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New Aussie snake already at risk

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...

Invasive Burmese Pythons Are Good Navigators and Can Find Their Way...

Invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida are able to find their way home even when moved far away from their capture locations, a finding...

Long, slow death for relocated ‘nuisance’ animals

It’s a common phenomenon around the world: when humans observe wildlife in their neighborhood that they consider a nuisance, they call government wildlife officials...

Pushing them out: Snake ancestor likely gave birth to live young

The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and...

Burmese python genome reveals extreme adaptation

Scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine who sequenced the genome of the Burmese python have discovered large numbers of rapidly evolved...

Snakes vs. primates: Who’s the baddest of them all?

More than a quarter of the men in a modern Filipino hunter-gatherer group have been attacked by giant pythons, reports a study that also...

Main squeeze not needed for boa mom

In a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating. More strikingly, the finding sho...

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