- Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python Updated: Oct-06-15 8:56 am
NEWPORT, Kentucky - The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.
- Desert tortoise no longer candidate for federal protection Updated: Oct-05-15 8:19 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction and will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
- Feds: Black pinesnake, now only in 2 states, 'threatened' Updated: Oct-05-15 7:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The black pinesnake, a burrowing constrictor found only in pine forests of southern Mississippi and Alabama, is now listed as threatened, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
- Rhode Island officials confiscate alligator from home Updated: Oct-03-15 10:55 am
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A 4-and-a-half foot alligator has been confiscated from the home of an East Providence man.
- 2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia - When Ann and Robert "Rob" Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-week educational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots.
- Desert tortoise released on Marine Corps base Updated: Oct-01-15 8:59 pm
SAN DIEGO - Researchers have released a desert tortoise raised on a Marine Corps base as part of efforts aimed at reinvigorating the threatened population in the western Mojave Desert.
- Audubon Aquarium holds name-the-white-gator election Updated: Oct-01-15 7:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas" (CHOMP-uh-TOO-luhs) in 2009.
- Police corral exotic snake abandoned in downtown Dover Updated: Oct-01-15 7:58 am
DOVER, Delaware - A boa constrictor has caused a stir after being abandoned in downtown Dover.
- Madagascar agents foil smuggling of more than 700 turtles Updated: Sep-30-15 10:40 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The discovery by Madagascar's customs officials of more than 700 rare tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country is the largest ever case of its kind, an organization devoted to protecting the animals said Wednesday.
- Protections sought for Eastern massasauga rattlesnake Updated: Sep-29-15 2:20 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Federal regulators are proposing to designate the Eastern massasauga rattlesnake as a threatened species.
- Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 people at Malawi park Updated: Sep-29-15 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG - Beware of the wildlife.
- Female anti-poaching unit in South Africa gets UN award Updated: Sep-28-15 10:07 am
JOHANNESBURG - A mostly female anti-poaching unit from South Africa has won a top environmental award at the United Nations.
- Florida woman arrested, accused of riding sea turtle Updated: Sep-28-15 8:04 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Police in Florida have arrested a woman who they say appeared to be riding a sea turtle in pictures she posted to social media.
- Flea market find: 8-foot python nestled in clothes Updated: Sep-28-15 3:05 am
HOMESTEAD, Florida - A Burmese python measuring eight feet long and weighing 40 pounds has been found at a flea market.
- Central Florida man bitten by pet viper Updated: Sep-25-15 9:59 am
WINTER PARK, Florida - Officials say a central Florida man is being treated in a hospital after being bitten by a highly venomous snake.
- $134M for recovery projects arising from 2010 Gulf oil spill Updated: Sep-23-15 5:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A panel on Wednesday approved using $134 million provided by energy giant BP PLC on 10 projects to help the Gulf of Mexico recover from a catastrophic 2010 oil spill.
- Florida firefighters aid Colorado snake bite victim Updated: Sep-22-15 8:11 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A group of Fort Lauderdale firefighters were in the right place at the right time to save a Colorado woman who'd been bitten by a rattlesnake while walking her dog.
- Coast Guard saves 6-foot long leatherback turtle near Maine Updated: Sep-22-15 3:37 am
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine - A six-foot endangered leatherback turtle has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in Maine.
- Aquarium treats 500-pound sea turtle found stranded Updated: Sep-21-15 3:01 am
FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida - A Fort Walton Beach aquarium spokeswoman says a distressed, 500-pound female leatherback turtle rescued Friday will soon be released back into the Atlantic Ocean.
- Cooler nights lure out copperhead snakes to soak up sun Updated: Sep-20-15 2:43 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The cooler days of fall mean more sightings of North Carolinas most common venomous snake.
- Cause of death deemed inconclusive for man bitten by snake Updated: Sep-19-15 5:36 pm
NIXA, Missouri - An investigation into the death of a southwest Missouri man who was bitten by a cottonmouth snake has failed to determine how he died.
- Officials try to find whoever injured rare sea turtle Updated: Sep-18-15 5:17 pm
HATTERAS ISLAND, North Carolina - Federal officials say they have found the carcass of a rare sea turtle near the old Frisco Pier, days after it was struck by a spear.
- Captive snake with no male companion gives birth - again Updated: Sep-17-15 2:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.
- Rescuers release 6 rehabilitated turtles into Gulf of Mexico Updated: Sep-17-15 2:36 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A loggerhead turtle with a hook in her throat dwindled to 70 pounds before weeks of care and her eventual return to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Aquarium to release 4 sea turtles from 3 species Updated: Sep-16-15 4:16 am
ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina - The South Carolina Aquarium is releasing four rehabilitated sea turtles into the Atlantic. But the release at the Isle of Palms County Park is a bit unusual because the turtles are from three species.