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Australians warned against surge in snakes and spiders

The residents of the Australian state of New South Wales have been warned about a surge in snakes and spiders, thanks to weather patterns. The La Nina weather phenomenon will create conditions for mo...

Police escort woman bitten by pit viper to hospital in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police helped a woman bitten by a brown spotted pit viper in Keelung to cut her trip to the hospital by 10 minutes Thursday (Nov. 18), and she was declared to be in no dan...

Video shows 2 venomous many-banded kraits 'fighting' in Taipei riverside park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors to a Taipei riverside park on Thursday evening (Aug. 19) were startled to encounter two large, intertwined, many-banded krait snakes. While jogging in Dajia Ri...

North Carolina owner of venomous snakes facing charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man whose venomous snake escaped from his home and terrorized a neighborhood for several days is facing multiple misdemeanor charges, authorities said. ...

Venomous snake captured in North Carolina capital

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A venomous snake has been captured two days after it was spotted on the loose in a neighborhood of North Carolina’s capital. The Raleigh Police Department sent ...

Venomous snake on the loose in North Carolina capital

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina are warning people to be on the lookout for a venomous snake on the loose. The Raleigh Police Department sent out a notice early Tue...

Turkish mafia scandal threatens Erdogan government

Turkish mafia boss Sedat Peker is leveling serious accusations against leading government lawmakers. He has published five videos on YouTube in which he claims that high-profile politicians from Turke...

Taiwan snake guru's private zoo closes after his death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News that the renowned "World's Snake King Educational Farm (世界蛇王教育農場)" in Tainan quietly shut down last October has only now reached the public. The priv...

Video shows cobras feasting on rice in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video captured in eastern Taiwan surfaced on Friday (July 24) showing the rare spectacle of cobras scarfing down rice. On Sunday, Hualien County Councillor Wu Tung-shen...

Reptile breeder pays fine after 157 venomous snakes seized

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A reptile breeder in upstate New York has paid a $500 fine related to the possession of more than 150 venomous snakes in his home, the state Department of Environmental Conservatio...

Taiwan nature photographer shares thrilling stories behind his photos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nature photographer Hsu Jen-hsiu (徐仁修) was invited to be a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's Celebrity Interviews unit. I-Fun Learning is ...

Fireman bitten by highly venomous Taiwan habu in Keelung B&B

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A firefighter was hospitalized after he was bitten by a venomous viper while trying to remove it from a bed and breakfast in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung on Wednesd...

Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile atte...

Highly venomous Taiwan habu slithers onto deliveryman's scooter in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A highly venomous Taiwan habu, or Brown Spotted Pitviper (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus, 龜殼花蛇) was spotted on Thursday (June 27) inside a beverage deliveryman's scooter in N...

Woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe says the squawking of some blue jays outside her un...