SNAKES

  • Tamil Nadu: Seventeen fall ill after eating snake bitten goat's meat October 1, 2014

    Tiruvallur: Seventeen people complained of nausea and giddiness after consuming meat of a goat which was reportedly bitten by a snake, a local health official said on Wednesday. They were discharged after treatment at a hospital, the official said. Villagers of Periyakadambur in Tiruttani Panchayat Union fell ill after consuming...
  • Women open the trunk of rental car to retrieve luggage only to be greeted by a ball python! September 28, 2014

    Kennebunk, Maine: Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake. The women drove the rental car from Boston to Kennebunk, Maine, where they discovered the ball python Wednesday night and called police. The snake was turned over to the...
  • Mother, daughter die of snake bite in Ballia August 20, 2014

    A motherdaughter duo was killed due to snake bite in Ojhwalia village in Ballia, police said. Indu Devi (35) and her daughter Reena (14) were bitten by the snake on Tuesday in their field in Dubhar area, they said. Both of them died on the spot, they added. ...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in midday meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating midday meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • MP minister admitted to hospital for suspected snake bite June 29, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister Vijay Shah was on Sunday admitted to a hospital here after he suffered a suspected snake bite. "The Minister was admitted in the Government JP hospital early in the morning with a suspected snake bite," Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr Pankaj Shukla...
  • Warning: This will give you nightmares later. Newest tourism trend is massages from 20 ft pythons weighing 250 kg May 23, 2014

    It seems adrenaline junkies these are getting snake massages from 20 feet Burmese pythons. A hellish YouTube video surfaced recently showing tourists relaxing (if relaxing is the word for grimacing and trying desperately to keep from screaming out) with massages from four giant Burmese pythons weighing a combined 250kg. Visitors to...
  • Woman bitten by 6foot python hiding in toilet bowl May 13, 2014

    Singapore: A 34yearold woman in Singapore was bitten by a 6foot python that emerged from the toilet bowl in her home while she was using it and sank its teeth into her leg. Noraslinda Asat was using the bathroom in her Eunosville home when she felt a sharp pain. She stood...
  • Watch: Pet snake swallows towel, undergoes surgery March 11, 2014

    A pet snake had to undergo emergency surgery after swallowing a whole towel. CNN's Jeanne Moos brings us this report on all the absurd objects pets end up eating. ...
  • Snake menace: Vacancy for mongoose at Indore district jail! February 19, 2014

    To counter the snake menace in the 175yearold District Jail in Indore, the prison authorities are thinking of deploying a couple of mongooses. "In the last fortnight, two prisoners suffered snakebites. Both survived as the snakes were not poisonous," Jail Superintendent Shefali Tiwari said on Wednesday. "Keeping in mind these incidents and...
  • UN conducts probe into N Korea jails, people forced to eat snakes February 18, 2014

    The United Nations conducted an investigation detailing horrific human rights abuses in North Korea where starving women were delivering babies in prison camps. People were forced to eat snakes and rats to survive. The UN now warning Kim Jong Un that he could face prosecution. ...
  • US: Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in home January 30, 2014

    Santa Ana (California): A school teacher has been arrested after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stenchfilled suburban California home. As investigators wearing respirator masks carried the reptiles out of the house by the score and stacked them in the...
  • US woman finds fourfoot snake living in her couch for two months January 1, 2014

    A woman in the US was shocked to discover a fourfootlong snake living in the secondhand couch that she picked up off the street two months ago. Holly Wright from Grand Rapids, Michigan had been using the furniture every day for two months when she made the surprising discovery ...
  • Snake grounds flight with 370 passengers at Sydney airport September 24, 2013

    A tiny Asian snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner in Australia, leading to 370 passengers being grounded overnight. Staff found the 20centimeter (8inch) Mandarin rat snake in the passenger cabin near the door late on Sunday before passengers were due to board the flight bound for Tokyo from...
  • News briefs: Snake bites haunt security personnel at Taj Mahal July 31, 2013

    In the last one month, four security personnel protecting Taj Mahal have become victims of snake bites. Timely medical care helped save their life. But now they are always scared, looking for possible areas where the enemy could be hiding to attack them. Snakes have managed to find their targets...
  • World Environment Day: Meet the men saving the bats, snakes of Goa June 5, 2013

    Panaji: It's World Environment Day on Wednesday and CNNIBN is taking you on a special journey with a new series 'Saving the Western Ghats'. CNNIBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt has been travelling to every inch of the old mountains, from Maharashtra all the way down to Kerala. She met India's...
  • Thirty dead dogs found in Danish man's freezer May 7, 2013

