The latest news on animals. While attacks by snakes are rare, when it does happen, it's news. With the rise of social media, more and more events like attacks and encounters with animals are documented and almost immediately go viral. When that happens, Newsweek is there to cover it.
Man opens drawer and finds deadly snake trapped inside: "Yikes"
The eastern brown snake was tucked away in an open card among the drawer's contents.
Nightmare as child lifts toilet seat lid to find 5ft python: "biggest fear"
The snake had probably found its way into the sewer system, snake catcher Steve Brown told Newsweek.
Black mamba caught after eating kittens: "a beast"
Snake catcher Nick Evans reported that the snake was huge, reaching 9 foot long and weighing over 6 pounds.
Horror as woman finds deadly 6ft snake in her bed: "Never sleeping again"
"It was just lying in bed having a snooze," snake catcher Zachery Richards told Newsweek. "[The woman] said that she 'didn't really want it there.'"
Enormous python found emerging from toilet that wouldn't flush
The python was so wedged in the pipes of the house it needed to be cut free by a local animal rescue team.
Can you spot the 5-foot deadly snake hidden in this picture?
"I stared at the exact spot where the snake was for at least 30 seconds before actually seeing it," nature guide Ian Ferreira told Newsweek.
Shift in snake season puts locals on high alert
Venomous snakes such as copperheads are being spotted slithering out of their hiding places much earlier than usual.
Toddler chasing deadly snake leads to discovery of nest with 110 eggs
"[They] said they had a brown snake problem, which we get a lot, but this turned out a little different," according to the snake catchers.
Dad bitten by deadly snake while saving his daughter
The dad only suffered a dry bite and will thankfully make a full recovery.
Florida Burmese pythons have decimated their prey and looking for more
The invasive species may start expanding further north from the Everglades as their population continues to explode.
Woman finds deadly snake at her feet in car: "unexpected hitchhiker"
Snake catcher Tim Hudson said it was not uncommon to find snakes inside people's cars. "It pays to be vigilant," he told Newsweek.
Dog's warning saves owner from black mamba hidden behind couch
"Steering the owner away from danger...amazing," snake catcher Nick Evans said in a Facebook post.
Venomous snake found inside family couch: "don't take your eyes off it"
"There are so many different ways that a snake can potentially get into your home," snake catcher Ozzie Lawrence told Newsweek.
"Deplorable" home zoo full of wild animals found in Ohio
Over 50 animals, including a bearded dragon and endangered turtles, were all covered in filth or feces, according to local authorities.
FWC: Florida is now "off limits to any new species"
Florida is cracking down on its invasive species problem, with more than 500 already identified in the state.
These venomous snakes are now artists, and yes you can buy their work
Rattlesnakes, cobras, vipers and even king cobras create the artworks that are now on sale.
Snakes put in soundproof room to find out if they can hear without ears
Researchers put 19 snakes to the test to find out if they could detect the sound of human voices.
Shock as mating pythons crash through ceiling in footage seen 34m times
The pythons were captured after they fell through the ceiling.
Young boy wakes up with snake wrapped around arm, bitten twice
Snake catcher Steve Brown said the python had probably been slithering over him as he slept.
Family shocked by deadly venomous snake hiding in boot
The eastern brown snake is known to be highly venomous, with a large portion of snake-related fatalities attributed to it.
Snake devours smaller snake alive as its tongue twitches in weird video
Snake catcher Mitchell Thorburn said: "I've never picked up a venomous snake and had another snake pop out."
Two giant rattlesnakes caught in Florida at cop's home
"Look at that beast. Holy smokes," said snake catcher Rhett Stanberry after releasing one of the serpents back into the wild.
Deadly cobra found underneath towel outside couple's bathroom
"I lifted the towel up carefully because it may have been under it," snake catcher Steve Meighan told Newsweek. "It was indeed under it."
Chilling moment dad and son come face-to-face with venomous snake on ride
"I didn't want to scare my son so I did what I could to get past it quickly," the dad told Newsweek.
Feisty black mamba found in pool pump as dad took child for swim
"That is how to react when you see a snake," said snake catcher Nick Evans.
Toddler bitten by snake while playing with dog, airlifted to hospital
It is not clear what type of snake attacked the child, but Australia is home to 66 species of venomous snakes.
Man finds 4-foot snake in his toilet: "Quite surprised"
"They went to use the bathroom and found it when they lifted the toilet seat," a snake catcher said.
Rare snake born with 2 heads and duplicate organs forced to be euthanized
"Initially, the egg was thought to contain twins. But once it was out of the egg, the current status was obviously different," Dr. Joshua Llinas told Newsweek.
Watch Florida man catch huge, 16ft Burmese python with his bare hands
"This particular one was a fighter," snake catcher Josh Turner told Newsweek.
Schoolgirl bitten by black mamba in class dies within minutes of attack
Melody Chiputura, described as a "promising student," died before a doctor could treat her wounds.