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September 18, 2002
SO IS this Saddam's most diabolical move of all? Has he said "yes" to weapons inspections just to ruin President Bush's day - or has he become so rattled by the saber-rattling that he's agreed to something that could actually undermine the threat of his deadly weapons? How do you say "Beware of snake" in Arabic?
NEWS
June 19, 1997 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Municipal Judge Seamus P. McCaffery had a snake in the grass in front of him. No, it wasn't a sneaky defendant. It was the case of a man allegedly caught selling pot while his pet python was wrapped around his body. McCaffery saw a picture of the suspect holding his pet after the man argued that he was too wrapped up in his snake to have been selling marijuana, as police claim. The cops say the snake attracted their attention at Bridge and Hawthorne streets on March 1, and they then watched Tyree May, 22, of 24th Street near Indiana Avenue, make a drug sale.
NEWS
May 11, 1993 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
Part documentary, part re-enactment, "The Southern Cross" is a sort of essay on film, one that explores the awkward shotgun marriage of European Catholicism and Inca spiritualism. The incompatibility of the two religions, the movie observes, is evident in the way each regards the snake. Spanish missionaries attempted to explain to natives (often forcibly assembled) that Satan, master of the underworld, was known to appear in the form of the snake. As "The Southern Cross" wryly explains, the image of the snake must have brought a brief flicker of recognition to eyes of the Inca captives, but for the wrong reasons.
NEWS
May 10, 2012
Q. I am presently incarcerated. My mother recently died and left a very nice house free and clear of a mortgage, but left almost no money. My brother became administrator of her estate since there was no will. He used the money to pay a few of her bills and her funeral expenses. My sister informed me that he got a buyer for the house for $140,000. I received information a little while ago that he actually sold it for $170,000. I called him and wrote to him about this, and he told me to consider myself lucky since he could easily have told us that he sold it for a lot less.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1999 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For you who toil in the rat race of life, dodging slithering supervisors and steering clear of yammering yes-men, perhaps the last thing you want to see on the weekend is another snake. But that is what the Academy of Natural Sciences is showing, starting Saturday and running - or creeping, as it were - through May 9. "Snakes Alive" will take its visitors on an educational and interactive journey into the world of venomous snakes. Part of the exhibit's raison d'etre is the explanation that snakes are crucial members of the animal world.
NEWS
April 1, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - A poisonous Egyptian cobra that disappeared from a Bronx Zoo exhibit was found yesterday after nearly a week on the lam, zoo officials said. The 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the zoo's reptile house, said zoo director Jim Breheny. "As you can imagine, we are delighted to report that the snake has been found alive and well," he said. The reptile house had closed last Friday after the snake disappeared and zoo workers couldn't find her. The snake quickly became the stuff of urban legend.
NEWS
July 7, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bucks County may have another snake scare. Yesterday around noon, an 8-to-10-foot snake was seen slithering across Snowball Drive in Levittown. Or at least that's what a witness told police. In June of 2007, in Bristol, about five miles south, a nine-foot albino python was caught, and a 12-foot boa constrictor or python was reportedly hiding in a crawl space - and possibly eating newborn kittens. The latest snake, described as resembling a python, went into a small wooded area near the intersection with Shell Flower Road, perhaps headed toward Mill Creek, according to the witness.
NEWS
April 12, 1990 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
It probably seemed like the perfect place to stash marijuana. After all, who would want to tangle with a 4-foot-long, red-tailed boa constrictor? But the pet's owner didn't anticipate the thoroughness of the Clifton Heights Police Department. When Clifton Heights police have a search warrant, they look everywhere. And that includes a tank occupied by a sleeping snake. Clifton Heights police obtained a search warrant and entered the apartment of Dino Neri, 29, of the first block of North Glenwood Avenue, at 11:15 p.m. April 4. They had received information that a man had bought a bag of marijuana from Neri in Clifton Heights earlier in the evening and paid with a check.
NEWS
November 14, 2012
APAIR of snake traffickers are facing federal charges for allegedly capturing rattlesnakes illegally in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to sell through their thriving mail-order reptile business. Robroy MacInnes, 54, and Robbie Keszey, 47, are co-owners of the Glades Herp Farm in Florida. According to prosecutors, however, the two were illegally obtaining many of their rattlesnakes from Pennsylvania. According to a federal indictment, MacInnes and Keszey made several trips to Sellersville, Easton and Jim Thorpe in 2007 and 2008 to illegally trap, and sometimes buy, federally protected eastern timber rattlers.
