Orissa police personnel taught how to tackle snakes

BHUBANESWAR - The Bhubaneswar-based Snake Helpline Group recently organised an awareness workshop for Orissa police personnel about snakes and snake bites.

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Son saves dad bitten by snake - over the phone!

NEW DELHI - A Chinese man’s decision to ring his son instead of going to the doctor after snakebite turned out to be a life saver.

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US senator asks Interior secretary to approve hunts to kill pythons in Fla. Everglades

Hunts sought to kill pythons in Fla. Everglades

MIAMI — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson called Tuesday for organized hunts of thousands of pythons believed to be living in the Everglades to kill the snakes and prevent potential attacks.

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Snakes are the ultimate massagers!

MELBOURNE - For those seeking the ultimate in therapeutic body massages, a new form of massage has come up, which involves a nest of writhing snakes.

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Amphibians and reptiles face “mounting extinction crisis”

amphibian-and-reptileEDINBURGH - A charity has determined that a “mounting extinction crisis” is facing frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards across the UK and Europe.

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Toad captured on camera while eating snake in China

mountain-toadMELBOURNE - In a rare case of a predator hunted by its prey, a toad has for the first time been captured on camera while eating a whole snake in just five minutes.

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Officials: Escaped 12-foot pet python strangles 2-year-old girl in Fla. home

Officials: Escaped pet python strangles Fla. child

OXFORD, Fla. — A 12-foot pet Burmese python broke out of a terrarium and strangled a 2-year-old girl in her bedroom Wednesday at a central Florida home, authorities said. Shaunnia Hare was already dead when paramedics arrived at about 10 a.m., Lt. Bobby Caruthers of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Officials: Escaped 12-foot pet python strangled 2-year-old girl in Fla. home

Officials: Escaped pet python strangled Fla. child

OXFORD, Fla. — A pet Burmese python measuring more than 8 feet long broke out of a terrarium and strangled a 2-year-old girl in her bedroom Wednesday at a central Florida home, authorities said. Shaiunna Hare was already dead when paramedics arrived at about 10 a.m., Lt. Bobby Caruthers of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Idaho Boy Scout leader drowns during rafting trip on popular Wyoming river

Boy Scout leader drowns in Wyoming rafting trip

JACKSON, Wyo. — A 50-year-old Boy Scout leader has died during a troop rafting trip on a popular whitewater stretch of the Snake River in Wyoming.

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The list of 10 bizarre things that students leave behind

LONDON - A list of bizarre things that British students leave behind in their rooms includes snakes and white rabbits among other things.

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