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Scientists observed snakes "slithering" through the air to stay aloft

2,000 dead mice dropped on Guam by US helicopters to kill snakes

Brown tree snakes have caused numerous costly problems

A pensioner has pleaded guilty to animal welfare charges over 140 snakes kept in her home

Pauline Wallace pleads guilty after RSPCA finds over 140 snakes in her home

Pauline Wallace, 64, also admitted cruelty charges in relation to her pet dog Alf

Malaysia's notorious 'Lizard King' Anson Wong is back in business - to dismay of wildlife campaigners

Undercover investigation finds he is still smuggling endangered animals despite his licences being revoked

Richard Hammond: He builds planets

The Weekend’s Viewing: Richard Hammond Builds a Planet, BBC1 // Atlantis, BBC1

Certain parts of this CGI-heavy show seemed to have been organised more for Hammond's enjoyment than the viewers'

Former Radley college scholar Donald Payne stars in A Very English Education

The Weekend’s Viewing: There were no real tragic outcomes here, but there were several unexpected ones

A Very English Education, Sun, BBC2 // Boardwalk Empire, Sat, Sky Atlantic

The Weekend’s Viewing: Toast of London's 'sit' was traditional, but the 'com' definitely wasn’t

Toast of London, Channel 4 // Inspector Montalbano, BBC4

Michael Buerk presents Inside the National Trust

The Weekend’s Viewing: Living the dream (the National Trust way)

Inside the National Trust, Sun, ITV / Celebrity Wedding Planner, Fri, Channel 5

5. Millipede, centipede or pauropod?

Centipede venom could be more effective pain killer than morphine

When morphine doesn't do the trick, you could turn to centipede venom instead, according to a new study.

Snake on a plane in Australia leaves Tokyo-bound Qantas passengers stranded

Mandarin rat snake found in the doorwell of a plane

'Distressed' rescue owl tied to a tree was actually a water feature

A Scottish animal welfare charity discovered distressed bird was in fact a plastic garden water feature

Shocking X-ray: Doctors remove fork from penis of 70-year-old Australian man

The case is considered so unusual it has been written-up by three doctors in the International Journal of Surgery Case Report

Canadian police find 40 'distressed' ball pythons in Ontario motel room bins

A manager at the motel claimed the animals belonged to a couple who had checked into the room for one night

Canada python deaths: Pictures show boys playing inside a snake enclosure last year

Photos have emerged of Noah and Connor Barthe cleaning out a snake cage

Criminal investigation opened into snake strangling of two Canadian boys

Police said the African rock python was being kept in the same apartment where the children were sleeping, possibly without a permit

Python escapes from Canadian pet store and kills two young brothers as they sleep

Snake got out of enclosure at a pet store before slithering through a ventilation system and into an upstairs apartment

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