News file for: Snakes

Turning Antivenom Into A Tablet

Turning Antivenom Into A Tablet

Scientists have developed an oral antivenom formulation which could help save snakebite sufferers in rural areas,

Cheap Nasal Spray May Save Snakebite Victims

Cheap Nasal Spray May Save Snakebite Victims

Scientists are planning for clinical trials in India to test a simple nasal spray that could reduce snakebite fatalities.

New Wolf Snake Discovered In Cambodia

New Wolf Snake Discovered In Cambodia

The eighth new snake to be discovered in the Cardamom Mountains of Phnom Penh, Lycodon zoosvictoriae has a unique coloration that allows it to blend in seamlessly with its environment.

Lizard Mothers Turn Protective When Predators Lurk, Study

Lizard Mothers Turn Protective When Predators Lurk, Study

In a rare show of maternal care in lizards, female Asian long-tailed skinks actively deter snakes from consuming their eggs on Taiwan’s Orchid Island.

Deadly Sea Snakes: Alike But Not The Same

Deadly Sea Snakes: Alike But Not The Same

The lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species which separately evolved to give identical snakes.