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New Boa Species Discovered in the Southern Bahamas

The Conception Bank silver boa lives in palm trees and feeds on birds.

Texas to Consider Banning Gasoline Use to Collect Rattlesnakes

Texas is one of the holdout states that still allows gasoline use to collect rattlesnakes.

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.

Man Holds Snake as Pomeranian Tries to Attack It

People do cruel things to get famous.

11 North American Rattlesnakes

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.

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

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

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.

Python Hitches Ride on Engine of Car in Zimbabwe

The python was safely removed and released.

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

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.

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.

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

Australian snake catcher records a snake eating another snake.

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

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

Tiger Snake Gets Caught in Mouse Trap

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

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore in San Diego

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

Top Trending Reptile News Stories for 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Giant Pythons in Florida

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

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

Goannas are known to take down and eat venomous snakes.

Snake Tries to Grab Fisherman’s Fish in Thailand

This snake wanted an easy fish dinner.

Snake Fungal Disease Formally Identified

The fungus in snake fungal disease is Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

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.

This Florida Burmese Python Has Met its Match

This invasive python got eaten by an alligator

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Black Pine Snakes Listed As Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

USFWS Proposes Protections for Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

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

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

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.

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

Video shows viper luring a bird to its death.

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

5 Facts About the King Cobra

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

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.

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.

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.

8 Meter Reticulated Python Captured in Bangkok

The python was measured and then released out of the city.

Hatching Ringneck Snakes

Ringneck snakes are a common, yet spectacular snake found throughout much of North America

National Park Service Personnel Remove 18-foot Burmese Python From Everglades National Park

Burmese pythons are an established, invasive species in the Florida Everglades.

Would You Poke a Reptile to Get the Photo You Want?

A Chinese photographer in Singapore poked a pit viper with a stick to get the shot he wanted.

Did You Know that Blind Snakes Decapitate Their Prey?

The blind snake removes the head of termites before it eats them.

Coral Snakes of the United States

English Teen Falls 100 feet Off Cliff, Gets Bit by Adder and Survives

Removal of Sandstone Rock for Decorative Purposes Harms Australian Broad-headed Snake

Five Facts About the Monocled Cobra

2016 Python Challenge Slated for Florida

Squirrel Kills and Eats Snake in Texas

Real Estate Agent Who Sold “Snake Infested” Home Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

13 Smuggled Green Tree Pythons Euthanized in Australia

Rabbit Fends Off Snake that Attacked its Babies

Unreal Photos of African Rock Python that ate a Porcupine

Veterinarians in Brazil Remove Calcified Egg From 16-foot Reticulated Python

Human Spray-paints Rattlesnake Pink in Utah

What to do if a Rattlesnake Bites You

Hawk With Snake in Its Talons Causes Brush Fire in San Diego, Calif.

North Carolina Man Videotapes Rat Snake Eating an Egg

Iowa Fisherman Photographs Northern Water Snake Eating a Catfish

Man Gets Bit by Apparent Venomous Snake, Refuses to Get Treatment and Dies

VIdeo: Man Steps on and Gets Bit By Snake

Canada Humane Society Seeks Killer of Northern Water Snake

Watch This Snake Handler Remove a Parasitic Worm from One of his Pet Snakes

Some Snakes Swallow the Darnest Things

Garter Snake Steals Kid’s Fish

Pro Soccer Player Removes Snake in His Backyard

Two Guys Save a Garter Snake Caught in Netting

Florida Teen Captures and Gets Bit by Water Moccasin

Michigan’s Herp Atlas Project Wants to Know Where and When You Saw a Herptile in the State

Anaconda Butchered to See What it Ate

RIP: U.S. Soldier Dies of Venomous Snake Bite in Kenya

Black Pine Snake Habitat Protections Proposed by USFWS

B.C. WildLife Rescue Takes in 500 Garter Snakes

Snake Fungal Disease Found in Michigan Rattlesnakes

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