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File photo of a green anaconda. A reptile expert says a green anaconda up to 16 feet long is on the loose in the Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. (Credit: ClipArt.com)

Reptile Expert: Snake On Loose In NJ Actually An Anaconda

A reptile specialist leading the search for a snake on the loose in Lake Hopatcong now says it is a green anaconda, not a boa constrictor, as officials had maintained.

07/18/2014

A man freaks out when he sees a snake inside a New York City taxi cab. (credit: YouTube)

Comedian Jimmy Failla May Feel TLC’s Venom Over Snake Prank On Riders

Jimmy Failla, a comedian who used to drive yellow cabs, rented a taxi, put a snake in it and then recorded the reactions of horrified passengers

03/12/2014

Suffolk County officials are being trained to come face-to-face with dangerous reptiles. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Reptile Training Under Way For Suffolk County Officials

Suffolk SPCA chief Roy Gross said the training is crucial, given the spike of reptiles turning up on Long Island.

11/08/2013

Two Burmese pythons are removed from a home in Shirley, Long Island, on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ASPCA)

Long Island Man With 850 Snakes Looking For Commercial Space

An animal control officer who had more than 850 snakes at his Long Island home is searching for a new shelter for him.

09/23/2013

Two Burmese pythons are removed from a home in Shirley, Long Island, on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ASPCA)

Long Island Man Could Lose All Of His More Than 800 Snakes

A Long Island man will have to slither his way out of trouble with the law if he plans on keeping his stash of hundreds of snakes.

09/21/2013

Two Burmese pythons are removed from a home in Shirley, Long Island, on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ASPCA)

Authorities: More Than 800 Snakes Found In Long Island Home

More than 800 snakes were found Thursday in garages at the home of an animal control officer in Shirely, Long Island, authorities said.

09/19/2013

Natalie Malik's bag of Potpourri (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Woman Claims She Bought Potpourri With Snake Inside

A Long Island woman claims she bought potpourri and inside there was a snake which is now somewhere in her home.

04/02/2013

Rattlesnake Ridge at the Staten Island Zoo (Photo/Facebook)

Today Is Snake Awareness Day

Parker Space travels all over the country to rescue or pick up snakes, bringing them to a good home at Space Farms.

05/14/2012

The alligator tank is empty at the Animal Hut - Mastic, NY - Feb 8, 2011 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

Exotic Animals Stolen From Long Island Pet Store

Police say the owner of The Animal Hut in Mastic reported that someone broke into the store and stole a 3-foot-long American alligator, three albino boa constrictors, and a 5-foot-long Argentine red tegu, a type of lizard.

02/08/2011

File Image (AP Photo)

Snake Blamed For Power Outage At Poughkeepsie Hospital

A snake is being blamed for disrupting power at a Hudson Valley hospital after it slithered into a switch box outside the building.

08/26/2010