Stories tagged: snakes
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Reader photo: Snake can’t rattle hiker
Be aware of your surroundings while backpacking in the rattlesnake country of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, even during fall.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Rattlesnake researchers raise vipers from the pits of human fear
From late April to early September, when other outdoor enthusiasts are doing their best to avoid Washington’s only venomous snake, J.D. Brooks and his fellow graduate students at Central Washington …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban
U.S. wildlife officials can’t legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
First reptile expo in Spokane draws lizards and people by the hundreds
If an animal slithers or crawls you just might have found it Saturday at the first ever Spokane County Reptile and Exotic Pet Expo.
Fri., June 3, 2016
Experts: Avoid killing or bothering snakes
Snakes aren’t bad. They’re misunderstood.
Sun., May 31, 2015
Out & About: Snake-aversion clinic for dogs June 26
OUTBACK-OFF – A rattlesnake- aversion clinic for dogs is being offered June 26 in Lewiston by California- based Natural Solutions. The clinic is promoted by Lewiston-area resident Shelly DeAtley, who …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane postal officials reported that they handled 25,000 valentines on Valentine’s Day 1915.
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Two Washington Water Power meter installers got a hissing, slithering surprise in the basement of the old Club Cafe on Howard Street.
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
Pet project: Montessori students learn about care, feeding of animals
Olivia is a demanding young female often caught preening during class. Sugar, at 7 years old, already has been in third grade. Cleopatra is lanky, extremely flexible and could reach …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Reptile Domicile trying to get up and running
The idea for a reptile rescue came to Tonya Hinshaw when she picked up two geckos that were advertised on Craigslist. The critters were malnourished, and their little terrarium was …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Firefighters rescue snake in house fire
Firefighters rescued a pet python from a Spokane home Wednesday morning before the home nearly burned to the ground. Fire crews were dispatched to the burning home in the 2300 …
Sun., June 17, 2012
Out & about: Rattlesnake strikes teen in Dishman Hills
OUTFIELD – A girl struck by a small rattlesnake in the Dishman Hills Natural Area required three days of hospital care despite getting medical care within 40 minutes. Tricna Cox, …
Wed., June 15, 2011, 9:46 a.m.
Snake infestation drives Idaho family from home
The five-bedroom house sits on pastoral acreage in the rural Idaho countryside. At a price less than $180,000, it seemed a steal. But a bargain it wasn’t. Ben and Amber …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2009
Monster Snake ate crocodiles like chihuahuas
It was the mother of all snakes, a behemoth as long as a school bus and as heavy as a Volkswagen Beetle, that ruled the Amazon rain forest for 2 …