Snakes

This Slithering Robot Is Fascinatingly Gross

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech

MIT has been cooking up some of the world's most innovative machines for a long time - and their latest project is no different. Developed by docto...

Who Brings the Zoo to You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

What I dislike is the lack of regulation, and the rise of start-up companies with neither the knowledge nor experience to share such specialist animals with the public. The problem with animal encounter companies can be split broadly into two main areas: animal welfare, and, public safety.

Snakes On A Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Warnings have been issued to students to take extreme caution after several poisonous adders were spotted on Cambridge University grounds. Students...

Aesculapian Snakes Do Live In London's Camden Lock, But They Aren't Going To Murder Your Children & Pets

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Killer exotic snakes are NOT rampaging through London hoping to eat your children. We repeat: There is nothing to fear. We can confirm a colon...

No This Isn't A Bad Dream – That Really Is A 12ft Python On The Toilet (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

In terms of things you don’t want to ever see in your bathroom, this 12ft python is probably high up there. The mammoth reptile was discovered a...

'Snake Salvation' Preacher Dead From Rattlesnake Bite

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A pastor who regularly appeared in a reality TV show about snake handling in church has died – of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died on Saturday even...

LOOK: 'Beautiful' 9ft Boa Constrictor Dumped In Welsh Country Park

Huffington Post UK/Cascade News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Shocked walkers stumbled across a nine-foot-long boat constrictor during a ramble in the Welsh countryside on Saturday. Sadly the female snake, sp...

How Snakes Can Help Cure Heart Diseases (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's time to put your snake phobia (or ophidiophobia‎ if you're feeling brainy) to the side, as they might just be the key to help cure heart diseas...

WATCH: Snake On Car Windscreen Freaks Out Australians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

(Warning: video contains lots of swears. In Australian accents.) Yes, forget snakes on a plane - in Australia, they've got snakes on cars. "Driv...

Snake On An EasyJet Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Where Is Samuel L Jackson when you need him? A snake was found hidden on a plane in a takeaway box during a flight to Luton last night. In scene...

Public Warned Over Boa Constrictor On The Loose

PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

A 5ft boa constrictor is on the loose after escaping from its home. The public have been warned to look out for the pet snake that was reported mis...

Fatal Embrace: Boa Constrictor And Iguana Fight To The Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A boa constrictor and iguana are locked in a fatal embrace in this horrifying yet fascinating shot. Posted to Reddit via Imgur, the image is accom...

William Hague Spent £10,000 Stuffing A Snake

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign secretary William Hague has spent £10,000 re-stuffing 'Albert', the Foreign Office snake. The price-tag was revealed in possibly the best ...

Postal Workers Flee After White Python Found In Parcel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Comedy

It's a tough job working for the post office. If you're not dodging dodgy dogs while out delivering the mail, you run the risk of being surrounded by ...

Snake On A Plane At Glasgow Airport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Thought the plot from the Samuel L Jackson movie Snakes On A Plane could never happen in real life? Think again. This week the Scottish SPCA res...

Snake Handler 'Stable' After King Cobra Bite At Zoo

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

A snake-handler who was bitten by a king cobra at a West Midlands zoo is said to be in 'a comfortable and stable condition.' Author and television ...

Snake Handler Hospitalised After Bite By King Cobra

PA | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK

A snake-handler at a zoo has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a king cobra. The member of staff at West Midland Safari Park, near B...

Giant Burmese Python Containing 87 Eggs Is Biggest Ever Found In Florida Everglades (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A 17ft 7in Burmese python weighing 164lb has been found in the Everglades National Park. Scientists at the University of Florida say the snake, wh...

Mad Snakes Tie Themselves Up In Knots

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A mysterious "mad snake disease" that causes pythons to tie themselves up in knots may be caused by a rodent virus, scientists believe. The fatal c...

What's In That Box? RSPCA Get Fright After Discovering 6ft Snake

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

Animal rescue staff got a shock when a 6ft snake was abandoned outside an RSPCA centre. The boa constrictor was in a polystyrene box outside the fr...

Not For The Faint Hearted…Look What Snake Venom Does To Your Blood (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

They’re not the cuddliest of creatures but this video of what occurs when hemotoxic snake venom comes into contact with blood is truly disturbing. ...

Venomous Snake Warning Issued As Adders Out For Warmer Weather

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Walkers have been warned not to touch snakes after a spate of venomous adder attacks over the past three years. There have been around 196 inciden...

WATCH: Spider Devours Snake, Golden Orb Arachnid Chomps Brown Tree Reptile (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The horrifying moment a golden orb spider devours a brown tree snake has been caught on video. Filmed by Cairns kite surfer Ant Hadleigh, the grue...

PHOTOS: Meet Titanoboa, The Snake That Could Swallow Crocodiles Whole

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK

Time travel, already a risky business, just got a whole lot scarier. Scientists in America have unveiled a full-scale model of an ancient snake so ...

How Your Menstrual Cycle Could Help You Spot Snakes…

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After ovulation, women are not only at their most fertile, they are more adept at spotting snakes, too. Useful if you're in the Outback, not so useful...