Showing posts with label snakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snakes. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2015

Snakes seek refuge in urban areas: Potentially deadly consequences of El Niño for N. Australia

Persistent drought in northern Australia is having potentially deadly consequences as snakes seek refuge in urban areas during their quest for water.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Turkey: 3 Germans fined for collecting endangered reptiles

Three Germans have been fined about 44,565 U.S. dollars for collecting endangered snakes, lizards and plants in Turkey, local media reported.

Friday, April 18, 2014

New snake species found at Mt. Qomolangma known in the West as Mount Everest

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

A genetic analysis revealed Protobothrops Himalayanus, which was first spotted at Jilong Valley in southern Tibet Autonomous Region in 2012, to be a new snake species, Hu Huijian, co-chief of the research team, told Xinhua on Thursday.

The new species was named in honor of its home, the Himalayas, said Hu.

EL News