    Copenhagen: Danish police found 30 dead dogs, including 25 puppies, in a freezer while investigating complaints of loud barking. Police spokesman Soeren Bach said that they discovered the dogs on Monday at a 66yearold man's house after he had refused to pay fines for disturbing the peace and ignored an...
  • Chennai: Man arrested for carrying venomous snakes in flight April 17, 2013

    Chennai: Customs officials arrested a man at the airport here with a suitcase containing five venomous snakes on Wednesday. Airport sources said the arrested Mohammed Azarudin, who arrived by a Thai Airways flight, told the Customs officials that one of his friends in Thaliand gave the suitcase to him with a...
  • Ewww! Jennifer Aniston gets snake skin pedicures February 27, 2013

    London: Actress Jennifer Aniston has been reportedly getting snake skin pedicures. The 44-year-old actress has been attaching a sliver of snakeskin to her toenails and painting over it with a clear sealant, reported Showbiz spy. "It sounds gross, but it really does look amazing. Jen first heard about the toenail touch-up...
  • Snapshot: Holy snake! 9 footlong python on plane January 17, 2013

    A python lies wedged on the wing of a Qantas passenger plane as it flies over Port Moresby on January 10, 2013 in this handout picture. Passengers on a flight from Australia to Papua New Guinea were shocked to look out their cabin windows to find a huge snake on...
  • Mumbai police orders probe into 'offensive' poem January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Commissioner Satyapal Singh has ordered a probe into a controversial poem published in the city police's inhouse magazine Samwaad. The Commissioner has asked DCP SS Gholap to submit a report in a fortnight's time. This comes after an advocate submitted a written complaint to the Azad Maidan Police...
  • Nepal: Man bites snake to death in revenge attack August 23, 2012

    Kathmandu: A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a titfortat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday. Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday caught it and...
  • 800 snakes rescued in Hyderabad in 2012 July 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: R Sushma, a resident of Ayodhya Nagar in Balapur, had a panic attack on Monday evening, induced by the sight of a ninefoot long cobra slithering away in a corner of her compound. The petrified woman raised an alarm and alerted her neighbours who had the presence of mind...
  • Air India likely to clear salary dues by Saturday April 5, 2012

    Mumbai: After Air India promised to clear their salaries, many of its contractual ground staff who bunked duty on Thursday morning returned to work, official sources said. Earlier, around a hundred workers remained away from work protesting nonpayment of two months salaries. Air India officials said it had made arrangements to clear...
  • Australia: Snake on plane, pilot forced to land April 5, 2012

    Melbourne: An Australian jet pilot was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff as a snake appeared slithering from the plane's dashboard. Braden Blennerhassett, a pilot with Air Frontier, was flying freight to the remote town of Peppimenarti in the Northern Territory when about 20 minutes after he had...
  • Odisha: Man bites cobra to death March 24, 2012

    Jaipur (Odisha): In a bizarre incident a man bit a snake, a cobra, to death in Rahama village under Rasulpur block in Jajpur district. Iman Welli (25), a daily wager, gave it back to the cobra after the reptile bit him while he was working in a sugarcane field on...
  • CRPF 'CoBRA' faces snake trouble! February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Ironic it may sound, elite antinaxal commando squad CoBRA, which was named after one of the most venomous reptiles, is now facing incidence of snake bites among its personnel posted in deep jungles. Ten battalions of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) are deployed in the dense jungles...
  • VDay drug: youngsters get high on cobra venom February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: It wasn't just heartshaped chocolates and bright red roses that saw a spurt in sales this Valentine's Day. A deadly drug prepared from cobra venom gave a new high at parties in the national capital and surrounding areas, antinarcotics officials say. "The sale of drugs (like K72 and K76)...
  • Snakes are the new guests at Mumbai 5star hotels January 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Guess who's giving the city's uppercrust some unlikely company in the swank fivestar hotels these days? Snakes. With an exponential increase in the number of construction sites, snakes in the city seem to be the new 'guests' however abhorrent and unwelcome seeking accommodation in the city's upscale resorts. The...
  • A season of snakes and pickpockets at Sabarimala January 9, 2012

    Sabarimala: Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu shrine situated in the Western Ghats in central Kerala. What is more, the temple these days is experiencing an excess of everything ...
  • Snake stolen from Mumbai zoo May 29, 2011

    Mumbai: For the first time in its 150year history, the Mumbai zoo has recorded a daring theft a live Red Sand Boa snake, which some wrongly believe can lead to hidden treasures. According to a zoo official, the theft of the nonpoisonous, twofoot long snake was noticed on Saturday when...