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Man Cuddles With Pythons To Celebrate The New Year

Burmese pythons aren’t generally thought of as cute or cuddly, but maybe the guy in this picture can change our minds. He’s cuddling with a bunch of pythons, some of which are over ten feet in length, as a celebration of the new year.  Ain’t no party like a snake cuddlin’ party, cause a snake cuddlin’ party [...]

Black Mambas are Good for Something

The black mamba snake is a very fast and dangerous snake that can strike before you ever know what hit you. Its venom can be deadly, but scientists have found it also has a surprisingly beneficial painkiller in it, which might turn out to be a new miracle drug. The researchers looked at venom from 50 [...]

Beautiful Prosthetic Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project gives people who have prosthetic limbs the chance to stand out uniquely. Paralympian and swimming champion Jo-Jo Cranfield, pictured above, wears an arm with a realistic-looking snake coiled around it. Other unique limbs include a floral-patterned leg and a leg that appears to have built-in stereo speakers. Link -via Breda Fallacy

Cobra Bites Man, Man Bites Back and Kills Cobra

Like the Captain says, “If someone tries to kill you, you try and kill ’em right back.” A man in Nepal understood this rule and took revenge on a snake that bit him: Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died. “I [...]

Snake Oil Soap

Snake Oil Soap – $5.95 Gather round folks! Behold the Snake Oil soap from the NeatoShop. This little bar of soap contains real cobra oil. That’s right, cobra oil so you can cleanse yourself from top to bottom. It makes the perfect gift for those who believe in fast talking, quackery, and love using questionable products. Be [...]

Snake with a Can on Its Head: Would You Help It?

If you see a cute mammal with its head stuck in something, you’d probably help. But what about this case? Would you help the snake? And how would you do it without getting yourself hurt? Via [...]

5 Questions: ‘Snake’ Eyes

Thursday’s 5 Questions quiz wants to know how the world looks through ‘Snake’ Eyes

What Do Snakes and Sticks Have to Do With Doctors?

If you’ve ever seen the World Health Organization or American Medical Association logo, or the “star of life” on the side of an ambulance, you might have wondered what a snake wrapped around a stick has to do with those who fix what ails us. Well, that stick is the asklepian, or rod of Asclepius. In [...]

Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Invasion Stories

Introduction of non-native species to a new environment is often done completely by accident. Anywhere people travel, something unseen can be traveling along, too. Planes, ships, and other methods of distant travel have taken critters to places they don’t belong, and we only discover the problems they cause much later. 1. Snakes on Guam Sometime between 1945 [...]

Sea Kraits Hunt in Packs

You know what’s scarier than a venomous snake? A venomous snake that swims like fish in the ocean. From BBC’s Planet Earth, here’s a very interesting video clip about the unlikely cooperation between banded sea kraits that hunt in packs: Link [...]