Florida school finds bearded dragon in student’s backpack
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack.
In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a...
Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey forest
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It looks like something from a science fiction movie.
A newborn two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Herpetological...
Louisiana wildlife refuge to close for alligator harvest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge this week to hold its annual controlled alligator harvest.
Germany: Escaped cobra found after 5 days on the lam
BERLIN (AP) — An escaped cobra that had eluded capture in western Germany for almost a week has been found.
Authorities in the city of Herne said Friday on Twitter that "the snake is being...
Pennsylvania man sentenced for trafficking protected turtles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to six months in prison for trafficking protected turtles.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says...
Flour trail and evacuations: German city seeks escaped cobra
BERLIN (AP) — An escaped cobra is on the loose in a city in western Germany, and authorities are still trying to figure out how far the reptile has slithered.
Rehabilitated sea turtle named Harry freed near Florida Keys
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A non-native, juvenile olive ridley sea turtle has been released off the Florida Keys.
Officials say the 30-pound turtle named Harry was released Thursday with a small...
Officer investigating squatters finds gator inside apartment
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana police officer sent to investigate squatters who had taken over an abandoned apartment found an alligator lurking inside instead.
TSA says traveler forgot snake at Newark security checkpoint
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake.
Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark...
Ohio officials say more crocodiles unlikely after 1 found
WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's unlikely there are any other crocodiles in a western Ohio creek where one was captured this week.
Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker
ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China.
Florida doubles efforts to hunt invasive pythons
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Standing in front of a hissing, squirming 12-foot-long python Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he's doubling resources to remove the invasive species that's...
Chicago spent $33,600 on hunt for alligator in city park
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago's efforts to wrangle an alligator who was found living in a park lagoon this summer cost more than $33,600.
BERLIN (AP) — This caiman went: Swiss authorities say they're calling off the hunt for an alligator-like reptile spotted in an inland lake, declaring it "a phantom."
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman heard a splash coming from her backyard swimming pool in the middle of the night, and when she went outside to check on it, she found a 7-foot...
Trapper removes alligator from Florida neighborhood
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a trapper was called after a 9-foot-long (3-meter-long) alligator was spotted walking along a sidewalk in a South Florida neighborhood.
OZARK, Ark. (AP) — An amateur photographer has snapped some startling gone-in-a-gulp images of a venomous snake devouring an unlucky bug at Ozark National Forest in Arkansas.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials are clarifying instructions to the public about killing non-native iguanas.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man fatally shot an escaped alligator after he says the reptile lunged at him at his rural Michigan property.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple captured a 3-foot (1-meter) alligator in their local park and taped its mouth before calling police to pick the animal up.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A rehabilitated green sea turtle has been fitted with a satellite tracking transmitter and released back into the waters off the Florida Keys.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a...
SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — A 250-pound tortoise that wandered away from its home has been rescued after California Highway Patrol officers found it on the side of a road.
CHICAGO (AP) — The alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match for an expert the city shipped in from...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on alligator captured in a lagoon in a Chicago public park (all times local):
An alligator that eluded Chicago authorities for a week has met with...
PARIS (AP) — Police and customs officials have carried out the most widespread anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever in a joint global operation that's led to the seizure of thousands of...
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EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police and bystanders teamed up to rescue a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter-long) snake that had wrapped itself around the engine block of a car in Connecticut.
ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 71-year-old western New York man faces multiple charges including illegal sale of wildlife after state environmental officials seized hundreds of turtles and three king...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is now encouraging people to kill them.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a Marine base in North Carolina are issuing a warning after a pair of snakes was found on the base.
Camp Lejeune says on its Facebook page that land...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Tuscaloosa say they may have identified the owner of the 15-foot (4.5 meter) yellow python that's been the subject of a week-long search.
LULING, La. (AP) — Police say a Louisiana deputy trying to remove an alligator from a backyard has been bitten by the animal.
NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports the bite happened Monday...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A New Jersey wildlife trader has been sentenced to two years' probation for his role in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pair of University of Southern Mississippi graduate students recently made headlines with the capture of a 62.8-pound alligator snapping turtle in Lamar County, but that...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week.
MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say 15 threatened eastern indigo snakes have been released in northern Florida.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release...
Suburban St. Louis woman finds python in the pantry
BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman is probably still shivering at what she found in her kitchen cabinet after returning from vacation: An 18-inch-long python curled up in the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Public safety officials in Pittsburgh report having captured another alligator, the third found in the Steel City in the past month.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A hungry alligator crashed a picnic date by a Florida lake and gobbled down an entire bowl of guacamole.
Taylor Forte had planned a picnic Thursday for her fiancé...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was...
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Spring is here and snakes are on the move. Some people enjoy encounters with snakes while others would rather never see one at all, particularly near their home. A search on...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the...
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina driver got a case of shell shock after a turtle flying through the air on a busy highway shattered his windshield.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in prison for his part in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.