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A redback spider Vs the No 2 deadliest snake in Australialand .. all your phobias in one except clowns ..

 
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A snake has been found on a flight to Anchorage, Alaska.

It was left on a commuter flight after a passenger had left the animal, which was listed as a pet, in the cabin on a previous flight.

Passengers were first made aware of it when the pilot announced: "Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is."

The pale yellow five foot snake wasn't venomous and was first spotted by a boy who was climbing his seat. ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/artic...ally-snake-on-a-plane?ocid=socialflow_twitter
 

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Indonesian man's body found inside python - police
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Image copyrightWEST SULAWESI POLICE
Image captionPolice said they had cut the snake open and found the man inside
A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police.

Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil.

In the search for the 25-year-old, police told BBC Indonesian that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man.

The reticulated python, reported to be 7m (23ft)-long, was cut open and the man's body was found.

Reticulated pythons are among the world's longest reptiles and suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.

Pythons rarely kill and eat humans, although there are occasional reports of them swallowing young children or animals.

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Mashura, a spokesperson for the police in West Sulawesi province told BBC Indonesian that villagers reported to police that Akbar had been missing for 24 hours.

Police then conducted a search and found the snake near the family's palm plantation.

"They didn't find him (Akbar), but the villagers saw an unmoving python in the ditch. They grew suspicious that maybe the snake had Akbar. When they cut it open, Akbar was inside the snake," Mashura, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said.
Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs.

While they normally avoid human settlements, they would see palm oil plantations as a good hunting ground, he said, as they attract animals like boars, primates or dogs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39427458
 

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who was fined for allowing his pet snake to slither freely in a South Dakota park said an animal control officer suggested he use a leash to restrain the reptile.

Jerry Kimball said he initially thought the recommendation was a joke because it was April Fool's Day when he was fined $190 and ticketed last week for "animals running at large," told the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2oMstxK ).

"He was literally asking me to put a rope around my snake," Kimball said. "I was like, 'Dude, no.' I was dumbfounded."

Kimball was approached by the officer after a woman complained that his Fire Bee Ball Python was roaming freely at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/south-dakota-man-gets-190-fine-snake-without-175954737.html
 

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Appeal after python goes missing in Aberdeen
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Police have appealed for help in tracing a snake which has gone missing in Aberdeen.

The royal python is 4ft 6in (1.4m) long but it is not venomous.

Officers said it went missing from the Crown Street area of the city.

They said the reptile was not a danger to the public but anyone with information about its whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-39835247
 
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Doesn't pay to French Kiss a snake.

PALATKA, Fla. (WGFL) — A Putnam County man was airlifted to a Jacksonville hospital Tuesday after he was bitten on the tongue by a venomous rattlesnake.

Putnam County Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Paul Flateau said they responded to a snakebite call around 4:30 p.m.

Flateau said they treated the man and had him airlifted to him UF Health in Jacksonville.

Flateau said he never saw a snake while at the scene and didn't know if it was a pet.

The man's name has not been released and his current condition is not known.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says deputies were not called to the scene because it was dispatched as a medical call.

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Imagine opening a tube of Pringles and a snake pops out...

A California man was arrested after a package addressed to him was found with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip cans, US officials said.

Rodrigo Franco, 34, was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with illegally importing merchandise.

Customs officials discovered the snakes, about two-feet long, while inspecting a package that was mailed to Mr Fanco from Hong Kong in March.

The shipment also contained three albino Chinese soft-shelled turtles.

Federal agents seized the snakes for safety purposes but the turtles were delivered to Mr Franco at his home in Monterey Park, California.

The agents served Mr Franco with a search warrant and found inside a children's bedroom at his home tanks containing a live baby Morelet's crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, a common snapping turtle and five diamond back terrapins, all of which are protected under US law, prosecutors said. ...

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A university in north-west Nigeria is hiring snake charmers to eradicate the danger of fatal snake bites on campus.

Zainab Umar, a final-year economics student at Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University in Katsina state, died last week after a snake bite.

The dean of student affairs, Dr Suleiman Kankara, said charmers had been hired before after snake reports.

Snake charming is commonly practiced in south Asian countries but also in parts of Africa.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41720774?ocid=socialflow_twitter
 

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I believe it is a Great Plains Ratsnake, pantherophis emoryi.

The rats are probably celebrating.
 
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I wonder how many of them are down there, swimming through sewers?

A snake found writhing in a sewer system could have been flushed down the toilet, animal welfare experts think.

The Carolina corn snake was discovered in a sewage chamber at a water treatment works in Gwynedd.

The 4ft (1.2m) long reptile was uncovered when workers at the Llanllyfni plant, near Caernarfon, were carrying out maintenance work.

RSPCA Cymru said the recovering snake was "another timely reminder" of the challenges of caring for exotic pets.

"We took the cover off the manhole and saw this 'pink thing'," said Welsh Water maintenance engineer, Keith Bridge.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41983883
 

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I wonder how many of them are down there, swimming through sewers?
If I were Joe Average Texan enjoying a few minutes' respite on the throne, and I saw in the receptacle below me something like that creature in the photo above, my response would not be a calm, measured, "Hmmm... Vertical pupils or round? Markings suggestive of...?"; it would be a World Championship-level penguin-style high jump, followed by emptying my Peacemaker down the thunderbox. And I'm not in the least afraid of snakes.

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I wonder how many of them are down there, swimming through sewers?

A snake found writhing in a sewer system could have been flushed down the toilet, animal welfare experts think.

The Carolina corn snake was discovered in a sewage chamber at a water treatment works in Gwynedd.

The 4ft (1.2m) long reptile was uncovered when workers at the Llanllyfni plant, near Caernarfon, were carrying out maintenance work.

RSPCA Cymru said the recovering snake was "another timely reminder" of the challenges of caring for exotic pets.

"We took the cover off the manhole and saw this 'pink thing'," said Welsh Water maintenance engineer, Keith Bridge.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41983883
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Probably not very many as they would soon die of cold/ be killed by rats anyway. Poor snake.
 

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'Snake egg' mystery leaves experts scrambling after Australian school's discovery
Wildlife rescuers retrieve 43 eggs believed to be from of one of the world’s most venomous snakes from school’s sandpit




Some of 43 snake eggs removed by wildlife rescue group Fawna from a school sandpit in Laurieton, New South Wales. Photograph: Fawna
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Tue 2 Jan ‘18 08.27 GMTFirst published on Tue 2 Jan ‘18 01.14 GMT

It’s a mystery as hard to grab hold of as the slippery serpents supposedly at its centre: were the 43 unidentified eggs found in a sandpit at a school on the New South Wales mid-north coast snakes, or something less sinister?

Snake social media went into meltdown on Tuesday when reports emerged that wildlife rescuers had been called in to remove a dozen mystery eggs from a sandpit at a school near the coastal town of Laurieton, 350km north of Sydney.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environ...snake-eggs-found-in-australian-school-sandpit
 
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