The king cobra is not one species, but four independent ones, spread throughout the Asian tropics.
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Reference Copperhead snakes are common in North America, and have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.
More than 90 rattlesnakes were pulled from the foundation of a California home, where the snakes may have been gathering to give birth.
Sea snakes, particularly males, are more likely to interact with scuba divers during mating season because the snakes can't distinguish the divers from potential mates, a new study has found.
Here's a look at the gruesome ways pythons take down their prey, from rats and mice to spotted deer and crocodiles. See photos of the snakes in action.
Venomous spiders prey upon snakes many times their size, a new study finds — and often emerge victorious against snakes as venomous as they are.
From the Goliath birdeater tarantula to black widows, spiders are not shy around deadly snakes, often taking down the juveniles and feasting on their meaty bodies for days.
Scientists in China have discovered a new species of deadly snake and have named it after a shape-shifting snake goddess from Chinese mythology.
In two new studies, researchers identified more snakes that disembowel frogs to eat their organs, a gruesome habit that was only recently discovered.
The discovery of the world's oldest python fossils on record suggests that these snakes originated in Europe and probably lived alongside boas.
Spring is the annual mating season for water snakes in Florida. This year, lakegoers saw so many coiled couples that the state's parks department had to shut down part of the area.
The state of Florida is preparing to host the Super Bowl in January … and to wipe out as many invasive pythons as possible.
Scientists have unearthed an amazingly preserved skull of an ancient snake with hind limbs, revealing more about the origin of snakes and how they lost their legs.
Rangers in Australia could hardly believe their eyes when they came across a wild snake with three functioning peepers on its head.