Two species of venomous sea snakes that were thought to be extinct have been discovered slithering off the coast of western Australia.
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The culprit behind a disease that causes raised blisters, crusted-over eyes and snouts, discolored skin patches, and ultimately death in several snake species has been identified.
Snakes maintain most of the DNA sequences that mammals use to make legs — even though snakes lack limbs. Turns out the genes are responsible for phallus development in snake embryos.
Images of snake embryos reveal how genes that enhance the growth of limbs are used to grow the phallus for these legless reptiles.
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.
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.
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 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.
Rattlesnakes are found throughout North and South America. Their distinctive rattle warns intruders to stay away!
Copperhead snakes are common in North America, and have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.