Firefighters often have to rescue people from burning homes, sometimes even a dog or cat. But the 18-foot Burmese python that firefighters had to drag out of a burning Rhode Island home just after midnight Monday may have been a first.
Acting Chief Peter Henrikson tells The Providence Journal... more »
A custodian cleaning out lockers at a Massachusetts high school was so shocked when a 3-foot-long snake fell at his feet that he didn't even think it was real.
Ed Reardon tells The Daily News Tribune that at first he thought it was a change purse. Then he thought... more »
Indonesian villagers are hunting a giant python that killed a 13-year-old boy a week ago on Sumatra island. Police say the 23-foot-long python was believed to be hiding in waterway tunnels built by a textile company for its industrial waste. Villagers blocked road access to the tunnels Sunday to protect... more »
Pleased with the results of last year's python hunt, South Florida is ready to start the hunt all over again.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced a second season of python hunting will begin in March.
Licensed hunters will be allowed to stalk and kill... more »
Florida is looking for a few good python catchers now that the state's hunting program is being expanded into a year-long effort. A state official says the goal is to make sure the exotic species doesn't spread any farther north in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had... more »
He jiggled a little too much, but then who can blame him - wouldn't you if you had 14 pythons and 10 geckos taped to your body? The jiggler, a 22-year-old Norwegian man, was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle the two dozen snakes and geckos into Norway by hiding... more »
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials were at a home in Apopka to remove "a very large Burmese python" on Friday afternoon. Officials said it was the biggest snakes they had seen in 15 years -- measuring 18 feet and weighing more than 400 pounds. It is 30 inches... more »