Watch: Villagers attend 'Nag-Nagin' wedding

In what may sound like an Indian folklore to many, a man in Rajpur district of Varanasi wished to get married to a 'Ichchadhari Nagin' (mythical shape-shifting serpent creature ), a belief supported by his kith and kin​, report claimed on Sunday.

'King Cobra' beaten to death by tribals in AP village

A 12-feet long 'King Cobra' was caught and killed by tribals at a village here.

Snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago

 Newly discovered snake fossils have recently revealed that snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago, which pushes back its origins by nearly 70 million years.

New snake robot can be reconfigured to suit user needs

 Scientists have developed a new robot that moves in ways that are similar to a snake's natural undulations and it can be reconfigured to suit user needs.

New technique may help develop universal snake bite anti-venom
New technique may help develop universal snake bite anti-venom

A team of researchers is working towards creating universal snake bite anti-venom with the help of a new technique called 'antivenomics.'

US naturalist Paul Rosolie swallowed by a snake for TV show

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

New snake species in Odisha

A group of volunteers from Odisha have claimed to have discovered a new species of snake which has been named after this coastal state as Lycodon Odishii.

How snake courtship evolved
How snake courtship evolved

As part of the evolutionary process, snakes may have developed courtship and male-to-male combat behaviour such as moving undulations, neck biting and spur-poking, suggests a new study.

Gang terrorise Hyderabad teen with snake to rape, film her
Gang terrorise Hyderabad teen with snake to rape, film her

Police have nabbed a gang of criminals involved in the gruesome gang-rape case of an 18-year-old girl at a farm-house on the outskirts of the city.

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Snake-like reptile found in food, 54 students fall ill

In a tragic incident, at least 54 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar`s Sitamarhi district, officials said.

Saputara: An off beat weekend getaway near Mumbai

Bertram Fonseca tells you about his weekend trip to Saputara, Gujarat`s only hill station

Centipede eats snake inside out after it was swallowed

A Centipede reportedly ate a snake from inside out as revealed by a post mortem report conducted by a group of researcher.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.

15-ft-long King Cobra snake caught in Andhra Pradesh

A rare 15-feet-long King Cobra snake was caught by forest officials near a house in Andhra Pradesh`s East Godavari district today.

Ukraine`s computers targeted by powerful `snake` virus: Experts

Dozens of computer networks in Ukraine have been infected by an aggressive new cyber weapon called Snake, according to expert analysis.

Two arrested for killing snake and eating it

Two persons were arrested on Thursday on the charge of killing a non-poisonous snake and consuming its meat at hilly Valparai in the district, forest officials said.

Obama a snake, says director Oliver Stone

Director Oliver Stone, known to be outspoken, has criticised US President Barack Obama for the National Security Agency spying controversy.

US snake bite victim slapped with USD 55K hospital bill

For this snake-bite victim, the sting didn`t hurt as much as the hospital bill.

Tripura minister bitten by snake

Tripura Tribal Welfare and Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma has been bitten by a snake, an official said on Tuesday.