Tag Archive for Snakes

Will TV be less worse from now on? We are skeptically optimistic!

We’re seeing a trend. First, Cosmos does well. Then, SyFy announces that they will cut development on “reality” paranormal shows. Now there is news that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting his OWN TV TALK SHOW and the new Discovery Channel president is saying some very interesting and positive things. This may be something… As we linked…

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?

Too many snakes, a messed up owner, and a HORRID smell. Police finally raid a house and find a disaster. ‘House of horrors’ loaded with live, dead pythons. The smell wafting from the house was bad, to put it mildly. It was the result of more than 200 dead pythons, 200 still-living snakes, and a…

Florida’s invasive anacondas – Should we worry?

No. (Updated) About 10 years ago, a Everglades native found and captured an unusual snake with his bare hands. Green anacondas in the Everglades: The largest snake in the world has invaded the United States.. Trail Lakes Campground just happened to have a herpetologist on staff. Rick Scholle, who runs the campground’s roadside zoo, examined…

Year of the Snake celebrations? That’s good eatin’?

Wouldn’t you have loved to see (not be) the person who discovered THIS surprise! Hong Kong customs discover 2,600 live snakes in boxes marked as fruit | The Raw Story. Hong Kong customs authorities investigating a shipment from Thailand marked as fruit were shocked to discover the consignment instead contained 2,600 live snakes, officials said…

A budding herpetologist picks up some eggs…

This is sort of nightmare fuel for parents. Not only were they snakes but they were deadly ones. Snake eggs found by Australian toddler hatch in his wardrobe | World news | guardian.co.uk. A three-year-old Australian boy was lucky to escape uninjured after a collection of eggs he found in his yard hatched into snakes…

Mother Mary! Virgin birth in wild serpents.

Virgin births discovered in wild snakes. Researchers in the US caught pregnant females from two snake species and genetically analysed the litters. That proved the North American pit vipers reproduced without a male, a phenomenon called facultative parthenogenesis that has previously been found only in captive species. Scientists say the findings could change our understanding…

Pastor dies in snake-handling ritual (Updated)

A renowned snake handling pastor in West Virginia succumbs to his faith. ‘Serpent-Handling’ West Virginia Pastor Dies From Snake Bite – Yahoo! News. A “serpent-handling” West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before. Snake-handlers point to…

Na na na na naaa! These nagas aren’t real.

ShukerNature: MODERN-DAY NAGAS…OR PHOTOSHOPPED FRAUDS?. According to Hindu and Buddhist mythology, nagas are ancient serpent deities that can take human or semi-human form, and in Buddhist mythology a naga can have several heads. They are most often represented as huge cobras with expanded hoods. Needless to say, however, no such thing as a multi-headed cobra…

Two-headed albino corn snake in Florida

Wow! It’s two-headed snake day here on Doubtful News. And it’s a total coincidence. We were not searching for “two-headed snake” in Google. Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake in Florida A University of Central Florida biologist says a rare, two-headed albino milk snake was recently born. Daniel Parker told Orlando television station WKMG-TV the snake hatched…

Pythons in the Everglades kill and eat child-sized things

Adult deer found inside python in Everglades – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com. An adult deer was found intact inside a huge Burmese python Thursday, after the snake was captured and killed in the Everglades. Contractors for the South Florida Water Management District encountered the python on a tree island in western Miami-Dade County, according to the district. It was killed…

Mystery of virgin births explained (Sorry, mammals)

Mystery behind virgin births explained – Science. An eastern diamond rattlesnake recently gave successful birth five years after mating, according to a new paper that describes this longest known instance of sperm storage, outside of insects, in the animal kingdom. The study, published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, also presents the first…