Pterosaur footprints show it touched down like most modern birds

LONDON - A set of Pterosaur footprints unearthed in France is the first to show one of the winged reptiles coming into land - and suggests they did so in much the same way as most modern birds.

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Scientists discover first protein-based amphibian toxin in Chinese tree frog

WASHINGTON - Scientists in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog, which may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians and the evolution of poison.

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Costa Rican man’s best pal is a deadly 17ft crocodile!

LONDON - A daredevil fisherman loves to splash water with his best pal who just happens to be a deadly 17ft crocodile named Pocho.

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Meltdown swamp-style: Louisiana’s alligators see recession saving their skins

Respite for reptiles as demand drops for skins

NEW ORLEANS — As conspicuous consumption loses some of its cachet during the recession, the swamp’s most conspicuous consumers have less to fear from humans.

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Police: Virginia girl, 6, tied up, scared with toy snakes for taking food; 3 relatives charged

Police: Girl, 6, tied up, punished for taking food

ROANOKE, Va. — Relatives of a 6-year-old girl in southwestern Virginia are accused of punishing her for taking food from the kitchen by repeatedly tying her up in a bedroom, surrounded by rubber snakes and spiders to scare her, police said Tuesday.

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“Flying frog” and world’s smallest deer discovered in Eastern Himalayas

WASHINGTON - Scientists have discovered over 350 new species including the world’s smallest deer, a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko in the Eastern Himalayas.

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More than 350 species, including world’s smallest deer, discovered in Himalayas in past decade

Tiny deer among 350 new species found in Himalayas

KATMANDU, Nepal —The world’s smallest deer, a flying frog and catfish that stick to rocks — as well as more than 350 other species — have been discovered over the past decade in the Himalayas, making it one of the world’s most biologically rich regions, an environmental group said Monday.

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Participants from different parts of the world for snake boat race in Kerala

ALLEPPEY - A group of foreign nationals, participating in the 57th edition of ‘Nehru Trophy Boat Race’, took time off from their busy training schedule to hone their skills at singing ‘Vanchipattu’ or, the boat songs with local villagers here.

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Chinese girl has 1-m boa for a pet!

NEW DELHI - A girl in China has a snake for a pet and takes it for a crawl every morning in her community.

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Playing ‘heads or tails’ helps sea snakes deceive their predators

WASHINGTON - A new research has claimed that in a deadly game of heads or tails, venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing they have two heads, when in fact, their second head is actually their tail.

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