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Robot shows how sidewinders climb dunes

A robot has been developed to explore how "sidewinders" (rattlesnakes) climb sand dunes. The exact mechanism previously flummoxed scientists.

'Snake Salvation' preacher dies from snake bite

Middlesboro - Part of a quote from the Gospel of Mark reads, "They shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:17-18)

Photo Essay: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta Special

Milk River - Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in Alberta also known as the Áísínai'pi National Historic Site, has more than 50 rock art sites of petroglyphs and pictographs that are between 3,500 – 5,000 years old. This area is sacred to the Blackfoot Nation.

California teen steps into rattlesnake nest, survives six bites

San Diego - A teenager in California accidentally stepped into a rattlesnake nest and was bitten six times. She was immediately brought to the hospital and treated. It was a serious situation, but she survived.

Rattlesnakes force California high school to be closed

Gustine - A high school located in central California was forced to shut down due to a rattlesnake infestation. Over a relatively short period of time five rattlesnakes were found on the school campus. The first snake was found on Oct. 24.

Man living with 60 live reptiles arrested after snake bites him

Henderson - Police have charged a man with 46 violations of state law for keeping 60 sixty live snakes and lizards in his home without a permit. Officers seized venomous and non-venomous snakes and 5 Gila monsters in a search that revealed dozens of frozen reptiles.

Rattlesnakes: Coming To A Yard Near You?

With the growth of housing and industrial developments, the turf that made a safe haven for rattlesnakes is dwindling. This means that these snakes are starting to move into developed areas, and more people are finding them too close to their own homes.

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