Latest Snakes News

Hunt is on for Burmese pythons, Florida natives' arch-enemy

Jun. 03, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Professional python hunters and amateurs alike have a chance to win prizes in Florida's annual hunt for the biggest snakes — the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state's native species. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state's annual contest...

NC woman bit by snake, fell off ladder while trimming hedges

May. 24, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is recovering from a fall off a ladder prompted by a surprise snake bite. Heatherly Noble was trimming hedges outside the front door of her Mooresville home on May 15 when a non-venomous black racer emerged from the bush...

Researchers release endangered snakes in Louisiana forest

May. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers with the Memphis Zoo have released 50 endangered Louisiana pine snakes into a national forest in an attempt to revive their population. On April 22 — Earth Day — the Memphis Zoo's research team and partners from the U.S. Fish and...

Man bitten while using barbecue tongs to remove rattlesnake

Apr. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake when he tried to pick up the poisonous reptile using barbecue tongs, authorities said. The man spotted the snake Saturday evening near his home in the Sycamore Creek...

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

Apr. 15, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. “I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out...

San Diego Zoo employee bitten by venomous snake

Apr. 12, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego Zoo employee was hospitalized Monday after being bitten by a venomous snake, officials said. The incident occurred as the wildlife care specialist was caring for the African bush viper in a non-public area, the zoo said. ...