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Town 'psychotic' as snake in toilet bites Spanish woman

Residents in the town of Narón in Galicia, Spain are in an uproar after a local hairdresser was bitten by a green and yellow snake while sitting in her bathroom at home, doing what comes naturally.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Snake forces evacuation of Swiss train

Geneva - A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile.
In the Media by AFP

Python's homing trick stuns scientists

Paris - The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday.Capable of growing over five metres (16 feet) long, pythons are among the world's la...
In the Media by AFP

Video: Snake beats crocodile in fight, then eats it within 15 min

A snake in Queensland, Australia coiled itself around a crocodile in the water and later brought it's dead challenger to the land to eat.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 1 comment

Video: poisonous snake refuses to budge from car windshield

Two Australian men filmed a poisonous snake on the windshield of the car they were in, but when they turned on the wipers the snake still didn't budge.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Owner of python that killed boys should be charged

The death of a five- and a seven-year-old boy in New Brunswick after being strangled by an African rock python is not just tragic — it's criminal. While this particular snake doesn't feed off humans, it is known to be powerful and capable of killing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Python escapes Canadian pet store, strangles two young boys

A python escaped a New Brunswick, Canada, pet store and killed two boys in the night, strangling them. The brothers were on a sleepover in an apartment above the store and the snake got up to them through the ventilation, the RCMP said.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 7 comments

Snake allegedly baked into bread stirs debate

Last week, a Reddit user posted an image which he claimed was a snake baked into a loaf of bread. The Redditor posted the image with the unbelievable caption: "My aunt found a WHOLE SNAKE in a loaf of bread."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Video: Tour guide wrestles with monster snake in Everglades

Everglades - Tourists on a boat ride through the Florida Everglades had a vacation experience that they’ll never forget, a 10-foot python. Their tour guide, Tommy Owen, spotted the massive snake whilst accompanying a family on a tour around the Everglades on Tuesday
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Man shocked by snake in luggage

Returning from a visit to India a man in Calgary, Canada, found he had unknowingly helped an 'immigrant' into the country.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Vacationing family find unwelcome guest at camp site

Everglades - In what could have been a bizarre scene from the Chevy Chase movie "Christmas Vacation", a family vacationing at the Everglades National Park found a very unwelcome guest at their camp site.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Amazing photos of snake swallowing giant lizard whole

This set of fascinating photos show a large snake devouring a giant lizard in Australia. The photos taken over five hours show a large snake of the constrictor type, kill its prey by squeezing and suffocation before swallowing head first.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Alligators, reptiles move into Long Island

Long Island City - Apparently the legendary alligators that were rumored to roam the New York City sewer systems are tired of the fast paced city life, choosing now to head to the suburbs of Long Island.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Rare snake-like amphibian resembling penis found in Brazil

Scientists have identified "blind snakes" found last year at the bottom of Brazil's Madeira River as rare amphibian species Atretochoana eiselti. People who have seen images of the animal, however, comment on its remarkable similarity to the human penis.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 10 comments

Toronto woman finds python snake in her bathroom

Toronto - A Toronto woman received an unusual awakening when she got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and found a python on the floor.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Man bitten by rattlesnake at Idaho Wal-Mart

Lewiston - A man was enjoying his routine shopping at Wal-Mart when he had an unexpected encounter with a reptile that gave him a nightmare he won't soon forget.
In the Media by Pratidnya Bhat - 2 comments

Toddler in Israel bites off snake's head and survives

An encounter in a Northern Israeli town, between a toddler and a 35-inch snake actually ended up surprisingly in the snake's death.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Giant Burmese python caught in Florida swimming pool

Miami - A 13-foot Burmese python was captured at a residence in Florida after homeowners reported they found the reptile swimming in their backyard pool.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Video: Two families find live snakes hiding in Christmas trees

Zebulon - Two families, one living in North Carolina and the other from Idaho, were in for a fright when they spotted snakes slithering through the branches of their newly decorated Christmas trees.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments

US Police arrests man for biting a python

Sacramento - Police has arrested an american in the city of Sacramento after he bit a pet python, which left the snake severely injured.
In the Media by Anish Girdhar

Snake hitches ride on windshield of moving car (video)

Memphis - A video of a snake slithering across the windshield of a moving SUV in Tennessee has become an Internet sensation in the short time its been posted on YouTube.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

