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20

Aug

Why snakes don’t slip when climbing treesSnakes turn themselves into accordions to shimmy up trees.

Why snakes don’t slip when climbing trees
Snakes turn themselves into accordions to shimmy up trees.

16

Jul

Celebrate World Snake Day with adorable baby snakes
While they might give many folks the heebie-jeebies, snakes deserve some credit for their invaluable place in ecosystems around the world. That’s why July 16 is designated as World Snake Day.

07

Jul

'World's deadliest island' has one snake for every square meterMore than 4,000 deadly snakes call this tiny 110-acre island home, including one species with venom that can ‘melt human flesh.’

'World's deadliest island' has one snake for every square meter
More than 4,000 deadly snakes call this tiny 110-acre island home, including one species with venom that can ‘melt human flesh.’

28

Apr

A certain venomous snake bites people in their sleepResearchers aren’t sure why the snakes saw fit to bite sleeping humans, but suspect the snakes may have been looking for a warmer places to curl up for the night.

A certain venomous snake bites people in their sleep
Researchers aren’t sure why the snakes saw fit to bite sleeping humans, but suspect the snakes may have been looking for a warmer places to curl up for the night.

22

Mar

Sea snakes are the camels of the oceanThe yellow-bellied sea snake can drift along the ocean for months without sources of freshwater.

Sea snakes are the camels of the ocean
The yellow-bellied sea snake can drift along the ocean for months without sources of freshwater.

15

Mar

Snakes have always had a bad rap — even before St. Patrick “banished” these slithering reptiles from Ireland. Do you know your stuff when it comes to snakes? Take the quiz and find out!

Snakes have always had a bad rap — even before St. Patrick “banished” these slithering reptiles from Ireland. Do you know your stuff when it comes to snakes? Take the quiz and find out!

03

Dec

The science behind pythons’ massive mealsThe changes that occur in a python’s body after feeding require the coordination of thousands of genes, new research into the reptilian genome shows.

The science behind pythons’ massive meals
The changes that occur in a python’s body after feeding require the coordination of thousands of genes, new research into the reptilian genome shows.

12

Nov

 Coachwhip snake improves its vision by controlling blood flow This species adjusts the blood flow to their eyes depending on the situation, favoring more blood when they’re in danger and less when they’re shedding.

Coachwhip snake improves its vision by controlling blood flow
This species adjusts the blood flow to their eyes depending on the situation, favoring more blood when they’re in danger and less when they’re shedding.

08

Aug

The secret lives of baby snakes revealedInfant snakes are often eating whole rodents only a few weeks after hatching, which in turn helps the ecosystem and cuts down on spreadable diseases.

The secret lives of baby snakes revealed
Infant snakes are often eating whole rodents only a few weeks after hatching, which in turn helps the ecosystem and cuts down on spreadable diseases.

06

Aug

15-foot long African rock python escapes from pet store, kills 2 boys in Canada