Watch a Massive Tarantula Drag an Opossum Around Like It's Nothing

“A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes."


Can Boa Constrictors Heal You?

From the ancient world to upstate New York, serpent healing has long been a source of sacred feminine power. Erin Schwartz gets wrapped up with Serpentessa. Photographed by Frankie Alduino.


A 62-Year-Old Got Trapped in a Snake-Filled Mine for Two Days and Survived

And you thought you were having a shitty week.


Three London Snake Owners on the Reality of Keeping Exotic Pets

“On warm days, I take them to the park for a stretch.”


Fear of Snakes and Spiders Might Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

They're two of the most prevalent phobias among adults.


I Went to a Moth Appreciation Night and Saw More People Than Moths

This sanctuary has snakes, mongoose, and insects, but not a lot of moths.


Scientists Are Testing a New Way to Treat Phobias

You could one day reduce your fears without even knowing you're being treated.


We Asked People to Sum Up Their Most Irrational Fear in Six Words

"Unknowingly being 'muffin top epidemic' b-roll."


Your Fear of Spiders and Snakes Is Evolutionary, Baby

A study shows that fear is hardwired into everyone, even six month-old babies.


An Animal Smuggler Tried to Disguise Deadly Cobras as Potato Chips

After seizing the killer snakes, the cops found a small zoo's worth of protected reptiles stashed in the guy's apartment.


California Cops Found Dozens of Snakes and Gators in a Suburban Backyard

There were enough dangerous reptiles at Todd Kates's Thousand Oaks home to fill a 'Jungle 2 Jungle' reboot.


I’m Really Glad This Ice-Addicted Bikie Snake Is Going to Be Okay

Let's embrace this tale of a reptile overcoming a love of meth.