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2010-01-12 09:37:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal adventurer and venom expert Donald Schultz has traveled worldwide to collect venom and DNA from rare animals for his television series WILD RECON (Tuesdays at 9 PM on Animal Planet).

2009-08-11 13:28:42

An 87-year-old Florida woman thought she was picking up a stick; instead, it was a baby pygmy rattlesnake and it bit her, her granddaughter said. Ester Orrino of Hunters Green killed the rattler.

2009-08-06 17:20:11

An Oregon auto mechanic said he pulled a 3-foot diamondback rattlesnake out of a car belonging to a woman who complained about a strange hissing sound. Marvin Schenck, a 28-year veteran of auto service, said his friend and employer, Dave Prewitt, called him to his Klamath Falls home July 30 to examine his wife's Geo Tracker, after she complained it was making a strange hissing sound and said she noticed a rope dangling from the car's undercarriage, the Klamath Falls Herald & News reported...

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2009-05-23 23:55:00

A sheriff's deputy examining a suspicious package outside a California courthouse found two toy guns and a live rattlesnake in a trash bag. Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Tom MacKenzie said the venomous snake was an adult 3 to 4 feet in length, The Modesto Bee reported.

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2009-05-21 12:00:00

Spanish police say they are waiting for a shipment of snake venom antidote before entering a Madrid apartment filled with illegal reptiles.

2009-05-05 23:41:15

Illinois wildlife officials are holding a rattlesnake roundup, this one aimed at saving the local population of eastern massasauga snakes. The snakes, growing no more than 2 feet long, are the only rattlesnakes surviving around Chicago. The Illinois Department of Wildlife, working with U.S.

2009-05-05 10:00:00

The California Poison Control System Warns that Snake Bites are Becoming More Powerful and Patient Reactions Have Increased SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The change in weather marks a change in rattlesnake behavior as well.

2009-04-27 17:46:18

Organizers of the 44th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Oklahoma said the event was aimed at educating people about the venomous snakes. The organizers said the three-day derby, which ended Sunday, annually draws an estimated 35,000 visitors to Magnum to catch, kill and learn about Western diamondback rattlesnakes, USA Today reported Monday. Kerry Kendall, co-director of the event, said every attraction is something you can bring your 4-year-old to. It's a wholesome, clean weekend, Kendall...

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2009-03-08 01:00:00

Eric Carl Timaeus, a regular competitor at a Texas rattlesnake roundup has his own code -- he catches no females, no young snakes and only the largest males.

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2008-08-12 15:34:14

A Canadian graduate student is exploring why rattlesnakes in southeastern Alberta slither onto, and often die, on the asphalt blacktop of the regions roads.


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2007-02-18 23:30:54

The Diamondback Water Snake, Nerodia rhombifer, is a common species of water snake found throughout much of central United States along the Mississippi River Valley. It also ranges within the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. It is also found in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Vera Cruz in Mexico. It is non-venomous and a member of the colubrid family. Diamondback water...

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2007-01-10 11:03:32

The Pygmy Rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southeastern United States. There are three subspecies of this snake. They are generally a small species that grow to between 15 to 31 inches in length. Photo by LA Dawson

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2007-01-10 11:01:33

The Desert Massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii, is a subspecies of the Massasauga rattlesnake. It is found in the southwestern United States, primarily in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. There are also small populations in Colorado, Oklahoma, California, and in northern Mexico. It is found in rocky, semi-arid and arid areas. The Desert Massasauga has a light gray or white base color, with dark gray or gray-brown blotches. Their underside is typically entirely white. They are among the...

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2007-01-10 10:58:11

The Massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States, primarily in the Great Lakes region from New York to Illinois, including Ontario in Canada. Some isolated populations are found as far south as northern Missouri. It is the only venomous snake in Michigan, where it is known as the Michigan Rattler. It is also called the swamp rattler because it prefers swamps and other wetland areas. Its common name is derived from the Native American Ojibwa...

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2007-01-10 10:54:12

The Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi, is a small species of venomous rattlesnake found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is rarely found outside habitats of high elevation. They are found primarily in wooded mountain ranges primarily in the southwest. Human encounters with these snakes are considered rare events. This is a rather small rattlesnake, with all subspecies measuring one to two feet in length. Color patterns are generally a dark-brown base with pale or...

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