Images of snake embryos reveal how genes that enhance the growth of limbs are used to grow the phallus for these legless reptiles.
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A female water snake in Missouri can do something that no human woman can (no matter how badly she might want to).
Snakebites in Costa Rica spike during El Niño and La Niña as venomous snakes respond to changes in the weather and climate.
An 80-million-year-old lizard discovered in southern Brazil has provided a surprising clue about how these reptiles evolved, and where they once lived, according to a new study.
A giant python, about as long as a shipping container, was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month (July 9).
The oldest snake fossil on record looks almost like a modern snake, except for one glaring difference: It has four feet, each with five digits, a new study finds.
Snakes used to have four legs, according to a roughly 120-million-year-old fossil from northeastern Brazil.
One woman recently became the heroine of her own modern-day fairy tale after she was bitten by a dragon and lived to tell the tale.
Every spring, red-sided garter snakes leave their hibernation burrows to engage in a frenzied jumble of mating. But doing the deed is no easy feat for males.
The fossilized remains of a small aquatic reptile surrounded by six babies suggest that the extinct animal was caring for the little ones when they died, a new study finds.
The black mamba is one of the fastest and deadliest snakes in the world. Two drops of its venom can kill a person.
Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood. They hiss and spit and can raise the upper part of their bodies high enough to look you in the eye.