New Krait Species Discovered In China

Chinese and German researchers have discovered a new to science venomous snake that was confirmed to have killed renowned herpetologist Joseph B. Slowinski in 2001. The snake, Suzhen's krait (Bungarus suzhenae) is named after Bai Su Zhen, the snake goddess…

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Dragon Snake Care And Information

Xenodermus javanicus, or the dragon snake, is a small and unique species of Colubrid snake renowned for its unusual but fascinating appearance. Also known as the Javan tubercle snake, Javan mud snake, and rough-backed litter snake, the reptile sometimes exhibits…

Breeding Snakes

Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

Ball Pythons Once imported by the thousands from Africa, Ball Pythons (Python Regius) are now widely available in captivity from breeders. While some people have a typical 9 to 5, others breed reptiles for a living! This has taken the pressures…

Snake Fungal Disease Appeared In USA As Far Back As 1945, Study Says

A microbiologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, looked at more than 500 preserved snakes in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Zoological Museum and what was known as the Morehead State University Museum Collection, and…

Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male olive sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) in Australia’s Great Barrier reef have been documented pursuing scuba divers in cases of mistaken identity to breed with them, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers took a…

New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

Researchers have described a new species of snake of the genus Rhabdophis discovered in a forested region of Northeast India. The snake, Rhabdophis bindi, is similar morphologically to the Himalayan red necked keelback (Rhabdophis himalayanus), but lacks a nuchal groove…

2021 Florida Python Challenge Nets 223 Snakes

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge saw hunters remove 223 of the invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from south Florida during the 10-day competition, more than any other year. The challenge, which is held every year in an effort to…

Snake News and Information

Snake Fungal Disease Appeared In USA As Far Back As 1945, Study Says

A microbiologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, looked at more than 500 preserved snakes in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Zoological Museum and what was known as the Morehead State University Museum Collection, and…

Male Sea Snakes Pursue Scuba Divers In Mating Embrace

Male olive sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) in Australia’s Great Barrier reef have been documented pursuing scuba divers in cases of mistaken identity to breed with them, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers took a…

New Species Of Keelback Snake Discovered In India

Researchers have described a new species of snake of the genus Rhabdophis discovered in a forested region of Northeast India. The snake, Rhabdophis bindi, is similar morphologically to the Himalayan red necked keelback (Rhabdophis himalayanus), but lacks a nuchal groove…

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