Posts tagged "snake"

Animals Make News at Airports

Animals Make News at Airports
Can it really rain cats and dogs, at least it apparently can rain cats or at least kittens, if you are waiting for a flight at the Miami International Airport. Three kittens recently fell from the ceiling of Terminal J in Miami International Airport. The kittens were discovered after one traveler complained of odd noises in a... Read more »

Venomous Snake Contributes to Cancer Treatment

Venomous Snake Contributes to Cancer Treatment
This one is for those idiots who randomly kill snakes, particularly if they are venomous. A promising possibility exist for treating colorectal and we can thank sharp-nosed vipers for this possibility. A protein in the venon from this species (Deinagkistrodon acutus),has been shown to shrink the size of colorectal tumors in mice by 28 percent in... Read more »

Unlikely Friendships: Animal Odd Couples

Unlikely Friendships: Animal Odd Couples
By Steve Dale If these guys can do it, so can Democrats and Republications…”Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom,” a new book by Jennifer Holland (Workman Publishing, New York, NY; $13.95), offers stories of improbable and mysterious friendships. Take the dwarf hamster and the rat snake. They first met at a Japanese... Read more »
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