Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Indian Fair pays tribute to snake goddess

Indian Fair pays tribute to snake goddess: "A 130-year-old festival aims to educate locals about the snakes that live in their backyards.

In India, there is a reason to have hesitation of some snakes; even reptile folks would need to..."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Boa constrictors can have babies without mating

ScienceDaily (2010-11-03) -- In a finding that upends decades of scientific theory on reptile reproduction, researchers have discovered that female boa constrictors can squeeze out babies without mating. More strikingly, the finding shows that the babies produced from this asexual reproduction have attributes previously believed to be impossible.
Read the full article here.

World's Longest Snake Dies

Fluffy, the world's longest snake according to the Guinness Book of World Records, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 26, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Fluffy, formerly owned by Bob Clark, was a gentle 24 foot-long reticulated python. Check out pictures of Fluffy and read the full story here.