Snakes









I used to have a terrible snake phobia. It took about a year of concentrated effort to rid myself of it. These days, I’m not afraid of snakes at all, with the exception of one particular snake known as “Satan”. Satan is sixteen feet of very ill-tempered Burmese python that has become the unlikely mascot of YouTube program Snake Bytes TV. Check out Satan’s care regimen for a taste of what the guys have to deal with on a regular basis.






According to the UK’s Mirror News, a couple on safari picked up an unwanted hitchhiker: a 16 foot-long rock python. The car’s owner flipped the hood and waited for it to exit…



From YouTube user fragancemad (thanks @timfbmx and @joerogan for tweeting):

I was doing some research for Cobra parfum by Jeannes Arthes and came across this video about snake venom by mistake – it’s so incredible that I just had to upload it to YouTube. Basically, a single drop of this venom (from a Russell’s viper) is dripped onto a petri dish of blood, and in seconds the blood clots into a thick chunk of solid matter.




Explaining a virgin birth by means of a serpent? God must have a sense of irony. Jennifer Viegas writes on Discovery News: An eastern diamond rattlesnake recently gave successful birth five years…



A poisonous Egyptian cobra slipped out of its cage this weekend, the New York Daily News reports. By this time, it may have caught a downtown 6 train to Greenwich Village or…