Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.
The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
With targeted conservation action, we might just save many of these species before it's too late.
Facebook groups exist to share information about most classes of animals and plants, and these communities have unprecedented observational power.
Social media has proved to be a helpful source of observations of snakes feeding. Knowing more about their diet is useful because it's linked to their venom biochemistry.
Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.
Relax, snakes aren't out to get you.
The World Health Organisation has a plan to halve deaths and disability from snakebites
Snake farms run the risk of being collateral damage in Chain's fight against coronavirus, yet they probably help, rather than harm, the fight against disease.
In the blue corner is the extremely venomous Black Mamba – top snake of Africa – and in the red corner is the muscular Inland Taipan – Australia's alpha snake.
The discovery of a perfectly preserved snake skull fossil answers many questions about the evolution of snakes from lizards.
Not much is known about the pathology of trauma of black mamba bites -- that is, what the black mamba's toxin does, physically, inside a victim's system.
As humans encroach on wildlife habitats, it's only natural that wildlife come into yards and playgrounds. Here are some tips to peacefully coexist, or to keep critters away if you don't want that.
When small regional communities see economic value in animals like snakes and crocodiles, people are motivated to invest in their protection.
The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
Red spots suggest Mercury may have formed far away from the sun.
Mating in southern African pythons is a serious business, and is rarely just a one-night stand
There are many myths associated with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. But Patrick's own writings and early biographies reveal the person behind the legend.
Snakes have survived millions of years by using their bodies in increasingly creative ways.
Coordinated international efforts may be key to improving the life expectancy and health of many snakebite victims.