Texas police called to remove rattlesnake, 16 babies from electric company’s work area
MANOR, Texas – A Texas police department received an unusual call this week to remove a 3.5-foot western diamondback rattlesnake and its 16 babies from an electric company’s work area. The incident happened Wednesday at the Sunstate Equipment Company in Manor, Texas. This 3.5 foot Western Diamond Back rattle snake was found with her 16 babies (photos in comment) in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on 290 here in Manor. Posted by Manor Police Department on Wednesday, August 26, 2020The post reads, “This 3.5 foot Western Diamond Back rattlesnake was found with her 16 babies (photos in comment) in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on 290 here in Manor. RELATED: Snake sightings expected to ‘drastically increase’ in Texas, experts say
Snake safety 101: How to snake-proof your home & yard
SAN ANTONIO – Snakes hibernate, so they’re literally coming out of the ground in spring and summer. That often means they’re waking up to new neighborhoods that have been built on top of their homes. So how do you keep snakes out of your new home and yard? San Antonio Zoo snake expert Craig Pelke shares some pointers. Check your fence for gaps and fill them in.
Snake sightings expected to ‘drastically increase’ in Texas, experts say
Experts with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extention say this is the time of year snake sightings “drastically increase.”What can you do? The four common venomous snakes in South Texas are copperheads, cottonmouths, rattlesnakes and coral snakes. Milk snakes usually have a red head with a black, red, black and yellow pattern. “Despite common misconceptions on how to deal with a venomous snake bite, it’s best to stay calm and get to a hospital as quickly as possible,” Frank said. Sometimes, symptoms might not occur until 24 hours after a venomous bite.
New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies
NEW YORK A decade after the Hunger Games series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country's bookstores were closed or offering limited service because of the coronavirus pandemic. NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of the print market, reported Wednesday that Songbirds and Snakes" topped last week's list with 270,000 copies sold. Collins' book, a prequel to her previous Hunger Games novels, came 10 years after the author seemingly wrapped up the Dystopian series with Mockingjay." Collins' novels, which also include The Hunger Games and Catching Fire," have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and are the basis for a billion dollar movie franchise.
Video shows ‘at least 50′ snakes slithering around in San Antonio pond
SAN ANTONIO – There’s been an abundance of critter stories in recent weeks from murder hornets to swarming bees and now there’s a puddle full of snakes. Tanya Ansualda was on a bike ride with a friend on Wednesday when the pair happened upon the snake puddle. KSAT reached out to local herpetologist Brenda Posey who said the pond was full of baby water snakes, not water moccasins. “Just leave them there because, with baby water snakes, it’s not uncommon for them to all swim around together - so no worries." Beautiful but dangerous blue dragons discovered on Texas beach are ‘rare find’Ansualda said the snake puddle was near the boardwalk along Salado Creek.
Eek!! Stay away from these dangerous critters in San Antonio and South Texas
There are some, more so than others, you want to stay away from because they can be dangerous and or even deadly. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, there are currently 1.5 million feral hogs in the state. (USDA)Snakes: South Texas is home to many different species of snakes but three of them can be deadly: water moccasins, coral snakes, and rattlesnakes. Other symptoms according to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension are headaches, vomiting, and sometimes respiratory stress. The most common symptoms according to the CDC are fever chills, aches and pains, and a rash.
Scientists discover a new snake and name it after Salazar Slytherin
A team of researchers from India, upon discovering a new species of green pit vipers, have decided to name the snake after the one, the only Salazar Slytherin. In a nutshell, Salazar Slytherin was one of the founders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with his pals Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. Slytherin, partly known for his ability to talk to snakes, is linked to the animals -- the snake is, after all, the symbol of the Slytherin Hogwarts house. That's why the researchers chose the name Trimeresurus salazar. The pit vipers in the genus Trimeresurus are venomous, and found throughout East and Southeast Asia.