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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

24

May

Here’s a handy guide to some of the snakes you may run across while gardening and hiking this season.

Here’s a handy guide to some of the snakes you may run across while gardening and hiking this season.

27

Apr

Is that snake venomous?
A handy guide to some of the snakes you may run across this while gardening and hiking season.

Is that snake venomous?

A handy guide to some of the snakes you may run across this while gardening and hiking season.

25

Mar

Why sea snakes have such itty-bitty heads
Some sea snakes likely stopped interbreeding with larger-headed cousins as a survival mechanism.

Why sea snakes have such itty-bitty heads

Some sea snakes likely stopped interbreeding with larger-headed cousins as a survival mechanism.

25

Feb


Poisoned mice to be dropped on Guam to kill invasive snakes 



Millions of non-native brown snakes now live on Guam and have wiped out at least nine other species.            
Millions of non-native brown snakes now live on Guam and have wiped out at least nine other species.