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89-year-old Florida woman battles and kills 6-foot snake after it eats visiting birds

89-year-old Florida woman battles and kills 6-foot snake after it eats visiting birdsAn 89-year old Tallahassee woman killed a six-foot snake in her backyard yard after it ate most of her birds in three weeks.



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Woman wakes up in hotel, finds snake on her arm: 'I won't be sleeping for a while after this'

Woman wakes up in hotel, finds snake on her arm: 'I won't be sleeping for a while after this'Talk about a rude awakening: A woman staying at a Hampton Inn in Memphis, Tennessee, woke up to find a snake stretched across her arm.



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Hunt for pet-eating python as 9ft snake goes on the loose in Cambridge

Hunt for pet-eating python as 9ft snake goes on the loose in CambridgeRabbit and chicken owners in Cambridge have been warned to be vigilant following the escape of a nine-foot reticulated python. The non-venomous snake is unlikely to pose a threat to human life but could make small animals like rabbits and chickens its prey. Police in Cambridgeshire received reports that a snake had been spotted near Lovell Road in Cambridge. In the early hours of Sunday morning officers attended the area but failed to spot the animal. The snake's owners have been located and provided police with details on the animal. Steve Allain, chairman of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group said the escaped reptile poses a threat to rabbits, chickens and potentially dogs and cats but added that the latter two pets are more like to be able to defend themselves if attacked.  Mr Allain said the threat posed depends on when the animal last ate.  “We don’t when it last fed or how hungry it is or how determined it is to find a meal,” Mr Allain said.  Mr Allain said the “snake could be anywhere” and would be easier to locate during the colder winter months when it would seek warmth.  “With the hot weather this weekend, it will be comfortable in most places. During the winter, the first place you would look would be in and around cars where they seek the warmth of the engine.” An Indonesian woman was swallowed by a 23-foot reticulated python last year but Mr Allain said this smaller creature does not pose a similar threat.  The RSPCA advised anyone that encounters the creature not to approach it. “If anyone finds a snake they believe is non-native the RSPCA’s advice is to keep a safe distance, monitor the snake and call the charity’s helpline on 0300 1234 999,” a spokeswoman said.  Reticulated pythons are the world's longest snake, native to south-east Asia and can grow up to 31.5 feet, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. They are not venomous. In May, Cambridgeshire Constabulary found a large orange and black striped corn snake out and about. "Road policing officers got a bit of a shock this morning when they came across thissss snake in the grass on Arbury Road in Cambridge," police said on Twitter. The snake was taken to a wildlife centre in Stretham. Anyone who sees the latest snake is asked to notify police on 101.



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Multistate hunt for antivenom after exotic snake attacks Michigan man

Multistate hunt for antivenom after exotic snake attacks Michigan manA snake bite forced doctors to frantically call zoos and venom response programs across the country in search of antivenom medicine. A 26-year-old man who was bit by a cobra did not respond to the generic antivenom medicine he was initially provided at a Michigan-area hospital, before being airlifted to Detroit. As his respiratory muscles became paralysed, doctors reportedly scrambled to locate a serum that would neutralize the rare snake venom coursing through his body.



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Texas man nearly died after being bitten by venomous snake he decapitated, wife says

Texas man nearly died after being bitten by venomous snake he decapitated, wife saysJennifer Sutcliffe said she and her husband were doing yard work on Memorial Day weekend – in preparation for a family barbecue – when she spotted a 4-foot long Western diamondback rattlesnake slithering through her flowerbed. Ms Sutcliffe screamed, she told the Washington Post, altering her husband to the snake’s presence.



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Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake bite

Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake biteAn Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. The family spotted the snake in another room but the creature escaped. A post-mortem is to be carried out but police have registered a case of accidental death, the officer added. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper. India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.



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Snake makes a sudden appearance on driver's sssssside window

Snake makes a sudden appearance on driver's sssssside windowSnakes are relatively common in Australia, but perhaps less so coiled up on people's cars. A driver got quite the surprise when a venomous red-bellied black snake made an appearance on the side of his car on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Nightmare alert: 5-foot snake found hiding in someone's toilet in Texas According to
ABC News, driver Ted Ogier was driving back from the New South Wales town of Eden for work, when suddenly a snake slithered from under the bonnet to curl around the driver's side mirror. Oh, and it wanted in. "It was sort of tapping on the window a couple of times, because it obviously wanted to get in," Ogier told the news outlet.  The snake was estimated to be about 2.5 metres (8 feet) long, and Ogier got a co-worker to remove the reptile with a broom. It's likely the snake crawled in to the engine bay, seeking a bit of warmth. While red-bellied black snakes are highly venomous, they are a shy snake, preferring to flee and will only bite if you seriously try and annoy it, according to the Australian Museum. WATCH: We all hate folding clothes, but is $ 1,000 folding robot worth it?



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Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car window

Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car windowAn Australian man experienced the fright of his life recently after a venomous snake scaled his car window as he drove home from the mechanic.



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17-Foot Python Takes New Record for Annual Florida Snake Hunt

17-Foot Python Takes New Record for Annual Florida Snake HuntJason Leon broke the hunt record Friday and previously held the record for largest python ever found in Florida.



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Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourgeBANGKOK (AP) — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common problem facing Thailand's capital: snakes.



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