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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...

Exotic animals removed from home where alligator escaped

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week. Among the ...

Cobra seen on the loose in Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A venomous cobra was spotted near a swimming pool in a park in Taipei City on Wednesday morning (June 5), days after video footage of a cobra in Taichung spooked many Taiwanese...

Video shows giant cobra on Taichung, Taiwan hiking trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the weather heats up and sightings of venomous snakes such as cobras have been on the rise on hiking trails, the Taichung City Tourism Bureau last week posted video of a cob...

Drone delivery of antivenom to Taiwan's Alishan may be world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A drone successfully delivered a dose of antivenom to a remote mountain clinic in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi Count on April 19, potentially setting a world record for the...

Texas animal control seizes hundreds of snakes, rodents

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals' living conditions. ...

Police: Connecticut man was trying to sell viper, cobras

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have charged a man they say was trying to sell venomous snakes. State environmental police on Thursday charged 21-year-old Cameron DeFrances ...

US Customs agents find cobras inside mail at JFK Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents received a slithery surprise when they checked a mail container at Kennedy International Airport. The agency said Tuesday th...