Two-headed albino snake amazes zoo visitors

Yalta - A two-headed albino California Kingsnake, whose heads sometimes try to steal food from one another, is now on display at a Ukrainian zoo.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Firefighters help rescue snake trapped in bangles

Amersham - Firefighters took part in a royal rescue recently, but it was a royal python – who was trapped in the bangles on his owner’s wrist – who was the subject of the rescue.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Area cleared as alarm raised over rubber snake

Southend-on-sea - An area was cleared and a wild animal expert was on the way before officials realized that the cobra they had spotted was made of rubber.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Firefighters rescue python from burning home

East Greenwich - Firefighters made an unusual rescue while at a house fire in Rhode Island, when they carried an 18-foot Burmese python to safety.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

50-million-year-old snake gets a CT scan

Even some of the most advanced technology in medicine couldn't get Clarisse to give up all her secrets. After all, she's kept protected them for more than 50 million years.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

Thieves steal snake and take it to McDonald's

Two Australian men stole a 1.5metre (5 foot) long black-headed python from a pet shop and then took it to McDonald’s. Police arrested them after they were reported wrestling with the snake in the restaurant’s parking lot.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Police find python guarding stash of cocaine

Rome - Police came face to face with a a hissing and famished albino python coiled around a large quantity of cocaine when they recently raided a Rome flat, and had to calm it down by feeding it a whole chicken.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Snake is weapon of choice in two-man brawl

A four-foot python was the final arbiter in a fight between two guests at a Rock Hill, South Carolina, motel when one man allegedly hit the other in the face with the snake’s head, police said.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

Escaped snake owner in Germany faces $135,000 bill

The owner of a monocled cobra in Germany has been left with a bill of $135,000 after the snake escaped sparking an extensive hunt.
In the Media by Alex Harrison
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File photo: Snakes are found on every continent.
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File photo: Snakes are found on every continent.
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Larger pythons are capable of successfully consuming large native predators in the Everglades.
National Park Service/Michael Barron
Larger pythons are capable of successfully consuming large native predators in the Everglades.
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Snake eating crocodile
Tiffany Coralis
Snake eating crocodile
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It s dinner time
Reddit user: 122au5
It's dinner time
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The snake s entire body is also elastic and allows it to expand to accommodate large prey
Reddit user: 122au5
The snake's entire body is also elastic and allows it to expand to accommodate large prey
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Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus)
Mariluna
Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus)
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Snakes do not hurry at dinner table. This photos were taken over five hours
Reddit user: 122au5
Snakes do not hurry at dinner table. This photos were taken over five hours
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Snakes typically swallow head first
Reddit user: 122au5
Snakes typically swallow head first
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snake fights crocodile.
Tiffany Coralis
snake fights crocodile.
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Albino Burmese python
Danleo
Albino Burmese python
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Snake and Jack Bauer
Snake and Jack Bauer
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Many snakes can swallow prey almost as big as themselves
Reddit user: 122au5
Many snakes can swallow prey almost as big as themselves
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A snake found in Oklahoma
mattgrimm
A snake found in Oklahoma
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Snakes don t chew but strong acids in their stomachs digest their meal slowly
Reddit user: 122au5
Snakes don't chew but strong acids in their stomachs digest their meal slowly
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Lasers lock X-ray beams onto the remains of Clarisse  a 50-million-year-old snake. The fossil was sc...
Denny Angelle/The Methodist Hospital System
Lasers lock X-ray beams onto the remains of Clarisse, a 50-million-year-old snake. The fossil was scanned on a 64-slice CT scanner at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, and the resulting images were analyzed by Brazilian paleontologist Hussan Zaher. The snake is part of the collection at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and will go on display in 2012.
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Eastern brown snake  considered to be one of the most deadliest snakes in the world. These snakes ar...
Longhair
Eastern brown snake, considered to be one of the most deadliest snakes in the world. These snakes are commonly found in Australia.
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Burmese pythons  such as this one  have been found to consume a wide variety of wildlife  including ...
National Park Service
Burmese pythons, such as this one, have been found to consume a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, wood storks, and Key Largo woodrats.
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Rattlesnake- Crotalus_cerastes
Tigerhawkvok
Rattlesnake- Crotalus_cerastes
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Juvenile male spider (spider-webbed) morph ball python. This is a dominant pattern mutation.
WingedWolfPsion
Juvenile male spider (spider-webbed) morph ball python. This is a dominant pattern mutation.
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