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2009-03-26 10:09:38

University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues have answered a question that has puzzled biologists for more than a century: What is the main factor that determines a lizard's ability to shed its tail when predators attack?

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2009-03-24 09:30:41

Conserving Australia's most endangered snake might mean lighting more bush fires, ecologists have proposed.

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

2009-03-04 16:50:43

A South African man says he and his wife remained calm as a nearly three-foot-long cobra wrapped itself around his leg as he was driving his car. Gordon Parratt, 69, of Pretoria, said the dangerous Mozambique spitting cobra got inside his car last week at the Biyamiti rest camp in South Africa's Kruger National Park, and several miles after driving off, he felt something like an insect brush against his leg, Beeld, a South African newspaper, reported Wednesday. Fortunately I'm not the panicky...

2009-02-22 05:20:01

A grainy photograph of a 100-foot snake in a river in Borneo may be as real as similar shots of Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster, a computer expert says. The photo ran Thursday in The Telegraph, a London newspaper that did not claim it is authentic.

2009-02-18 16:01:11

A New York boy said he and a friend were shocked when a 4-foot boa constrictor slithered from the couch while they were coloring. Jay Jhomar, 7, said he and friend Danny Yunstella, also 7, were coloring on his family's sofa when the snake began emerging from a half-zipped couch cushion, the New York Post reported Wednesday. I felt something on my back, Jay said.

2009-02-17 07:45:00

California King Snake and Banana Slug Slither to the Aquarium for New Exhibit SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2009-02-16 08:19:00

Shares Listed: Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ NYSE Alternext U.S. - Ticker Symbol - AZK U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893) VANCOUVER, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd.

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2009-02-04 15:30:00

An international team of scientists announced Wednesday the discovery in northern Colombia of fossil remains of the largest snake ever known to have lived.

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2009-01-23 09:37:50

A new study published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology reveals how these snakes maximize their chances of hitting the target.


Latest Snake Reference Libraries

Scarlet Snake, Cemophora coccinea
2014-01-17 10:16:15

The Scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea) is a member of the Columbrae family. They are found only in the United States, in: southeastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. The species typically inhabits oak and pine forests with sandy soil good for burrowing. The Scarlet snake only grows to lengths of approximately 14-26 inches. Commonly...

Indian Gamma Snake, Boiga trigonata
2014-01-17 10:01:59

The Indian gamma snake (Boiga trigonata) may also be referred to as the common cat snake. The species, a member of the Colubridae family, ranges throughout Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, southern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan, southeastern Tajikistan, and Iran. Due to the vast areas the snake is found, habitats vary greatly from gallery forests to sparse desert shrublands. The Indian gamma snake has a yellow, olive or pale grayish coloration. A white zigzag...

Rosy Boa, Lichanura trivirgata
2014-01-17 09:41:32

The Rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is commonly found throughout the southwestern areas of The United States, but may be found in parts of northwestern Mexico as well. A member of the Boidae family, the Rosy boa inhabits coastal desert canyons, rocky, desert slopes, creek-beds, and hillsides with large boulders. The Rosy boa is commonly fully grown measuring just over 3 feet. The species ranges in color from a yellowish, to tan or slate grey and 3 varying types of stripes run the length of...

Southern Smooth Snake, Coronella girondica
2014-01-17 09:24:19

The Southern smooth snake or Riccioli’s snake (Coronella girondica) is a member of the Colubridae family typically found in Southern Europe and northern Africa. The species range Europe, from Portugal and Spain, the south of France, Monaco and parts of Italy. In Africa, the mountains of Morocco, parts of Algeria to Tunisia are common ranges. Habitats vary from scrubland, woodlands, grasslands, rocky areas or plantations. The species faces threats of habitat destruction and loss mostly...

Yellow Anaconda, Eunectes notaeus
2014-01-10 21:40:31

The Eunectes notaeus is a nonvenomous anaconda commonly known as the yellow anaconda. It is exclusively found in South America. The yellow anaconda is named for its ability to swim and their dorsal scales are larger and in fewer rows. Its habitat is made up of swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams and rivers. The species is also beginning to invade the Florida Everglades. Prey usually includes birds, fish, turtles, lizards, bird’s eggs, small mammals and the decaying fish flesh. The...

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