Snakes

May 10, 2019 - 5:10 am
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash. Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was "totally creeped out" when the snake turned up Wednesday in the washing...
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February 11, 2019 - 12:06 pm
(CBS News) - Looking to get yourself a present this Valentine's Day? The El Paso Zoo has you covered. It will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat live on camera. You can message the zoo on Facebook with your ex's name, then wait patiently for February 14 to watch the roach...
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November 16, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation's capital has died. The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully...
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November 10, 2018 - 5:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades. A South Florida Water Management District news release says Kyle Penniston captured a 17-foot, 5-inch (5.3-meter) female Burmese python while...
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October 05, 2018 - 12:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a British fisherman was bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler off the northern Australian coast and died before a rescue helicopter could reach him. A police statement said Friday that the 23-year-old man was pulling in a net when he was bitten in...
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This Sept. 20, 2018 photo provided by the Wildlife Center of Virginia shows a two-headed Eastern Copperhead snake at the center in Waynesboro, Va. The center says the snake was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood. (Wildlife Center of Virginia via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 9:09 am
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last...
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August 29, 2018 - 7:23 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake in her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket. Laura Walitsky says she was at Wegmans in Pittsford on Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile wrapped on...
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August 20, 2018 - 5:18 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A large python gave a Santa Ana family quite the scare --- after showing up in their bathroom. One of the residents spotted the 5-foot python near their toilet in the middle of the night. The man panicked, understandably, and called 911. A nearby officer came to the rescue (who...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:19 am
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras and other venomous reptiles from a New York home. The Olean Times Herald reports that Department of Environmental Conservation officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in the town of Allegany, on the...
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In this Monday, July 30, 2018, photo provided by Redding Reptiles, reptile manager and co-owner Ryan Allinger moves Eres, a 14-foot female python, from her temporary transport tub into her accustomed enclosure at the reptile store in Redding, Calif. Sandra Dodge-Streich, owner of Redding Reptiles, says the snake was placed in a plastic bin and brought to a home after flames from the Carr Fire moved closer last week. She says the lavender albino reticulated python slithered out of the bin sometime Saturday. It was found Monday coiled up in a milk crate. (Sandra Dodge-Streich/Redding Reptiles via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 11:10 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has been found safe. Sandra Dodge-Streich, owner of Redding Reptiles, says the snake was placed in a...
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