snakes

Terrifying kukri snakes slice open TOADS before inserting their heads into their bodies and and eating their organs while the prey is still ALIVE New research describes disturbing behaviour in three species...

Sly snakes have worked out how to use their bodies as LASSOS to climb poles designed by conservationists to protect the nests of endangered birds Researchers in Guam were trying to find ways to stop snakes...

Snake eyes: Serpents hunt in the dark by turning body heat from prey into a ‘thermal image’ thanks to a unique organ in their nose Some snakes have the ability to hunt in total darkness with...

Sea snakes have been evolving to see in changing underwater light conditions for 15 MILLION years so they can continue to see prey and predators deep below the surface Genetic modifications over time...

Snakes are facing extinction as temperatures rise due to climate change with some species losing 90 per cent of their habitat Global warming makes it harder for snakes to stay at ideal body temperature It...

Taylor Swift is back – and this time, it’s all about her. The 29-year-old has been counting down to a mystery release for the past few weeks, with her website being replaced by a ticking clock counting...

A massive albino boa constrictor mauled its owners hand in a feeding time disaster. The man can be seen dangling a dead rabbit in front of the caged snake before it darts forward and sinks its fangs into...

Stunned postal workers have voiced their horror after discovering someone had tried to post a live python in a parcel. The snake was found inside a package in Malaysia. Postal firm Pos Laju described the...

A pensioner was left stunned when she opened her oven and found a huge snake lurking inside. The 82-year-old was about to cook chips for dinner when she spotted the reptile and slammed the door shut. ...

A forest ranger posing for a photo with a 30ft python he had just rescued was nearly killed by the serpent’s crushing force. As Sanjoy Dutta posed for the camera with the snake draped across his...

Scientists made the surprising discovery of the oldest known lizard fossil deep in the Dolomites in Italy. With the discovery of a 240-million-year old Megachirella wachtleri fossil that was found hidden...