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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.

Video Shows Anaconda Regurgitating a Cow in Brazil

University of Florida and USDA Wildlife Services Study Contradicts USGS Python Climate Projections

Growing Evidence Suggest Struggling Florida Pythons Won't Expand North

Reptile Road Show Owner Loses Majority of Reptiles to Fire

Garth Pithan loses 75 of 100 reptiles in a basement fire that also destroyed his Washington home.

Cockroach Eating Contest to Win Snake Leads to Death for Florida Man

Man consumed 30 giant cockroaches, vomited and collapsed at a reptile store.

Reticulated Python from Kansas City, MO is World's Longest Snake

Guinness World Record snake named Medusa measures 25 feet, 2 inches and weighs 350 pounds

Snakes Evolved From Blind Underground Dwelling Reptiles

Today's snakes have been traced to a group of blind snakes called scolecophidians.

Study Says Reptile Venom Molecules Are Not Always Toxic

British study says reptile venom can evolve into harmless compounds that could lead to new drug discoveries.

Alabama Woman's Missing Python Found Alive and Well

Rogue was found in the woods near woman's home.

Burmese Python Snake Cake Goes Viral on Internet

UK-based cake baker becomes Internet sensation for her cake rendition of Python molurus bivittatus.

Researchers Identify Virus Attacking Captive Bred Boa Constrictors and Pythons

Arenaviruses seen as culprit affecting captive bred snakes.

Constricting Snake Ban in West Fargo, ND Stands

Resident Robert Butts III request to exempt constricting snakes from exotic animal ban denied.

New Reptile Walk Opens at San Diego Zoo

More than 50 species on display at Reptile Walk, including two critically endangered female Chinese alligators.

Ohio Roars- NO SB310 Exotic Animal Ban


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Supports First Major Conservation Assessment of Asian Snakes

IUCN adds 348 species of snakes to its Red List.

USARK Legal Action Against FWS Constrictor Rule

USARK goal is to raise $250,000 between now and the end of the year.

The Serpentarium in Lodi and Elk Grove, California

Ninety percent of store's 3,000 square feet is dedicated to reptiles.

Venomous Snake Handling Pentecostal Minister Dies From Rattlesnake Bite

Minister was performing a Memorial Day service when he was bitten.

Three Louisiana Pine Snakes Released Into Kisatchie National Forest

The last documented wild specimen was observed more than 10 years ago.

Boa Constrictor Once Owned by Justin Bieber Now at Rad Zoo in Minnesota

Snake that was auctioned off last year donated to zoo by winner.

Mayo Clinic Awarded $2.5 million Grant to Study Use of Snake Venom as Heart Treatment

Study to determine if medicine created with venom of green mamba can preserve cardiac and renal function.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 511

Resolution to ban four additional species of snakes has not yet been heard by full House of Representatives.

Shocking Sights at Two Texas Rattlesnake Roundups

Bonus content from the April 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Rattlesnake Roundups," by Todd Autry.

Evans County Georgia Ends Rattlesnake Roundups

Whigham Community Club is last Georgia club that has a rattlesnake roundup.

Snake Venom Shown to Reduce Cancer Tumors in Mice

Hong Kong university study details use of viper venom to shrink colorectal cancers.

Georgia Officials Asked to End Rattlesnake Roundups

Conservation groups ask state officials to enforce existing laws.

H.R. 511 Snake Ban

Congressman proposes H.R. 511, a ban on large constrictor snakes.

World's Longest Snake Dies

Fluffy, the world's longest snake on record, passed away at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

New Insights Into How Snakes Kill

Physical properties of venom aid its effectiveness.

Texas Herper Jeremy Weaver Releases TX Snakes 1.1 for iOS

Snake ID Application Helps in Identifying the Many Snakes of the Lone Star State

Comment Period for Snake Ban Extended

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period for the proposed constrictor snake ban.

Exo Terra Donation Enables PHS to Build Venom Room

Tours of venom room to begin week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 19-26, 2011

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