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Mystery: Some snakes can fly even when not on a plane

Merri Kim, The Washington Post
Mar 10 2014 - 9:46am

An ornate, lime-green snake hangs from a branch. Upon spotting a predator, it suddenly propels itself into the air, flattening and wiggling its body until safely landing in a faraway tree.Flying snakes sound like creatures from a bad B-movie, but these serpents are elegant gliders that have evolved a special skill that sets them apart. In two new...

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Utah siblings accused of smuggling rare Brazilian snake

The Associated Press
Jan 9 2014 - 4:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A brother and sister from Utah have been indicted on charges of illegally importing a rare boa constrictor snake from Brazil.

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Clearfield holder of deadly gaboon viper pleads to charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 29 2013 - 6:23pm

CLEARFIELD -- The man who had a deadly gaboon viper in his home entered a plea in abeyance to two of the six charges.Brody Alan Rigby, 27, appeared in Clearfield Justice Court  on Wednesday before Judge John L. Sandberg.

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Fear of snakes may have helped primates evolve

Rattlesnake common to the deserts and canyons of Utah.

Kelly Servick, ScienceNow
Oct 30 2013 - 2:31pm

The sinuous shape triggers a primal jolt of recognition: snake! A new study of the monkey brain suggests that primates are uniquely adapted to recognize the features of this slithering threat and react in a flash. The results lend support to a controversial hypothesis: that primates as we know them would never have evolved without snakes.

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Man housing illegal snakes appears in Clearfield court

Brody Alan Rigby, (Police photo)

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 24 2013 - 3:27pm

CLEARFIELD -- The man who had a gaboon viper in his home has been charged.Brody Alan Rigby, 27, appeared in Clearfield Justice Court for his first court hearing on Wednesday before Judge John L. Sandberg.

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Creepy? Reptiles actually make great pets, say some

Genevieve Felix, 5, looks at a boa during Repticon in Farmington on Saturday. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Apr 22 2013 - 12:37am

FARMINGTON -- Snakes, spiders, and salamanders, oh my! These exotic animals may be out of the comfort zone for some, but for others, they are deemed lovable pets.There was a host of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids, including frogs, iguanas, bearded dragons and tarantulas on display Saturday and Sunday at the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal...

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Creepy? Reptiles actually make great pets, say some

Genevieve Felix, 5, looks at a boa during Repticon in Farmington on Saturday. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Dana Rimington
Apr 22 2013 - 12:37am

FARMINGTON -- Snakes, spiders, and salamanders, oh my! These exotic animals may be out of the comfort zone for some, but for others, they are deemed lovable pets.There was a host of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids, including frogs, iguanas, bearded dragons and tarantulas on display Saturday and Sunday at the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal...

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