10 Feb '12, 5pm

The Forensics of Snake Venom: Genetic analysis of venom allows Indian investigators to determine whether it came...

Project Noah The venomous Indian cobra, which is protected under India’s Wildlife Act. Smuggling dried cobra venom has its challenges. First there’s the difficulty of milking these highly venomous snakes; it takes time, patience and skill. (It took the legendary snake wrangler Bill Haast three years and 69,000 milkings to produce one pint of coral snake venom, for example.) Then the smugglers have to furtively transport the stuff and find a buyer with deep pockets. Trepidation is warranted: the authorities in Kerala, India, have made a number of arrests in recent years for venom trafficking, an activity they say is on the rise . It’s illegal to trade in venom from any snake species protected under the country’s Wildlife Act, including the Indian cobra. But how to prove that the substance came from an endangered cobra? Now scientists have a way. After a recent raid on a hot...

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Green Blog: The Forensics of Snake Venom

green.blogs.nytimes.com 10 Feb '12, 5pm

Project Noah The venomous Indian cobra, which is protected under India’s Wildlife Act. Smuggling dried cobra venom has its...

Green Blog: The Forensics of Snake Venom

green.blogs.nytimes.com 10 Feb '12, 5pm

Project Noah The venomous Indian cobra, which is protected under India’s Wildlife Act. Smuggling dried cobra venom has its...

Not an everyday sight: 2.5m #long #snake spotted at #Jurong #West void deck

Not an everyday sight: 2.5m #long #snake spotte...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 10 Feb '12, 6am

A large snake, measuring up to two and a half metres long, was seen at a void deck in Jurong West by STOMPer lodeken earli...

Baby Milk Snake Hatches from its Egg!

Baby Milk Snake Hatches from its Egg!

environmentalgraffiti.com 08 Feb '12, 1pm

These amazing images show a milk snake in the process of hatching, and demonstrate perfectly just how developed baby snake...