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Crocodile caught at California shopping center
ROSEVILLE, Calif. - After a while a crocodile has been turned over to officials who are pondering where to send the reptile a day after it was captured roaming around a Northern California shopping center.

Authorities say the...

Reptile trade group sues over federal ban on some snake species
It was a snake that reportedly led to the ban on humans in the Garden of Eden. Now a reptile trade group wants to overturn a national ban on importing four giant snakes or transporting them across state lines.

The United States...

Reptile enthusiasts want python ban overturned
MIAMI - A nationwide ban on importing four giant snake species or transporting them across state lines is costing reptile breeders, handlers, hobbyists and vendors millions and should be overturned, according to a lawsuit filed by a...

Ex-veterinarian back home without gator
A retired Uniontown, Fayette County, veterinarian who was missing with his pet alligator since last week returned home over the weekend, his wife said Sunday.

James Ronald Davidson, 67, left his South Union home with Alli, a 3-...

Lecture set on invasive pythons
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A biologist from the University of Arkansas is set to give a talk about problems with invasive pythons.

Professor J.D. Willson is to speak at the Clinton School of Public...

Disabled sea turtle released into new Vegas home

LAS VEGAS - A 320-pound disabled green sea turtle is now paddling around a Las Vegas Strip aquarium after an odyssey that included two sea rescues and a cross-country trip in a FedEx plane.

Officials at the Mandalay Bay...

Swarthmore boa constrictor safe after 10 days on the lam
SWARTHMORE - After a 10-day journey into the wilds of Swarthmore, an escaped snake has been found and returned safely to its owners.

Snakey, a 7-foot-long boa constrictor, escaped the yard of Dr. David Spiegel on Aug. 11 while...

7-foot long boa constrictor goes missing from Swarthmore home
SWARTHMORE - The owners of a missing boa constrictor desperately want to find their pet of 18 years and are holding out hope he will be located before he gets himself into a jam.

"It would be nice if everyone knows he's a pet, he's not...

Hundreds at funeral for brothers killed by python
CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick - Hundreds of people attended the funeral service Saturday for two brothers who were killed by a python while they slept at a friend's home above an exotic pet store.

Four-year-old Noah Barthe and his...

Search under way for missing tortoise in Kansas
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - A family pet has disappeared from outside a home in northeast Kansas, but chances are it didn't get very far unless someone gave it a lift.

WIBW-TV reports the animal...

Exotic animals removed from Canada pet shop
CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick - Wildlife crews were preparing Thursday to remove more than a dozen animals from an exotic pet store in Canada, days after two boys were asphyxiated by an African rock python in an apartment upstairs.

Disappearing amphibians raise habitat concerns
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - For Arnold Lishin, the frogs and toads that call it home help make West Lafayette's Celery Bog special.

From their unmistakable chirps and croaks, to the ripples they leave in the water as they dart from...

Oregon officer untangles 4-ft. snake from truck
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - The 4-foot-long corn snake inside the engine compartment of a pickup truck in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove was lucky that Officer Jeremy Lazenby was the one responding to the "animal call."

Lazenby...

Alligator placed in foster home
The Penn Township, York County, alligator found in a backyard in a residential neighborhood Sunday has been placed in a foster home until a permanent home can be found for him.

Aglyphic Creatures Rescue's Ame Kessler, of...

York animal rescue seeks home for Alligator
The wayward young alligator wrangled into custody Sunday morning by Penn Township Police is now named Shredder and will remain in a foster home until a permanent one can be found, according to Ame Kessler.

The Windsor woman, who...

Man tried to sell stolen snakes in Hamburg, police say
A Centre County man was arrested for trying to sell five stolen pythons valued at $7,100 at a reptile expo in Hamburg over the weekend, borough police said today.

Officer Robert A. Mengle took Nathan G. Flick of Bellefonte to the...

Gator ousted from suburban Atlanta pond
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - An alligator that had been living in the pond of a suburban Atlanta subdivision was removed, but not before biting the trapper on his arm.

WSB-TV aired video showing the gator sinking its teeth into the arm of...

Utah snake collector ordered to give up 28 boas
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah - A Utah man has been ordered by police to get rid of all but one of his 29 exotic boa constrictor snakes because he doesn't have an exotic pet permit.

Thomas Cobb of Cottonwood Heights is distraught over...

Indiana pet store stocked with exotic critters
FRANKLIN, Ind. - A 3-foot-long American alligator scurried across the floor of Pandemonium Exotics.

Fleeing from the cold air as the door to the pet shop opened, the animal paused, allowing owner Brian Conlin to scoop it up. He...

Man must help sea turtle center after eggs stolen
SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. - A man who pleaded guilty to taking 156 loggerhead sea turtle eggs from a Georgia island has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The Florida Times-Union...

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