Pet of the week: It’sss Bobby!

Bobby is an albino Burmese python, and he is very, very big because I took very good care of him by feeding him well.

Matthew Dickerson: Of long skating rinks and big snakes

The same climate change that is dramatically shortening the season for outdoor skating across the north — including places like the Rideau Canal Skateway — is also opening up new habitat for Burmese pythons to move northward.

The Outside Story: How do snakes survive the winter?

During the summer I often spy common garter snakes sunning themselves in my garden. As the snow piles up through winter, covering the landscape in cold white, I wonder where these warmth-seeking creatures have gone. Without fur or fluffed-up feathers for … (read more)