Snakes

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Three dead boa constrictors discovered at Carbeth Loch near Glasgow
SSPCA says circumstances of incident suspicious as its launches appeal for information about the snakes

Christy Cooney

14, Jan, 2023 @5:18 PM

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A cat with nine lives on cloud nine | Brief letters
Brief letters: Too many pills | No dogs harmed | King Charles’s P45 | Hoarding film canisters | Finding a snake’s clitoris | Nurses’ pay

16, Dec, 2022 @6:19 PM

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Snakes have clitorises: scientists overcome ‘a massive taboo around female genitalia’
Scientists say previous research mistook the organs on female snakes as scent glands or under-developed versions of penises

Donna Lu

14, Dec, 2022 @2:26 AM

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‘They’ll swim, they’ll climb trees’: experts hissue warning over snakes on the flood plains
As flood waters surge into South Australia, ecologists say locals should give fleeing snakes a wide berth

Tory Shepherd

30, Nov, 2022 @12:45 AM

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Python swallows woman at plantation in Indonesia
Body of 54-year-old worker found in stomach of 7-metre snake on island of Sumatra

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Reno Surya

26, Oct, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Trouser snakes: US man accused of smuggling three reptiles in his pants
New Yorker accused of hiding large Burmese pythons in trousers while crossing from Canada in July could face 20-year sentence

Gloria Oladipo in New York

07, Oct, 2022 @5:09 PM

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An escaped 18ft python found its way into a Hampshire home – it’s more common than you think | Paul Rowley
Even the most experienced reptile keepers can get caught out by a restless serpent. But there are simple ways to stay safe, says herpetologist Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley

25, Aug, 2022 @2:32 PM

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‘Out of a horror movie’: Pennsylvania officer shoots snake around man’s neck
Officer was able to fire one shot that injured 15ft reptile because its midportion, not head, was around the victim’s neck

Victoria Bekiempis

21, Jul, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Beware of the cobra: why snakebites are soaring in the UK
Doctors have treated more than 300 people attacked by snakes. Blame the craze for exotic pets, not the humble adder

20, Jul, 2022 @12:41 PM

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Rattlesnakes thrive in California amid increasingly hot temperatures
Study finds Pacific rattlesnakes, which can’t control their own temperature, prefer places where the climate averages 80F

Katharine Gammon

27, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Lizards or snakes? The stark game of survival playing out in Ibiza
The growing trend for imported olive trees has brought hordes of invasive snakes to the Spanish island, threatening the future of its wall lizard

Sam Jones in Ibiza

27, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Young country diary: The grass snake was trapped – but we set it free | Max
East Sussex: It was really struggling and couldn’t wriggle away. Then my granny’s friend had an idea

21, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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