Two of the world's deadliest snakes were spotted fighting on the green of a golf course.
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A newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds.
The fossilized remains of an ancient "winged serpent" were discovered among hundreds of other snake bones.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 135 million years. There were many types of dinosaurs, in all shapes and sizes.
How does the mighty kingsnake overpower the even mightier rat snake? It uses its tremendous constriction power, a new study finds.
A tree-dwelling Cropan's boa snake recently captured in Brazil is the first living specimen seen in 64 years.
The world's first land-dwelling venomous vertebrate wasn't a snake, but a mammal-like, cat-size reptile that lived before the dinosaur age in what is now South Africa, a new study finds.
The "birth plan" of an ancient Nessie look-alike didn't involve laying a giant egg, but rather delivering a live baby sea monster, a new study finds.
A python in Queensland, Australia, got quite a scratchy surprise when the 5-foot-long (1.5 meters) snake gulped down a tennis ball this week.
A newly discovered gecko species belongs to a group with an unusual defensive strategy that might make your skin crawl.
The cracks and crevasses found throughout Baja and northern Mexico create a special environment for one of the region's most unique animals — the chuckwalla.
When scientists in southern Brazil turned over a rock looking for tarantulas, they came across something they'd never expected: a spider eating a snake.
A tarantula (Grammostola quirogai) chows down on a Almaden ground snake (Erythrolamprus almadensis) in southern Brazil. And here are the gory photos of the feat.
A Burmese python treated the Florida Everglades like an all-you-can-eat buffet after it ate three deer in a mere three months, a new study finds.
A Burmese python in the Everglades with a penchant for venison gulped down three whole deer — one doe and two fawns — before wildlife officials captured and euthanized it, a new study reveals.
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