SPORTS
June 24, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A snake slithering in her path drew a screech of surprise from Michelle Wie yesterday, but it took a delay because of thunder and lightning to get her off her game after a flawless start in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. The 14-year-old from Honolulu was 3 under par on the holes before a 50-minute stoppage and 2 over on those after it as stroke-play qualifying concluded on the Green Course at Golden Horseshoe in Williamsburg, Va. Wie, the defending champion, had a 1-under 71 and two-day total of 141, good enough to tie her for sixth with three others.
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NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Animal-cruelty officers confiscated four live dogs, a dead dog, and two snakes Wednesday afternoon at a house in the city's East Germantown section that officials said might be connected to illegal dogfighting. The Pennsylvania SPCA received a tip about dogs being abandoned in the 6300 block of Lambert Street and executed a search warrant around 1:30 p.m., said Elizabeth Romaine, an agency spokeswoman. SPCA officers found dogs in the basement in unsanitary conditions. The dead dog was found hanging from chains, Romaine said.
NEWS
March 24, 2015
LAST Wednesday was Scott DiClaudio's lucky day. He won the political equivalent of the Mega Millions lottery. As one of 57 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to Common Pleas Court, DiClaudio picked the lowest number in the lottery held by state election officials to determine ballot position. He will appear in the No. 1 spot for that job in the May 19 primary, making him a virtual shoo-in to win one of the 12 seats in the court being filled this year. He might as well go get measured for a black robe.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
A MAN WHO will let a Florida king snake crawl through one sleeve of his robe and out the other is a man to be reckoned with. And then there was the iguana that had free rein of his home in Wayne and later Berwyn. In fact, the king snake had free rein, too, until his wife put her foot down. It is now in a tank. But Joel M. Kauffman was a man to be reckoned with for many other reasons, as well. A prominent chemist, researcher and medical writer, he would receive several hundred emails daily from people who just wanted to pick his brain.
NEWS
December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pair of Florida rattlesnake rustlers are headed to federal prison for illegally smuggling snakes, prosecutors said Monday - and yes, some of them were on a plane. Robert Keszey, a star of the erstwhile Discovery Channel show Swamp Brothers , was sentenced Friday to a year behind bars for trafficking in protected snakes captured in the wilds of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. His business partner, Robroy MacInnes, received 18 months in prison at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
HARD TO BELIEVE that an item about an anaconda is leading Tattle and Nicki Minaj is nowhere to be found. But on Dec. 7, Discovery will air a show called "Eaten Alive," in which Paul Rosolie will be, uh, eaten alive by a snake. Well, he won't actually be eaten alive, since (spoiler alert) he will still be alive at the end of the show. Talk about a manwich. The Washington Post , which regularly deals with more snakes than perhaps any newspaper, reports that Rosolie accomplished the feat wearing a "custom-built snake-proof suit," covering himself in pig's blood to make himself appetizing.
NEWS
August 2, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
VILLAS, N.J. - A python - or boa constrictor - is on the loose in this Cape May County community, but animal control says it's probably not looking for a meal any time soon. Last week, a resident saw the snake eating a seagull in a tree in her backyard. She snapped a photo but didn't think to call it in until days later, said Linda Gentille, the public information officer for Shore Animal Control. Describing the snake's behavior as "terrorizing" might be a bit of a stretch, Gentille said.
NEWS
July 22, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hope is that the secretive northern pine snake, a large white constrictor with black and brown blotches, will mug for the cameras being mounted near the wildlife crossings beneath the Atlantic City Expressway. The crossings were created inside four culverts below the well-traveled Jersey Shore route about a year ago to protect the threatened snake and other creatures, at the direction of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The nonvenomous reptile, which can grow to up to seven feet in length, is one of several rare animals that exist in diminishing numbers in the Pinelands, a national preserve sliced in half by the six-lane highway.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
TURN BACK NOW, herpetophobes. That means you, people afraid of snakes and reptiles. Robert Keszey , the star of Discovery Channel's "Swamp Brothers," was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in state- and federally protected reptiles in U.S. District Court here in Philadelphia. Keszey was convicted along with Robroy MacInnes , his partner at Glades Herp Farm Inc., of trafficking in protected timber rattlesnakes in violation of the Lacey Act. "Swamp Brothers," the 2011 Discovery show, features Keszey and his brother Stephen Keszey legally selling snakes at the Glades Herp Farm.
NEWS
August 19, 2013 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Missing since Sunday when he slithered out of a sunny, Delaware County backyard, "Snakie," the 23-year-old pet boa constrictor belonging to Swarthmore veterinarian David Spiegel was still on the loose Friday, or likely stranded in a shady spot in a state of cold-blooded torpor. Linda Spiegel, the vet's wife and office manager, said the seven-foot reptile, which survives on a diet of live rats, was raised around her children, two cats and a dog and is unlikely to endanger anyone.
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