Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)
There was an added complication to keen hunter Frank Gonzales’s scouting trip in Nutt, New Mexico, on August 19.Gonzales spotted a five-foot-long rattlesnake that appeared to be dancing in the high branches of a tree while he was scouting suitable ground for the upcoming hunting season.Uploading the unnerving sight to Facebook, Gonzales wrote: “Not only did we have to watch for rattlesnakes on the ground but the dang trees too.” Credit: Frank Gonzales via Storyful
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© Toronto Wildlife Centre This snake made a long journey from the U.S. to Canada, and now it’s heading home, the Toronto Wildlife Centre says.
“A young western rat snake that snuck into a shipment of transport truck tires for a long ride to Canada is being flown back home.”
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Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria.(Image credit: Courtesy of Christopher C. Austin/LSU)
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An 11-foot-long alligator went for a night-time swim in a family’s pool in Sarasota County, Fla. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office responded to a late night call Friday from a family in Nokomis, Fla. who needed help getting the animal safely out of their pool. “The 11-foot intruder didn’t gracefully make his way through an…