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Scales and Tales: Anna Royer’s pets are anything but common

Sep. 24, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Not everyone might appreciate Anna Royer’s choice in “pets.” “My dad’s mom loved animals, and she passed that love to him,” Royer said. “From a young age, he would catch king snakes, frogs and turtles and bring them in. When we were growing...

Respected snake researcher dies from rattlesnake bite

Aug. 12, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A respected snake researcher who had been making significant discoveries about the species since childhood has died after being bitten by a timber rattler. William H. “Marty” Martin died Aug. 3 after being bitten the day before by a captive snake on the...

Python hunt! 800 compete to remove Florida's invasive snakes

Aug. 05, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

More than 800 competitors will be trudging through the Florida Everglades for the next eight days, in search of invasive Burmese pythons that will bring in thousands of dollars in prize money. The python hunt officially began Friday morning and runs through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15,...

Pet boa constrictor strangles owner; police investigate

Jul. 25, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

FOGELSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man's pet boa constrictor wrapped itself around his neck, sending him to a hospital, where he died several days later, authorities in Pennsylvania said. Elliot Senseman, 27, died Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, the Lehigh County...