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...

Snake fan hunts pythons in Florida to save other critters

IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES (AP) — Florida is paying $8.10 an hour to hunt invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades, but Brian Hargrove says he'd work for free. He's enjoying special...

Arizona bill would let city dwellers shoot snakes in yards

PHOENIX (AP) — Residents in Arizona cities who spot a rat or snake in their yard will be able to shoot the animals using a small-caliber gun loaded with tiny pellets under legislation that Republicans...

World's last wild frankincense forests are under threat

ERIGAVO, Somalia (AP) — In a tradition dating to Biblical times, men rise at dawn in the rugged Cal Madow mountains of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa to scale rocky outcrops in search of the prized ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: AFGHANISTAN — A suicide bomber kills at least 28 people and injures 45 others inside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. By Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah. SENT: 410 words...

Australian man bitten by venomous snake twice in 3 days

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A man working to clear trees and shrubs in the Australian Outback has been bitten by venomous snakes twice in three days. The RACQ Rescue helicopter servic...