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Sea Snake Attacks Are Just
Failed Attempts at Romance
Aug 20, 2021 2:29 PM CDT
Sea Snake Attacks Are Just Failed Attempts at Romance
Snakes aren't the only animals that 'court inappropriate objects'
- Love is blind. That’s the best explanation researchers have for why sea snakes occasionally attack divers. Sometimes a fishing net will trap a venomous sea snake and the snake will try to bite its way out. But why would a snake, venomous or not, approach and tangle with someone...
Woman Found Dead in House
With Python Around Her Neck
Nov 1, 2019 1:55 AM CDT
Woman Found Dead in House With Python Around Her Neck
There were 140 snakes in the home
- An Indiana woman found with an 8-foot-long python wrapped around her neck had apparently kept snakes at the residence, which was filled with snakes and outfitted for a collection of the reptiles, police say. Laura Hurst, 36, was found unresponsive Wednesday night on the floor of a home in the...
He Tried to Open Door.
Then, a White Flash
May 8, 2019 9:07 AM CDT
He Tried to Open Door. Then, a White Flash and Screaming
The snake didn't like visitors, apparently
- Footage from a doorbell camera on a porch in Lawton, Okla., is circulating, and
reports that Jerel Heywood is the unfortunate star. CNN reports Heywood went to visit his friend Rodney Copeland on Sunday, and the video shows what happened as he tried to enter Copeland's...
She Was Taking
Care of Business.
a 'Sharp Tap'
in case you missed it
Jan 27, 2019 12:28 PM CST
She Was Taking Care of Business. Then, 'Midstream,' a 'Sharp Tap'
Aussie woman bitten by carpet python while on the toilet
- Australia has been mired in quite a heat wave , and the snakes are taking to the toilets to cool off. Newshub reports that a Brisbane woman found that out, um, "midstream" after a carpet python hiding in her porcelain throne apparently freaked out when she went to take care...
Man's Unusual Death in
Australia: by Sea Snake
Oct 5, 2018 4:21 AM CDT
Man's Unusual Death in Australia: by Sea Snake
The 23-year-old Brit was working on a fishing trawler
- A freak accident that claimed the life of a British man in Australia may be the first of its kind on record. The 23-year-old working on a fishing trawler off the Northern Territory was lifting a net onto the boat when he was bitten by a sea snake on Thursday....
Giant 23-Foot Python
Swallows Woman Whole
Jun 17, 2018 8:17 AM CDT
Giant 23-Foot Python Swallows Woman Whole
It's the second such horrific attack in Indonesia in just over a year
- "Attacks on humans are rare," read the last Newser story about a 23-foot python swallowing a human in Indonesia. That was in March 2017, and now history repeats its gruesome self, with the victim this time a 54-year-old woman who went to check on her corn. Concerned about...
Story Shifts on
by 'Falling' Rattlesnake
May 23, 2018 8:19 AM CDT
Story Shifts on Kayaker Attacked by 'Falling' Rattlesnake
SC man was hospitalized in critical condition
- It was enough to send shivers down your spine: Fire and rescue officials in Colleton County said a 28-year-old kayaker was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after a rattlesnake fell out of a tree on the Edisto River and bit him twice on the hand. Except now the man's...
He Trained Firemen
to Catch Snakes.
A Snake Killed Him
Mar 16, 2018 11:08 AM CDT
He Trained Firemen to Catch Snakes. A Snake Killed Him
Malaysian 'Snake Whisperer' Abu Zarin Hussin dies just days after trying to catch a cobra
- Just a few days after being bitten by a cobra, Malaysia's famous "Snake Whisperer" has died. The
and Free Malaysia Today report that 33-year-old firefighter Abu Zarin Hussin was attacked by the snake earlier this week in Betong while trying to catch it, and he was rushed...
Copperhead Latches Onto
Woman's Foot in Restaurant
Sep 25, 2017 1:02 PM CDT
Copperhead Latches Onto Woman's Foot in Restaurant
'I felt what turned out to be a snake wiggling in my fingers'
- Rachel Myrick experienced possibly one of the last things you'd expect upon entering a LongHorn Steakhouse: She was bit by a copperhead snake. In fact, the venomous 8-inch snake was still attached to her foot (she was wearing sandals) after she first felt a sharp pain; she had to...
