Scientists observed snakes "slithering" through the air to stay aloft
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Sunday 27 September 2009
Apparently it's going to be a bumper autumn for spiders. Oh dear. I am a committed arachnophobe, and run screaming like a girl from any room in which the presence of one is even suspected. It's a true phobia –irrational, and totally without cause. And it's only spiders – I don't mind snakes, for example. (Well, I wouldn't say I like snakes but I'd leave a room containing one a tad slower than I would one with a spider in.)
Monday 31 August 2009
Saturday 22 August 2009
Q. I've just got a new puppy and can't wait to take it for long walks, in town and in the country. However, I'm worried about some of the creepy crawlies we might encounter and what to do if he gets injured. Isabella, Suffolk
Saturday 15 August 2009
At last I've seen it, the snake that, over the past two seasons, has left perfect casts of itself in the garden. The skins, dry and crisp, were each about 130cm long, rounded like long sausages, each scale perfectly overlapped on the next. You could see where the eyes fitted in, where the mouth had been. They were light, translucent, fabulously beautiful things. But how could I have been sharing the garden with a creature four feet long and never seen it?
Monday 10 August 2009
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
Thursday 30 July 2009
Britain's rarest snake is about to expand its range. In a pioneering wildlife project, the non-venomous smooth snake is to be re-introduced to Devon after a 50-year absence.
Friday 24 July 2009
The tale of Lonesome George, the 90-year old Pinta Tortoise who appears to have mated successfully for the first time, has many lessons for the rest of us.
Sunday 19 July 2009
Thursday 16 July 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
A 12ft pet Burmese python broke out of an aquarium and strangled a two-year-old girl in her bedroom, police in Florida said.
Friday 19 June 2009
A young Northern Irish woman has told how she screamed in horror at finding an 18-inch long snake in her cutlery drawer.
Thursday 11 June 2009
Police were today on the lookout for a five foot python which escaped in a city.
John Walsh: 'When everyone else is in Bermuda shirts and Rockport deck shoes, I prefer a feast of gore and grossness'
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Tuesday 26 May 2009
A woman with a phobia of snakes was horrified to open her barbecue and find one curled up inside.
Monday 11 May 2009
A Taiwanese man became a sitting target for a snake, which bit his penis as he sat on the toilet at his rural home, local media reported today.
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- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders