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Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban

2017-04-18 08:11

US wildlife officials can't legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals court has ruled.

KZN man dies after snake bite

2017-03-07 16:06

Paramedics say a 28-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man who was bitten by a snake has been found dead at his home in Port Shepstone, south of Durban.

Boy recovering after cobra bit him in his sleep

2016-12-27 08:23

A 12-year old boy who was bitten on the shoulder by a spitting cobra is recovering well and even keeps the dead snake in a bottle to brag about it, his mother says.

Mikayla passes Grade 1 on 3rd try after snake bite

2016-12-07 12:48

A 10-year-old girl bitten by a Mozambique spitting cobra almost five years ago has finally passed Grade 1, on her third attempt.

Toilet snake caught

2016-12-06 12:40

The huge cobra that was lurking in the drains of a block of flats in Pretoria has been caught.

Police stop bus carrying 120 live cobras

2016-11-25 12:29

Police have seized 120 live cobras being carried in boxes on a bus in Vietnam in violation of a law banning transportation of products dangerous to people.

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Video shows KZN residents carrying 5m python alongside N2

Motorists on the N2 on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast stared in awe as a group of men casually walked along the highway, carrying a 5m-long African Rock python on Sunday.

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Expert warns of ‘restless’ snakes

2015-11-09 12:17

It is snake season and everyone needs to be on high alert, warns snake expert Garth Carpenter.

Can you identify these 12 dangerous snakes?

2015-03-11 15:21

Snakes could be slithering around close to your home in the wake of the Cape fires. Snake expert Arno Naude speaks to Health24 about snakes you should know about.

Why you shouldn't panic when a snake bites you

2015-02-24 10:26

It is important not to panic after being bitten by a snake – speeding to get to a hospital might be more dangerous than the snakebite.

 

Ssscary! Cleaning staff finds python in hotel room drawer

2017-04-11 21:01

A worker at a Massachusetts hotel got a slithery surprise while cleaning a room - a 1.5m snake left in a drawer.

New discovery by Wits researchers: Puff adders use 'lingual luring' to hunt

2017-02-01 09:17

After analysing thousands of hours of video footage, two Wits University researchers have shown that puff adders actively lure their prey into striking range using their tongues.

Snake sightings on the rise this summer

2016-12-08 10:05

With summer heating up, snake season is also in full swing and local snake catchers say they have been receiving a number of callouts for various venomous snake species found in people’s homes.

'Toilet snake' to be released into the wild

2016-12-06 16:03

The "toilet snake" found in a Pretoria block of flats will be released back into the wild.

'Gatvol' residents want toilet snake dead

2016-11-29 13:17

As days go by with the poisonous snouted cobra still on the loose at a Pretoria block of flats, residents are now considering taking drastic action to ensure their safety.

Snake latches onto man's penis as he squats on toilet

2016-05-26 13:30

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and bit him in the penis as he was using a squat toilet.

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WATCH: Zim farmer pries huge python from bakkie

Watch a Zimbabwean farmer prying a massive python from under the bonnet of his bakkie.

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Opossums may help humans neutralise snake venom

2015-03-23 10:19

Opossums suffer no ill effects from snake bite venom, and research has found that a certain protein the creatures possess seems to neutralise the venom.

SA snakes and snakebites: a parent's guide

2015-03-05 12:03

A quick guide to which South African snakes are dangerous, what their bites can do and what to do if your child was bitten by a snake.

Puff adder bites boy

2015-02-17 21:02

A boy died after a puff adder slipped into his bed and bit him in a village in southern Zimbabwe.

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