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Austria: bachelor party ends with snake-bitten tongue

Jul. 6, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital. The Austria Press Agency reported Monday that the local Red Cross said the 38-year-old was dared to touch with his tongue a baby viper on the floor of an Alpine hut at Neuberg im...

Kentucky woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

Jul. 3, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky (AP) — A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. Officer Chris Garland said the woman “just happened to look down and saw the head right under her. She was still on the...

New Florida laws address sea level, algae, pythons, iguanas

Jun. 30, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Ron DeSantis signed a slew of environmental bills in less than 24 hours that address issues ranging from sea level rise to blue-green algae blooms — and even given the state authority to use drones to fight invasive Burmese pythons. DeSantis signed a...

Students study relocating rattlesnakes away from humans

Jun. 27, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University graduate students are aiding Division of Natural Resources biologists in determining whether timber rattlesnakes can be moved to locations where they have fewer interactions with humans, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. A three-year survey helped biologists...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, Solemi Hernandez, of the Everglades Wonder Gardens, is shown holding

Snakes, tortoises stolen from Florida animal park

Jun. 18, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three snakes and two tortoises were stolen from a Florida animal park, including a rare albino boa that was one of its main attractions. The Fort Myers News-Press reports that the thefts occurred earlier this week at the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita...

Guam to get over $3M to control invasive brown tree snake

Jun. 6, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam will get more than $3 million in grant money to suppress and control an invasive brown tree snake, federal officials said. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas W. Domenech said the money will also support prevention,...

Vermont Fish and Wildlife reminds snakes may be found

Jun. 6, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning that spring weather means snakes are going to be found along roadways, hiking trails and backyards across the state. There are 11 species of snakes in Vermont. The two most prevalent are the common garter snake and milk snake....

Snake interrupts New Mexico elementary school Zoom lesson

May. 29, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico elementary school teacher on Zoom with students had a lesson interrupted thanks to an uninvited guest: a bullsnake. The desert animal surprised Sunrise Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Annette Otero Nuñez during a class May 12 via Zoom from her backyard in...

Reptile enthusiasts criticize Arkansas for banning pythons

May. 28, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new regulation in Arkansas that prohibits anyone from breeding, selling or importing any of five large python species without a permit has received backlash from critics who say the state went too far. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission added Malayopython reticulatus, Python...