FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area man is accused of stealing a Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor from a pet store, then losing it inside a Lowe's home improvement store.
LANSING, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is scheduled to appear in court this week after authorities came to his house and took the alligator he kept there for 26 years into custody.
LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho's vertical geography may give salmon, steelhead and other native fish a fighting chance as climate change continues to alter their habitat for the worse.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — A dead yellow-bellied sea snake from southern Mexico was discovered on Bolsa Chica beach during a weekend cleanup effort, only the third one ever reported in California.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who barricaded himself inside his Cleveland home with an alligator.
ALBUQERUQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque BioPark zoo's female Komodo dragon has a male counterpart in a program promoting breeding among the shrinking population.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A southeast Missouri teacher didn't let a bite from a poisonous snake keep her off the job.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A 2½-foot-long alligator listed for sale by a Sioux City teenager instead will end up at a Nebraska college.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — After four days of trying, a 3-foot-long Nile crocodile is finally captured from a pond in west St. Louis County.
JONESBURG, Mo. — A giant snake has finally been killed in eastern Missouri's Warren County after terrifying a neighborhood for several days.
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita animal control officials are trying to figure out what to do with a 3-foot alligator that turned up in a local yard and gave its eventual captors all sorts of fits.
AKRON, Ohio — An Akron pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend.
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Frank, a 50-pound pet tortoise, has been found in western Michigan after a two-day search.
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 50-pound pet tortoise named Frank has gone missing in western Michigan.
PASADENA, Calif. — There’s a new boss in charge at the Discovery Network, and he’s eager to get rid of mega-sharks, mermaids and man-eating snakes.