You may have been taught the old cowboy trick of applying a tourniquet and using a blade to cut the bite wound to suck out the poison. It looks dramatic, but does it really work?
A recent study looked at hundreds of records of spiders killing and eating snakes—even snakes many times their size.
A 62-year-old female python at the St. Louis Zoo hasn't been in contact with a male in decades, but she was somehow able to reproduce this summer.
It’s unclear whether or not the man ever found his lost keys, or if perhaps the boa constrictor found them first.
The 'Dendrelaphis' genus of snakes in Australia can propel themselves through the air, bridging the gap between trees.
The “Fantastic Grandmothers” volunteered to use their New Caledonia snorkeling trips to photograph the venomous reptiles.
You can follow African rock python Squeeze’s journey to motherhood on Smithsonian Channel's new special ‘Queen of the Pythons.’
Photographs show the struggle between the olive python and the freshwater crocodile—two of Australia's most impressive reptilian predators.
It's a myth that these venomous vipers will always shake its rattle before attacking, but a rattlesnake bite still packs a punch.
Grace Olive Wiley was an unconventional herpetologist whose love affair with snakes—and resistance to safety standards—would end up costing her her life.
It’s all about how it enters the body.
The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts thought they had seen everything. Then they were proved wrong.
The yellow-bellied sea snake may be capable of traveling great distances by drifting along ocean currents.
Most serpents are not what you’d call discerning diners.
Every spring and autumn, tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes gather at the Narcisse snake dens.
What was meant to be a hatching video quickly turned into a lunch feed.