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Police: Facebook helped track down snake thief

Police: Facebook helped track down snake thief

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.

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Alligator found in suburban home evicted after 26 years

Alligator found in suburban home evicted after 26 years

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.

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Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish

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.

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Venomous sea snake washes onto California shore

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.

December 21, 2015 10:01 amLoading…

Police: Man arrested, alligator removed from Cleveland home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who barricaded himself inside his Cleveland home with an alligator.

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Komodo dragon takes up residence at Albuquerque BioPark zoo

ALBUQERUQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque BioPark zoo's female Komodo dragon has a male counterpart in a program promoting breeding among the shrinking population.

October 31, 2015 10:22 amLoading…

Teacher bitten by copperhead, returns to school next day

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A southeast Missouri teacher didn't let a bite from a poisonous snake keep her off the job.

September 13, 2015 11:10 amLoading…

Alligator turned over to Iowa shelter to end up in Nebraska

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A 2½-foot-long alligator listed for sale by a Sioux City teenager instead will end up at a Nebraska college.

August 20, 2015 7:59 amLoading…

Crocodile removed from St. Louis County pond

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — After four days of trying, a 3-foot-long Nile crocodile is finally captured from a pond in west St. Louis County.

August 04, 2015 5:26 amLoading…

160-pound python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood

JONESBURG, Mo. — A giant snake has finally been killed in eastern Missouri's Warren County after terrifying a neighborhood for several days.

July 29, 2015 11:42 amLoading…

Wichita animal control officers seek home for alligator

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.

July 13, 2015 10:41 amLoading…

Thieves break into Ohio pet rescue, swipe 7 rare pythons

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron pet rescue is searching for seven rare pythons that were stolen from the shop over the weekend.

June 16, 2015 12:03 amLoading…

Missing 50-pound pet tortoise is found alive and well

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Frank, a 50-pound pet tortoise, has been found in western Michigan after a two-day search.

June 09, 2015 5:21 pmLoading…

50-pound pet tortoise goes missing in western Michigan

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 50-pound pet tortoise named Frank has gone missing in western Michigan.

June 08, 2015 9:55 pmLoading…

Discovery's boss says so long to giant snakes

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.

January 10, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

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