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For the first time, clitorises have been documented in nine different species of snakes from four families.
In a viral Instagram video, pathologists remove a dead 5-foot alligator from the body of an 18-foot Burmese python.
An 8-year-old boy recently killed a venomous cobra in India after recieving a venom-free "dry bite" from the snake and then biting back in retaliation.
Biologists studied Burmese pythons to see just how wide the snakes could gape their jaws to swallow large prey.
The rim rock crowned snake is the rarest snake in North America. And now there's one less, after a snake was found dead with a centipede stuck in its throat.
Reference Copperhead snakes are common in North America, and have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.
A new video captured by an 82-year-old man in Georgia shows an eastern kingsnake eating a larger and venomous timber rattlesnake, swallowing it headfirst.
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.