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2014-11-07 09:56:41

Naturalist and wildlife filmmaker, Paul Rosolie, apparently donned a self-designed, snake-proof suit and allowed himself to be consumed by the Amazonian giant serpent.

2009-07-02 16:09:43

Police said a 10-foot python discovered in a New York couple's driveway may have been a pet that was released once it became too large to keep. John and Karen Trapani said they discovered the snake in their driveway as they were preparing to leave for work Wednesday morning, the New York Post reported Thursday. It was startling, because we never got to see something like this before -- weird but true, John Trapani said. It was like watching the Discovery Channel, Karen Trapani said. Police...

2009-06-03 14:25:47

New York police said they are trying to determine the origins of a yellow rat snake discovered by a 7-year-old in his family's home. Maria Dominguez said the 4-foot snake was first spotted by her son, Hugo Rodriguez, while it was coiled under the family's living room table, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The boy's screams roused the rest of the family and Dominguez called police.

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2009-05-20 10:15:00

Pittsburgh police said a 17-year-old faces theft and animal cruelty charges for allegedly using a snake from his school's biology room as a jump rope.

2009-04-09 13:54:03

A Florida high school baseball coach has been relieved of his duties while authorities investigate allegations of a snake-killing ritual. Palm Harbor University High School second baseman Zach Sobel said players got the idea to kill a snake after coach Jeremy Albrecht attributed recent loses to the team being snake-bitten, the St.

2009-03-09 12:48:15

Swedish police said a man was arrested for public drunkenness after he was spotted wandering the city of Malmo with a boa constrictor around his neck. Police said numerous people were frightened by the 44-year-old man's massive reptile and called the authorities, The Local reported Monday. The snake

2008-11-26 09:45:21

A Rock Hill, S.C., couple said they were shocked when they pried open their non-working clothes dryer to find a 4-foot snake gumming up the works. Denise and Barry Cubbedge said they were working on the dryer Sunday, one day after it had stopped working, while their young sons, ages 4 and 1, played nearby, The (Rock Hill) Herald reported Wednesday. Barry Cubbedge said he removed the back of the dryer and immediately shouted in surprise and replaced the back when he came face to face with a...


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.