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Las Vegas police find dozens of boa constrictors in home

Sep. 16, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police found 30 boa constrictors in a home and then determined that nothing was amiss. Investigators came across the snakes Tuesday during an unspecified law enforcement investigation and promptly called Clark County...

From tigers to snakes, NC keeper enriches and trains animals

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Most people will never come face to face with a Sumatran tiger, but for Carolyn Mikulskis, it’s often part of a typical workday at the Greensboro Science Center. As senior keeper, Mikulskis’ job is not just about making sure animals have...

Landlord finds 19 tarantulas, 1 python left behind by tenant

Sep. 03, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine landlord arranged for the rescue of 15 tarantulas and one python that had been left behind by a tenant. Animal rescuer Drew Desjardins was called to the apartment Wednesday in Auburn, the Sun Journal reported. He found...

Woman comes face-to-face with snake in Australia supermarket

Aug. 18, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake. The head of the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice...

North Carolina man accepts plea for venomous snake's escape

Aug. 07, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A snake collector whose escaped zebra cobra caused a frenzy for days this summer in a North Carolina neighborhood has pleaded guilty to a charge, agreeing in turn to pay restitution and give up his snakes. Christopher Gifford, 21, had been charged...

Exploring neglected Native American stone landscapes

Aug. 07, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Old curving stone walls, rock cairns, underground chambers, standing stones and other rock landscapes, long dismissed as agricultural field clearing, ice houses or colonial root cellars, are increasingly being identified as sacred Native American sites in origin,...

Boa constrictor accidentally freed found month later in Utah

Aug. 05, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A boa constrictor accidentally freed from its container in Utah has been found a month after it went missing. The snake's owner contacted police Wednesday and said the 8-foot- (2.44 meters) long reptile was found near a deep freezer in his home, KSL...

Endangered snakes born at Omaha zoo

Jul. 17, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Four endangered indigo snakes are the newest babies at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, marking a first-time birth of the species at the zoo. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the snakes made their appearance Wednesday...

Don't look up! Bangkok's slitherers keep snake catchers busy

Jul. 15, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok parkgoers looking for relief from renewed coronavirus restrictions got a slithering surprise Thursday when a python as long as two of the Thai capital’s ubiquitous motorbikes was spotted in one of the city's most popular green spaces. The...

Missing 12-foot python found in crawl space of shopping mall

Jul. 08, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 12-foot (3.6-meter) python that escaped from its enclosure inside Louisiana’s largest shopping mall has been found, authorities said Thursday. The snake was recaptured in a ceiling crawl space early Thursday morning after two days of...