Latest Snakes News

Man admits illegally shipping turtles and venomous snakes

Nov. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EST

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Florida man has admitted that he illegally shipped turtles and venomous snakes from his home in south Georgia. Ashtyn Michael Rance of Miami on Thursday pleaded guilty to one count of wildlife trafficking and one count of possession of a firearm...

Python hitches sailboat ride from Florida Keys to mainland

Nov. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EST

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A python looking for a joyride snuck aboard a sailboat in the Florida Keys and ended up staying until the boat finished its nearly 100-mile voyage, police said. The crew found the 7-foot (2.1-meter) snake in the boat's shower after docking...

African snake found at suburban Chicago forest preserve

Oct. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A snake native to Africa has been removed from a suburban Chicago nature preserve after a visitor found the reptile coiled beneath her car. The ball python was removed Wednesday from the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton after a woman who had...

More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

Oct. 15, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. ...

Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

Oct. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During the pandemic, shock rocker Alice Cooper replaced touring with tap dancing. The 73-year-old rock icon went from touring with Queen and playing to crowds of 95,000 to an audience of zero. He admitted the transition was hard. ...

Python removal program grows in southwest Florida

Sep. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Invasive Burmese pythons have decimated native mammal populations in the Greater Everglades ecosystem for years, but a new partnership aims to expand the battle against the elusive predators. With the help of funds from Fish & Wildlife Foundation...

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...