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The Pennsylvania Casino have denied claims that there may be snakes inside the building following posts on social media of a snake bite

Man kept 12 large reptiles in house

Police have discovered 11 Nile crocodiles – five of them squeezed into a small shower – and an alligator at a house.

Man held for biting pet snake

A man is in custody after being accused of biting a python in what police in California said was apparently an unprovoked attack on a friend's pet snake. The suspect, David Senk, 54, was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming a reptile, Sacramento police said. The snake was badly injured and needed stitches after surgery to its wounds.

Woman, 90, savaged by alligator

An alligator has attacked and severely injured a 90-year-old woman in south-west Florida.

Breeder of king cobras dies from snake bite

A snake breeder has been killed by one of his king cobras only days after speaking about how he was trying to save the "dangerous but misunderstood" species from extinction.

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Turtles and tortoises are now the most endangered group of vertebrate animals, with more than half of their 328 species threatened with extinction, according to a new report.

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A mystery caller knocked on a woman's door - and left a four-foot snake on her doorstep.

Fire destroys rare snake collection

A fire in Brazil has destroyed what may have been the world's largest scientific collection of dead snakes, spiders and scorpions, which served as the main source for research on many species.

Lizards are dying out because of climate change, study says

They have been around since the time of the dinosaurs and have in the past survived several global mass extinctions of species, but now lizards are at serious risk of disappearing from the face of the earth as a result of climate change, scientists said yesterday.

Brothers 'released poisonous snakes in feud'

Two brothers have been arrested after allegedly releasing poisonous snakes near the home of a local leader they were feuding with in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, police said today.

New species of Monitor Lizard discovered

A new giant species of monitor lizard was discovered in the forests of the Northern Philippines, scientists said today.

Five-year-old girl survives crocodile attack

A five-year-old girl has survived an encounter with a crocodile in northern Australia just as a coroner began an inquest into a crocodile attack that killed an 11-year-old girl last year.

Errors & Omissions: Disgusted of Downing Street makes a schoolboy error

You almost had to feel sorry for Gordon Brown this week, frozen into silence by the question whether he approved of the decision to release the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

Livingstone to marry in shadow of zoo reptile house

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has chosen London Zoo as the exotic location for his wedding to his long term partner next month, it was reported today.

Boy bitten by snake in race attack

A gang attacked a 14-year-old black boy with a 4ft python, forcing the reptile to bite the teenager's hand, in what is believed to be a racist attack, police said yesterday

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