This gargantuan snake is one of many to have been caught by bounty hunters in the Florida Everglades.
Authorities have warned residents to steer clear of the pests which have shown up in the east of the state.
Scientists have warned that the Amazon is at a crucial tipping point that could see it turn into savannah.
Researchers believe that crows may be one of the few non-human species to possess a form of self-awareness.
Hundreds of elephants have been mysteriously dying in Botswana and scientists have finally figured out why.
Scientists have been studying what gives the rather unusual 'gympie gympie' tree such an excruciating sting.
An elderly female snake that hasn't been near a male in 15 years has inexplicably laid a clutch of eggs.
A saltwater crocodile weighing in at over 770lbs has been caught in a river at an Australian tourist hotspot.
Wildlife researchers discovered three huge turtles - which belong to a new species - near Gainesville.
Researchers in Indonesia have discovered a new species of giant isopod - a bug-like creature the size of a small dog.
By identifying the chemical signal that triggers swarms to form, it may be possible to stop swarming entirely.
A bizarre experiment has demonstrated how one aquatic beetle can survive being swallowed up by a frog.
A photograph of a very strange looking fish with lips and teeth like those of a human has gone viral online.
Scientists have come up with a miniature camera that is so small it can be attached to the back of an insect.
Scientists have photographed a very peculiar life form in a region referred to as the 'Forest of the Weird'.
Scientists have discovered a number of exotic new life forms in the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean.
If there's one place you don't want to stand, it's within around 4ft of the back of a Humboldt penguin.
The spectacle of a bird catching an enormous fish has been captured on film at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach.
A photograph of an enormous bat hanging upside-down from a ceiling has been doing the rounds online recently.
A single bolt of lightning was able to span a distance equivalent to that between Boston and Washington DC.