Snakes

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, an African Bush Viper venomous snake is displayed for reporters at the Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle. The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, announced on Thursday, May 23, 2019, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snakebites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as...
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May 10, 2019 - 7:10 am
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash. Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was "totally creeped out" when the snake turned up Wednesday in the washing...
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March 20, 2019 - 1:39 pm
ALBANY, Texas (AP) — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. Big Country Snake Removal, which was called in to help, said the homeowner crawled underneath his home after strong winds disrupted his cable...
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November 16, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died. The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully...
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November 10, 2018 - 7:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while...
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This undated photo provided by Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues shows a snake named in honor of environmental biologist Bob Thomas. Thomas us the environmental biologist and head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. He says he has a picture of the snake on his wall, and it makes him smile every time he looks at it. (Courtesy of Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 9:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. "They named one after Charles Darwin — that's a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all...
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October 05, 2018 - 2:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a British fisherman was bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler off the northern Australian coast and died before a rescue helicopter could reach him. A police statement said Friday that the 23-year-old man was pulling in a net when he was bitten in...
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An San Antonio Animal Care Services officer carries a bag containing a snake removed from a home in the 500 block of Kayton Avenua on San Antonio's Southside, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Around 100 snakes, including two 12-15 foot long reticulated pythons were discovered at the home. (Josie Norris /The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:30 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals' living conditions. Animal Care Services seized 136 reticulated pythons and ball pythons Wednesday after weeks of attempting to work...
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August 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Woah, it's a boa! One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back. The Stoughton Police Department says a local resident called their office Saturday morning after finding the snake. The animal was safely captured...
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August 10, 2018 - 3:35 pm
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home. The Department of Environmental Conservation says officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in the town of Allegany, on the Pennsylvania border...
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