Snakes

  • Mother, daughter die of snake bite in Ballia August 20, 2014

    A mother-daughter 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 mid-day 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 mid-day 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 6-foot python hiding in toilet bowl May 13, 2014

    Singapore: A 34-year-old woman in Singapore was bitten by a 6-foot 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 20, 2014

    To counter the snake menace in the 175-year-old District Jail in Indore, the prison authorities are thinking of deploying a couple of mongooses. "In the last fortnight, two prisoners suffered snake-bites. 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 stench-filled 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 four-foot snake living in her couch for two months January 1, 2014

    A woman in the US was shocked to discover a four-foot-long snake living in the second-hand 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 20-centimeter (8-inch) 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 CNN-IBN is taking you on a special journey with a new series 'Saving the Western Ghats'. CNN-IBN 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 66-year-old 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 foot-long 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 in-house 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 tit-for-tat 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 nine-foot 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 non-payment 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 25, 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 anti-naxal 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...
  • V-Day drug: youngsters get high on cobra venom February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: It wasn't just heart-shaped 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, anti-narcotics officials say. "The sale of drugs (like K-72 and K-76)...
  • Snake stolen from Mumbai zoo May 29, 2011

    Mumbai: For the first time in its 150-year 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 non-poisonous, two-foot long snake was noticed on Saturday when...
  • Fear of spiders, snakes acquired January 25, 2011

    Washington: We aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but we can pick up these fears very quickly as infants, scientists say. Arne Ohman at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Susan Mineka from Northwestern University, US, have studied how infants and toddlers react to scary objects, the journal Current Directions...
  • Dare to buy; house of snakes on sale! May 19, 2011

    London: Buy it at your own risk as thousands of snakes slithering around on the ceilings and walls are waiting to welcome if anyone enters the "horrible" house in the US. However, the agent trying to sell the five-bedroom house located in the eastern state of Idaho is hopeful because there...
  • Rescued CWG snakes find home in Wildlife SOS October 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Cobras and rattlesnakes at the Games Village had created quite a stir among the CWG organisers. These snakes had kept the Commonwealth Games officials on toes as frequent sights of the reptiles at the Games Village have been causing a scare among the Games organisers and the athletes....
  • CWG: After dog, snake found in athlete's room September 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The clock is ticking and the Delhi government is desperately trying to salvage the Commonwealth Games mess. A snake in the athletes living quarters in the Games Village is the latest headache for the Delhi Government. A snake was found in a room in the residential tower,...