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Boa Constrictor

WATCH: Huge Snake Devours Whole Monkey

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.30.2013 | Science

If a snake eats a monkey in the forest and no one sees it, does it make a difference? New evidence suggests that it does. For the first time, scient...

2 Boys Found Dead After Python Escape

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | Weird News

CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick — Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, police said Monday. Th...

Rattled With PTSD: Post Traumatic Snake Disorder

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Irene Monroe

This 4th of July there will be no grilling on my back porch. And here's why: This past Sunday morning I found myself in a chapter of a Stephen King novel.

WATCH: Man Wrestles Cat Away From Boa Constrictor

Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

Cats may have nine lives, but it seems they still need a little help when they get stuck in a tight spot. One kitty was in need of such a rescue wh...

Officials Back Down Against Man With Dozens Of Snakes

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah snake collector who says his rare boa constrictors are getting a bad rap has won at least a temporary reprieve from an order ...

Exploring Brazil's Wild Rio Negro

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Rio Negro, I am told, is a river like any other.

'Call Of The Wildman': Catching Boa Constrictor With Bare Hands

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

Ernie "Turtleman" Brown, Jr. is very good at what he does, even if he uses unorthodox methods to accomplish his goals. He runs his own business, takin...

Titanoboa, Biggest Snake That Ever Lived, Was HOW Big?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

What's the world's biggest snake? Experts say it's the reticulated python, specimens of which can exceed 20 feet in length. But these big guys are pip...

WATCH: Boa Constrictor Crawls Inside Morning Show Host's Shirt

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

A massive boa constrictor took a liking to a Chicago morning show host Thursday -- and crawled inside her shirt while the show was taping. During ...

Boa Constrictors' Big Squeeze: How Do They Know When To Stop?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

Boas and other constrictors kill by literally squeezing the life out of their prey--no secret there. But how do they know when to stop squeezing? ...

UPDATE: Some Snakes Survived Littleton Reptile Fire

Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

An exotic reptile business in Littleton has lost about 3,000 snakes in a fire reported around 5:30 a.m. this morning. The store, known as Pro Exotics,...

Pennsylvania's Cemetery Snake Now Up For Adoption

Posted 10.19.2011 | Weird News

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A six-foot boa constrictor that crashed a funeral a few months ago has been nursed back to health and is ready to be adopted. ...

Surprised Driver Accidentally Runs Over Missing Boa Constrictor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MAROA, Ill. — An out-of-its-element boa constrictor missing in central Illinois' corn and soybean country since late last month has been found. ...

Snake Gives Virgin Birth to Bizarre Offspring

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

You might be surprised to learn that virgin births occur in nature, not just in religious tradition and mythology. Some insects and other invertebra...

What to Do With a Cantankerous Caiman and Other Exotics That No Longer "Fit" In

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ann West

Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.