Stir-fried Snake.

The town of Buntulu, near the Kelawit River in Borneo, has a favourite recipe in which meat is grilled or fried with vegetables and then served with rice. Sounds pretty standard fare – except that the meat in question is actually snake! So the townsfolk were...

Overindulgence!

Ever had that nasty feeling that you’ve simply eaten too much? Maybe you have suffered from embarrassing indigestion, or perhaps you have even been so full that you feel you just can’t move! Snakes – in particular pythons and boas – are renowned for swallowing large...

2018, the Year of the Dog? (Part 5).

It’s official! Although according to the Chinese Zodiac 2018 is the ‘Year of the Dog’, there have already been so many reports of slithery reptiles in the media that we’re renaming it ‘Year of the Snake’. It all started early in the summer, when snakes began turning...

2018, the Year of the Dog? (Part 4).

Although it may be officially the ‘Year of the Dog’, the start of 2018 has been notable for a deluge of reports about snakes in the media. Further examples include: In early January Melbourne snake catcher Jarrod Bingham from Reptile Relocations captured a monster...

2018, the Year of the Dog? (Part 3).

The Chinese zodiac is based upon a 12-year sequence, with each year being assigned a different animal and the calendar being calculated according to the Chinese lunar cycle. This year, 2018, is the ‘Year of the Dog’, while the ‘Year of the Snake’ was last celebrated...

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