattlesnake roundups.

Gunther’s Sea Snake Found in Waters More Than 400 Kilometers From its Native Range

Microcephalophis cantoris was found more than 400 kilometers from its known native range.

Snake Handler in Bangkok Captures Cobra Like a Boss

The man subdues a venomous cobra with his bare hands.

All About Cobra Snakes

It’s impossible not to find cobras fascinating!

Colubrid Snake Changes Eye Pupils To Emulate Malayan Pit Viper

The mock viper can change the shape of its pupils to resemble a venomous snake.
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