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Sea Snake of the Great Barrier Reef

If you’ve never actually seen video of the sea snake, or seen them in person, then describing them leaves something to the imagination. They are not built like normal snakes in that their tail is flattened and shaped like a rudder to help propel them through the water. It is said that these sea reptiles are among the most venomous creatures in the world. Sea snake venom is absolutely deadly! They are, as you can see, alive and well on the Great Barrier Reef: However, it is also said that their mouths don’t open wide enough to really get a chance to injure humans, [ ... ]

Black, Yellow, Red – Watch Where You Tread

I will never forget the saying my University Professor made us memorize: “Black, yellow, red – Watch where you tread!” If you encounter a snake that is black, yellow and red in color, it could be poisonous or not, but the way to figure it out and quickly is to look at it’s patterning. If the order of the colors goes black, yellow to red, in any direction, then it is certainly a poisonous snake – like a coral snake (photo above). Leave it alone and evacuate the area. If the colors are different such as yellow, black then Yup, that's right! I [ ... ]

Snakes in Texas

When I arrived in Dallas the other day, we went over to my husband’s dad’s home where there was a small, brown snake in the living room on the carpet. My husband slid a sandal over to it, and it moved. I told my husband not to disturb it in case it scurries off, then you won’t know where it went to. Knowing that this was not something we wanted to take of directly, I told my husband to call animal control immediately. Of course, with stubbornness in tow, my husband approaches the snake after a few minutes and picks it up… What [ ... ]

Majestic Animals of the Amazonian Rainforest

Some of the most amazing animals with vivid coloration and patterns come from the Amazonian Rainforest… Many of the world’s most endangered animals also hail from the Amazon… *** Amazon Rainforest Animals by Lucien Oliveira Most of the world’s rainforests are located in Central and South America, West and Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. They are very wet areas near the equator that give true meaning to the expression “world of abundance”, an expression that reflects on the variety of rainforest animals. Brazil holds 30% of all tropical rainforests that remain on Earth, and they are represented by Amazonia. The Amazon rainforest animals are part [ ... ]

Amazonian Anaconda

Anaconda are the largest snakes in the world!!! I have always wanted to travel the Amazon and see one in the wild… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Boidae Subfamily: Boinae Genus: Eunectes Species: 1. E. beniensis 2. E. deschauenseei 3. E. murinus 4. E. notaeus *** Anaconda Snakes Today- Updating News By Michael Gutemberg Anaconda snakes, for sure, conjures up an image of a gigantic, black, serpentine creature slithering in mud and constricting a hapless creature to death. You are not to be blamed for this. Instead, blame those numerous movie directors and novelists who, thanks to their imagination or lack of it, portrayed these docile creatures as vileness [ ... ]

Over 3000 Cobras In A Village of 6000

Exotic Animal Newsflash: On Friday, it was reported that there are over 3000 monocled cobras in a village of 6000 in Choto Pashla in the West Bengal State of India. That’s 1 snake for every 2 villagers, many of them 7 ft long! Yikes! Neighboring villages are frightened visit! They are, in essence, cohabitating with these creatures. They welcome these snakes, as they started worshiping them as representatives of a goddess, Manasa 6 centuries ago, when the snakes were forced there due to a flood. They believe their farms have consequently prospered ever since. Women leave milk [ ... ]