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This four-legged snake fossil was probably a skinny lizard
The ancient reptile resembled “chubby spaghetti”.
After the dinosaurs, Earth became an all-you-can-eat buffet for snakes
The scaly opportunists were quick to broaden their diets after the mass extinction.
The best ways to wrangle, repel, and just get snakes out of your home
Like Snakes on a Plane, but on the ground and without the violence.
A guide to all the places with no snakes
This brief hissstory is for the ophidiophobes.
Why do snakes flick their tongues?
The answer is hidden in the air around them.
When scientific pursuits become death sentences
Biologists spend long periods of time around the organisms they study. Sometimes that exposure has unintended effects.
Rattlesnake venom is lethal, but understanding it could save lives
The reptile produces the most potent venom of any rattlesnake from only a handful of ingredients.
These snakes wiggle up smooth poles by turning their bodies into ‘lassoes’
The newly discovered form of movement could help invasive tree snakes raid bird nest boxes in Guam.
These survival tips might actually get you killed
Put down that cactus!
The best remedy for a snakebite: carry car keys
Snakes rarely bite humans. If they do, here's how to deal with it.