Boa Constrictor Wraps Around
Ohio Woman, Bites Her Nose
Jul 28, 2017 10:13 AM CDT
Boa Constrictor Wraps Around Ohio Woman, Bites Her Nose
Unnamed woman was rescued by firefighters
- Firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face, reports the AP . The unnamed 45-year-old Sheffield Lake woman called 911 Thursday afternoon asking for help, reports the
. The boa constrictor was one of two snakes she had rescued...
Search for Missing Man
Turns Up His Boot,
Then a Bloated Snake
Mar 29, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Search for Missing Man Turns Up His Boot, Then a Bloated Snake
Victim was swallowed whole in remote Indonesia
- The body of a 25-year-old man who vanished in a remote village in Indonesia has been found—in the belly of a 23-foot-long snake. Father of two Akbar Salubiro had gone to harvest palm oil on his family's plantation on the island of Sulawesi on Sunday when villagers "...
Man Bit While
Posing for Photos
Aug 28, 2015 5:13 PM CDT
Man Bit While Posing for Photos With Rattlesnake
Now his mom's trying to embarrass him into learning a lesson
- A California woman is publicly shaming her 36-year-old son by sharing the embarrassing photos he took with a rattlesnake—right before it bit him—with local news stations. Deborah Gomez tells CBS Los Angeles she's trying to teach her son Alex a lesson. KTLA reports Alex Gomez found the...
Is Bitten by Snake
Jan 20, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Shopper Opens Lowe's Cabinet, Is Bitten by Snake
Fortunately, it wasn't a venomous species
- A shopper opening a cabinet at a Lowe's store got an unpleasant surprise: a bite on the head by a snake, WTVA reports. The snake jumped out of the cabinet at the store in Corinth, Miss., the local police chief says. The customer's condition isn't clear, but...
Head Bites, Kills Chef
Aug 25, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
Cobra's Severed Head Bites, Kills Chef
Snake kept functioning after decapitation
- A chef killed a snake—but the snake had enough time to kill him back. Chef Peng Fan, of Guangdong Province in China, cut off the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared to dice its body for a soup, the
reports. But 20 minutes later, as...
Killed by Snake Bite
Feb 16, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Snake-Handling Pastor Killed by Snake Bite
Jamie Coots refused medical help after snake sunk its teeth in
- A snake-handling pastor in Kentucky died yesterday after he was bitten during a church service and refused medical attention—not an unusual attitude for a snake-handling pastor, apparently. Jamie Coots, who starred in the National Geographic show
, went home after being bitten by a poisonous snake and told...
Child Python Victims
Played in Snake Case: Pics
Aug 7, 2013 4:16 PM CDT
Child Python Victims Played in Snake Case: Pics
Autopsy finds boys died from asphyxiation
- The mother of two small boys strangled by a 100-pound python in their sleep earlier this week in Canada had posted photos on Facebook last year of the boys playing in and cleaning her neighbor's snake enclosure. Mandy Trecartin's Facebook page has hundreds of photos of her sons,...
Young Kids Strangled to Death by Escaped Python
Aug 5, 2013 6:51 PM CDT
Young Kids Strangled to Death by Escaped Python
Boys, 5 and 7, killed in Canada
- Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, according to local police. The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them, says Royal Canadian Mounted Police Const....
Farmer Bites Snake to Death
Aug 24, 2012 12:04 AM CDT
Farmer Bites Snake to Death
Fangs a lot, says cobra
- That's one gutsy farmer. A Nepalese man bitten by a cobra in his rice paddy turned the tables on the creature and repeatedly bit the snake. "A snake charmer told me that if a snake bites you, bite it until it is dead and nothing will happen to...
After Pet Cobra Bite
Feb 2, 2011 2:19 AM CST
Owner Critical After Pet Cobra Bite
Victim believed new pet's venom sacks had been removed
- A New Jersey man who went shopping for pet snakes over the weekend ended up in critical condition after a snake bite. The 25-year-old reptile fan was hospitalized after a bite from an albino cobra, which he had bought along with a diamondback rattlesnake and a copperhead snake, MSNBC reports....
Pet Boa Constrictor
Jun 11, 2010 1:43 AM CDT
Pet Boa Constrictor Kills Owner
Cops pry animal from owner's neck
- A suburban Omaha man was strangled by his pet boa constrictor in his home as he was showing off the snake to a friend. Cory Byrne, 34, died in a local hospital just hours after cops and paramedics pried the 9-foot snake from his neck. The snake is being held...
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