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  • New Species of Sideways Stabbing Stiletto Snake Discovered
    A new species of stiletto snake has been discovered in north-western Liberia and south-eastern Guinea. Stiletto snakes are known for their ability to stab sideways. (March 27, 2019)

  • Yellow Sea Snake in Nighttime Ambush Posture
    This yellow sea snake is pictured in its nightly ambush posture. It was recently identified as a new subspecies. (August 23, 2017)

  • Ancient Snake Species Had Wing-like Projections on its Vertebrae
    Researchers have discovered the fossil of an ancient snake species that had wing-like projections from its vertebrae. (June 12, 2017)

  • Rare Venomous Sea Snake Discovered in Iranian Coastal Waters
    Scientists have discovered that a rare venomous sea snake also inhabits the Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman. (October 10, 2016)

    Scientists Discover Rainbow Boa Preying on a Vampire Bat
    Scientists have discovered a rainbow boa preying on a vampire bat. This is the first video evidence of snakes predating on large vampire bats. (October 4, 2016)

    Snake Species Dubbed Ghost Snake Discovered in Madagascar
    A new snake species named the Ghost Snake has been discovered in Madagascar. (September 4, 2016)

    New Earth Snake Species Discovered in Mexico
    A new species of orange and black earth snake has been discovered in east-central Mexico. (August 12, 2016)

    New Venomous Snake Species Discovered in Costa Rica
    Scientists have discovered a new species of venomous snake in Costa Rica. It was previously confused with another species. (July 18, 2016)

    Silver Boa Snake Species Discovered in Bahamas
    A new snake species named Silver Boa has been discovered on a remote island in the Bahamas. (June 3, 2016)

    Videos of Snakes Eating Eggs Go Viral
    A couple videos of snakes eating eggs have gone viral recently. In one video a snake eats eggs out of a bird's nest. (May 17, 2016)

    8 Meter Python Captured in Malaysia May Be Longest Ever Caught
    An 8-meter (26 feet) captured on the island of Penang in Malaysia may be the longest python ever caught. (April 11, 2016)

    Massachusetts to Populate Island With Timber Rattlesnakes
    The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife plans to populate a lake island with Timber rattlesnakes in a conservation attempt. (February 25, 2016)

    Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes Discovered in Andes
    Scientists have discovered a new snake species with pitch black eyes in the forests of the Andes. (December 3, 2015)

    Persian Dwarf Snake is Actually Six Species Say Scientists
    Scientists have determined that the Persian dwarf snake is actually six different species. (December 2, 2015)

    New Death Adder Species Discovered in Australia
    A new venomous death adder species has been discovered in Western Australia. (September 27, 2015)

    New Venomous Snake Species Discovered in Jar at Harvard University
    A snake expert has discovered a new venomous snake species in a jar on a shelf in a Harvard University collection. (August 24, 2015)

    Fossils of Ancient Snakes Discovered
    Scienitsts have found fossils of the oldest known snakes. It pushes the snake evolution clock back about 70 million years. (January 28, 2015)

    Shovel-Nosed Snake Swims Through Sand Better Than The Sandfish Lizard
    Scientists use X-ray technology to determine that the shovel-nosed snake is a better sand swimmer than the sandfish lizard. (January 18, 2015)

    New Wolf Snake Species Discovered in Cambodia
    A new species of wolf snake has been discovered in Cambodia. The snake has a checkered pattern. (June 10, 2014)

    Lost Species of Nightsnake Rediscovered in Mexico
    A lost species of nightsnake rediscovered in Mexico by Smithsonian scientist. (May 20, 2014)

    Scientists Discover Burmese Pythons Have Homing Abilities
    A new study has found that Burmese pythons in South Florida can find their way home even when they are moved far away from their capture locations. (March 21, 2014)

    Fossil Find Indicates Venomous Snakes Were in Africa as Early as 25 Million Years Ago
    A fossil of a snake vertebrate indicates venomous snakes were in Africa as early as 25 million years ago. (March 20, 2014)

    Some Rattlesnakes Reportedly Losing Their Rattle in South Dakota
    Some Prarie Rattlesnakes are losing their distinctive rattle in South Dakota according to a herpetologist. This could make it more difficult for people to notice them. (August 31, 2013)

    Burmese Python Nearly 19 Feet Long Sets Record for Longest Ever Captured in Florida
    A Burmere python, 18 feet and 8 inches long, sets record for the longest ever captured in the state of Florida. (May 20, 2013)

    Big-Mouthed Babies Drove Evolution of Giant Island Tiger Snakes
    Some populations of tiger snakes stranded for thousands of years on tiny islands surrounding Australia have evolved to be giants. (May 15, 2012)