Tag Archive for snake

Reptile Virgin Mary

Thelma, the reptile virgin mother. Wonder if they'll rename her Mary now.

Photo credit: Kyle Shepard

You don’t always need a male. But it helps. World’s Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species. An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, where she lives with another female python, Louise. No male had ever slithered anywhere near the 200-pound (91-kilogram),…

Not a ghost, but real, live, and 3 meters long

Burmese Python from Wikimedia Commons

Things in the house fell over, off shelves, off the wall. Furniture was moved. The family wonder what the heck was going on in the house. It’s no ghost, but an unwelcome intruder nonetheless. ‘You couldn’t pay me to go back inside': Ontario family finds three-metre snake draped across couch in living room. For a week,…

Vampire attack, by a snake! It all turned out OK though.

Darwin resident McVee showing her snake bites.

This tough lady stayed remarkably calm in the situation. Even after the snake returned. She doesn’t want it killed either. There were two in the bed and the little snake fed. Ms McVee’s ordeal began on Tuesday morning when she awoke at 5:45am with what she assumed was her Chihuahua Tori nuzzling her, but quickly…

The scent of guinea pig (draws one big unwelcome intruder)

Photo: The Eagle (from Twitter)

True story. She did not expect this bathroom intruder. African python giant snake found in bathroom. A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early…

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…

Small pets can be a mouthful

Snake on a chain. Unexpected, this is.

Got a small pet? You need to keep an eye out for hungry wildlife that will consider it a meal. Python eats dog tied to kennel – Yahoo!7. A NSW woman has endured a nasty shock after finding her pet dog, that had been chained in its kennel, swallowed by a python. The Lismore woman…

Snake versus crocodile – Who wins?

Photo: Marvin Muller

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

Burmese Python from Wikimedia Commons

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

Yep, that's an actual snake.

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*

Photo credit: Michele Ahlswede

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

Photo credit: Michele Ahlswede

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…

Escaped snake kill two kids (UPDATE: Huge python)

Rock python killing antelope. Photo: http://www.africawildtrails.com/why-awt/wildlife/reptiles/

Holy cow! This is astonishing if true. RCMP investigating sudden deaths of two children, Campbellton, N.B. – Royal Canadian Mounted Police. On August 5, 2013, shortly after 6:30 a.m., police officers with the Campbellton RCMP responded to an apartment on Pleasant Street in Campbellton, where the two boys were found deceased. The boys had been…

Not native! Albino python found in B.C.

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More exotic pets roaming the land. PEOPLE! Stop doing this! Take responsibility for your animals. Family finds 6-foot albino python on Chilliwack hike | CTV British Columbia News. A family out for a hike in the Chilliwack back country was surprised to come across a six-foot Burmese python slithering in the wilderness. SPCA officers brought…