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  • Python bites girl at fishing/outdoors show in Schaumburg

    01/28/2018 10:22:59 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Susan Sarkauskas
    17-foot-long python ... The snake was displayed by the Chicago Herpetological Society as part of an exhibit for the Chauncey's Great Outdoors radio program, said Ellen Hopkins, spokeswoman for the show. A handler was removing the snake from a container at the time the girl was petting it, she said. The Daily Herald is one of the sponsors of the show.
  • Injured Peninsula Snake Gets Outfitted With Unique Jaw Splint

    01/10/2018 5:33:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Half Moon Bay Patch ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Renee Schiavone
    Now dubbed "Rocky Balboa," the boa constrictor is in need of a loving home, animal rescuers say.A slithery pet who at one point faced "a certain death sentence" is now fully healed thanks to the use of a jaw splint and in need of a new home, officials with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA said Wednesday. Named "Rocky Balboa," the boa constrictor is described as a sociable snake (bet you didn't know that was a thing) who would make a great pet. "On October 22, 2017 a member of the public spotted the injured snake on the...
  • New snake species hiding in plain sight

    12/21/2017 8:32:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 | by Robin Lally, Rutgers University
    Samuel McDowell, the late herpetologist and professor at Rutgers-Newark, spent a good part of his life studying ground snakes in New Guinea. Forty years later, Sara Ruane who joined the Department of Biological Sciences faculty last semester was able to find evidence that the snakes McDowell studied were, in fact, a new species of reptiles that have been hiding in plain sight. In research published in the Journal of Natural History, Ruane used DNA sequencing from five different genes, combined it with morphological information from preserved museum snake specimens, some of which McDowell examined in the 1970s, and...
  • 17-foot python that could 'pretty much kill any full-grown man' caught in Everglades

    12/06/2017 10:14:27 PM PST · by cba123 · 22 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 5th, 2017 | Brett Clarkson
    Three hunters caught a 17-foot, 132-pound Burmese python in the Florida Everglades in southern Miami-Dade, a record for the program aimed at curbing the proliferation of the non-native species, according to media reports. The giant snake was caught Friday at Big Cypress National Preserve, according to NBC 6 Miami. That snake could pretty much kill any full-grown man, said one of the hunters who caught the python, Jason Leon, to NBC 6. If that snake was alive right now, it would probably take like three of us to be able to control that snake. Its so far the largest snake...
  • Woman finds 20ft long python sleeping in her toilet

    11/17/2017 9:11:03 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 47 replies via Liveleak ^ | 11/17/17 |
    A horrified shopkeeper found a 20ft long python sleeping in her toilet. Chalida Thawephol, 37, spotted the snake's tail after her five-year-old son went to the bathroom and told her there was something strange inside. The mother-of-two went to investigate - then ran out screaming at the hideous sight of the super-size serpent. She called rescuers who arrived and dragged the enormous reptile out of her milk shop into the road. They wrestled the beast into a canvas bag - before putting a penny in a set of digital scales outside a 7/11 store to weigh it. But the animal...
  • Familys Dogs Hailed as Heroes After Saving Children From Copperhead Snake

    08/19/2017 11:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Two pit bulls are being hailed as heroes after saving children from a copperhead snake. According to WFLA, Slayer and Paco began barking at the snake when it got close to children who were playing in the backyard. Thats when the snake struck, and bit both dogs with its venom. Slayer was struck in he face and snout, while Paco was bit in the leg. Melissa Butt, the childrens grandmother, immediately rushed both dogs to an emergency vet. We need to get the anti-venom quickly, in order for them to get a good prognosis. It is very, very painful, Dr....
  • Florida family finds 6-foot boa constrictor that had been living in attic for years

    08/10/2017 1:06:14 PM PDT · by libstripper · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Fox News
    Published August 10, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING State Department: Our position on North Korea hasn't changed Close Only in Florida. That is what a Florida man said after he found a 6-foot-long boa constrictor that had been living unnoticed in his attic. Bob van der Herchen told FOX13 that he saw a portion of the snake in the ceiling. "I see it," van der Herchen said. "And I could only see about this much of it," he said while using his hands to make a small circle.
  • Firefighters kill snake that was biting woman's face

    07/29/2017 12:29:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    chroniclet ^ | July 27, 2017 | Jodi Weinberger
    SHEFFIELD LAKE — Firefighters came to the rescue of an East Lake Road woman when they cut the head off her pet boa constrictor that had wrapped around her neck and was biting her face. The Fire Department would not release the name of the woman but said she was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. In a 911 call about 2 p.m. Thursday, the woman identifies herself as a 45-year-old who has 11 snakes — all ball pythons, except the two boa constrictors she had rescued Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that the other boa constrictor...
  • Video captures snake hitching ride on vehicle down I-26

    07/09/2017 2:46:00 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | July 6, 2017 | Rachel Cumberbatch
    Try to imagine this: You're making your way down the interstate when all of a sudden, you notice a huge snake dangling right by your driver's side window. For Becky Reeves Castro of Spartanburg, this was no imaginary tale. This was real life. Reeves said she, her boyfriend and her mother-in-law were all traveling from Roebuck in a truck down I-26 on Thursday when it happened. She shared footage of the terrifying incident with us, and you've been warned - the commentary is GOLD. Becky and the other passengers inside the truck can be heard discussing the incident in real...
  • ONE HELL OF A STORY! (James Comey)

