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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Snakes’

Clarion Nightsnake: The Lost Species Re-Emerges In Mexico

A rare snake species once presumed “lost” forever has been rediscovered after a gap of nearly 80 years! The Clarion nightsnake is a species of snake that was first discovered back in 1936 by American naturalist William Beebe. Clarion was the name of one of the Revillagigedo Islands, the place where he first spotted the reptile. Unfortunately, subsequent trips back …

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Snake Eating Croc: What Else Can Snakes Eat?

Photos of a giant snake swallowing a crocodile have gone viral. The snake attacked the crocodile and the two battled for several hours before the snake overpowered the mighty croc and began to swallow it whole. A photographer enjoying lunch at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa in Australia, was able to snap a few photos of the battle. While a …

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Snake Eating Croc: Ultimate Battle

Watching a snake chomp down on a crocodile is not something one sees everyday. Australian resident Tiffany Corlis and other onlookers witnessed a five-hour long struggle between a water python and a three-foot crocodile inside Lake Moondarra. The snake ultimately swallowed the crocodile, but not before a long battle ensued. According to Corlis the whole ordeal was an amazing display …

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Two Thousand Mice Dropped On Guam to Kill Snakes

It was an odd site in Guam on Sunday, as two thousand mice floated down from the sky on tiny cardboard and tissue paper parachutes. Why were mice flying through the air? They were dropped from a plane over the Andersen Air Force Base in the United States territory of Guam on a mission to kill the brown tree snakes …

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Another Snake Hoarder Charged in Ohio

A Cleveland, Ohio area man plead not guilty to the illegal selling of dangerous animals, after authorities found roughly 100 snakes in his home. Police found 97 non-venomous snakes, as well as a few vipers, after Joseph McCollum, 46, went to a Struthers, Ohio emergency room for treatment for a rattlesnake bite. McCollum, along with girlfriend Michelle Barrett, were arrested, …

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Snake Handler Dons Google Glass To Show Us How She Inspects Venomous Snakes

Google Glass offers us a chance to see the world through the eyes of some of the most interesting professions in the world. The Taronga Zoo in Sydney has already shown us what a day in the life of a zookeeper is like, and now the Houston Zoo shows us what life is like for those who handle dangerous animals. …

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Decapitated Snake Bites Itself in Your Daily WTF Video

Warning, this may creep you out – depending on your tolerance for nature being freaky as hell. I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret about my phobias. I really, really hate spiders. I also really, really hate centipedes. Basically, my rule is that if it has 8 legs or more – screw that. Anything that has …

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19-Foot Python Found, Killed in Miami

Though the classic Jennifer Lopez/Ice Cube movie Anaconda may have exaggerated it just a bit, it is true that snakes can grow to a terrifying size. Now, one man in Miami has found a record-setting snake that’s longer than three human adults are tall. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a man named Jason Leon has …

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Player Dies: Snake Bite Kills From Field Hockey Pitch

An Australian field hockey player was bitten by a snake while attempting to get it off the pitch and died hours later, officials say. A series of unfortunate circumstances led to the death of 26-year old Karl Berry on Tuesday; thinking the snake was non-venomous, he picked it up without hesitation and threw it into the bushes, suffering a bite …

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53 King Cobras In Car, Driver Arrested

A man in Vietnam was arrested on Monday after officials discovered 53 King Cobra snakes in his car when he was stopped in Hanoi. The man says he was paid to transport them, but there are few details at this time as to where he was taking them or who paid him. Authorities say the snakes were taken to a …

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Not Afraid Of Snakes? You Will Be After Watching This Severed Snake Head Move In For A Kill

Snakes are terrifying. The good thing is that snakes are mortal. They can no longer harm us after its head has been lopped off, right? Right? National Geographic reports that Santa Cruz resident Thomas Scott recently found himself face-to-face with a rattlesnake. He valiantly chopped its head off, but found that nature is never that easy to subdue: Holy sh*t, …

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This Robot Snake Will Wrap Around Your Neck With A Deathlike Grip

Snakes, and their total absence of limbs, make them some of the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not to mention the variety of ways snakes can kill us. Why then must science create a robotic version of Satan’s avatar? The Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University has been hard at work on what they call a modular snake robot. …

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