Cat rescues owner from venomous snake

2015-11-24 21:01

A woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat, which rushed in and pounced on the snake.

Who let the crocs out?

2015-10-16 22:38

Dozens of crocodiles have escaped from a farm in central Thailand, highlighting lax oversight of the world's largest crocodile-farming industry, and frightening some of the locals.

Global snake bite deaths underestimated

2015-09-30 22:14

Snake bites kill more people than all other so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases combined.

Cuban crocodiles hatch in US zoo

2015-08-13 08:13

Five endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the US's National Zoo.

Florida takes aim at cat-eating African lizards

2015-04-10 22:09

A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people.

Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

2015-03-31 21:25

Canadian federal police have charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013.

Man loves 'shy, fun and friendly' snakes

2015-03-15 16:24

Snakes were created by God like all other creatures, says Nicholas Mashaba of the reptiles he describes as shy, fun and friendly.

Mystery of snake venom unravelled

2015-02-10 16:47

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how the Costa Rican coral snake's venom causes seizures in its victims, a finding that could boost research into schizophrenia, epilepsy and chronic pain.

Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

2014-09-23 16:26

A baby girl has suffered head injuries after being attacked by a monitor lizard on a resort island in southern Malaysia.

Crocodile caught wandering around mall

2014-04-11 10:25

Police say a crocodile was apparently left outside a Northern California shopping mall by someone who didn't want it anymore.


PMB girl rushed to hospital after snake bite

2015-11-08 20:36

An eight-year-old girl is in a serious condition in a Pietermaritzburg hospital after she was bitten by a Night Adder in Northdale on Sunday.

French customs seizes 115 live scorpions

2015-10-01 18:38

French customs have seized 115 live scorpions headed from Cameroon to US, perhaps for Internet sale.

Madagascar agents foil tortoise smugglers

2015-09-30 18:05

Madagascar customs agents have found more than 700 tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country.

Oldest lizard embryos discovered

2015-07-16 06:19

Tiny fossil eggs long thought to harbour the embryos of dinosaurs or primitive birds, in fact contained unhatched baby lizards - the oldest ever found.

Three-legged lizard freed from drain pipe

2015-04-07 16:49

A reptile wrangler has spent hours rescuing an adult Nile Monitor that was trapped in a pipe at a factory in Prospecton, south of Durban.

Thieves steal Royal pythons

2015-03-23 20:09

British police are hunting for thieves who broke into an apartment in northwest England and stole 38 Royal Python snakes.

Snakes and rats to head for suburbs, warn Cape fire experts

2015-03-08 14:24

Experts have warned Capetonians that rats and mice from fire-ravaged areas will head for the suburbs in search of food and snakes will follow them.

Croc on the loose in UK 'apprehended'

2014-10-15 21:37

British police have been called out to capture a crocodile on the loose in the south-western city of Plymouth.

Wanted: Owner of Greek isle's mystery croc

2014-07-07 21:20

As reptile experts scale up plans to capture a two-metre crocodile that mysteriously appeared on the tourist island of Crete, appeals have gone out for its owner to come forward.

Australia shoots down crocodile hunting

2014-03-27 10:27

Australia has rejected a plan to let big-game hunters shoot crocodiles in the country's tropical north, saying such a scheme risked encouraging "cruel" behaviour.

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