    06/16/2017 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 57 replies
    E-mail | 6/16/2017 | Terry Payne
    Trump is crazy. (Like a fox!) There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance). Dont believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey. Dont believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence Comey from some investigation into Trump. Dont believe the RINO narrative that Comey is a good guy just trying to do his job in terrible circumstances and the timing was bad. Dont believe the lie that Comey was admired and...
  • Hiker Bit By Rattlesnake at Fremont's Mission Peak, Transported to Hospital

    05/02/2017 11:29:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Cheryl Hurd
    A San Jose man is in serious condition following a rattlesnake bite Monday afternoon east of Fremont on Mission Peak, a California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic said. The snake bit the man at about 1 p.m. on the top of Mission Peak during a hike with his wife. A CHP helicopter crew heard a call to emergency personnel, responded and landed on the peak. The victim was given anti-venom after being transported to Washington Hospital, CHP Flight Officer and Paramedic Shaun Bouyea said. Bouyea was the one who administered the anti-venom. The victim, 47, sat on a rock...
  • Can You See the Venomous Snake in This Photo?

    04/27/2017 12:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 26, 2017
    The latest confounding image being shared on social media also teaches an important lesson – when hiking in areas with venomous snakes, don’t assume you’ll be able to see it before it’s too late. Still not convinced? Join the people who have been trying to find the snake lurking in this Twitter photo posted Sunday by snake biologist Helen Plylar, according to Mashable. “Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the snake?” Helen🐍👩🏼‍🔬 @SssnakeySci Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied:...
  • The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...

    03/29/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies
    The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...that's going to suck him down into the swampy quicksand and destroy his chances of enacting HIS agenda the better off he and we will be. Ryan represents the enemy within! Trump won the election already! Now it's his duty is to change gears, uphold the constitution, drain the swamp and MAGA. Quit screwing around with unwanted, unpopular, unsustainable, unconstitutional health care schemes. Push for and accept nothing less than a full repeal on Obamacare and then get to work enacting the rest of HIS MAGA agenda!! And...
  • Snake left behind on flight in Alaska (The snake is okay now)

    03/21/2017 6:39:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 83 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | AssPress
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. Unlike the movie "Snakes On A Plane," this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of...
  • Wanted: South Florida python hunters for hire

    03/08/2017 12:15:02 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7 March 2017 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Wildlife officers (left to right) James Bales, Sergio Najera, and Alexis Del Los Santos captured a 15-foot female Burmese python on Monday. The female was breeding with four other males scientists call it a breeding ball when the officers found her. They shot the female and two of the males. The other two escaped. Wildlife officers (left to right) James Bales, Sergio Najera, and Alexis Del Los Santos captured a 15-foot female Burmese python Over the years, biologists have tested a variety of strategies to contain the snakes, including releasing females outfitted with radio trackers to act as...
  • Redback v snake: Extraordinary moment a spider takes on a brown serpent caught in its web [tr]

    02/15/2017 10:57:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Nelson Groom
    It is natures David versus Goliath battle a redback spider squaring off with a much larger brown snake. Extraordinary footage has surfaced of the moment the spider won a duel to the death with a reptile who slithered too close to its web. The vision of the two deadly creatures has made a splash on social media, where commenters voiced their astonishment at the underdog victory.
  • Snake catcher live-streams python eating possum in driveway

    02/10/2017 12:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A snake catcher called to remove a huge python from an Australian home's driveway live-streamed video of the serpent eating a possum. The video, posted to Facebook by Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast, shows the scene snake catcher Lana Field was greeted with when she arrived Thursday at the home in the Chapel Hill area of Brisbane, Queensland. Field arrived to find the python in the midst of eating a possum, which it had about halfway into its mouth. "As you can see it's already got the front shoulders down and we're already half-way down the body,...
  • Portland woman gets snake stuck in her earlobe.......[What?]

    02/01/2017 2:05:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | February 01, 2017 at 11:23 AM, updated February 01, 2017 at 1:46 PM | By Lizzy Acker
    Warning: This post contains graphic language and snakes. Next time you're trying to convince a newly goth 17-year-old not to get their ears gauged, why not tell them tale of one Ashley Glawe, a Portland resident with ear gauges and a pet python who recently became internet famous for getting her python lodged in her earlobe. Apparently, Glawe and her pet snake Bart were just hanging out, as snakes and humans do, when Bart slithered his way through the hole in her ear. I'll wait while you scream into a bag for ten minutes. Turns out Bart was hanging out...
  • Snake Catchers from India Hunt Pythons in Florida Everglades

    01/25/2017 7:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 25, 2017
    The tribesmen have removed 13 pythons in just over a week, including a 16-foot-long femaleFlorida wildlife officials have recruited tribesmen from India in the state's ongoing hunt for Burmese pythons. Irula tribesmen are well-known in southern India for their snake-catching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes they'll reveal something that has long eluded researchers: a reliable way to track and spot the tan, splotchy snakes that all but disappear in the Everglades. One of the commission's exotic species experts, Kristen Sommers, said in a statement Monday that the state hopes the tribesmen can teach people in Florida some...
  • Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war on pythons

    01/24/2017 9:02:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/26/2017 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    What Judas snakes, snake-sniffing dogs and even hunters from around the globe have struggled to accomplish may finally be pulled off by a pair of singing snake catchers from India: solving the riddle for finding Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades. In just two weeks this month, the two tribesmen from Southern India, working with theUniversity of Florida, caught 14 pythons. That included a monster 16-foot female holed up in the ruins of the old Nike missile base on Key Largo. Irula trackers and biologists discovered this 16-foot female python, along with three other snakes, holed up in a 27-foot long,...