Latest Snakes News

Police: Woman throws snake at driver in carjacking

Jul. 9, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina. In a statement, Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They she was hurt in...

Police and residents rescue 6-foot snake from car engine

Jul. 5, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police and bystanders teamed up to rescue a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter-long) snake that had wrapped itself around the engine block of a car in Connecticut. East Windsor police say the reptile had to be removed from a resident's vehicle on Thursday. Police wrote in Facebook post that...

Woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

Jun. 25, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe said the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. The 73-year-old Kehoe...

Georgia woman fatally bit by rattlesnake while gardening

Jun. 20, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

WAVERLY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who was bitten by a rattlesnake while gardening has died. News outlets report 62-yaer-old Priscilla Meridith was bitten last month and suffered an allergic reaction and heart attack that left her in a medically induced coma she never woke up from. Meridith's family says...

Woman bitten by venomous snake while doing laundry at home

Jun. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

MOUNT PENN, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a Pennsylvania woman was bitten on the arm by a venomous snake when she went to her basement to do laundry. The Reading Eagle reports that the Mount Penn woman called 911 Tuesday morning to report that she'd been bitten by a rattlesnake. Authorities say it was actually...

Snake stows away in bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida

Jun. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake slithered out of the man's backpack when he arrived on Maui Monday, KGMB-TV reported Wednesday. Snakes have no natural predators in...

Exotic animals removed from home where alligator escaped

Jun. 12, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week. Among the 32 animals removed Tuesday were three more alligators, including one with a neck injury; three snakes,...

Suburban St. Louis woman finds python in the pantry

Jun. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman is probably still shivering at what she found in her kitchen cabinet after returning from vacation: An 18-inch-long python curled up in the corner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Ballwin, Missouri, woman reported that she found the snake June 2...

Man charged with selling rattlesnakes hospitalized for bites

May. 29, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with illegally catching and trying to sell venomous eastern timber rattlesnakes has been hospitalized after being bitten by snakes. Cody Short was bitten by eastern timber rattlesnakes Friday night, said Mike Parker, a state Fish and Boat Commission...

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

May. 23, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snakebites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as many as...