snakes

Bullets and Boa Constrictors: The Cold-Blooded Murder Plot of the Snake Breeder’s Wife

When Lynlee Renick had her husband killed and blamed one of the reptiles he bred, she almost had local police fooled. But as more of her co-conspirators began to talk, the truth would end up swallowing her whole

Conservationists v Animal Rights: The War on Python Leather

California’s ban on the sale of exotic animal skin leather may seem like an obvious animal rights win, but conservationists say otherwise

The Snake-Handling Minister’s Venomous Murder Plot

The new HBO doc ‘Alabama Snake’ is the fascinating story of Glenn Summerford, a Pentecostal minister who wanted his wife dead — and the enduring allure of the bizarre crime that followed

Stalking Killer Pythons With Florida’s Bounty Snake Hunters

In the 1980s, pythons were luxury pets — but after Hurricane Andrew, nearly a thousand escaped. They’re still out there, decimating wildlife populations and even posing a threat to humans. Can Florida’s top snake hunters stop them in time?