Although it is one of the largest constellations in the sky, Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer, is one of the least well-known. While large in area and prominent in the summer sky, it contains no bright stars, so it is rarely seen. Full story
Tourists have long flocked to the home-turned-museum of former President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street, a lively strip of restaurants, curio sellers and street performers in the South African township of Soweto. Now the area has a growing attraction: big snakes, and lots of them. Full story
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - An 18-foot, 8-inch Burmese python set a record for the longest snake ever captured in South Florida, where the exotic species has taken up residence. Full story
David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation shares some backyard wildlife that might surprise you by showing up in your yard, including a woodchuck, a kingsnake, and an alligator.
In honor of April Fool’s Day, wildlife expert Corbin Maxey introduces the TODAY anchors to a few crafty creatures who have adapted ways to fool their predators for survival.
Not all indicators point to a winning year for stocks, with Chris Konstantinos, RiverFront, and Amy Wu, RBC.
Actor Dominic Monaghan of “Lost” and “Lord of the Rings” fame says snakes are “misunderstood.” To prove it, he brings some slithery friends to hang out with TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as he discusses his new show on BBC America, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan.”
Snake hunters are arriving in droves to take part in the “python challenge,” where for a $25 fee, serpent searchers can win a $1500 reward for catching the biggest number of the enormous Burmese pythons who are swarming the Florida Everglades. NBC’s Charles Hadlock reports.
Lisa Reyes, from the Bronx, carries a live Anaconda snake around her neck during the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zoran Milich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Women in bikini swimsuits wave their hands as they form a figure of "2013" in the shape of a snake during a promotional event at the Chimelong Water Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province May 5, 2013. Thousands of women took part in this annual event on Sunday to mark the beginning of summer in the y
Women in bikinis form a figure of "2013" in the shape of a snake as they pose for photographs during a promotional event at the Chimelong Water Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province May 5, 2013. Thousands of women took part in this annual event on Sunday to mark the beginning of summer in the year o