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Snakes 70 million years older than thought: study

A new look at four fossils has revealed that snakes' earliest known ancestor lived as many as 70 million years earlier than thought.

Snakes 70 million years older than thought: study
Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage
Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage

Spanish police said Tuesday they found five snakes, two lizards and thousands of insects alive and hidden inside two suitcases that arrived on the holiday island of Gran Canaria on a flight from Madrid.

Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage
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Woman fights python to save pet dog in Hong Kong

A woman used a pocket knife to fight off a huge Burmese python which attacked her dog while out walking in a Hong Kong country park, a report said.

Woman fights python to save pet dog in Hong Kong
Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste
Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste

Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state.

Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste
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Japan police find 80 reptiles in one-room apartment

Venomous lizards and snakes up to three metres (nine feet) long were among 80 reptiles police found crammed into a one-room apartment in Japan.

Japan police find 80 reptiles in one-room apartment
Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage
Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage

Lying on a massage table at a spa in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Feri Tilukay closed his eyes and smiled blissfully as three enormous snakes slithered all over him.

Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage
Snake on plane grounds Qantas flight
Snake on plane grounds Qantas flight

A tiny snake as slender as a pen forced the grounding of a Japan-bound Qantas flight in the Australian city of Sydney overnight, stranding hundreds of passengers.

Snake on plane grounds Qantas flight
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40 pythons found in Canadian hotel

Little more than a week after a giant python crushed two young Canadian boys to death, police have recovered 40 of the snakes from a hotel room.

40 pythons found in Canadian hotel
Canada pet shop owner had no permit for killer python
Canada pet shop owner had no permit for killer python

The owner of a python which is thought to have crushed two infants to death in a Canadian apartment did not have a permit to keep such an animal.

Canada pet shop owner had no permit for killer python
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Escaped python kills two young children in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada.

Escaped python kills two young children in Canada
Reptiles are at risk, study finds
Reptiles are at risk, study finds

Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging.

Reptiles are at risk, study finds
Year of Snake sees serpent sales soar in Hong Kong
Year of Snake sees serpent sales soar in Hong Kong

As Hong Kong prepares to usher in the Year of the Snake, an increasing number of the reptiles are slithering their way into local households, with sales of the uncuddly pet rocketing.

Year of Snake sees serpent sales soar in Hong Kong
A python lies wedged on the wing of a Qantas passenger plane. ©REUTERS
Passengers amazed as Australian snake clings to plane

It was not quite a "Snakes on a Plane" scenario, but passengers on a Qantas jet watched in amazement as a three-metre (nine feet) python clung to the outside of their aircraft during a flight.

Passengers amazed as Australian snake clings to plane
British ministry rattled by £10,000 bill to stuff snake
British ministry rattled by £10,000 bill to stuff snake

Britain's foreign ministry has come under fire after it emerged that it paid £10,000 to re-stuff a giant anaconda named Albert.

British ministry rattled by £10,000 bill to stuff snake

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