Latest Snakes News

Poisonous bite leads German police to farm with 110 snakes

Jun. 26, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany said Sunday they discovered more than 110 dangerous snakes on a farm after a woman who lived there sought medical treatment for a poisonous bite. The 35-year-old woman drove to a hospital in Salzgitter, near Hannover, early Sunday and told doctors...

Florida team hauls in 18-foot, 215-pound Burmese python

Jun. 22, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilograms), was nearly 18 feet long (5 meters) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest...

Burmese python hunt in Florida Everglades slated for August

Jun. 16, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Flanked by a huge writhing snake, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the annual prize-winning hunt for invasive Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades will begin Aug. 5. People must register to participate and complete an online training course for the...

Sonic workers flee from large snake found behind fryer

May. 29, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Workers cooking burgers and tater tots in a Sonic fast-food kitchen fled after discovering an intruder hiding behind the deep fryer. Brunswick police Lt. Matthew Wilson found employees of the Sonic drive-in huddled in the parking lot when he arrived to...

Indy 500 fans find comfort in milk, bricks, Snake Pit

May. 28, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wearing a green “ I Call In Sick for Carb Day ” T-shirt, Rick Leppert took a gulp of beer and studied a scene he didn’t quite recognize in his first trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since before the pandemic. A betting lounge where bros hang out and...

Snake-killing day, something snake lovers wish would end

May. 20, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) — If you’ve heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake,” then a town in the northeast corner of Louisiana is the place to be on Saturday. Lake Providence will revive a tradition dating to at least the 1960s called the snake rodeo. Armed...

Snake-killing day, something snake lovers wish would end

May. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) — If you've heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake,” then a town in the northeast corner of Louisiana is the place to be on Saturday. Lake Providence will revive a tradition dating to at least the 1960s called the snake rodeo. Armed...

4 now confirmed dead in Massachusetts apartment building

May. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said. The search of the three-story, six-unit building in Worcester has been slowed...

Convicted killer turned tech whiz confronts his sordid past

May. 16, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

REHOVOT, Israel (AP) — When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, shooting his victim in the head and burying the body in a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details. Today, he is the brains behind an...

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

Apr. 27, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the king cobra is “vulnerable.” More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of species published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Of 10,196 reptile species...