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.
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Rangers in Australia could hardly believe their eyes when they came across a wild snake with three functioning peepers on its head.
What might be passed over as two oddly shaped rocks are the work of Stone Age artisans who sculpted the rocks into beady-eyed snake heads, archaeologists have found.
Shortly after a man killed a rattlesnake in his backyard, the rattlesnake's severed head bit and injected venom into the man, seriously injuring him.
A life-threatening condition with a boring-sounding name has consequences that are gruesome and potentially deadly.
Judging by the interlocked combatants' bodies, no quarter was given in the final minutes of this deadly struggle.
Hunters caught a record-breaking 17-foot-long (5 meters) Burmese python in the Everglades on Dec. 1, but experts say there are likely hundreds of the massive snakes still in hiding.
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