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Stories with subject: Reptiles
  • 2 snakes, young alligator taken from Ohio home 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:14 am
  • LANCASTER, Ohio - Authorities have seized two large snakes, a young alligator and other animals from a central Ohio home after neighbors complained to the local humane society.

  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:53 pm
  • RIVERSIDE, California - A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.

  • Working with fishermen to reduce bycatch 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:23 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - One way to get anglers and commercial fisherman to use devices to save sea turtles, dolphins and off-limit fish is to have them help design and test those devices, scientists told turtle scientists and conservationists - members of the International Sea Turtle Society.

  • 5 mos. prison for Mich. man in Fla. wildlife case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:54 pm
  • KEY WEST, Florida - A Michigan man has been sentenced to five months in prison for his role in a South Florida wildlife trafficking operation that included the poaching of baby alligators.

  • Baby Komodo dragon debuts at San Antonio Zoo 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:07 am
  • SAN ANTONIO - The hatching of a Komodo dragon almost four months after his mother's death has cheered San Antonio Zoo employees and visitors.

  • Rare snake from Puerto Rico found in Fla. shipment 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:07 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - Florida's hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico.

  • Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by snake 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:58 pm
  • A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake.

  • Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.

  • Ala town draws thousands to rattlesnake rodeo 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:49 am
  • OPP, Alabama - Stay away from the south Alabama town of Opp this weekend if you're afraid of snakes.

  • Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:00 am
  • JUBA, South Sudan - Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

  • Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:46 am
  • JUBA, South Sudan - Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

  • Crocodile caught wandering around California mall 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • ROSEVILLE, California - Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.

  • Alligator removed from small Wash. apartment 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:11 am
  • OCEAN SHORES, Washington - Police in Ocean Shores, Washington, say tips led them to seize a 4-foot-long alligator they say was living in a small apartment in the coastal community.

  • Abandoned croc captured at California strip mall 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:31 pm
  • ROSEVILLE, California - This is one crocodile that didn't want to become a handbag.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

  • $6,500 reward in shooting of alligators in SW Ark. 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:58 pm
  • TEXARKANA, Arkansas - State and federal agencies are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to those who shot and killed two alligators in the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arkansas.

  • NV tortoise emerges from burrow in sign of spring 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:46 am
  • LAS VEGAS - A famous southern Nevada tortoise has emerged from his burrow in another sign that spring has begun.

  • Snakes long winter siesta over 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:05 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Spring is here and warmer weather has folks anxious to get outside and enjoy it. It's prime time for turkey hunting, fishing, camping and paddling.

  • Biologists searching for tortoises in S. Georgia 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:29 am
  • JESUP, Georgia - The invasion came with the sound of scuffling, some scratching on the walls of his house. Part of the ceiling fell. Trapped at the rear of his home, he couldn't get away.

  • Correction: Python Rescued story 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:44 am
  • MUSKEGON, Michigan - In a story March 31 about a firefighter who rescued a snake in Muskegon, Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from The Muskegon Chronicle, reported erroneously that the snake was a 6-foot python, according to fire officials. It was a 7-foot boa constrictor, according to its owner.

  • Wildlife officials: Lizard off threatened list 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:05 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Wildlife officials say a tiny lizard found only on Southern California's Channel Islands has been removed from the federal list of threatened species after 37 years.

  • La. cultural advocate seeks global connections 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:07 pm
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - To judge from a glance at the headlines, 2014 isn't the best of times for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

  • Va. Aquarium's stranding team helps marine animals 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 8:56 am
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The mystery began with a telephone call on an otherwise normal Wednesday to the Mid-Atlantic Marine Conservation Center, a plain building on a dead-end street near the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

  • Fla. man pleads guilty to poaching sea turtle eggs 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:04 am
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A South Florida man has pleaded guilty to poaching more than 300 sea turtle eggs.

  • Alligator River Refuge celebrates 30th birthday 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:07 am
  • MANTEO, North Carolina - Officials are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with longer hours at the visitor center, interactive exhibits and a visit from an author.