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Gut-busting meal for snakes

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Well, this is an unplesant case of food “poisoning”. Last Supper: Centipede Dies Eating Way Out of Snake Belly – NBC News.com. A Serbian herpetologist was out snake-tagging in Macedonia when she came across a bizarre find: A young viper, with a centipede’s head poking out of its abdomen. The snake, a juvenile female nose-horned viper…

Snake versus crocodile – Who wins?

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We couldn’t not post this one. Snake eats crocodile after epic fight in Queensland. An enormous water python has devoured a metre-long fresh water crocodile following an epic duel that shocked onlookers at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa, on Sunday. And that’s not uncommon, according to University of Queensland snake expert Bryan Fry. The exhausted…

I’m an Engineer, not a snake wrangler… Another 18-ft python in Florida

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Another invasive Burmese python specimen has been found in Florida, this time by engineers in the everglades. 18-foot Python Found in Florida (CNN.com): The work crew came across the snake Tuesday in wooded uplands near wetlands a few miles north of Everglades National Park, Smith said. They called in the agency’s python coordinator, who killed the…

A warning about “dead” snakes

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If you kill a venomous snake, note that they retain instinctive reflexes to bite for long after even their spinal cord is severed. Snake bites man 45 minutes after being killed : Rest of the World, News – India Today. Jake Thomas, a volunteer who mows the local cemetery at Werris Creek, came across the…

Rash of toilet snakes in Brisbane

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So, this article is mostly a snake wrangler trying to drum up business. But he may have a good point. DIY snake removal is not a wise choice. Toilet snake appearances are on the up according to a Brisbane snake catcher | The Courier-Mail. A BRISBANE snake catcher says he is not surprised a snake…

Coins under the cushions? No, snake.

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Another reason why you should probably not pick up furniture off the street. Snake in a couch: Grand Rapids woman finds boa in curbside sofa | wzzm13.com. Two months after she moved a second hand couch into her bedroom, a Grand Rapids woman discovered a boa constrictor was living under the cushions. Holly Wright says…

15-foot python strangles man in front of onlookers

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This doesn’t happen often but it does happen. Must have been a horrifying sight. Python kills security guard near Bali luxury hotel. A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee…

Another toilet snake incident. *cringe*

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Ouch. Too many euphemisms… Snake bites man’s penis. Kwabena Nkrumah was attending to nature’s call at a public toilet facility in a deplorable state at Faaman when he suddenly felt a sharp pain at the tip of his manhood. When he starred deep into the toilet, Nkrumah, who is a porter, nearly collapsed as he…

This snake will clog, not unclog, your toilet

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Men/women/snakes (I never noticed that last option.) Man finds snake in Starbucks bathroom | WTVR.com. Snakes in unexpected places can startle anyone. For Bruce Ahlswede the unexpected place was a San Antonio Starbucks bathroom, where he had stopped on Tuesday after a business presentation. He froze for a moment thinking the snake, lying across the…

*Knock, knock* Who is it?

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I TOTALLY love this video. Are Snakes Smart Enough to Open Doors | How Smart Are Snakes | LiveScience. Notice this is a certain kind of door handle, that just needs a bit of downward pressure, not a twist. But I do love how the snake goes *splat* and the woman says “Good job”. I…

Snake terrorizing people in Malawi

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A very strange story from Malawi is certainly missing some important information. Mysterious snake wreaks havoc in Rumphi: Two killed | Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi. [unedited] A mysterious snake is wreaking havoc at Tchalo in Rumphi district and two people including a primary school head teacher have since died after…

I’m sure the king of the underworld will accept a chicken and cow in exchange for drowned man

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To remind you that “it’s a strange, strange world”, I give you the story of animal sacrifice to appease the snake king of the underworld. Jerichos attempt to ‘resurrect’ drowned man. Six days after he disappeared into the Mbuluzi River, Sibusiso Mavuso’s family believes he is still alive and living underwater with a snake. Yesterday…

‘Giant serpent’ tracks reported on a Thai island

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But certainly not made by a serpent. ‘Giant serpent’ invades island near Phuket. PHUKET: Mysterious giant tracks appeared overnight on Friday (December 14) on Koh Mai Pai (Bamboo Island, just north of Phi Phi), emerging from the forest, going through the local school and then into the sea, leaving students, parents and teachers worrying that…