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Deadly and ‘very agitated’ snake found in English shipping container

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Staff at an English animal hospital were in for a shock when they responded to a call about an unusual creature -- which turned out to be an aggressive and deadly snake. A call from a local stonemasonry firm alerted...

Woman comes face to face with snake in Australian supermarket

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The head of the 10-foot non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice jars in the Sydney store. "I was in the spice aisle just looking for something to put on my chicken that night so...

Highly venomous cobra snake missing in Texas town, police warn

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The Grand Prairie Police in Grand Prairie, Texas, said Wednesday that a West African Banded Cobra went missing on Tuesday evening.  According to officials, the State of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has granted...

‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’ and ‘Masters of the Universe’ roll out old toys in new packages

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Old toys never die. They just keep coming back in new poses and flexing different muscles as movies and TV shows. This weekend brings two popular artifacts from many a childhood back to screens: "Snake Eyes: G.I. Jo...

Gorillas find snake in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom exhibit in viral video

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Guests visiting the Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida got to see something special when they stopped by the gorilla exhibit. Apparently, a small snake had made its way into the enclosure and t...

Bernie Madoff: Inside the life and death of the ‘snake oil salesman’

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A decades-long force on Wall Street, Madoff shocked the world when he pleaded guilty in 2009 to running a vast Ponzi scheme that prosecutors said swindled thousands out of their life savings. The scheme began in the ...

Kid finds live snake in bag of lettuce

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A mom from Australia shared photos on Facebook of a shocking surprise her son found in a bag of lettuce. It’s never fun to find a living creature hiding in a package of food, especially when that animal is a poisonou...

A snake that smiles right back at you … three times

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. There are a few reptile fanatics that smile when they see sna...

This snake turns its body into a lasso to climb up smooth surfaces

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Snake-haters, look away -- and, whatever you do, don't look up. Scientists have discovered that brown tree snakes can use a lasso-like movement to climb large, smooth cylindrical objects -- a way of moving never se...

Scientists discover a new species of snake hiding in plain sight

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Sometimes, looking at things we thought we knew with fresh eyes (and new tools) can lead to incredible discoveries. That's what happened when Jeff Weinell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Kansas' ...

Iridescent snake with shimmering scales discovered in Vietnam

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In 2019, American and Vietnamese scientists were researching biodiversity in the jungles and mountains of Vietnam when they stumbled upon a strange-looking snake. It was dark and iridescent, its scales shifting thro...

Snake venom can now be made in a lab and that could save many lives

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If you're unlucky enough to have a poisonous snake sink its fangs into you, your best hope is an antivenom, which has been made in the same way since Victorian times. It involves milking snake venom by hand and in...

A family cat brought home a snake with two heads. We have many questions

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It's the stuff of ancient mythology. While it may not be a snake with a head on either end of its body, it's not too far off. A Florida family's cat brought a rare snake sporting two heads into their Palm Harbor ho...

Bus passenger uses live snake as a face mask

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Transportation officials in the UK have warned commuters not to use live snakes as face coverings, after a bus passenger was spotted with a large reptile wrapped around his head. The man raised eyebrows during his ...