Reptiles

October 05, 2018 - 3:58 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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Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, chats with Gladesman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner Ron Bergeron during an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 12, 2018 - 8:29 pm
THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state's top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner,...
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An San Antonio Animal Care Services officer carries a bag containing a snake removed from a home in the 500 block of Kayton Avenua on San Antonio's Southside, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Around 100 snakes, including two 12-15 foot long reticulated pythons were discovered at the home. (Josie Norris /The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 5:30 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals' living conditions. Animal Care Services seized 136 reticulated pythons and ball pythons Wednesday after weeks of attempting to work...
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August 31, 2018 - 1:40 pm
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot. Braintree police say the timber rattlesnake was discovered Wednesday night near X1 Boston. Experts think the rattlesnake likely came from the nearby 6,000-acre...
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August 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm
CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — A college student in central New York has to collect a 5-foot-long boa constrictor from a local wildlife center after a fellow student found the pet reptile hiding behind her dorm room refrigerator. Syracuse.com reports that a female student at Hamilton College found the snake...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:31 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake on 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 29, 2018 - 9:50 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake in her shopping cart while picking out produce. Laura Walitsky says she was at a Wegmans supermarket in Pittsford Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile wrapped on...
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August 28, 2018 - 9:10 am
ENDWELL, N.Y. (AP) — The family and friends of a teacher from upstate New York killed while protecting her dog from an attacking alligator last week are fundraising to buy school supplies for needy children. Forty-five-year-old Cassandra Cline was dragged into a lagoon and killed while she was...
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August 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said the Alabama resident, who was vacationing on Kauai last...
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August 23, 2018 - 7:33 am
MADRID (AP) — The European law enforcement agency says Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10,000 euros ($11,500) each. Europol says Thursday that police in Mallorca seized around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs,...
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