ARTICLES RELATING TO SNAKES

Escaped deadly cobra terrorises German town

2019-08-27 19:15

A deadly cobra was on the loose in the German town of Herne on Tuesday, with local residents told to keep their windows closed and steer clear of long grass.

Black mamba sightings: It's mating season, so 'call the professionals'

2019-06-20 05:33

It is normal for people to see many black mambas this time of year and residents should call professional handlers if they encounter one, the KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation advises.

Frogs are dying off at record rates — an ominous sign the 6th mass extinction is hitting one group of creatures hardest

2019-06-08 10:51

Up to 40% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Here are 15 rare species of frogs, geckos, and snakes caught colourfully on camera.

A man was bitten in the face by a snake, and the horrifying moment was captured on a doorbell cam

2019-05-08 17:54

On Sunday, a man in Lawton, Oklahoma was bitten in the face by a snake when visiting his a friend. The footage of the bite is scary.

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WATCH: Mozambique spitting cobra keeps Durban neighbourhood on its toes

A 1.4m Mozambique spitting cobra was captured outside a house in Verulam, Durban, on Tuesday.

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There’s one only lab in South Africa that produces snake antivenom – which it makes inside horses

2018-10-08 06:27

The injection that could save your life if you are bitten by a rinkhals, or black mamba, black widow spider, starts its journey in the blood of a horse.

WATCH: Moment 2-metre long snake is found in London street

2018-07-19 10:21

There was a small measure of pandemonium in London’s Stepney Street when pedestrians spotted a two-metre long snake.

Bitten by a snake, bear and a shark – in less than four years!

2018-05-01 17:20

When a shark bit Dylan McWilliams last Thursday he set a record few would envy him. Warning: Graphic content

WATCH: Snakes on a train: Fearless man kills snake with bare hands

2017-11-23 09:20

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

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.

 

WATCH: 2.5m black mamba 'knocks' on sliding door in Verulam, KZN

2019-06-27 16:33

A black mamba has been caught on camera trying to enter a home in Verulam, north of Durban.

These are SA's top 3 wild animals responsible for sending victims to the ER

2019-06-18 18:30

Is it the lion? Is it the crocodile? Or is it the lumbering two-ton hippo? Turns out, it’s none of them.

‘Thank God I’m alive’, says man after killing mamba

2019-05-28 12:14

A Pietermaritzburg man got the fright of his life when he encountered a deadly black mamba while cycling on Sunday.

WATCH: Mozambique spitting cobra rears its head from North West toilet

2019-03-26 07:31

One Pretoria mom got much more than she bargained for during a recent trip to the North West, when a Mozambique spitting cobra unexpectedly reared its head from a toilet her daughter was using.

There's a snake on my stoep! This is how to handle slithery visitors

2018-10-17 14:22

Spring is snake season and the reptiles can be found anywhere - in bedrooms and kitchens and urban gardens. Here's what to do should you encounter a snake, or get bitten by one.

GIANT PYTHONS TAKE OVER!

2018-07-31 15:15

CREATURES of every shape and size are living in terror in parts of Florida as massive snakes go on the rampage.

An airline passenger was caught trying to smuggle a python on a plane by hiding it inside a hard drive at Miami International Airport

2018-07-11 22:10

US transport safety officials stopped snake from "boarding" a plane in Miami after they found it was smuggled into a portable hard drive.

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WATCH: Snake caught comfortably sitting in bedroom corner

A Durban-based family woke up to a quite a surprise when they discovered a black mamba curled underneath a sleeper couch in their living room. Watch.

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'Quite the surprise' - Family finds huge python curled-up on car's engine

2017-11-11 12:21

The last thing an Australian family expected to find under the bonnet of their car was a massive python.

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.

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