The dozens of snakes discovered included exotic species from southeast Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
Police responded to a 911 call, after a boy was bitten by a copperhead snake. He was rushed to the hospital, where he made a recovery a few days later.
Louisiana is home to more alligators than any other state in the country.
Cunningham's skinks are highly unusual among lizards and reptiles given that they live in stable, social groups.
Australian resident got a fright when she found snakes wriggling around insider he toilet, making it impossible to flush.
The reptile is an early member of the animal group Ornithodira to which both dinosaurs and pterosaurs belong.
Diamond pythons aren't especially dangerous, but they can grow quite large and like seeking out warmth in suburban homes along the Australian coastline.
Scientists recorded the video as part of research to conduct an accurate population survey of the animals that nest at the world's largest green turtle rookery.
"The individual was videoing the alligator and walked up to the water's edge while the gator was still fully immersed," said Department of Natural Resources Assistant Chief of Wildlife Sam Chappelear.
For a study, researchers investigated several areas of crocodilian biology by analyzing 20 different species from around the world.
Sightings of the non-venomous snake are rare due to its secretive behavior, spending most of their life hidden amongst aquatic vegetation.
"Thalattosaurs were among the first groups of land-dwelling reptiles to readapt to life in the ocean," Neil Kelley, an author of the study from Vanderbilt University, said in a statement.
"It's very exciting for us to find this young snake," researcher Jim Godwin from Auburn University said.
Because of the breeding program Diego was a part of, the world population of the giant Galapagos tortoise has nearly doubled.
Komodo dragons—otherwise known as Komodo monitors—are the largest and heaviest lizards in the world.
The copperhead is one of four venomous snakes found in Tennessee, according to the state's Wildlife Resources Agency.
Batesian mimicry is where a harmless species avoids predators by pretending to be a dangerous or toxic one.
Paul Bedard is the star of the Animal Planet show "Gator Boys."
The findings could provide the foundation for new approaches to repair joint tissues and possibly even entire human limbs.
The dinosaur could bite with about three times the force of large crocodiles or great white sharks.
One eyewitness captured a video of the creature as it swam between Wiggins Pass and Bay Colony.
"I've watched enough TV, plus I've lived in Florida so I've got with them before," Don Walters said.
Luckily, the snake was not venomous.
It's not quite Jurassic Park, but the finds reveal "critical" clues about the evolutionary history of the slithery beasts.
The unique animals have to be saved from extinction just like the cuddly tigers and elephants.