snakes

Australian snakes have Asian origin, says study

Australian snakes have Asian origin, says study

About 85 percent of the more than 1,000 snake and lizard species in Australia descended from creatures that floated across the ocean.

Nov 02, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
We are born with the fear of snakes and spiders, says study

We are born with the fear of snakes and spiders, says study

Researchers conclude that fear of snakes and spiders is of evolutionary origin.

Oct 24, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Ancient snakes both like eels, burrowed like worms

Ancient snakes both like eels, burrowed like worms

 Ancient snakes may have been more adept at moving through water and living underground than their contemporary counterparts.

Aug 23, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
Fight for life! Two geckos attack snake to save fellow-lizard it had already swallowed – Watch

Fight for life! Two geckos attack snake to save fellow-lizard it had already swallowed – Watch

In the unbelievable footage from Bangkok, Thailand, two geckos gang up on a green tree snake who had already swallowed a Tokay gecko.

Aug 18, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
New species of grass snake identified in Europe

New species of grass snake identified in Europe

Researchers examined the genetic identity of more than 1,600 grass snakes many of them scientific museum specimens.

Aug 09, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
56 snakelings born via artificial incubation in WB zoo

56 snakelings born via artificial incubation in WB zoo

For the first time, eggs of two rock python were hatched at the zoo.Alipore Zoo director Ashish Kumar Samanta said, "All three pythons were of three different species--Rock, Burmese and Reticulated.

Jun 12, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
Snakes are not lone hunters, they slither in groups to increase success

Snakes are not lone hunters, they slither in groups to increase success

Researchers from the University of Tennessee (UT) in the US observed the Cuban boa - the island nation's largest native terrestrial predator - in bat caves for the study.

May 24, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
Evolution of cobras' flesh-eating venom now decoded!

Evolution of cobras' flesh-eating venom now decoded!

These findings could also help future researches in treatments for cancer.

Mar 15, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
This dog-sized mammalian reptile was the first animal to produce venom

This dog-sized mammalian reptile was the first animal to produce venom

According to the new study, computerised tomography (CT) scans of fossils of the dog-sized reptile, Therapsid Euchambersia, showed anatomical features, designed for venom production.

Feb 14, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

India's 'snake-charmers' rendered jobless

Popularly known as `Saperas`, these snake charmers have been struggling to keep their tradition alive of catching venomous snakes and making them dance to their tune. 

Jan 28, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Serpentine twist: Brown snake captured feasting on a carpet python!

Serpentine twist: Brown snake captured feasting on a carpet python!

Brown snakes usually eat mice, frogs and lizards, but have been known to eat other snakes, even other brown snakes.

Jan 03, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Aeroméxico flight has priority landing, thanks to a snake hiding in the overhead compartment! - Watch video

Aeroméxico flight has priority landing, thanks to a snake hiding in the overhead compartment! - Watch video

The snake in question was a poisonous five-foot-long green viper, which makes the matter even worse.

Nov 08, 2016, 17:19 PM IST
Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read

Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read

It's genetic mutation which caused the reptiles to lose their limbs over 100 million years ago.

Oct 27, 2016, 18:50 PM IST
Father and son cut open a rattlesnake rattle – Watch video to find out what they saw!

Father and son cut open a rattlesnake rattle – Watch video to find out what they saw!

Rattlesnakes are considered to be the newest and most evolved snakes in the world, as per scientists, owing to their sophisticated warning systems – the distinctive rattle as part of their tail.

Sep 18, 2016, 12:19 PM IST
Unthinkable! Indian kids play with deadly snakes like toys – Watch Viral video

Unthinkable! Indian kids play with deadly snakes like toys – Watch Viral video

Apparently, the footage shows a village in southern India.

Aug 06, 2016, 22:54 PM IST
Rare video: Snake trapped within its own skin while shedding!

Rare video: Snake trapped within its own skin while shedding!

During the shedding process, the complete outer layer of skin is shed in one complete layer, after which, the old and worn skin is replaced.

Jun 20, 2016, 22:00 PM IST
SHOCKING! Over 150 snakes found in a house in UP - SEE PICS INSIDE

SHOCKING! Over 150 snakes found in a house in UP - SEE PICS INSIDE

In a shocking incident, more than 150 snakes were found in a house in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district.

May 11, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
Researchers provide insights on 'virgin birth' in snakes

Researchers provide insights on 'virgin birth' in snakes

Researchers have recently provided intriguing insights on parthenogenesis or virgin birth in snakes.

Jan 05, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
 WATCH: This snake charmer puts live snake through his nose, takes it out from mouth

WATCH: This snake charmer puts live snake through his nose, takes it out from mouth

You won't believe your eyes after watching this video!

Dec 14, 2015, 15:24 PM IST
Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

Scientists used CT scans to examine the bony inner ear of Dinilysia patagonica, a 2-metre long reptile closely linked to modern snakes.

Nov 29, 2015, 14:28 PM IST